2019 Ride Photos

David Berry

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I’d cover 10,000km in about five minutes if I rode up on that freaking thing! We don’t grow them that big around here.
It took a bit longer! Oh, the trials and tribulations of being limited to 25 km/h assist!

I'm not sure what significance to read into the elevation gained: let's call it 100,000 m which equals 100 km – the conventional / legal boundary of outer space!

About 80% of my riding is on the Homage (7837 km since early January); the remainder on the Trek Powerfly (6066 km since new). Total ebiking is now around 18 000 km. (The data on the left is '2019 only'; on the right 'all time'.)

Richard, Rab, Dave, Steve and David: Thank you for your kind words.
 
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David Roy

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It took a bit longer! Oh, the trials and tribulations of being limited to 25 km/h assist!

About 80% of my riding is on the Homage (7838 km); the remainder on the Trek Powerfly (6066 km since new).

Richard, Rab and Dave: Thank you for your kind words.
Very impressive seeing it all pulled together in one place. Over 61 miles of climbing! Congratulations
 

David Berry

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Are most of you rides on gravel?
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David …
Rides from home often have a high proportion of gravel; others are mostly on sealed bikeways or minor roads. Here is today's 33 km ride from home.
  • purple : Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (rocks, gravel, sand, clay – not well planned at all!)
  • yellow : Pine Mountain Road (sealed)
  • minor roads : mostly good quality gravel
One would need a serious death wish to ride on the Brisbane Valley Highway (pink) – crossing it is bad enough!

The photo was taken at the turnaround point (14 km) looking south; the satellite view shows the split between fields where the farm track is.
 

Saratoga Dave

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Hey Happy BIrthday Dave ! Treat yourself to a day at the track.
Thanks, Steve! I somehow seem to find myself on the other end of the country, more out towards you guys. In Welches, Oregon for a family wedding for the weekend. We went up to Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood today (in a car, no bike). Beautiful road, amazing views of Hood and Jefferson both. Never been out here before.
 

David Berry

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Bunya Pines in Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range …
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At around twenty metres, these two bunya pines (Araucaria bidwillii) are about half the height they will attain later.

In times past the bountiful harvest of basketball-size bunya cones – they just fall to the ground! – brought together indigenous peoples, including traditional enemies, for trade, socialising and grievance settlement. Although great numbers of the trees were cleared as the Darling Downs were settled by farmers, the bunya pines are not endangered but they are revered.

Toowoomba is a regional city on the Great Divide, about 150 km inland from the Pacific and just under 700 metres altitude. When rain falls here – and it clearly has not for quite some while! – the water will flow inland and eventually, after thousands of kilometres in the 'wrong' direction enter the Southern Ocean in South Australia.

Ride : 40 km / 2019 : 10,082 km
 
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Marci jo

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Wow that’s an amazing tree. Really shows the scale of it with that tiny human next to it. And google images shows the cones the size of basketball.
 

Spokes

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Yet another example, David, of your travels and your wide-ranging intelligence. We are so fortunate to have your contributions from such a fascinating country. Thank you.

George
 

David Berry

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Norfolk Island Pines …
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When James Cook spied these trees on Norfolk Island (midway between Australia and New Zealand), he considered that they might be used for masts and spas. Not so, it turned out, but Norfolk Island did prove to be a splendidly isolated place to maroon convicts rather than keep them in British jails.

These Norfolk Island pines (Araucaria heterophylla) line the Scarborough Beach foreshore on the Redcliffe Peninsula – a short distance north of another preposterously remote penal settlement.

Photo at northernmost point of the same ride as last post. Zoom in on the map and change to 'Satellite' view.
 

David Berry

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End of a long, dry winter …
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  • Dried-out farm dam near Rosewood, SE Queensland.
  • Compare this view with that in post #160 on page 8 of this thread which was taken four months ago (from a higher vantage point nearby).
  • About 60 km away in the distance (right third of photo) is the 3700 kilometre-long Great Diving Range (world's third longest continental divide after Andes & Rockies).
  • View is looking south. We are midway between the Great Divide and the Pacific.
 
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steve mercier

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End of a long, dry winter …
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  • Dried-out farm dam near Rosewood, SE Queensland.
  • Compare this view with that in post #160 on page 8 of this thread which was taken four months ago (from a higher vantage point nearby).
  • About 60 km away in the distance (right third of photo) is the 3700 kilometre-long Great Diving Range (world's third longest continental divide after Andes & Rockies).
  • View is looking south. We are midway between the Great Divide and the Pacific.
How do you decide which bike you will ride today David?