Darb is moving permanently to Tasmania. Today was our last chance to ride with him before the move. He suggested we ride some local trails, because that’s “where it all began” for many of us.
Sometimes the voices in my head suggest that I try something different. Most of the time I ignore them, but today I did not. And so I went for a long walk.
Today’s plan was to ride a large loop around the north side of Brisbane, up into the D’Aguilar Range, through the city, and then back via the mangroves of the Boondall wetlands. Although I’ve done it before, I forgot how difficult this ride is.
It had been raining for a few days, with more forecast. The tides were high. The decision was easy: we’d leave the bikes at home and paddle up a delightful tidal creek for a few hours instead.
Brisbane in summer is very hot, so we wanted to make our last ride before Christmas easy, fun and festive. A tour of Brisbane’s breweries seemed like a good way to achieve this.
After last weeks easy “stroll” on wheels, we wanted a more challenging ride which would also allow Darb and Russel to maximize their mileage in October as part of their fundraising efforts. So we headed up into the D’Aguilar Range towards Enoggera Reservoir.
My friend Adam offered to show us around some of his favourite local tracks, which gave me the chance to relax and follow everyone else for the day.
We had unfinished business from last week’s adventure on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River at Kholo, so this week we decided to return and do some more exploration.