The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

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Kangaroo Island Day 4: Remarkable Rocks

Today was a rest day. Traditionally rest days involve not riding, and wherever possible as little as possible of any other activity. The only difference between today and the last few days was that I was only carrying one pannier. To be fair it was never going to be a positively restful day, with the goal of Cape Du Coelic lighthouse and The Remarkable Rocks in mind I was always […]

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Kangaroo Island Day 2: Seal Bay

What an awesome day! I woke up in splendid isolation at Murrays Lagoon to sunrise to the sound of birds and not much else. After fumbling around for a while I set out towards Seal Bay, with the aim of getting to Vivonne Bay for the evening. 6km of dirt and and a short section of sealed roads, and I made it to Seal Bay Cafe at 11am. A few […]

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Kangaroo Island – tick

Just a quick note to let to world know I’ve finished my ride around kangaroo island as of this afternoon. Crucial statistics are as follows: 10 days 688km 2 light houses 8 beaches 3 hamburgers 1steak sandwich 0 crashes…. Oh and a stupid number of photos. Detailled posts will be forthcoming, but for now let me say that kangaroo island is awesome, I highly recommend it to anyone, and next […]

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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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Pain, Pleasure and Purpose

Having failed to set out on my planned 8 cycle tour through the Victorian Alps last week I ispent three days over New Years in the Namadgi National Park, which is just south of Canberra. The three day ride presented some of the hardest riding I’ve ever done, so people out there, perhaps don’t follow my lead on this ride. Day 1: Pain 65km – 40km of dirt – so […]

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Alice Springs Eclipse Photos

Just a few days ago my home town of Alice Springs was graced with a visit by the Sun and Moon at exactly the same time. Unfortunately, like all¬†siblings, they couldn’t agree who was more important. After days of arguments the Moon got one up on the Sun and blocked out its light early on Wednesday morning. I’d heard that the fight as coming to a head, so a spontaneous […]

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Brisbane to Alice Springs

As many of you know I recently decided to move to Alice Springs in central Australia. I’ll be starting a new job next week, but for the moment I’m still enjoying free time. To get to Alice is a fair trek and over the past week Clare and I drove more than 3,600km and used something like 380 litres of fuel. The route is pretty varied with some long 600+ […]

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