We used to take our mountain bikes through Nanny Goat reserve in Wolli Creek all the way to the KFC. A 20 minute walk, but it took us 2 hours because we were dragging our bikes through the bush.
There’s two really hard parts, you’d go through a grass flat and it would stop at some rock stairs, loosely cut into the side of the hill. We’d take turns carrying the bikes to the top. The steps were covered in roots and trees. We’d get a two-piece feed at KFC. We’d ride our bikes back, usually along the road. Not bad for a bunch of year 6 boys.


The creek, moss, fried chicken, sweat and dirt.


Sean Burchell