25 Feb 18 (Sun)
Time: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: QLD, Gordonvale BP, Bruce Hwy & Draper Rd, Gordonvale.
Host: Tiarna Joyce
Description: February 26th marks 1 year since my brother, Ross Gordons fatal motorbike accident on bean tree road Tolga. So, on Sunday the 25th I plan to do a memorial ride for my brother so that even though he isn’t with us we can ride the roads he loved for him.
It’s a ride to remember the fun-loving, smart ass, cheeky loyal guy and friend he was to us. Its’ a ride so we can cherish the memories we have and appreciate every day that we can get up and get on our two wheels and ride hard as we never know when it will be our last ride. It’s a ride to reflect not only on what we miss now that Ross isn’t with us but just how easily it can happen. It’s a ride to reflect on how we all felt that day and how we never want to feel that again so too ride smarter and safer every day. but it’s also to reflect on the strong bike family that came together despite everyone’s differences to remember and farewell our brother. So please I beg you ride safe on this day as it’s not a ride to go as hard as you can but a ride we are all doing for my brother as he can no longer do it for himself. I DO NOT want any arguments, nasty comments or dangerous riding on this ride. you either leave your problems/issues at home or don’t come at all I don’t want anyone to ruin the ride for my brother. On that note, anybody who does behave poorly will be asked to leave the ride. This particular route I have created is nearly the same route my brother and the other riders were going to do on the day of his accident.
We will start at Gordonvale BP meeting at 7am for a 7:30am leave time. We’ll head straight up to the Gillies roadhouse for a coffee and some breakfast (which is what ross had done on the day). Then leaving the roadhouse around 8:30-9am to Ross’s corner where we can stop for ‘durry’ for those who smoke with Ross. Then we will head out to Tolga along the highway and turn off at channel road, following channel road until we hit Springmount Road then following Springmount Road until we hit Chettle Road and turning off there following it onto Mareeba Dimbulah road and then heading into Mareeba into the Gateway pub for lunch. After lunch we head down the Kuranda Range and head finish up at Smithfield BP for a re-group and refuel before heading our separate ways.
Ideally if you can confirm if you’re going to attend it would be great. That way we can book at the gateway pub. Also, I may be able to get some more stickers for those who need some and maybe some patches.
I encourage photos, videos, drones whatever to catch as many memories from the ride so please bring along your GO-pros and hit record.