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Brisbane Glen

Today my cousin Harry kindly offered to take me on a ride through some beautiful Scottish countryside near the birthplace of Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, after whom my home town of Brisbane is named.  But there was one major twist to our ride…


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Snæfellsnes

For my final ride in Iceland I wanted to get as close as I could to a large glacier in the west of the country.

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Akureyri

We spent a couple of days in Akureyri, a city in the north of Iceland, which gave me an ideal opportunity to explore some of the nearby hills.

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Skógá River

Skógafoss is a magical waterfall where you can sometimes see rainbows in the moonlight. Ever since I saw Professor Brian Cox talk about this place, I’ve wanted to see Skógafoss. Today I got my chance.

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Fire and Ice

While Liz and I spend a couple of weeks exploring Iceland, I decided to take some time to enjoy a few bike rides in this wonderful country.

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Amsterdam

Some of the best experiences happen when you’re pleasantly surprised. Amsterdam is surprising in the best possible way.  Liz and I have just spent three days here. While not enough time to see everything, it gave us a taste of the city and an appreciation for the Dutch people.

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Riding Through the Swamp

How far away do you need to travel in order to find a good place to ride? Why are there so many “good” places in this part of the world? What makes a ride “good” anyway? These questions swirled in my mind while I rode today.

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Gorman’s Gap

Almost 200 years ago, a convict named John Baker escaped the brutal Moreton Bay penal colony to live with the Goomburra Aboriginal People in the Lockyer Valley.  He walked long distances with them following winding tracks up and down the Great Dividing Range.  Today we followed some of those tracks.

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