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West to Walloon

Bangers on Dundas

We’ve enjoyed several rides there before, so when my friend, Neil Bang (“Bangers”) asked if I’d like to join him for another adventure to Walloon, how could I refuse?

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Back to the Border

Rainforest Moss

Today’s adventure took us back to the spectacular country on the Border Fence along the top of the Border Ranges near Rathdowney.

This time we returned with a few more friends.

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Lantana

Paul in the Lantana

This was an enjoyable day of exploration which turned into an overnight nightmare because of Lantana.

Our plan for today’s ride was to start at the head-waters of the Western Branch of the Brisbane River, follow the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) northwards to Elgin Vale, then return back to our starting point …

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Jimna Timber and Gold

Lassi on Steep Descent

Todays social ride was the culmination of several weeks work exploring some of the wonderful trails around Jimna. The ride was in two halves with the morning loop exploring the Timber history of Jimna, and the afternoon loop exploring the Gold Mining history.

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Neebs Waterhole

Eric and Cooloolah Sand Patch

The purpose of our ride today was to explore some trails around the headwaters of the Noosa River near Neebs Waterhole in Great Sandy National Park

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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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