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A bunch of 5s FIVE RIDERS. FIVE QUESTIONS. ONE BUNCH.

WHO? ROMA STREET FIRIES

WHEN? BEFORE WORK MOST DAYS

WHERE? RIVER LOOP, BRISBANE

COFFEE? LOST BEAN COFFEE VAN, SOUTH BANK

ON ANY GIVEN MORNING, chances are you’ll find at least a few members from Brisbane’s Roma Street Fire Station sneaking in a pre-shift roll before suiting up for their day’s work.

All up, around 12 of the station’s current firies are cyclists, with their rides mostly taking in the undulating 35km ‘River Loop’ via St Lucia, Tennyson and Dutton Park, but sometimes venturing further afield when schedules allow. Today the bunch is just five including one ring in, a lawyer, who also rides with the group from time to time. While it’s barely 7 am when we meet, the heat and humidity is already rising faster than a Chris Lynn pull shot—it

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