The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Archive for December 2012

Desert Rains

When it rains up here everything changes. The colour of the rocks richer as the dust is washed away, the vegetation sprouts so that sorry looking shrubs suddenly become healthy drab green trees, and the light quality changes so much that you suddenly notice whole mountain ranges you’ve never realised were there before. Last night I decided to go out and enjoy the light misting rain that seems to have […]

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Christmas Plans: Riding Top to Bottom

It is time for Christmas plans to be formalised. I’ve been thinking and tweaking my plans over the past week and have come up with an awesome but some what vague route. Starting from the highest point in Australia I will tootle into Jindabyne, meander south through the Snowy Mountains, wander through the Victorian Alps and then roll down hill to the coast. I have made an incredibly detailed and […]

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