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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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South Straddie

South Currigee

There are no ferries to South Stradbroke Island.  The only way to get there is to hitch a ride on a friendly boat…

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Upper Portals

Hilltop Panorama

Rain is good.  It transforms dusty beds into flowing streams.  After enjoying flowing creeks last week, we wanted to visit more rock pools and waterfalls while we could.

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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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Raynbird Creek

Kluvers Rookout

My friend Paul once told me about an old trail which ran from the highest point in the D’Aguilar Range down to the Lacey’s Creek valley, losing over 700 metres in altitude over almost twenty kilometres.  He called it “The Lemon Tree Track”.  Today we thought we should check it out.

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Imbil

Nick

When my friend Mike recently offered to show us around some of his favourite trails in the mountains near Imbil, we jumped at the chance.

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Riders on the Storm

Darb at Burleigh

“High winds, heavy rain, rough seas.” The forecast was bleak. In this sort of weather we decided our best chance for a good ride was to go to the beach – away from muddy trails and fallen tree branches.

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