The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Alice Springs

Proof I ride

For once someone else was taking the photos on Sunday so I have two photos of me riding my mountain bike to put up, they are both very unexciting but it is evidence that I do get out on my bike occasionally. The second one proves that I am unfit and feel my legs even on a recovery ride.

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Mountain Bike Trails of Alice Springs

As i ride around Alice Springs on my mountain bike I often come up against a common problem. I don’t know where the mountain bike trails go, or what they are called. Being a nerd, and lazy, I felt I had to do something about it so I have started assembling my GPS traces into a map overlaid on Google Earth which shows all the trails I have ridden on […]

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Three Flats and an Amazing Sunset

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of going for a ride after work with the local mountain bike club. The group meets at 5 and then heads out for a 1hr loop with fast, intermediate and slow groups splitting off to do an appropriate ride. The ride didn’t start particularly well as I was running late due to problems assembling my back tyre after my puncture on the weekend (which […]

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East Side Mountain Biking

Smooth trails, great company and a patched up side wall. What could possibly make for a better day of mountain biking then that combination? Today I went out riding with a group of keen riders from the Central Australian Rough Riders to explore the trails on the east side of Alice Springs, including some freshly cut trails that most people hadn’t ridden before. The riding was generally smooth with early […]

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