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This is the second in a series ofĀ stories from my recentĀ road trip in South East Queensland. With campervan packed and bikes loaded on the back, we went travelling old roads with new eyes. After riding the Esk to Fernvale section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) on Sunday, we were keen to explore more. This time though, we’d be on our own. And we were. Well… sort of. Monday broughtĀ milder temperatures… Read More

I hadn’t planned to ride in the Bunya Mountains. An invitation arrived to share a cabin thereĀ over the long weekend with friends. It’d been the late 90s since I’dĀ visited the BunyasĀ soĀ I was looking forward to going thereĀ again. Bicycle riding, though, was unlikely to be inĀ the equation. The Bunya Mountains sit like an elevated island of rainforest habitat surrounded by dry flat plains that stretch to the horizon. Sitting at aboutĀ 1000 metres above… Read More

An invitation arrived by phone. We’re heading southĀ this weekend to go campingĀ at Woolgoolga. Do you want to come with us? We’re bringingĀ our bikes. My mind imagines Northern New South Wales with clear autumn skies carrying cool starry nights and sun basked days, mixed with comfortableĀ conversationsĀ with long-time friends, a good dose of fresh sea air and maybe a meal from the White Salt fish and chip shop that I’ve heard so much about… Read More