The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Tassie Cycle Tour: Day 1 to Day 3

So after a large delay I’ve found our journal from or cycling trip around Tasmania (it was hidden on the bookshelf) and I have decided to start loadings some of the highlights and key lessons into a series of posts over the next few weeks. So here goes… Day 1: Hobart Airport to Sandspit Forest Reserve (Wielangta Forest Drive) 49km After delays at Hobart Airport I found Clare, assembled my […]

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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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Incidental Cycle Touring

in·ci·den·tal/ˌinsiˈdentl/ Accompanying but not a major part of something: “incidental expenses”. Yesterday we decided that we wanted to see the Glasshouse Mountains, which are located in the hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. Getting there from Brisbane is amazingly easy, it simply requires catching a train from central Brisbane and you are there in about an hour. Plus you can use your goCard so you don’t even have to buy a […]

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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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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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