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Cycle Touring North Stradbroke Island

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Cycle Touring North Stradbroke Island

We live in a country that seldom has to feel the real distance of travel. We let motor powered car tires pound the bitchumen for us. Cycling allows the connection between the distance and the journey without having to walk, and provides a real sense of achievement when the destination has been reached.

The Crew

The Crew
The Crew

Desintation

Our destination was North Stradbroke Island. Specifically, Adder Rock Camp Ground.

As the 4 of us assembled our bikes with our over packed bags (mostly Aaron), our journey began. I say the 4 of us because we had a 5th member who decided to put his bike rack together the morning of the ride, couldn’t locate some runaway bolts and decided to catch the train to our journeys first destination. Cleaveland Ferry!

North Strabroke Island Cycling

We left Brisbane, sharing the roads with the other car drivers. Our chosen path was much busier than expected, but we managed to eat our way to the Cleaveland Ferry just in time to catch our planned Water Taxi!

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Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:57:49 01:37:52 34.36 21.06 46.44 247.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

The water taxi was easy, you just put your bike at the back of the boat, pay $10 and you are there!

Once we got to the other side, the harder part of the ride began. The road rolls across the middle of the island, with peaks and dips along most of the way. Our heavy bikes started to take their toll as we mentally struggled up the inclines.

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:01:38 00:49:34 16.61 20.11 52.92 194.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

The Destination

Adder Rock is a paid campsite, and it ended up costing just under $70 for the 5 of us to camp. As we passed the T-Rex computer operator, we setup camp and began to eat…

We walked to the pub (because we’re responsible bike riders and never operate heavy machinery under the influence of freedom) and had a few beers at sunset.

As we woke up, we made our breakfast and set out over the rolling island hills with plenty of momentum. We all found the need for speed as we sped into the Water Taxi terminal in record time.

The Return

The journey back was relatively hot for a winters morning. We journeyed back along the route we had ridden the day before, whilst attempting to avoid all the heavy traffic areas.

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:16:52 01:42:03 35.12 20.65 51.12 313.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

Every now and then, we need to push the reset button and venture out into the unknown, take a few bikesquats and test out the equipment for the Europe Adventure that is to come in August 2017…. now just to make it more regular!

 

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