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Straddie

My riding buddies have been exploring North Stradbroke Island while I’ve been away.  Today I relaxed and let Jason guide us around this island paradise.

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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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Boondall Wetlands

Drifting over the water in the shade of mangroves is a perfect way to escape the heat of a blistering summer day.

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Straddie

For at least one morning every year, for the rest of my life, I would like to wake up on a beach.

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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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