With school work over for the day – it was 11:30am – it was time for some fun. We loaded the bike onto the trailer and headed to Shorncliffe for a leisurely 20km ride. Bev (Les’ Mum) bought us a book with short rides all around Brisbane and the Coasts. Kady and Erin thought the bike track was perfectly designed with about 10 playgrounds within the 20km and it was very flat!
We hadn’t been to this part of Brisbane for years and we were both impressed with the place. The path took us through many parks with fantastic playgrounds. Toilets were about every 3km – great when riding with kids.
Riding across the Hornibrook Bridge was a highlight. The kids loved it. The path was completely separate from the road so they had a bit more freedom. Shade sails and trees provided plenty of shade for muesli bar stops.
Our only regret…we didn’t bring our togs. There were so many swimming opportunities.
On a separate note, we took our dog Scrappy on this ride. He was towed behind the Vivente and seemed pretty happy. I think my quadriceps may pay for towing our furry friend.
Thanks to Bev and Fred for being our support team at the end of the track. It saved riding another 50km back to Toorbul!
We are keen to try the entire path from Caboolture through to Wynnum. This will be an undertaking for another day.
Max Speed: 20.1km/h
Av Speed: 12.5Km/h