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.
Today’s adventure took us in a big loop from Mount Crosby and around Lake Manchester, stopping at a pleasant section of the Brisbane River along the way.
Bernie and Eric make amazing pizzas. They also live close to some fun mountain bike tracks. When Eric suggested we ride locally, then come back to his house for home-made pizza, beer and a swim, how could we refuse?