Bardon is a bosky suburb of dipping, shadow-tipped streets in Brisbane's inner-west.
The area lines Mt Coot-tha Forest. As you near the Forest, you join its bracelet of high-set wooden houses, parks and ovals, and old corner-shop fronts.
Then, at the end of Simpsons Road, you cross Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, which encircles the high point of the Forest. The two streets intersect at a point that's always busy with cyclists coming down the hill really fast. Still listening out for them, you join the path towards the Forest and the steep steps up to Simpsons Falls.
(Slow travels are travels by foot or bike.)