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Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

A Good Good Friday Take one or more bicycles with riders Drive to regional town of Murwillumbah Separate bicycles from car rack Add picnic foods and water to bicycles Roll bicycles out of town Serve over southern hemisphere’s largest erosion caldera Soak in views of sacred mountain: Wollumbin Sprinkle with tastes of wild guavas Steep in conversations with locals at Tyalgum Spin pedals slowly to climb long hills Add passionfruit, limes and mandarins bought from roadside stalls… Read More

At latitude 28.0° S, longitude 153.4° E, Easter marks the last hurrah for summer. It seems not to matter whether Easter falls early or late, many see it as the last beach holiday, a close to swimming, sandy feet and salty hair. Yet with the water temperature dipping to 19°C in the depths of winter while the minimum atmospheric temperature averages 12°C, Easter doesn’t mark the end of beach time, swim time or… Read More

I woke just before midnight to crackling thunder, flashes of lightning and teeming rain. The air freshened and filled with that earthy scent of organic matter – leaves, timber, grass, soil – enlivened by heavy rain and electrical charge. I drifted back to sleep but not before hoping the rain would ease by our 6am start. I was meeting another bike commuter to shadow his ride to work. Hugh’s been reading ‘A Bike for All Seasons’ since early this year. After… Read More