(March 31, 2020 - written by Dave) As regular readers would know, we try to write blog posts for most days when we are out on a bike tour. So far, we’ve ridden our bikes in some 50 countries and met countless wonderful people. We are fortunate to have cycling friends all over the world. … Continue reading Something to read while in isolation – 8 years ago today
Month: March 2020
A brief post with a positive story…
(March 23, 2020 - written by Dave) If you’re like us, you are probably running a little short of good news stories these days. Sure, you can search the internet for funny animal videos, but there are only so many of those that you can watch in a 24-hour period. Nancy’s tolerance is clearly higher … Continue reading A brief post with a positive story…
Katoomba to St Leonards – No frosting for us!
(March 4-5, 2020 - written by Dave) Back when I was a kid, I used to always eat a piece of cake by eating the cake part first, saving the frosting part for last. In my mind, the “best” part was the frosting, so I saved the frosting to savour at the end. Our bike … Continue reading Katoomba to St Leonards – No frosting for us!
Beating the rains, mostly – Kandos to Katoomba (141k/2,150m)
(March 3, 2020 - written by Dave) Brekkie was delivered to the room right on time at 6:30. Surprisingly, the hotel seemed to really fill up overnight and the carpark was completely packed. As planned, we were on the road by 7AM and as forecast, it was quite a bit cooler – 35c yesterday, 15c … Continue reading Beating the rains, mostly – Kandos to Katoomba (141k/2,150m)
Variable plans day –Bylong to Kandos (62k/800m)
(March 2, 2020 - written by Dave) Our second night in the tent was a lot more restful. It could have been our tired state but the sleeping pads seemed to have made less noise last night than they did the first night - for sure. The jury is still out on the tent overall. … Continue reading Variable plans day –Bylong to Kandos (62k/800m)
A hot, long day –Broke to Bylong (151k/1,550m)
(March 1, 2020 - written by Dave) As reported yesterday, the tent was loud and crowded overnight. We’ve learned that you just have to get through that first night. It was cool enough so at least we weren’t sweltering. As for a relaxing morning brekkie in camp, forget about that as the recent rains meant … Continue reading A hot, long day –Broke to Bylong (151k/1,550m)
Giving Back to the Bush Tour – Day 1
Giving back to the bush tour day 1 –St Leonards to Broke (107k/1,300m) (February 29, 2020 - written by Dave) Between the droughts, the bush fires and the more recent torrential rains, it seems as though people feel that the Australian countryside (or bush as we call it) is “closed for business”. It isn’t, of … Continue reading Giving Back to the Bush Tour – Day 1