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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

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

Two weeks. Two countries. Two cities. Hello from Oslo! I’m revisiting Oslo. Again in Spring and excited to experience this city as it wakes from wintery days. Only a week before I arrived, Norway’s capitalΒ was wrapped in cold, wet weather. I saw photos on Instagram where locals wondered when spring was going to come. I packed my suitcase with a little bit of everything and not too much of anything. And it’s… Read More