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On the fourth day of Autumn, we sweltered in 35Β° celsius and 90% humidity. I didn’t ride. No need and too hot. However, during the Gregorian calendar’s thirteen weeks of summer, I rode quite a bit – to shop, to swim at the beach, to enjoy a coffee, to commute to work and to go out for dinner on balmy tropical nights. Here is my summer by numbers… 877 Β  Β  Β … Read More

Moonbeams on my shoulder. The crunch of gravel. Insects flicker in my headlight; a cone of light surrounded by black. Long grasses border the trail. They stand and sway like wayward sentinels, still drunk on the day’s heat. I know how they feel. The night air is a kind reprieve. The sky sprinkled with a million stars. A gentle breeze drifts over dry paddocks. Occasionally, the dust is punctuated by the sweet… Read More

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.Β Yet it wasn’t the weather that madeΒ this bikeΒ 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