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In Search of Everest

“Everesting” is a fascinating challenge for cyclists, and one that my friend Rebecca would like to try. Thankfully, it doesn’t require riding up Mount Everest, but it does demand some huge hill climbs. Today we checked out a big hill in the D’Aguilar Range for Rebecca.

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Big Kids on Bikes

I enjoyed hours of fun as child on my bike, rolling around the local neighborhood with friends.

Today, when Calum took us for a spin around some local trails, I realized I am still that same kid, just in an older body.

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Lakes and Mountains

Today we stayed close to home, exploring some familiar but enjoyable local trails.

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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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Bike and Boat

“Let’s paddle from my house to the end of the North Pine River!”

Simon nodded positively at my suggestion.

“But let’s take the bikes!”

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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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Around the Lake

How far is it around a lake? Mathematicians tell us it depends on the size of your ruler: the shorter the ruler the longer the distance. Google Maps told us it was about 45km to drive around Lake Samsonvale in a car. We decided to measure it on our bikes while riding off-road …

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North Pine River

Today we decided to paddle instead of pedal, following the North Pine River downstream to some places you don’t get to see on a bike.

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