This started out as some maps to get from the Kedron Brook Shared Path to Ferny Grove Railway Station dodging as much traffic and hills as possible, but my map embedding fails me tonight. It makes me wonder though, we all must know secret ways near where we live ... maybe there is a place for a group so we can all know the secret ways of Brisbane

Anyway, since my embeds failed, here's a picture (the green dashed line is the best way I reckon)

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Comment by Gavin B on May 3, 2014 at 3:29pm

Finally did this today.  What a lovely ride!  I ended up just going up and down Ferny Way.

Comment by Gavin B on April 26, 2014 at 4:44pm

Muchos Gracias

Comment by StephenW on April 26, 2014 at 2:50pm

Gavin, Let me know if this works:

Wooloowin to Samford Village return

I'm off to Bunnings now, but will have another go if you can't access the map.

Comment by Gavin B on April 26, 2014 at 2:34pm

Stephen, did you map your route?  i want to do this tomorrow.

Comment by StephenW on April 26, 2014 at 2:29pm

Survived.  In fact I greatly enjoyed the expedition this morning.  A few observations:

  • You CAN get coffee in Samford village ... and French toast too
  • I took the 'wrong' way from Teralba Park to Ferny Grove (went further south than your recommended route, via Silverton etc.)
  • Whichever way you're going on the rail trail, the opposite side of the track looks a bit more solid, like you'll get better traction
  • It's about a 60km round trip from the Kalinga Park area, although I did have to retrace my steps a couple of times
  • There are some great bike rides to be done in Brisbane, and this is one of them.
Comment by StephenW on April 25, 2014 at 3:38pm

So it will be a bit more civilised than this trip upstream:

Comment by Doc Embrey on April 25, 2014 at 3:26pm
Do they make coffee in Samford?

Yes, in fact I think you are in for a surprise when you get there. The last time I was there I stopped with Peter M. at The Flying Nun for coffee. Interesting atmosphere and good service. $15 for coffee and cake though. There are many others too - cafés may be the biggest industry there ;)

There is a mobile phone app called Beanhunter that can be used for finding coffee when you are far from home. I would love to join you but I am expecting visitors at home tomorrow.
Comment by StephenW on April 25, 2014 at 3:04pm

Thinking of exploring up to Samford Village tomorrow (Saturday) morning fairly early.  Do they make coffee in Samford? :)

Comment by Peter Midson (middo) on April 17, 2014 at 3:17pm

Your right about the tunnel.  Went through there today. I would rather go the long  way around as I am sure to fall down one day.

Comment by Gavin B on April 17, 2014 at 8:56am

Just be careful when using that crossing.  As Doc said, there are stairs but, particularly when you have gone from bright sun to the dark tunnel, they are not obvious until you are almost on them. 

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