Uncategorised

Wowie Zowie! What a Ride!

Posted on

Alpbach to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Simply one of the best rides I’ve ever done. Today’s stats at a glance: distance: 93.45 kms total elevation: 1122 metres The route profile does a much better job than the basic stats of telling the tale of today’s ride. A wonderful descent to the valley floor, a bit of rolling along […]

Uncategorised

Our Austrian Rollercoaster is Nearly Over

Posted on

Tomorrow we leave Austria behind. I will have mixed emotions exiting into Germany. Our sojourn in this country has been filled with beauty, but also particularly brutal short steep climbs – especially for the past three days. In a masochistic sort of way, I have almost started to enjoy them but am looking forward to […]

Uncategorised

Into the Austrian Lake District

Posted on

Steyr to Attersee The day’s stats at a glance: distance ~ 112 kilometres total ascent ~ 1680 metres We set out this morning from the pretty city of Steyr under lovely, mild conditions. Before we left I wanted to get a few pictures, one of this gorgeous speed machine which belongs to a pocket rocket. […]

Uncategorised

Leaving the Danube

Posted on

D├╝rnstein to Steyr The day’s stats at a glance: distance: 122 kilometres total elevation: ~ 800 metres Today’s ride was in two very distinct parts. We spent 75 kilometres riding alongside the Danube and about another 10 kilometres moving away from the river but still on very flat ground. From that point we climbed up […]

Uncategorised

Is it Chess if we are “Castling”?

Posted on

Two days of riding from Sankt Gallen to Durnstein So, if we can count our romantic hunting lodge at Sankt Gallen as a castle (it certainly had the proportions to qualify) it’s four nights in a row from Sankt Gallen to our departure after a rest day here in Durstein with castle accommodation. More on […]

Uncategorised

Ramsau am Dachstein to Sankt Gallen

Posted on

Another Awesome Day of Cycling in Austria Ramsau am Dachstein to Sankt Gallen: the basic stats 105 kilometres total elevation gained: 1020 metres A-hunting we will go … We began the morning by riding back the way we came into Ramsau for about 600 metres before hanging a right under the nice peaks we’d been […]

Uncategorised

To Hobart and the Mountaintop

Posted on

Adventure Bay to Hobart We awoke to a cool but clear day at Adventure Bay. This photo from Sam taken at the Neck looks back at Fluted Cape on the left and the wonderful bay we are leaving behind … So beautiful, isn’t it? No wonder this became favoured as a watering and stopover spot […]

Uncategorised

Goin’ Down Bruny

Posted on

When I was in my early years of teaching I worked in a school in the Derwent Valley. Quite a few of the kids there used to have shacks down on Bruny Island and often when I asked what they’d be doing over the weekend, or during holiday breaks the answer would be simply “Goin’ […]