The Graceful Cyclists

Cycle touring and other adventures

Tag Archive for ‘Planning’

Weather for Canyoners

WARNING: THIS IS A LONG POST AND IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY BORING!  Disclaimer: Make your own decisions when you’re deciding whether to head out on a trip. There are so many more factors than just these to consider! Sydney has been wet recently. I mean really wet. I mean crazy thunderstorms dumping 30-90mm of rain in an hour wet. With all of this weather the facebook group OzCanyons has been […]

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Dreaming again

So I am chilling out near Canberra tonight and dreaming of rides I could be doing.  I won’t be doing these rides in the immediate future, but I can dream! 1) Iceland… http://www.vegagerdin.is/media/upplysingar-og-utgafa/Cycling-map.pdf I admit this isn’t a particularly detailed idea, but the map appears to outline hundreds of kilometres of riding which one could do with options for highlands, fjordlands and large sections of the maps listed as “Loose sand possibly […]

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Hi All,

The blog has been a little quiet for the past few months, but it is Christmas time and I thought it time to join the cheeriness. So have two photos! One in my christmas present to myself for the next few years, the other is a strange likeness of me that I just happened to find on the internet!

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Happy Christmas to you and me!

Alll packed up, but where to go…

I’m in (R)Adelaide ready for another cycling adventure to start tomorrow. As usual I don’t really have a plan except that I will start by riding south towards Kangaroo Island, and that I will work it out from there. What I do have however is a heavily laden bike and a sense of adventure. These things have seen me through a lot so here is to adventures ahead.

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Mountain Bike Trails of Alice Springs

As i ride around Alice Springs on my mountain bike I often come up against a common problem. I don’t know where the mountain bike trails go, or what they are called. Being a nerd, and lazy, I felt I had to do something about it so I have started assembling my GPS traces into a map overlaid on Google Earth which shows all the trails I have ridden on […]

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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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