Cycling in Sydney Australia
Laura helps her mum climb Bust-Me-Gall Hill in eastern Tasmania
Heading north on the east coast of Tasmania
A touring cyclist passes poppy fields in north-eastern Tasmania
Riders and their rigs ready to roll from the Pub in the Paddock, Pyengana, Tas
Over the mountain to Ringarooma, Tas. This was even steeper, rougher, tougher and wetter than it looks.
Easier riding once on top; the road less travelled (esp by cyclists).
I don't know about you, but I am not feeling very comfortable on the roads or in traffic at the moment. Sunday's so-far-unexplained incident with multiple riders down on SCD has made me very nervous. I don't like to have anyone in a motor vehicle anywhere near me, especially behind.
Cycling is not relaxing anymore. If it ever was. I am coming to think that if you are relaxed while riding you are not paying enough…Continue
Here's another lament on low cyclist numbers on low-motor-traffic days written due to overwhelming popular demand. (Well, actually only from Mr O'Rwelly who I suspect just wanted to post another link to 10 hours of sad violin music or, perhaps, some Elvis song. But at least four of you "liked" my Christmas Day…Continue
For three weeks in July (usually), I love the Tour: There is France. There is scenery. There is drama. There's often some cows, and maybe a few dogs. There is also some cycling. And some cyclists. But mostly, for me, there is the commentary team.
The voices of cycling are where it's at. The stars, Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, going…
Les vaches du tour. Local residents are often a good source of cycle-touring-route advice, if you can understand their directions. These locals were a bit moo-nosyllabic but they were right about Cedar Party Rd being a good bicycle route to Wingham.…Continue
I had a whole day to kill yesterday. The solution was, of course, a bike ride.
It didn't matter where, but it was going to be long. In the end, I made it up as I went along, setting off on a loop from the lovely, leafy North Shore out to Parramatta, then Liverpool, Campbelltown and into the southern highlands via the freeway and, after Picton, the old Hume Hwy. Where then would depend on how I felt.
Not everything went as well as it might. For which I blame the government. Not…Continue