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  • I was riding the northern half of the M7 at 8am on December 27th, 2018 and I was pleasantly surprised how many riders were out on their bikes.  Given that the weather is going to be identical for the next few days, I thought I would explain why its so pleasant riding early at the…

  • Fluoro Fran and I decided to head off early to the Central Coast (north of Sydney) to deliver my son to a mates place and take in a couple of bike rides. This entailed some bike selection as the cavernous boot of the Honda Odessey can handle three bikes and two people or three people…

  • We have some friends in a part of Sydney that people rarely visit. Its called Peakhurst. They like to comment on my pictures so this page will come as a surprise.  A few months ago I saw that the council was building a wide smooth concrete path down a hill with a good slope in…

  • One of Australia’s best off road riding areas for the casual rider is the Wollongong area. You can unload the bike at Thirroul 15km north of Wollongong and ride all the way to Kiama for a total of 75km. I discuss that here >> On a recent trip we took our car down and rode…

  • One of the things that’s hardest about riding a bike is just getting on the silly thing. Its cold, its hot, can’t fit all the bikes in a car, etc etc…  You can bring this to a head by joining a local bike group. I am a member of BIKEast in inner Sydney. They are…

  • Find all the different paths around this bush setting on the La Perouse page in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney or See the bike trails in purple on this map >> See more pictures here >>

  • I headed off to Mosman to explore the eastern side of the horendous A3 Spit Rd.  I spent a lot of time researching the best trails before I left and low and behold I still went down many very hilly dead ends. But all is not lost, its a great place to ride and busy…

  • A fab Northern Beaches ride

    A fab Northern Beaches ride

    I have hunted the maps of the Sydney northern beaches for two years now and gave up on ever finding a half decent trail between the great Manly trail and the super Dee Why/Narrabeen Lake.  Then I ran into Richard, the eBikeDiary guy in Gladesville and recognised his bike instantly. We promised to go on…

  • A few experts from BikeExchange grabbed some eBikes and headed to the mountain bike trails. This article describes the six differences and you can read about them here   Read the eBikes differences on MTB trails here

  • Because I come from the east of Sydney, I was never excited about riding on the western side of Redfern to get to the Cooks River cycleway. Unfortunately the few times I travelled through that area over the years, I just got hopelessly lost and gave up. My only success was learning how to get…

  • Best Hume Highway Ride

    Best Hume Highway Ride

    Which is the best RailTrail on the Hume Highway M31 for a one day ride ? See pics here and here You are heading along the Hume and have a few hours to burn off the boredom of the Sydney – Melbourne journey. In the back of your car is a bike that is feeling…

  • 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…

  • Melbourne – the big one

    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…

  • My First E-bike Experience

    My First E-bike Experience

    RIP young man.  All the best to Rachel  Here was my day with Gary in 2018.   A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog by Gary Corbett, holder of the world record for continuous e-Bike riding which he set at 28,000kms. In the post he discussed his plans to ride his Ebike in great…

  • It has been announced that work will finally commence on the Greenway shared path between Iron Cove and Earlwood on the Cooks River. This will be adjacent to the tram line that ends at Dulwich Hill. Currently a good track runs between Iron Cove and Parramatta Rd. Then you can take a couple of lifts…