Check out some thoughts and tales from bike touring on some remote roads of Australia
The latest blog, zzOz, is from a bike tour from Perth to Melbourne via Cape Leeuwin, WA, Cape York, Queensland, and Wilsons Prom, Victoria: the bizarre trajectory pedalled from June 2011 to January 2013, with a 5 month stop in Alice Springs.
Munda Biddi rollercoaster, a second look at the fabbo mountain bike trail that was then only open from Mundaring near Perth to Nannup, from a couple of stray weeks from my time in Perth: January 2011/December 2010.
Heading West is from a 15 month westward progression from Melbourne to Perth: May 2010 to February 2009.
Occasionally the blogs may mention what I had for breakfast, or whether I was grinding up hills, or whizzing down ‘em, but mainly they are a daily rave about random events or the casual bumps up against the disparate patchwork of the human race that exploring the world on a bike brings.
The Readers Digest version of the blogs are condensed in that left column.
Yeah, that’s them.
Or, clicking on the thumbnail or highlighted words below will take you to the first entry of each tour.
zzOz blog: zig zag across Oz
A blog with tales from zig zagging eastwards back across Australia from Perth to Melbourne via various obscure Outback roads.
Munda Biddi roller coaster blog: single track is the game
The Munda Biddi is one huge, fun, ride, with plenty of sweat, toil, and hardship thrown in.
Long single track stretches. No traffic. Big Jarrah tree forest. Free accommodation. Big watertanks. Not many, often make that no, others on the track.
Heading west blog: ants travel more efficiently
Melbourne to Perth is 16,731km? You betcha.
A blog about the crossing the Australian continent east to west, Melbourne to Perth via a few obscure routes, from February 2009 to May 2010.
In retrospect the map of this trip looks as if it was designed by a wandering ant: Mawson Trail, Arkaroola, Oodnadatta, Finke, Tanami Track, Purnululu, Buntine Highway, Gregory National Park, Kakadu, Gibb River Road, Karijini, Esperance, Munda Biddi.
Don’t believe it, the tour had all been meticulously planned.
Do I sound convincing?