Cycling for Hope – Day 17

Life on a bike by Andrew Gills
Life on a bike, a photo by Andrew Gills on Flickr.

I was looking forward to today’s ride because I had a visit to the Jan Powers Farmers Markets, Mitchelton and some relaxing bikeway miles planned. Then D from Scouts messaged me; my day got even better because we organised for him and his kids to join me for 25km of my ride.

Massaging my thighs on the train

Massaging my thighs on the train

I cycled to Beenleigh train station (about 18km) then spent the 1.5 hours on the train massaging my quads, ITB and abductors, all of which are starting to get very sore. I also dozed off for about five stations.

Goat pie and fresh lemonade

Goat pie and fresh lemonade

Raspberry meringue pie

Raspberry meringue pie

Like all the Jan Powers Markets, this was an artisan market with top quality food on offer. I chose an Indonesian flavoured goat pie, fresh lemonade, a raspberry meringue slice, a jam donut and an apple. They were all delicious.

Kedron Brooke bike path

Kedron Brooke bike path

Boondall Wetlands

Boondall Wetlands

After the markets, I cycled down the Kedron Brook and Moreton Bay Cycleway all the way to Sandgate. These off-road bike paths are dead flat concrete paths that run through parkland. It was a sheer joy to cruise along enjoying the sunshine without having to worry about cars.

Cabbage Tree Creek, Sandgate at low tide

Cabbage Tree Creek, Sandgate at low tide

Father and son

Father and son

Once I got to Sandgate I met up with D and his two boys. Together we rode along the waterfront to Redcliffe where we turned around and rode back. It was fun to have company and inspiring to see David’s 7yo son race along with us, never seeming to tire.

Total: 101.5km cycling
Cycling for Hope cumulative total: 1,730.1km

I’ve set up a Cycling for Hope Facebook page for those who are into Facebook and want to follow my 100km a day for 31 days cycling challenge that way. It’s a public page that you can follow here: https://www.facebook.com/CyclingForHope

All donations and sponsorship, whether $100 or $5, is greatly appreciated. You will received an Australian tax receipt from Rotary Australia Overseas Aid.  Click here to donate and read more about Nakuru Hope.

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3 responses to “Cycling for Hope – Day 17

  1. What a bunch of gorgeous places to ride! 🙂 So many different things to see. We have cornfields and an interstate. Just the one. b.o.r.i.n.g
    I should say, though, that we do have some nice flat crushed limestone trails that go from town to town (up to 50 miles away)

    • I sometimes get bored with our roads and paths too, especially when I see photos from people who live in places with seasons. But the I hear comments like yours and I realise how lucky we really are here to have some variety. I can’t imagine living somewhere that has just an interstate and cornfields (well, it’d be a novelty for a day or two for me not having seen that but probably not after that).

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