What’s the path to enlightenment?
There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart.Lao Tzu
I have been on a few paths so far in my life – the growing up path, the motherhood path, the career path, and now I’m rocking the retired path.
I’ll be honest, some of these paths have been a bit bumpy – but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I’m not sure if they’ve really given me any enlightenment but they have given me lots of joy. Riding gives me joy too.
A bumpy ride
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt.John Muir
This ride was in Croatia and started off nice and easy but soon turned bad. Add in the fact that I was recovering from an emergency appendectomy and it became a bit messy! The Mathematician had to push both bikes up this massive hill while I stumbled behind. It all ended well I’m happy to say!
Paths with pictures
While away on holidays recently we enjoyed lots of bike riding on a variety of paths.
Shared pathways are a great way to get around and we did just that!
In the outer suburbs of Brisbane we discovered a shared pathway running alongside the railway. It was well signposted, an easy to ride surface and relatively flat.
An added bonus – the painted sound barriers along the way. These are just a few of the boards. Just a delight!
Another favourite ride was along the Morton Bay Cycleway in the Redcliffe area from Scarborough to Clontarf, over the bridge and then to Sandgate and Shorncliffe. It was a shared path with fabulous beach views. Coming from Tumbarumba in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, the sparkling blue water and warm sunshine were an absolute delight to us.
Sharing is caring
Brisbane City bikes
CityCycle has 150 stations available across Brisbane’s city centre. We were in the city for the day and hired bikes for an hour or so. It was a fun easy way to get around the city and relatively cheap as well. Here’s me posing 🙂
You can also hire scooters but these looked a bit too dangerous to me!
Tumbarumba’s Rail Trail
I can’t write about riding on paths without mentioning the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail which is currently being constructed. It’s only been in the pipeline since 2003!! We can’t wait to have riders of all ages and ability come to our little town to ride our rail trail – the first one on public land in NSW. The Mathematician and I are very involved and look forward to it opening in early 2020. It will be a shared path for bikes, mobility scooters, walkers, runners, prams, wheelchairs but not motorised motor bikes.
Terri is back as the host this week but it’s been great having Hugh’s prompts, and his different interpretations, for the past two weeks.
Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I post the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!Terri – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives
I’d love to know what you think of my interpretation this week. Last week’s theme was unusual and I shared my love of play. This week isn’t much different, I love riding too!
I always enjoy seeing what others come up with for these weekly prompts 🙂
Have a great week ahead. We’re heading to Kingaroy next to ride on the South Burnett Rail Trail.
What path are you on?
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