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Four days of riding my bike with little else to think about. Days warmed with spring sunshine and draped with landscapes that stretch the eye to where earth and sky shimmer as one. Night skies aglow with moonlight carrying the sounds of weary bodies sleeping. Sleep, Eat, Ride, Eat, and Repeat. This was my first ‘Cycle Queensland’ Adventure Tour and it ensured my spring began with a most enjoyable ride. Cycle Queensland… Read More

Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

Wollumbin’s been around a long time. Over 23 million years ago, a shield volcano filled the landscape near where I live. Its diameter was over 100 kilometres (62mi) and its height 1156 metres (3,793ft). This large round shape and low profile resembled a warrior’s shield, hence its geological name. All that remains now is the eroded caldera around a volcanic plug. Yet what remains is significant. A caldera is the large cauldron-like… Read More

Photo by Gail Rehbein www.abike4allseasons.com

A Good Good Friday Take one or moreย bicycles with riders Drive to regional town ofย Murwillumbah Separateย bicycles from car rack Add picnic foods and water to bicycles Roll bicycles out of town Serve over southern hemisphere’s largest erosionย 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 climbย long hills Add passionfruit, limes and mandarins bought from roadside stalls… Read More