I’m planning a bicycle trip. It’s an annual ride that I do with my two bicycle-riding brothers. However, planning this year’s ride presented a new challenge. My foot is recovering from an injury and putting it under load is uncomfortable. I’d been worried about being able to ride the distances that we have planned. And had been wondering if I’ll miss out on joining in. At this point I decided to look… Read More

Like most things, the absence of something makes its presence more apparent. Before the pandemic brought us border closures and travel permits, I travelled over the Queensland border into NSW often. Mostly by bicycle, and most weeks. The Tweed River with its flood plains and coastal creeks and green hills are part of my extended neighbourhood. They take me to quieter places and dilute the residual busyness of life on the Gold… Read More

Yarraman to Moore is, to date, my favourite section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Forests and freewheeling. Birdsong and bakeries. This 49 kilometre trail makes a good day out and is one worth sharing with others. On the last weekend of winter, we gathered at Moore. Some of us from Bargara in the North. Some from Brisbane. Some from the Gold Coast. All family. But not all bicycle riders. What to… Read More