Acknowledgment: This cycling adventure variously traversed the country of the Wandandian, Ngunawal, Yuin, Ngarigo, Bidwell, and Kurnai people. Sovereignty of these lands was never…
“I hope you enjoy the photos of the forest and the flowers and those wonderful boulders and I hope you feel inspired to join us on future rides to appreciate and save the Great Forest of Victoria.” Cath Stephensen
Guest post by Leon. Some days you just want to ride up some long hills, so you can ride down the back, and also for the views! A quick overnight jaunt to the Toolangi shared area of the Tungerong and Wurundjeri Nations had our eyes popping, legs appropriately tired and some silly downhill grins that wouldn’t wipe off for days.
We made good time grinding uphill. I was really impressed with Finn’s speed, there was none of the usual waiting around for people to catch up I had experienced riding with other friends. I am not sorry to wait, everywhere there is something new to see and I have a great love for these spaces in between places. There’s always something special about time without obligations.
This is the article I wrote for Australia’s biggest cycling magazine; published by Bicycle Network, RideOn.
The trip from Lilydale to Tanglewood Music and Arts Festival for NYE 2016
Crazy trip starting at midnight from Pakenham. Published on We Are Explorers
Last weekend I went on a 100km cycle to a forest being murdered. Article written by Shayne Small
Early 2016 I went on a roadpacking trip, and took my road bike off road on the O’Shannasey Aqueduct. I rolled up the Reefton Spur, through Marysville, onto Healesville and then up to Castella Junction to hang out with the staunch and committed Knitting Nannas of Toolangi
This was a great week. I got lost in nature, regained some fitness and enjoyed some delicious meals. Everything you want in a break from suburban life. I CAN’T SAY THIS LOUD ENOUGH, TOOLANGI IS BRILLIANT!
We camped for the first night in one of these areas, The Mount Robertson State Forest. It is a popular destination for trail bike riders, and by extension mountain bikers. We had a lot of fun exploring the loose sandy tracks, dodging dried up mud traps and stray logs under the forest canopy.