Tag Archive | Family

Cruising the beach

I was looking for somewhere different to ride today. Somewhere fun, relaxed and interesting. Ideally, after last weekend’s tough 200km, I wanted somewhere easy. So, when Mum asked me whether I wanted to go riding with her today, it didn’t take long for us to agree on a ride down at the Gold Coast. We […]

A quiet week

“Rock” climbing, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. While I had hoped to log some bigger mileage on my bike this week, circumstances have led to it being a quiet one. But it’s been enjoyable all the same. Yesterday I rode my mountain bike to and from work. At just 12-13km each way, it’s easy […]

Out riding with Mum

Out riding with Mum, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. As I have mentioned many times on this blog, I am fortunate to have a mum who likes to come on little adventures with me. This morning, she let me take her out exploring some of the back roads near her home. It meant we […]

Kayaking the Brisbane River (Twin Bridges to Burton’s Bridge)

Kayaking the Brisbane River (Twin Bridges to Burton’s Bridge)

Rivers have always been an influential feature in my life. I grew up near the Logan River flats, worked with a view of the Brisbane River and used to paddle on the Pine River in my twenties. But for many years, my relationship with the local river systems has been limited to walking along their […]

Mum, my sister and I go riding

Mum & my sister riding You’re Kidding trail, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. After the success of Mum’s inaugural mountain bike ride earlier this week, my sister invited her to join us for another ride today. We set off a bit later because none of us had to go to work, so it was […]

Mum’s first MTB ride

Introducing Mum to the joys of mountain biking, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. Jackie Joyne-Kersee, the retired champion American heptathlete once said, “Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” It sounds like a cliche. But my mum proves that it doesn’t have to be. She turned 60 this year […]

Hello from IO trail

Hello from IO trail, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I think my body is still recovering from Cycling for Hope and The Great North Walk. It’s been almost two months since I completed my 7 weeks of extended physical activity and I am finding that my left leg just doesn’t want to recover from […]

The perfect day

The perfect end to a perfect day with my little family, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. The Universe was trying to tell me something. And when I almost missed the message; it just tried harder to force me to open my mind. And boy am I glad the Universe worked so hard. I was […]