Tag Archive | Cycling

Day 12: Going on a pippi hunt (and cycling on the beach)

Main Beach is on the ocean-side of Minjerribah, some 15km (9.5 miles) from where I am camped. From the Point Lookout Surf Club, the beach stretches out before me as far as my eyes can sea. Stand up paddle boarders are surfing just off the point behind the breakers. I enjoy watching them gently move […]

Day 1 – Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island)

It took me a long time to pack my gear. Not because I didn’t want to leave but because I have no idea what one packs for a long-term cycling trip. I mean, how many t-shirts of pairs of trousers will I actually need? And will I regret not taking my hydro pack? And how […]

In memoriam of Martin

Coloured jerseys line the road at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus. One by one pedals click as feet are clipped in and Martin’s friends, colleagues, families and acquaintances set off to ride a lap in honour of a man taken too soon. It’s a testament to this gentleman’s life that so many people have […]

The colours of my world

I look up from cooking my breakfast to enjoy the sun glinting through the campground. And there it is, the most amazing display of colour as the sun lights up the roots that drape down from a Moreton Bay fig. They turn blood red against the tree’s grey trunk. It’s absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen […]

Sugar cane country

For the next few days, I’m staying in sugar cane country. I like it down here. As a child we lived in a suburb on the other side of the Logan River and every year the cinders from the sugar cane burn off would fall into our pool like black snow flakes. Growing up, my […]

Fully loaded

I feel like I’m really doing it now.  I’m cycle touring. Sure, I don’t leave Brisbane for another 7 weeks. But I have got everything in my panniers and cycled to this week’s camp. And cycling to camp is cycle touring. So what did I learn? That the Vivente WR handles like a dream under […]

A waterfront ride

I woke early and found myself ¬†with nothing to get done before work for the first time since I returned from Kenya five weeks ago. So I put some work clothes in my Bike Bag Dude handlebar roll and my lunch into the seat post bag I have mounted on my rear rack and set […]