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Clouds lingered overhead and tickled the humidity to life. I sweated. The promise of rain didn’t deliver and my ride up the Tallebudgera Valley was a warm and sticky one. Yet it wasn’t the weather that made this bike ride memorable. It was the bird life. The Tallebudgera Valley runs inland from West Burleigh for about 21kms. The road climbs steadily kicking up into small hills along the way. It’s a good route for training… Read More

It’s that time again when skinny tyres and speed hit the streets of Kirra on the Gold Coast. The Kirra Criterium took place last Saturday and, while I was out training for the Great Vic, I stopped to watch the first race of the event. A criterium is a short course race that involves multiple laps around a defined circuit. For the Kirra Criterium, a 1.2 kilometre circuit was created on the… Read More

I decided to make the shelter shed at Kirra Point my turnaround point. It was Tuesday and my training program for the Great Vic  required a 25 kilometre ride. No-one was at the shelter shed when I arrived so I wheeled my bike inside. With a strong northerly wind making whitecaps on the sea, it wasn’t a great day for photographing the water. So I positioned my bike against the timber railings of the heritage… Read More