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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 dayโ€™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

For three months, it had been just a concept, an idea, an aspiration: โ€œIโ€™m going to ride the GreatVicโ€. I knew very little about what this ride would be like. Yes, Iโ€™d read the Bicycle Network website which has heaps of useful information. It prepared me well. But it was information and still a concept; something โ€˜out thereโ€™ beyond where I was. Now the ride is over and my GreatVic is real…. 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.ย Yet it wasn’t the weather that madeย this bikeย 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