The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Archive for July 2012

Stradbroke Island Cycling

On Sunday we braved the early morning cold and got up at 6am for an adventure out to North Stradbroke Island, the largest of the many islands which form the barrier between Moreton Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The crisp morning air demanded jumpers to be worn with our shorts so it was hard to raise the motivation to throw our bikes in the car, rummage through the cupboards for […]

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Enoggera Dam

Enoggera Dam sits 10km west of the Brisbane CBD and is just near the entrance of D’Aguilar National Park. The dam was constructed a long time ago (relatively) so the lake has had time to develop into an ecosystem and plant and bird life are abundant.

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New Adventures Coming

So, if any of you have been following my activities recently you may have noticed that nothing really big has happened for a while. This has been largely a result of job hunting and a lack of motivation, but this is getting ready to change. Next week we will be beginning a drive out to Alice Springs where I will begin a new job and an exciting new life of […]

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Thomas the Dutch Man’s Chain

When I rode out of Brisbane with Thomas there was little on my mind other than how noisy his chain was. Discussions worked out that he has been riding with the same chain on his rholoff hub for something like 17,000km from Melbourne, around Tasmania up to Sydney, around both islands of New Zealand then all the way from Sydney to Brisbane. After that day his chain still lasted him […]

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Daisy Hill Mountain Biking

Today I went out to explore the mountain bike trails at Daisy Hill Conservation Park for the first time. It is 5 days since it last rained so I thought that there would be a bit of mud lying around but that the tracks would generally be dry enough to ride. How wrong I was…. It turns out that the tracks at Daisy Hill hold water like nowhere else, despite […]

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