Government Street, Deception Bay

This is Government Street, Deception Bay. I think the name is quite apt. It looks promising when you start following it, but eventually you end up bogged, and (in the case of the car) never see the light of day again.

But what a ride!

I just followed a few single trails in the bushland between North Lakes and Deception Bay, over a rickety handmade log bridge, held together with bits of rope, and stumbled across this swamp.

Unfortunately I fell over in the stinking mud as I tried to ride through it, and came out the other side smelling like the boys toilets at a primary school (remember?).

Thankfully I had a spare pair of gloves and socks, so I was able to clean up on the other side and ride home.

The best part of a ride is discovering something new.

Today’s ride was awesome.

Total distance: 47.15 km
Max elevation: 78 m
Min elevation: -9 m
Total climbing: 568 m
Total descent: -544 m
Average speed: 19.37 km/h
Total time: 02:58:31
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2 Replies to “Government Street, Deception Bay”

  1. Hi Neil,

    I remember you from school – I was class of 1979. We are getting together next weekend at the Jindalee Hotel 7pm and on Sunday 1230 River Rocks Park.

    Come along and bring some friends if you want to catch up with anyone in our year.

    More on Facebook.


    1. G’day Deb

      Yeah I remember you 🙂 How’s it all going?

      I’m not going to be able to make it sorry. We’ve got guests tonight, and I’ve got a long standing arrangement with a mate of mine tomorrow. Please say “hi” to everyone for me.



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