The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Planning

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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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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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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Keeping Track of Adventures

Hi Everyone, I’ve decided that blogs frustrate me because you can never find a page you want when you want it. For that reason I have created a new page called my Adventure Directory, where I intend to keep links to all the cool adventures friends and I have had over the years. I may even include some posts from my favourite blogs, like twobreakfasts, ¬†Tandem Travellers and Northern Walker. […]

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Updated list of Rides

So as I sit here and consider what rides I want to do, and how I am going to ride across Western NSW I have updated my list of rides to do over the coming months and years. Number of Rides 37 Rides Completed 6 Ride Remaining 31 Name State Country Completed Hunter Valley NSW AUS Done Snowy Mountains NSW AUS Western NSW NSW AUS Sunshine Coast and Hinerland QLD […]

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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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Planning the Border Loop (QLD/NSW)

So now that things have settled down a bit and I am getting accustomed to Queensland it seems like a good time to go back to NSW. Lonely Planet’s book Cycling Australia describes a 5 day trip around the border region of QLD and NSW that I think I am going to try to do in the coming weeks. It is described as a demanding 5 day, 330km loop starting […]

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Planning More Rides

Recently I was sitting around trying to work out how to keep my self occupied and came across a website claiming to have a list of the World’s top 50 riding experiences. I read it and immediately thought that it wasn’t the best rides in the world, ¬†quite simply because any list that doesn’t involve cycling around Tasmania is severely floored. However, the more that I read it, the more […]

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