In 1893 Brisbane experienced its biggest flood in recorded history. In order to get a message to residents of the impending danger, a heroic rider named Billy Mateer rode his horse over the D’Aguilar Range from Caboonbah (near present-day Toogoolawah) to North Pine (now called Petrie). He did it in one day, crossing flooded creeks and following rough bush tracks.
The purpose of this two-day ride was to honor Billy, and to visit some of the country he traversed.
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Although we’ve ridden on Bribie Island many times, the continually changing tides and seasons make each visit a different experience.
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Roads are like people: there are many of them, new ones are constantly being born, and they eventually grow old and die. Today we explored one old road that is slowly being reclaimed by the earth.
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This large multi-day adventure took us on a rugged but picturesque loop of the South Burnett, including the foothills of the Bunya Mountains. It had everything – rail trails, old stock routes, thick forests, big climbs, long descents, and even some organic wine.
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Today’s adventure took us in a large mountainous loop through Brooyar State Forest between Widgee and Glastonbury Creeks in the picturesque Mary Valley.
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Sixty colorful mountain bikers, Three iconic rivers, One big hill, Several dozen delicious muffins, And one small pub… Ingredients for a memorable day out with some great friends.
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The Teviot Range is a wall of mountains and hills running between Deebing Heights near Ipswich in the north to Wyaralong Dam in the south. Today’s adventure led us in a big loop up steep tracks, over the range, down the other side, then back again.
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Sapling Pocket is an Ipswich City Council reserve tucked away in a secluded bend of the Brisbane River between Pine Mountain and Fernvale.
On his webside, Upstream Paddle, canoeist Peter Ringland describes this section of the river as “the jewel in the crown” for paddling in South East Queensland, …
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