The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Life and Daily Interest

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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South East Brisbane Bikeways

Today I set out with the aim of exploring several of south east Brisbane’s major bike ways, in particular the SE Freeway Bike Way and the Bulimba Creek Cycleway. These two cycle ways let me ride about 35km with only short sections of back street to link them up. All in all it was a successful little exploration. Along the way there were a number of interesting occurances that I […]

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Crash Hazard Ahead

“Remember to keep the road under you and the sky above you and everything will be fine” – Tim Sindle It has been brought to our attention that Christian and I do not have a working definition of what exactly a ‘crash’ is. I swear he stacked it the other day, but he maintains he just ‘came off’. Pfft. So we’ve had to clarify the meaning of ‘stacked’ and ‘came…

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Brisbane Adventures #2

So I’ve now been in Brissie for a week and having been thoroughly impressed by what I’ve seen so far I thought I would share some of my favourite discoveries. 1) Brisbane Cycle Ways – The Brissie cycle way network is simply just amazing. Of the 40 kilometres I rode ¬†yesterday 30 would have been on cycleways and 1o on dedicated cycleways. I will take a picture when it isn’t […]

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