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Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

Wollumbin’s been around a long time. Over 23 million years ago, a shield volcano filled the landscape near where I live. Its diameter was over 100 kilometres (62mi) and its height 1156 metres (3,793ft). This large round shape and low profile resembled a warrior’s shield, hence its geological name. All that remains now is the eroded caldera around a volcanic plug. Yet what remains is significant. A caldera is the large cauldron-like… Read More

Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

A Good Good Friday Take one or more bicycles with riders Drive to regional town of Murwillumbah Separate bicycles from car rack Add picnic foods and water to bicycles Roll bicycles out of town Serve over southern hemisphere’s largest erosion caldera Soak in views of sacred mountain: Wollumbin Sprinkle with tastes of wild guavas Steep in conversations with locals at Tyalgum Spin pedals slowly to climb long hills Add passionfruit, limes and mandarins bought from roadside stalls… Read More

This is the third story is a series about my first overnight bicycle tour. This tour, which revealed the delights of Billinudgel’s bushy belly and the dilemma of tour planning, is now affectionately remembered as Le Tour de Food! We might have travelled slowly, but there was no risk of us running out of food. We carried vegemite and cheese sandwiches made on sourdough bread, bananas, a tube of vegemite, chocolate coated sweets called Wallaby bites, cut… Read More