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For three months, it had been just a concept, an idea, an aspiration: β€œI’m going to ride the GreatVic”. I knew very little about what this ride would be like. Yes, I’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 β€˜out there’ beyond where I was. Now the ride is over and my GreatVic is real…. Read More

Recently, I became involved in something a little different from my usual riding. Although, with the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail behind me and the Great Vic ahead, I have to say 2016 does seem to beΒ shaping upΒ as ‘The Year of the Organised Ride’. As October drew its first breath, so too did the Gold Coast Brompton Riders withΒ its first groupΒ ride. The call went out on the group’s newly created Facebook page, sporting… Read More

Riding recently to my local beach, I’ve seenΒ a giant turtle, two oversized deck chairs and an army of enormous ants. Strange but true. You see, the Swell Sculpture Festival has been a highlight of my riding over the past fortnight. Our beachfront esplanade and the beach itself has been a delightful adventure at all times of the day – morning, afternoon and nighttime too. I’ve ridden there, enjoyed not having to worry… Read More