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brisbane, Cycle Away, Cycle touring, cycle with confidence, cycling, cycling infrastructure, Ipswich -

    On Jane's daily cycle commute she discovered a new piece of green bike lane.  It's not very long but it's in a location where there is a lot of bicycle and car interaction.  To proceed straight ahead, bicycle riders have to manoeuvre across a lane of moving traffic which has the option to turn left across the rider.  While there is no physical separation on this green bike lane, it does provide a visual cue for car drivers to expect bicycle riders to move across them if they are turning left.  The new green bike lane is on Stanley Street,  just...

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The first night ride provided an evening encounter with a large python which was exiting the mangroves to spend the night in a tree next to the bike path.  Our first two riders rode over the snake's tail before realising their error....  the rest of us came to a very sudden stop and waited until Mr or Ms Snake had lithered across the bike path and into the tree.  It stretched from one side of the bike path to the other, with a fair bit hanging over each side ... in other works, quite a large snake!!  Happy to report it...

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brisbane, Cycle Away, Cycle touring, recumbent -

            1. It makes me smile as I always have such a good time! 2. I'm never alone when I stop. Someone will always come and chat about the bike. 3. It is very comfortable - I have a three wheeled recumbent and a two wheeled recumbent -   such fun.

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brisbane, Cycle Away, cycling, health -

Did you know Australians have one of the highest rates of chronic disease in the world? One in 10 people suffer from kidney disease, more than one in 19 have diabetes, and a massive 1 in 5 people have cardiovascular disease! These conditions are mostly preventable through being active and eating a diet rich in vegetables and unrefined carbohydrates, and low in processed foods. How much exercise is enough? The Australian government recommends we do about half an hour of whole body activity like walking, cycling or swimming each day - you should puff a little bit, but should still...

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brisbane, cycling, learn to ride -

Glenice ”Pocket Rocket” Shaw loves to start her day riding with friends around Brisbane. She loves exploring new routes, and is always up for the next challenge – even if it involves a hill! Glenice, who currently holds the title of Queensland Grand Master Track Cyclist of the Year, took up cycling at the end of 2013 after encountering some health issues that were both painful and debilitating. Glenice now rides 4+ times a week, and truly believes that the exercise and enjoyment that cycling provides gives her more energy, a more positive attitude and has improved her quality of life...

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