I think summer has fried my brain. Well, it’s either that or sitting next to Malcolm. Three years of listening to him say “bikes, bikes, bikes” has worn me down so that by the time this years Queensland Bike Week came round I had lost my “just say no to cycles” force-field. Somewhere in my delirum I managed to sign both Pauline and I up to ride 30kms on the Great Brisbane Bike Ride this Sunday. Not only that but I paid $30 friggin dollars for the pleasure of riding my way in to hell.

I used to own a bike but after riding it only 3kms in 3 years I decided to sell it to a lady at work. She has ridden it as much as I have and is lending it to me for the day. In one day it will go further in it’s lifetime than it has ever been before. That is, if I even make it over the Victoria Bridge. You see, I’ve been exercising as hard as the damn bike and am going in to this cold turkey.

I’m wondering why I signed up, but I guess I like the idea of being able to ride along the freeway and Coronation Drive and getting to stop traffic. Hopefully I’ll take some pictures of the day but it’s more likely I’ll be just trying to stand up. Wish Pauline and I luck because we are gonna need it.



7 thoughts on “Biking our way to hell

  1. CamDS says:

    I’m probably going to be there as well so I’ll see you there!

    Oooh Riding on the Freeway.

  2. scuppers says:

    what’s that song you can play while you are cruising victoria bridge that one that goes like “head out on the highway, goin to a show” or something like that lol. You should have a boombox and play it while you ride. God I’d love to see that I would have the time of my life, Amy O’Brian riding a bike across Victoria Bridge to that tune hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, somebody get photos :D.

  3. Amyo says:

    It’s surprising how many people I know who are doing it! I’ll see you Cameron for that split second as you speed past us and cheerily say hello. Don’t be offended if I just grunt in reply because I won’t have any strength to say anything more than that. We are planning on starting the night before so that we are able to finish the ride just before they shut it down. 🙂

    Mum’s with you Gerry, she wants to come just to laugh at us.

  4. Kel says:

    Maybe I should lend you my shuffle and the arm band accessory (If i ever buy one) and then you could use that! How cool!

  5. mib says:

    Careful you may just enjoy it. Then where will you be? When you finish you’ll be tired and probably have a square arse, but you will also be pretty please with your accomplishment. But if you think arse is sore after the ride, try riding the next day. 8-D


Leave a Reply