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On Top at the end of 2018

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Dianne and I decided to go for a ride to the top of kunanyi/Mt Wellington yesterday. Well, she decided; I just went along for the ride. 😉 It was a big call on her part: she felt a bit out of sorts with the ride to the Springs the day before, and that is just […]

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Connecting with Cradle Mountain

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Greetings from Cradle Mountain, in Tasmania’s Southwest World Heritage Area. It’s the 29th of December. Dianne and I have come here for a short visit to send off friends on the Overland Track and do a couple of day walks. This is an area dear to both our hearts and it’s great to be here […]

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The Number is … Five!

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  That’s how many months it is – to the day – until the inaugural “Tasmania – UnderDownunder” tour kicks off. We’re really excited to be launching this epic ride of the best cycling terrain in Australia. A tour covering 1600 kilometres/1000 miles spread over three weeks, with optional extra loops for the super-keen. Incredibly […]

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They Soldier On Of Course!

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The title of our Lionheart blog may have resonated with readers of a certain age who have some sense of musical history. There is also a stunning New Zealand film referencing the song that inspired the title of this blog – which is actually a sequel to another brilliant film (New Zealanders sure do know how […]

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Over the Hill and Down the Other Side

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From the Dolomites into Austria But, before we start: Over the first days of our tour our group has formed very strong bonds. And for that reason it was sad to farewell Mark yesterday, who had to return home for personal reasons. Mark came on tour with his cousin Brooks – who by the way […]

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Into the Heart of the Dolomites

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Cison di Valmarino to Col di Lana Today’s ride was not a long one in terms of distance but with about 2500 metres of elevation gain spread over three climbs, it was a fairly challenging day nonetheless. There was wonderful balance with riding past two lakes and some fantastic scenery. I’ve put together a short […]

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Leaving the Lido and Heading to the Dolomites

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Another Great Day Cycle Touring What a wonderful day we’ve had! There were a few curly moments, – which I’ll touch on momentarily. But, as I sit here tapping away on my keyboard reflecting on the day that’s been, I can’t help but revel in what a wonderful day we’ve had. Things didn’t start off […]