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I’ve finally emerged from a haze of jet lag and head cold. Although both lingered longer than I wanted or expected, I’ve been able to have the rest I must’ve needed. So while I’ve been recovering, there hasn’t been much riding or writing or reading (blog writers, I’ll be visiting again soon 🙂 ). But there are stories in the making. Over the coming weeks, I have some travel tales to tell about cycling in… Read More

What the weather is, makes a difference. Riding through the four seasons, I’ve become even more aware of the weather. It has a bigger impact on my choices. I’m not shielded from its heat or cold as much. Its winds – their direction, their strength – make a difference to my day. Rain or sunshine, make for different choices. I’ve long watched the weather. Surfing does that. Wind direction and speed, influence the ocean’s waves… Read More

This post comes with a soundtrack 🙂 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 of 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