Friday, 25 July 2014


Boggo Road Gaol

Our ride started at Boggo Road adjacent to the infamous Boggo Road Gaol, making our way down to and following the Brisbane River to Yeronga where we weaved our way south easterly through a series of parks to the perimeter of Toohey Forest.

Harder than it looks

Whoever thought that riding through Toohey Forest could be so much fun. Not all of my cycling friends would agree with me but heh! if you have to walk and push a little, it's all part of the game. Sometimes, I get really fed up with riding through the burbs, not always though, depends on the mood and where I'm riding but I never fall into a state of despair riding through forests, no matter how hard it gets, within reason anyway.

(TL) A Gellie (Custom), (TR) Mongoose & Giant (BL), Specialised & Trek, (BR) Van Nicholas

Perhaps we could be eligible to join the COBWEBS (Crusty old buggers with expensive bikes) with this collection of bikes.

Toohey Forest

Sometimes it can get a tad tricky navigating through a forest, especially if you are not quite sure where you want to exit and so it was on this ride, when we exited too far to the south and had to re-enter on another track taking us in the right direction but it was worth it, for me anyway as I just love the forests.


We exited Toohey Forest on the V1 Veloway running alongside the Pacific Motorway and followed this until we reached Wellers Hill where it crossed at Birdwood Road. A quick left into Esher Street joining the cycleway heading through Greenslopes to Stones Corner. This is how all major cycleways should be, fast, off road and relaxing.


Time for coffee, so we decided to try the unimposing Lady Marmalade Cafe situated at 269 Logan Road, Stones Corner, not far from the V1 Veloway. There were a number of attractive points to this cafe, namely it serves good coffee with personality and our loud raucous conversation didn't interfere with the other patrons because as loud as we are, it was drowned in traffic noise. It would appear that the atmosphere overcomes the noise as there was a constant flow of patrons and as General Douglas MacArthur once famously stated.....we shall return.

From here it was just a matter of crossing this busy road and following the path to Norman park Station for our train trip back to Cleveland.

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Jimmy Bee

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


It's all happening in Logan City...........The Tour de Logan.

Berrinba Wetlands, Logan

There is something for everyone

100 km ride

100 km + for the Lycra fraternity
This ride will roll through Logan City, Park Ridge, Logan Village, Yarrabilba, Beenleigh and Springwood returning to Berrinba Wetlands.


40 km ride

40 km+ for the Recreational mob.
The 40 km ride will take you to Park Ridge and the central suburbs of Logan City before concluding at Berrinba Wetlands.

20 km ride
20 km for the Families

This ride will take you through Heritage park and then through the inner suburbs of Logan City before returning to Berrinba Wetlands

Start Location: Berrinba Wetlands, Wayne Goss Drive, Browns Plains.
Start Time: 100 km + ......6.30 am
                       40 km + ......Also 6.30 am
                        20 km.........6.45 am
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Wednesday, 2 July 2014


I have mentioned this before and I am going to mention it once more, we as cyclists living in the Redlands City, are really blessed. There are few places where there are well maintained cycling paths that pass through forests one minute  and the next running directly along  the shoreline of the coast. We have our progressive council to thank for this, together with the state and federal governments who provide the necessary monetary grants to make it all happen.
The official opening
The unofficial opening

Hilliards Creek Pathway and bridge
 This morning, I was privileged to receive an invitation along with some of our U3A cyling friends to the opening of a new three metre wide pathway, 400 metres long , including a boardwalk over wetlands and a bridge crossing Hilliards Creek. This new path opens a new route between Ormiston and Wellington Point and adds to the beauty of this area and the continued safety of our cyclists.

New bridge over Ross Creek, Cleveland

Less than a month ago, a new cycle/pedestrian bridge was built over Ross Creek in Cleveland, once again making the ride from Cleveland Railway Station to Cleveland Point a whole lot safer for the casual recreational cyclist and families both local and visiting.
The Mayor, Karen Williams, in her opening address also provided insight into plans underway to upgrade the off road, mountain bike park at Scribbley Gums, within a stone's throw of the CBD which adds another dimension to our cycling community which supports, road, tri-athlon, mountain bike and recreational riding.
The Redlands, of course is not alone in this new cycling phenomonen as the whole state is embracing it but dare I say, Redlands City is at the forefront, and all will eventually reap the benefits through added tourism, better health and added commerce. Europeans for years have known the benefits of bicycle touring and in the near future, as our infrastructure improves, they will be spending their Euros in Australia.
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By the way, whilst I have your attention, and providing you live in close proximity, our friends in Logan City are hosting the Tour de Logan, on the 27th July and is suitable to roadies, recreational and casual riders. please open the following link to find out more details

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Cheers and safe riding,
Jimmy Bee