The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

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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Brissie Ride 1

Day four in Brissie and we went for our first ride today. We hadn’t planned all that much except that we had to be back by 10:30am and wanted to go across some bridges. Setting out early I was amazed to find that we were able to ride everywhere on bike paths, they seem to cover the vast majority of the city, including what I would call the outer suburbs. […]

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Tasmanian National Parks

So, cleaning out my room before I move to Brissie I came across our National Park Passport from the tassie trip. I am fairly certain the the passport is designed for kids but we got into collecting stamps in a fairly serious way. We knew we were never going to get every stamp, but I would say we did a fairly good job!     We made it to: Mt […]

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Frailty of Cyclist

Yesterday I had an absurd experience which reminded me just how frail a cyclist is, and that we are at the peril of drivers more often then we think. I wasn’t hurt, nor was my bike, but the situation was more then enough to shake me. Normally when I think about accidents involving bikes it will include merging traffic, cars screaming through intersections or just not staying on their own […]

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Slow Travel

Holidays are about relaxing, experiencing and understanding a new destination. Holidays are about spending time by the beach or along side a river somewhere with family, friends or the annoying people in the campsite next door. With this in mind the trend towards fly in holidays is a curious one which I can’t help but feel looses some of the magic. So often I hear friends getting back from a […]

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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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