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Yielo

Paul on Tungi Rd

Yielo Station is a large property on the edge of the Conondale National Park which was settled during the Jimna gold rush in the 1860’s. Today’s adventure took us on several unusual loops through Yielo as we explored different tracks that we could use in an upcoming social ride.

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Timber and Gold

Eric in Conondale National Park 800

The purpose of today’s ride was to explore some of the history around Jimna as we followed twisty forest trails high in the Conondale Range.

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Straddie

Jason and Paul at Brown Lake

Ever since my first visit to beautiful North Stradbroke Island last year with Jonathan, I’ve wanted to return and explore it on the bike.

When Jason suggested we catch the ferry across this weekend, I jumped at the opportunity.

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Border Bash

Gate on the Border Fence

Words fail me when I try to describe the rugged beauty of the Border Track which follows the precarious ridge along the state border between Queensland and NSW.

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Cooyar

Cooyar Swing Bridge

A couple of weeks ago, Eric and a few other friends rode 350km over four days from the Bunya Mountains in Queensland’s South Burnett region to Brisbane.

After looking at the route that he took, I mentioned that I thought he could shorten it and complete the journey in two days.

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Day 1 – Lawnton to Maleny

McCarthys Shute Road

I love the idea of setting forth from my front door on a multi-day trip. How far will I get? Where will I end up? Who will I meet? What will I see?

While it’s not in the same league as those epic adventures that last for weeks at a time, I

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Mount Barney

Mount Barney

“What lottery did I win to be able to see places like this every week?” I muttered to myself as rolled down a quiet road with the huge peaks of Mount Barney soaring above me.

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Black Duck Creek

Old Cabin Glenrock State Forest

If you head south from Gatton towards the Queensland border, you’ll eventually run into an imposing wall of mountains. The Great Dividing Range is difficult to cross here, except for a couple of hidden valleys. Today we visited Black Duck Creek and explored one of these secret pockets

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