Cycling in Europe

From Little Things Big Things Grow

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  If you’re Australian you will most likely recognise the title straight away. If you’re not and that phrase doesn’t strike a chord there’s much significance in it. More about that later. In the meantime, to our first day of the Lionheart tour. As ever with these epic tours, we started with a gentle beginning. […]

Cycling in Europe

Don’t Spit Into the Wind …

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Today marks a week exactly until Dianne and I catch the big bird out of Hobart to the northern hemisphere summer and cycling in the fabled Dolomites. We then move on through Austria, Germany, north-eastern France and finishing south of Paris at the historic Fontevraud Abbey where Richard the Lionheart is buried. It’s stuff that dreams are made of, and we are dreaming of favourable winds, dry roads and good legs.

Lionheart

Getting Stoked for a Two-Wheeled Odyssey

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It’s just over two weeks until Dianne and I fly out of Hobart to begin our big Lionhearted adventure with Bike Odyssey. We are so looking forward to Lionheart! Once we decided to commit to the tour we looked at how we might go about preparing for it. Riding our bikes is the obvious answer, […]

Tasmania

UnderDownunder Scout 2

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Yesterday Sam I and scooted around south of Hobart to review and refine the final days of the inaugural UnderDownunder tour. Here’s a summary of what those days will be about and a bunch of images to illustrate the joys of the area. On the third last day of riding the tour will leave Richmond, […]

Tasmania

Two Tassie Classics

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Green Rosellas & Scallop Pies The first you can’t find anywhere else on Earth – well at least not in the wild. The Green Rosella is endemic to Tasmania and the largest of the rosella family. It can be found almost anywhere in Tasmania and makes a wonderful cycling companion from time to time. As […]

Lionheart

Looking Ahead

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So much riding to be done … There is always another road to be ridden While our eyes are firmly fixed on the upcoming Lionheart tour, Dianne and I are also making the most of riding locally around Hobart. And we are so looking forward to sharing some of that riding with the first cyclists […]

Cycling in Europe

Getting Ready to Be Lionhearted

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After almost a year of anticipation the Lionheart tour grows closer. It’s just on two and a half months away now and my mind is starting to become more focussed on the journey and challenges involved. It will be the fourth big bike adventure that Dianne and I have set off on together and we are looking forward to this one with just as much anticipation and excitement as the previous three.

Tasmania

First practice post … Riding West from Hobart

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WordPress, eh? Hmmm. Just trying to get a handle on a whole new blogging interface is pretty challenging! So, a bit of experimentation with a couple of glimpses of riding in Tasmania. First, I’ll try inserting a photo of a black swan, taken at Goulds Lagoon at Granton. For northern hemisphere inhabitants who may not […]