The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Alice Springs

New Toys: Bike Bag Dude Frame and Chaff Bags

Two days ago I received a parcel from the east coast with exciting new toys. For a few years I have been trying to work out how to carry more and more water as I wander further from the beaten track. Actually living in the desert, I am more concerned about being precisely on the track, but not having access to water for hundreds of kilometres. Anyway, the parcel contained […]

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Bond Gap Bushwalk

After a fair few weeks of “looking after” my ankle it seemed like time to head out for a bit of a bushwalk along the MacDonnell Ranges. In keeping with my “sensible” planning we selected a nice easy loop walk along the Woodland Trail to Bond Gap, and then along the Larapinta Trail back to Simpsons Gap and eventually our car. So with all this in mind my housemates and […]

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Solar Eclipse

Recently there was another solar eclipse in Alice Springs. Unlike the last one, I didn’t know this one was happening and had the strange strange experience of sitting at the kitchen table wondering if I had lost my mind. Actually it wasn’t so much that I had lost my mind, but my memory as I was certain that clouds didn’t block out as much light as was occuring right then […]

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Ormiston Gorge Day Out

All photos courtesy of the lovely Josie.

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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