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Last year it was Wheelie Windy. This year the Village Bike people have done it again with another wonderful installation for the Swell Sculpture Festival. This time it’s Wind in the Wheelos! Out riding this morning, I detoured along the Currumbin beachfront for a preview of what’s on the canvas for this year’s festival. Each year, about fifty sculptures take up residence on Currumbin Beach and along its esplanade for a 10 day… Read More

At the end of November, I’m doing something that I’ve never done before. Not that doing something different is unusual for me. I did my first yoga headstand at 50! But my yoga headstand lasted less than a minute. My new adventure at the end of November will take me nine days. You see, I’m riding the 9-day RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. This rolling bike festival will take me travelling by… Read More

Last week a flurry of south-westerly winds gusted up the east Australian coast and made me reach for the nearest cardigan*. Then suddenly, they left. Strong wind warnings were cancelled. Spring warmth spilled onto lawns, heartened jacaranda blooms and brightened cheeks, pale from winter. Springtime riding became very pleasant. Sunday is a popular day for cycling. Sunday cycles take some people long distances at a fast pace from pre-dawn starts in sweat-filled lycra. Some Sunday cycles… Read More