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Getting Ready For Glasshouse

Paul

Every year we enjoy a social ride with a large group of cyclists exploring the Glasshouse Mountains. A lot of groundwork goes into checking the trails to make sure they’ll be rideable. Today’s adventure helped us work out which tracks would be worth including, and which ones would be best avoided.

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Cabbage Tree Creek

Creek Road

Winter in this part of the world is usually dry and pleasantly mild.  This year we’ve had a lot of rain which has turned dusty creek beds into pleasant streams.  We thought it was a good excuse to get our feet wet.

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Swift Fat Campout

Eastern Beach

It was the shortest day of the year.  Forecasters predicted it would probably be the coldest day of the year too.  What a perfect excuse to go camping!

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Bunya Mountains Bikepack

Old Coach Road

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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Brooyar

Riding the Cliff-Edge

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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The Teviot Range

Nick

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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Rock Pools

Rock Pool

“There’s a great waterfall near Mapleton,” Paul suggested last week. “Let’s check it out”.

I wasn’t sure which waterfall he meant, so to be safe I worked out a route that went past five of them. Surely that way we’d end up visiting the one he was talking about?

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Harlin

Cattle

Harlin is a small farming community on the banks of the Brisbane River between Toogoolawah and Moore. I’ve often rushed through there while driving, but today I thought we’d explore a bit more of it, and the wonderful river that flows through it.

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