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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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