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


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 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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Yimbun Tunnel

The Yimbun Tunnel, over a hundred years old, is a magnificent piece of old railway infrastructure on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) north of Toogoolawah. Today we decided to pay it a visit, and close some of the gaps in my ride map.

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Cave Men

Plunkett Regional Park is a magnificent nature reserve near Beenleigh, boasting rocky outcrops, caves, rare plants and animals, and kilometres of challenging trails. Aaron has spent hundreds of hours exploring the park, and kindly offered to show us around.

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The Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) passes right through the middle of Kilkivan, west of Gympie.  This delightful small town was the perfect place for us to start today’s adventure.

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Ride For Life

Powerline Track

Between them Darb and Russel aimed to ride almost two thousand kilometres in October to raise money to support Cancer Research. On the last day of October, I took a long ride with them to be there when they finally reached their goal.

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