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  1. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Back to the future … I spied these two French beauties when I was on a cycling tour of New Zealand. One helped inspire the Nissan Figaro, the other was the parent of Double Helix's dining table.
  2. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    A short ride from home … Brisbane Valley Rail Trail near Fairney View (12 km from home). The rail trail varies greatly in quality but, being just two minutes from home, the temptation to slip out for a short ride is always there.
  3. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    That's cheating! QLD Rego Checker – identifies oddballs like Liane's Nissan Figaro. Ride with GPS – the Figaro was in Woody Point, southern end of peninsula; purple = bikeways; red = my track. BOM Site – Bureau of Meteorology; nice to be 'cooled' by a breeze from the hot, dry continental...
  4. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    PaD … The recognition kudos are yours. And thanks for not blurting out its identity. (We need Steve to ponder for a while.) I had no idea what it was; a leftover from the 1950s or 1960s? No. This is a 1991 car from a well-known manufacturer (the WW1 barracks clue) who made 20,000 copies...
  5. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    The trees are standing in their own shadows so … It must be midday in the South Pacific! Moreton Bay Cycleway at Woody Point, Redcliffe Peninsula — at 34 km on the map (switch to Satellite View to see these young Moreton Bay figs). Ride : 91 km / 2019 : 15,398 km
  6. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Friday's Car of the Day … Cryptic Clue : Mozart comic opera performed in a WW1 soldiers' barracks. Another Clue : Not as old as it pretends to be!
  7. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    R2R … That's why so many of us love our ebikes; they take a decade or two off our age and let the fun times continue. A ride shared with friends is so much better. I have a once-a-month date with members of my old road group. We ride so slowly that the two of us with ebikes switch off our...
  8. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Good for another century? My guess is that Victoria was still the queen of Queensland when this house was built. It has been 'improved' with a few PVC downpipes and, judging from the green patch in the parched 'garden', a septic toilet system has been installed. The veranda around three...
  9. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Country Road #4 … Same ride as #3; just a few minutes between photos.
  10. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Country Road #3 … Mount Morrow, SE Queensland
  11. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Sheltering from the wind and sun … Today was hot and windy so I scrapped my original plan for a day in the mountains and wandered around the more sheltered bike paths that Brisbane has to offer, especially one that led to a rather pleasant patisserie. Kedron Brook Bikeway Enoggera Creek...
  12. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Marooned forever … A decade ago the young skipper of this classic 10-metre yacht, which is now parked next to Brisbane's South Bank Cycleway, set out alone to sail from Brisbane to Sydney, a voyage that ended almost immediately – blundering into a bulk carrier whilst napping below wasn't a...
  13. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Downstream, from the opposite bank, and on another ride … Looking upstream from the Brisbane River's right bank. The previous photo was taken beyond the blue yacht and motorway. The cycleway is hidden between the mangroves growing in the river and the taller trees in the City Botanical Gardens.
  14. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Stefan … Until earlier this month ride photos were taken on my old iPhone 6 (2014). Apple offers a new iPhone temptation every September and, judging by what has been written about them, the latest crop are so good that one needs to ask what the point of buying a 'real' camera is. The answer is...
  15. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Safely separated … Tourists — separate walkway; out of sight beyond the mangroves. Ferry Commuters — walkway through mangroves (orange railings) connecting to city via tunnel under motorway. Pedestrians — soft impact asphalt. Cyclists — green bikeway. Motor Vehicles — multi-level elevated...
  16. David Berry

    SHOW us YOUR PIX here .... Odd, WeiRd ,UnUSuAl or EyE CaTchIng things from your rides

    Santa's not-so-little helpers … Norfolk Island Pine, Shorncliffe, Queensland
  17. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Richard, Dave and Rab … Thank you for your kind comments. … David
  18. David Berry

    2019 : Our Rides in Words & Photos

    Stefan … Yes and Yes. Mirrycle seems to be the default mirror by which others are judged. That said, there are other options that many find preferable – Richard might like to add a photo or two. The Mirrycle can be set left or right; above or below; inside or outside the bar end. All bases...
  19. David Berry

    What's the Best Electric Bike, or at Least Your Favorite!

    Here's another way to think things through. If our present ebike 'parted company' from us, would we buy the same bike again – perhaps, a newer or slightly different model. For me… 2017 : Kalkhoff Integrale Alfine 11 Di2 (seriously expensive; disastrously flawed) – no. 2018 : Trek Powerfly 5...