Keeping Track of Adventures

Hi Everyone,

I’ve decided that blogs frustrate me because you can never find a page you want when you want it. For that reason I have created a new page called my Adventure Directory, where I intend to keep links to all the cool adventures friends and I have had over the years. I may even include some posts from my favourite blogs, like twobreakfasts,  Tandem Travellers and Northern Walker.

I will also try to add some old adventures to my collection of posts because I’m fairly certain I can put up a reasonable collection of posts for each state and territory.

If anyone wants to do a guest post feel free to let me know because the bigger the directory  the better really.

Simpsons Gap Dinner

Tonight I decided it would be a good idea to ride out to Simpsons Gap after work and heat up dinner while watching the sunrise. I often have ideas like this but rarely follow through due to my annoying sense of something. Luckily the warm sunshine, mild breeze and beautiful sky convinced me that it would be worth the effort of packing up a stove and some leftover lasagna on the bike and heading out.

What followed was one of the most enjoyable after work rides I have ever been on, and believe me there have been lots. Like I always I didn’t get a photo of myself cooking dinner, but below are some of the shots I grabbed on the way out there.

The start of my ride out to Simpsons Gap for dinner. You can tell it is a perfect day!

It is just so nice out here in the afternoon.

A Perente decided that I was going to take a break. This metre long goanna sidled down the middle of the track for 10 minutes while another rider and I watched its complicated movements.

The last rays of sunshine lighting up the clouds and ranges.

The West MacDonnell Ranges put on a great show at sunset.

Simpsons Gap as the light fades. In there is where I ate dinner.

The photo doesn’t do it justice, but watching the sunset making the southern face of Simpsons Gap glow has to be one of the best dinner views around.







Incidental Cycle Touring

in·ci·den·tal/ˌinsiˈdentl/ Accompanying but not a major part of something: “incidental expenses”.

Yesterday we decided that we wanted to see the Glasshouse Mountains, which are located in the hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. Getting there from Brisbane is amazingly easy, it simply requires catching a train from central Brisbane and you are there in about an hour. Plus you can use your goCard so you don’t even have to buy a ticket while running late for the train! So off we went with our bikes and explored the southern parts of the mountains for the day travelling a comfortable 29km in around 4hours. Continue reading