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Summary – The Big Banana Covid escape tour

(July 4, 2020 – written by Dave) Our original goal for this trip was to reach the Big Banana. We aren’t really “big thing spotters”, but the Big Banana gave us something to shoot for. We were super excited (OK, … Continue reading

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Lismore to Casino – Riding into the sunset of this tour (42k/365m)

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(July 1, 2020 – written by Dave) That’s it, we’re done. We made it to Casino and are heading back to Sydney on the train tomorrow. We still have to ride 1 km from our Casino Hotel back to the … Continue reading

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Byron Bay to Lismore – A ride in the hinterlands (71k/1,144m)

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(June 30, 2020 – written by Dave) Our third night in the YHA was the best one, but to achieve this, I had to be a bit of a grumpy old man. We’ve found that most of the hostels on … Continue reading

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Day 18-19 – Impressions of Byron Bay

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(June 29, 2020 – written by Dave) Byron oh Byron, what to make of you? (hipsters don’t say Byron Bay, it’s just Byron) The official Byron Bay tourist website states the following: Byron Bay is a coastal town located on … Continue reading

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Evans Head to Byron Bay – Ride to the end of the earth (72k/340m)

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(June 27, 2020 – written by Dave) As noted yesterday, rain was forecast to start this morning at 7AM. If this had happened, it would have been right in the middle of our packing up and I would have been … Continue reading

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Yamba to Evans Head – Koala proof fence (69k/221m)

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(June 26, 2020 – written by Dave) We had another quiet night in the Calypso Caravan Park. Our little 1950s apartment worked out swell (I’ve been trying to figure a way of including the word “swell” in a post for … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Best morning tea ever in Yamba

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(June 25, 2020 – written by Dave) We’ve had a lovely rest day here in Yamba but for sure, the best thing that happened today was the finest morning tea ever. Late morning we wandered down the waterfront, past the … Continue reading

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Grafton to Yamba – Cane to Coast (64k/90m)

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(June 24, 2020 – written by Dave) Ok, ok, ok, enough of those guest authors. Normal programming resumes today, complete with contextual and actual spelling errors, and perhaps a few grammatical slips. Unless of course, our senior editor is on … Continue reading

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Coffs Harbour to Grafton – Through the forest (91k/965m)

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(June 23, 2020 – written by Nancy) Dave says I have to say I am a guest contributor now, which seems unfair as I often have to substantially rewrite his blogs but I never get credit for it. I am … Continue reading

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Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour– The Big Banana and a twist (60k/548m)

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(June 22, 2020 – written by Dave) We were up early this morning. While cool, we had an exciting day ahead of us. Thoughts of the Big Banana danced in our heads and there was no holding us back. Of … Continue reading