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BVRT signage at Fernvale.

This is the first of two stories about my 2-day ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) from Wulkuraka to Linville. In this post, we ride 67 kilometres from Wulkuraka to Esk. Unless you know the outer Western tendrils of Brisbane’s rail network, then you possibly haven’t heard of Wulkuraka. Sporting bright orange Queensland Rail signage and pedestrian-friendly overpasses, Wulkuraka Station is 25 stops from Brisbane’s Central Station and serves the… Read More

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

Some people say it’s cheatingΒ 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