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Exploring Samsonvale's vicinity by bike Mt Samson Range

Unfortunately I neither found a decent map nor any other useful information on real biking around Samsonvale. Therefore, it is most of the times trial and error. The section in the picture above is so steep, that I couldn't pedal up even if it was a smooth track. When pushing up my bike, the grass higher than my shoulders. But that's the only way up - so far I didn't find any other track. Sometimes I spot big ugly toads hidden in the grass. Furthermore, the chirr of whatever insect makes that noise sitting in the trees is deafening. I do not hear the wheels in the leaves nor cracking branches, let alone the almost silent movement of a snake. On top of that there are many strong, elastic spyder webs across the trail, and you never know if it belongs to a poisonous one and if it is there or not. Once I had to jump of my bike because there were three spyders hanging from my helmet. And, as in the inserted picture, it is sometimes really humid and hot. When I made the grimace for a self-portrait (if you cannot see it, move with the mouse over the above picture), my watch indicated 42°C and I thought it may be wise to turn around to not overheat my engine. Obviously I was not clear enough to take my watch off and show it properly beside my face ~;-o Until now I have been up there four times and there are still two more trails to be checked out, I hope one of them does not end in the bush as shown in the picture below, where it in fact looked nice but was definitively not funny anymore for biking ...