The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Archive for June 2012

Tassie Cycle Tour- Days 7- 9 – Across the top!

This post follows on from my previous posts about Tasmania and it may be worth reading those posts first, alternatively enjoy!   Waking up at Friendly beaches on the east coast of Tasmania is a lovely experience. Before packing up we made an exciting breakfast of museli and wandered down to the beaches. As I have said before the coves at Friendly Beaches are amazing, and eating breakfast with clear […]

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Updated list of Rides

So as I sit here and consider what rides I want to do, and how I am going to ride across Western NSW I have updated my list of rides to do over the coming months and years. Number of Rides 37 Rides Completed 6 Ride Remaining 31 Name State Country Completed Hunter Valley NSW AUS Done Snowy Mountains NSW AUS Western NSW NSW AUS Sunshine Coast and Hinerland QLD […]

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Uluru Photos

So last week I spent the week in Alice Spring and did a trip out to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. I did a tour with Emu Run and I have to admit it was pretty awesome so I would recommend it if you are heading out there. I might write up a full description later, but here are some photographic highlights.

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Long Weekend Cycle Tour – Rosewood – Lake Moogerah – Ipswich

It was a wet and windy weekend and all through the house chilly drafts filled every corner. The alarm stirred two sleepy figures who opened their eyes, mumbled a few words about how terrible it was and rolled over to go back to sleep.  Ten minutes later one figure sat bolt upright and declared that it was time to go riding! Our plans for the weekend we’re fairly simple. We […]

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Transit of Venus

Like all nerds I spent today trying to see the transit of Venus across the Sun. My early attempts from home proved futile so Gael (our French couchsurfer) and I cooked up an ingenious method of enhancing our viewing apparatus until we could see the transit! As with any engineering solution it included the bathroom mirror, a chair, the lid of a jigsaw puzzle and a map of Australia.

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Brisbane Adventures #3

So after 6 weeks in Brisbane it seems like it is time for my second general update on what is going on and why I still seem to have no free time, even though I am unemployed. If you have suggestions on what I should be doing let me know, otherwise I’ll just keep enjoying the life of a leisure! Volunteer Work I thought that since I have to give […]

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