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Life’s no beach

June 12th, 2011

Life’s no beach from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken discovers the Gold Coast – places like Surfers Paradise and Mermaid Beach – aren’t all about beach babes and surf boards.

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Not a toilet?

June 12th, 2011

Southport mural

Southport. On Queensland’s Gold Coast. Very touristy. But a toilet? Surely not. There again…

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Catching up with Mark

June 11th, 2011

Catching up with Mark from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Introducing Mark. Someone Ken had met at the end of his first day on the road back on Dartmoor, UK.

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Postcards from Paradise

June 10th, 2011

Postcards

Simple plan. Visit Southport. On southern Queensland’s Gold Coast. Few postcards for friends and relatives back in its Lancashire namesake. Alas, plenty for the Gold Coast itself. Or neighbouring Surfer’s Paradise. But not Southport. Bit disappointing.

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Follow the Logan Road

June 9th, 2011

Want some advice on cycling through Brisbane? Simple. Don’t. Go around. Visit Melbourne instead. Get your legs waxed. Anything but. Or maybe I was unlucky with my timing. My visit coinciding with a redneck convention in town. Knuckle-draggers aplenty. If you really must take the foolhardy path, follow the Logan Road.

I’d Niall to thank for the suggestion. And copious maps showing every twist and turn. Soon finding the road in the very heart of the city. My escape route south towards the Gold Coast. Slowed only by my own caution. Keeping my enthusiasm for turning the pedals in check, lest I wander off course and get quite lost. And a few roadworks to contend with.

V1 sign

Later stumbling across the V1 cycle route that seem to make use of the Logan Road and the subsequent M1 motorway service ways that run parallel. From what I could make out, right out to Surfers Paradise on the coast south of the city.

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