What to take when Riding Overseas

While our trip to the US is still months away I have starting to turn my mind to what we need for the ride component of our trip when we hire a bike for a couple of weeks.


Preparation – Ride Fit

When I talk to riders about a big ride I often get very different responses.  For some a big ride is 300kms and others that’s just what you do before breakfast.  So how do you prepare yourself for bigger days on the bike or a big multi-day tour?

Getting back to the bush

With Deb away for a Stampin’ Up conference in Melbourne I was at a loose end.  So on Saturday after a quick run around the house getting all (most) of those weekend jobs done (mostly), I threw my camping gear and some basic supplies on the bike for an overnight camping trip … somewhere.


2017 Memorial Ride

Originally the ride we had earmarked as our memorial ride was definitely going to the be the most challenging ride I have attempted to date.  However that wasn’t to be, and in its place we mapped out an interesting ride over some great country side and included one of our other significant places – the…


There is a Plan.

While in Coober Pedy we sat and discussed many options of where we could go but nothing really grabbed us.  The coming weekend is our annual memorial run to remember long distance riders who have died. So as part of the weekend we like to do a minimum 1600km ride (in the day). Therefore we…


In Lieu of a Plan

So far we only have a rough plan for today as we haven’t figured out the larger plan of where and what we are going to do next. But today we are heading 300km further north to Coober Pedy to have a look around this opal mining town.


Taking in the sights of Phuket.

Wednesday – Stampin Up! took us on a group activity out to a number of islands including ‘James Bond Island’, canoeing in and around the islands, visiting a village built over the ocean,  and providing lunch on an island. The islands are limestone islands in the Phang Nga National Park and are fairly unique in…