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Hunter rest day, mostly (10k/10m)

(September 29, 2020 – written by Dave) We’ve had a lovely relaxing day in the Hunter Valley. We started early, the relaxing part at least. The deck at the hostel, sitting in sun overlooking the vineyards, got a good workout. … Continue reading

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To the Hunter – Gosford to Cessnock (99k/1,050m)

(September 28, 2020 – written by Dave) Last night was the first night of the trip in the tent and it was a bit rough. Nancy says the tent is too small, the sleeping pads are too noisy and that … Continue reading

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Minus One – St Leonards to Gosford (65k/980m)

(September 27, 2020 – written by Dave) We’re off, minus one. Roman ended up not joining us today because his bike is in pieces and he needs a part that won’t arrive until early this week. He’s already ridden this … Continue reading

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Our next trip – The Central West Cycling Trail – Pre-ride

(Sept 24, 2020 – written by Dave) As many readers would know, we currently live in Sydney, Australia – Sydney is in the state of New South Wales (NSW). Due to Covid, we are more or less banned from leaving … Continue reading

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Mapping a route, before Covid closed everything

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(July 27, 2020 – written by Dave) No, we’re not on another trip. We are thinking about it, but we are kind of waiting to see how our little state-wide Covid case uptick plays out. We had 12 new cases … Continue reading

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Summary – The Big Banana Covid escape tour

(July 4, 2020 – written by Dave) Our original goal for this trip was to reach the Big Banana. We aren’t really “big thing spotters”, but the Big Banana gave us something to shoot for. We were super excited (OK, … Continue reading

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Lismore to Casino – Riding into the sunset of this tour (42k/365m)

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(July 1, 2020 – written by Dave) That’s it, we’re done. We made it to Casino and are heading back to Sydney on the train tomorrow. We still have to ride 1 km from our Casino Hotel back to the … Continue reading

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Byron Bay to Lismore – A ride in the hinterlands (71k/1,144m)

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(June 30, 2020 – written by Dave) Our third night in the YHA was the best one, but to achieve this, I had to be a bit of a grumpy old man. We’ve found that most of the hostels on … Continue reading

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Day 18-19 – Impressions of Byron Bay

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(June 29, 2020 – written by Dave) Byron oh Byron, what to make of you? (hipsters don’t say Byron Bay, it’s just Byron) The official Byron Bay tourist website states the following: Byron Bay is a coastal town located on … Continue reading

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Evans Head to Byron Bay – Ride to the end of the earth (72k/340m)

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(June 27, 2020 – written by Dave) As noted yesterday, rain was forecast to start this morning at 7AM. If this had happened, it would have been right in the middle of our packing up and I would have been … Continue reading