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Bribie

Today we rode our fat bikes along the shoreline of Bribie Island for as long as we could, before the tide came in.

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Roslin Glen

For our final full day in Scotland, Laura and Ken took us for a hike through Roslin Glen, a picturesque park south of Edinburgh.

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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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Samsonvale

Almost fifty years ago, an entire town disappeared under the flood waters of a dam.  Now, long hidden sections of that town are starting to reappear as water levels recede due to dry weather.

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Spicers Peak

Today’s challenging adventure took us through some rugged scenic country on the edge of the Great Dividing Range.

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Mount Brisbane

The Mount Brisbane Range stands like a wall on the western shoreline of Somerset Dam.  It reaches heights of almost seven hundred metres, and is covered with National Park and cattle properties.  Today we got a rare opportunity to explore it on our bikes.

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Reedy Creek

Reedy Creek is a delightful hidden valley tucked into a secret corner of the D’Aguilar Range.  We’ve ridden near it many times, but never even suspected it was there.

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Billy Mateer

In 1893 Brisbane experienced its biggest flood in recorded history. In order to get a message to residents of the impending danger, a heroic rider named Billy Mateer rode his horse over the D’Aguilar Range from Caboonbah (near present-day Toogoolawah) to North Pine (now called Petrie). He did it in one …

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