The jacaranda trees were in full flower, colouring the landscape with splashes of lilac and matching the radiance of a blue sky made clear from recent rains. Grevilleas stood thick with burnt orange blooms. Rows of crops flourished green in the rich red volcanic soil. Springtime on the South Burnett Rail Trail was picture perfect. Situated in Queensland’s southeast, the South Burnett Rail Trail (SBRT) stretches for 44 kilometres between the small… Read More

I’m taking a sabbatical from posting blog stories. My quest to travel by bicycle continues. My love for seeing life from two wheels shines brighter than ever. But there are projects that need my energy. So, for awhile I’ll be working on them and enjoying a sabbatical from publishing stories here on this blog. Keep your pedals turning towards your dreams…  Gail PS – If you’d like to contact me regarding this experiment,… Read More

Some people say it’s cheating but I know they’re curious. You see, I’ve bought an electric bike, a pedal-assist Gazelle. And the question I’m being asked is: why would you want an electric bike? Yes, I’m fit and a seasoned bike rider and I have a trio of bikes in the garage. However, there’s a problem that I haven’t been able to solve with them. My work commute. Riding 28 kilometres each way… Read More