A festive bike packing adventure on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and the South Burnett Rail Trail.
On many occasions I have completed the Brisbane Valley rail trail from Wulkuraka to Yarraman return and have also ridden sections of this trail with both family and friends.
Earlier in the year I also completed the Kingaroy to Kilkivan section. I had never ridden the link tracks and road between Yarraman and Kingaroy.
Each year through work I have to take three weeks of annual leave at Christmas time and for the past few years I have either had a very young child, been unwell or recovering from surgery.
This year I had been debating the ride for awhile and wondered whether it was actually manageable within a three day time period.
Leading up to the ride I was not overly planning for it and had been contemplating riding 10,000 vertical meters on Centre road. If the summer storms came over I could easily abandon my effort and retreat to my car.
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