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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.Β Yet it wasn’t the weather that madeΒ this bikeΒ 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

Some things catch your eye and it’s only later that you discover why. Standing by Tallebudgera Creek last Sunday, sky beaming blue and people drifting in and around the foreshore, I waited for a takeaway coffee from The Horse Float. Nestled next to an old fibro building, the Horse Float serves espresso coffee and wood-fired pastries from The Paddock Bakery. The trailer – yes the type that carts horses around – has… Read More

This post comes with a soundtrack πŸ™‚ Recorded this morning on the second last day of winter as I rode beside Tallebudgera Creek at West Burleigh Heads. You’ll hear the birdsong ofΒ Pied Currawongs, Magpies and Rainbow Lorikeets, cars passing by and a plane buzzing overhead. Yet still the birds sing on, each in their own voice, telling me there are signs of Spring. You know, when it’s soon to be Spring. Signposts… Read More