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It’s that time again when skinny tyres and speed hit the streets of Kirra on the Gold Coast. The Kirra Criterium took place last Saturday and, while I was out training for the Great Vic, I stopped to watch the first race of the event. A criterium is a short course race that involves multiple laps around a defined circuit. For the Kirra Criterium, a 1.2 kilometre circuit was created on the… Read More

I decided to make the shelter shed at Kirra Point my turnaround point. It was Tuesday and my training program for the Great Vic ย required a 25 kilometre ride. No-one was at the shelter shedย when I arrivedย so I wheeled my bike inside. Withย a strong northerly wind making whitecaps on the sea, it wasnโ€™t a great day for photographing the water. So I positioned my bike against the timber railings of the heritage… Read More

Under a broad blue sky, the day was gathering heat as I rode along the Gold Coast Oceanway near Bilinga. From here to Kirra, the Oceanwayย is a three metre wide pathway shared by bicycle riders, pedestrians, skaters and wheelchairs. Up ahead I saw two bike riders setting a good pace. “Good morning, good morning!” I said as I neared to overtake. An echo came back, “good morning” in a deep voice and… Read More