Commuting -  How, Why and Where

Distance  -  The Longer the Better

Routes and Rides  -   Where I've Been

This Cycling Life  - Thoughts and Reflections


clarefarrellflatroadIt's only 321 km to ride to the world's end— and back!

World's End is out east of the northern Mt Lofty Ranges. There's an old Wesleyan Methodist Church, and not much else, but where else can you ride the World's End Highway! Read on >>>>



Little Para Linear Park, near Bolivar


The Linear Park


We're all smiles, but look at the weather in the shot below.

Biking for Books has three women riding Adelaide to Darwin, raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.  Brenda, Annie and Liz are today battling it out on the road to Port Pirie, after a horror introduction to Highway One and SA weather yesterday. Richard Spurling and I had the honour of leading them out to Two Wells, where we arrived just in time for a sharp squall which introduced even worse weather for the rest of the day.  Although the wind had been pretty nasty after leaving the shelter of the suburbs at Bolivar Road, it took stuff up a notch or three from Two Wells. Richard and I had the privilege of turning around and taking a very fast ride home!




This is the Parfield Airport bike path, August 1, 2017


02-RiverLightI planned a three day ride up into the Flinders, but this came unstuck with a broken spoke on the first day, 123 km north of Adelaide. A wheel should keep running with one spoke missing, but I've been down this path before and found that eventually another spoke will go. So heavier gauge spokes or not, I was not going into more remote country on a suspect back wheel. Day One was a 246km training ride up past Clare and back home! Read on >>>>

anotherwayhomeI thought I might title this photo, "There's always another way home!" But sometimes, when you think you'll go a little further up the hill, and take a wider loop around to rejoin the route home, you miss the track that looked so obvious on Google Maps....  Read on >>>>

The Melbourne trip was the usual learning curve of unexpected events which seems to characterise long rides.... Read on >>>>





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