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. So after a quick ride up the…

Just getting out of town

Deb has heard me complaining about my old self inflating mattress I take on the bike with me and given that I have had a few misadventures on the bike I need something comfortable to sleep on when I away on the bike.  So she went way over the top and suprised me with a Helinox camp…

Just takin’ it easy

For those who have followed my blog may have picked up the theme that I like riding my bike and I like riding a long way.  Well that is very true.  However, I also really love sharing my rides with Deb.  These rides aren’t measured in 1,000’s of kilometers but in the number of coffee shops,…

Memorial Ride 2016

Each year long distance riders from around Australia congregate at Wilmington in South Australia to remember riders (friends) who we have lost.  This year was especially poignant for me, with the loss of Pat, the life of the party, the clown, our friend. The Plan I have always wanted to do the run between Ivanhoe…