The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Archive for April 2013

Kangaroo Island Day 7 – Windy with Sand

Some helpful advice to all those people out there who make and maintain roads. A road should have deeper sand beside it than on it. *** This morning was windy. Not just a little windy, but buffet my Macpac 4 season tent, pedal in your lowest gear downhill windy. The wind had started to build last night, but by the morning the “fresh” south easterly was probably blowing at above […]

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Guest Cooking Posts

Hi Guys! As many of you know I like to cook, almost as much as I like to eat in fact! A good friend (with whom I have shared many cups of delicious tea) has started up a cooking blog called Caitlicious Cooking. So in the theme of sharing I am going to be adding some of my favourite recipes to the site. I will be adding lots of dairy […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 6 – Dull with Great Views

Today started with a climb, not a particularly steep climb, but a climb that persisted well beyond what felt like a reasonable amount of time. I think within the first 15 minutes I’d climbed 100m if that give you any idea of the grade I was working with. Anyway this moorings ride along the north coast road was lovely. Once I’d reached the ridge line the road followed the ridge […]

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Drunken Devonshire Pasties

So awesome. Three types of stout went into these! So we did make these up as we went along, but roughly the process was… Slow cook 6 lamb shanks in a mix of Amber Ale and Stout for 4 hours. We used 1x Squires Amber Ale and 1/3 of a Kilkenny at this stage. We recommend testing the mix of beers prior to adding to the shanks. Make a sour-cream […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 5: A Long Day

84.4km 4h 59min 354m Ascent 61km before lunch at 12:30pm Last night I decided on a plan for the remainder of my trip. Personally I thought it was a very clever plan as it left me time to ride back to Adelaide if need be, or it I can get my bike on a bus, time to get out to the lighthouse at the eastern end of the island. So […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 4: Remarkable Rocks

Today was a rest day. Traditionally rest days involve not riding, and wherever possible as little as possible of any other activity. The only difference between today and the last few days was that I was only carrying one pannier. To be fair it was never going to be a positively restful day, with the goal of Cape Du Coelic lighthouse and The Remarkable Rocks in mind I was always […]

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