Glebe and North Balmain

  A ride around Blackwattle Bay and Roselle Bay is fun, extremely scenic and relatively easy except for the bridge climb. ​This is an adult ride because you ride right next to some really busy roads with no protection on a 2-3m concrete path. Ride anti-clockwise so you are not the one next to the traffic. On the […]

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East to the Opera House

Cycling from Central Station to get views of the Sydney Opera House and travel a safe route, this is possible and its quite an entertaining ride. The key to this ride is Bourke Street on the east side of Surry Hills. This actually isn’t too far from Central Station and you can ride the Surry […]

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The Gates to the Woronora Pipeline

Getting to the Woronora Pipeline trail requires you to negotiate gates that are designed to keep motor bikes out and sort of let bikes through.  Here are the gates on the trails that get you to The Needles, a picturesque swimming hole.  Its a tricky area to get around and never go there if there […]

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Riding around San Francisco bay

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  • September 7, 2018

I rode around San Francisco bay three times, its a tough ride for a novice. More to come on this but for now, its a pile of really happy snaps of the bay, Yosemite and the Golden State Warriors in 2016.   Here is an external link that shows the path to Tiburon >> External […]

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Canberra is a cyclers paradise

Canberra, Australia’s capital is 4 hours south of Sydney and 6 hours north of Melbourne. Its a really good place to ride a bike. You can ride from north to south around any number of lakes and do sightseeing, all on a bike. In fact you can do it on all types of bikes as […]

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East Gippsland Rail Trail

In January of 2016 I hired a bike, rode to Bruthen, stayed at the pub, ate at the fabulous Bull Ant Brewery and rode back to Bairnsdale the next day. It was a hot ride but I totally enjoyed the solitude and the break at the river at Nicholson. The section from Nicholson to Bruthen […]

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Lake Hume and Immigration

The 300,000 immigrants’ who built the snow river scheme went on trains up the high country railway past Lake Hume.  This long flat rail trail runs from Wodonga on the Hume Highway to Tallangatta (49 km) and then another section to Old Tallangatta and finally if you can manage the logistics, you can start 700m […]

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Melbourne – the big one

I lived in Melbourne for a number of years but at this stage I haven’t mapped it. BUT I have a really popular trail in google maps designed by David Blom from his extensive knowledge of Melbourne tracks. This 640km bike trail has no overlaps and no there-and-backs.  I knew Melbourne had good trails but a continuous […]

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