master6 wrote:There seems to be a wide spread desire for "flat" facilities in many of the posts here. I dont understand this, as the earth is not flat, and Brisbane is far from flat.
Correct you are. Brisbane is not flat.
So after riding to Samford, Kobble Creek, Dayboro, Mt Mee, Cabulture & back home (150km & 2000 +m of ascent) the last thing I want is a hilly bike path or alternate route (due to the missing bike path).
It's occasionally nice to float along without having to put pressure on the pedals or even have to change gears for that matter. The Kedron Brooke bike path, Boondal wetlands, Redcliffe loop is another very "flat" ride destination. From home for me it's 100km with only 250m of ascent. Couldn't get much flatter than that which is why I jump on the SS roadie & spin along at 30km/hr with the headphones on in my own little world. Can't see a problem with that & I'd say neither do the other 3 thousand riders per week who use it.