The Graceful Cyclists

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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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Kangaroo Island Day 8 – The Last Day

The last day, and of course what felt like the longest! The day started pleasantly. The wind had dropped, patchy cloud meant it wasn’t hot, and all in all it was a lovely day to be riding a bicycle. After a social coffee with a fellow cycle tourist I made my way along the East-West Road to Cape Willoughby. The road itself is a lovely track through farm land, is […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 7 – Windy with Sand

Some helpful advice to all those people out there who make and maintain roads. A road should have deeper sand beside it than on it. *** This morning was windy. Not just a little windy, but buffet my Macpac 4 season tent, pedal in your lowest gear downhill windy. The wind had started to build last night, but by the morning the “fresh” south easterly was probably blowing at above […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 6 – Dull with Great Views

Today started with a climb, not a particularly steep climb, but a climb that persisted well beyond what felt like a reasonable amount of time. I think within the first 15 minutes I’d climbed 100m if that give you any idea of the grade I was working with. Anyway this moorings ride along the north coast road was lovely. Once I’d reached the ridge line the road followed the ridge […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 5: A Long Day

84.4km 4h 59min 354m Ascent 61km before lunch at 12:30pm Last night I decided on a plan for the remainder of my trip. Personally I thought it was a very clever plan as it left me time to ride back to Adelaide if need be, or it I can get my bike on a bus, time to get out to the lighthouse at the eastern end of the island. So […]

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