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Fighting Kids’ Cancer

Darb and Powerlines

Darb has a goal to ride one thousand kilometres in the month of October as part of a fund-raising effort to support the Childrens Medical Research Institute and their fight against cancer in children.

So Simon and I decided to take him on a big long ride up to the Glasshouse

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Western Branch

Russel at Mount Stanley Road

Soaking up the splendour of the hills around the Western Branch of the Brisbane River today, I wondered whether I have had more than my fair share of good fortune.

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Rain

Jason in Tunnel

I had spent a long time planning todays ride, only to have those plans disrupted by heavy winter rain. Here’s what we did instead

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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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Highland Holiday

Liz and Blackbutt Lookout 800

Liz and I recently took advantage of the Queens Birthday long-weekend to have a short holiday up in the mountains near the Border Ranges

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England Creek

Steep Powerline Track

I love riding with large groups of friends, and was delighted when thirty eager riders turned up at the top of Mount Glorious for a tough ride.

The “Super V” trail starts in mountainous terrain at the top of the D’Aguilar Range, running all the way down to England creek, before a gruelling

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