I have added a Travels tab in the menu above which will take you to a page with a number of my cycle tours around the world documented using Google Maps with photos from Gallery2, this will help organize things a bit better.
Posts Tagged: Cycle Touring
My partner has returned from Germany and she has brought with her a beautiful handcrafted CroMoly bicycle frame made by Patria, who have been building bicycle frames since 1898. This is the Ranger model which I bought last year on the German ebay, I have been waiting for it for a long time and it… Read more »
Well that’s the end of my North Island of New Zealand trip. I was expecting an easier tour but strong winds, knee problems and stuff at home, made this quite a testing trip. One thing is for sure, I definitely wont be flying with Qantas again, they seem to go out of their way to… Read more »
I don’t know where this dog came from but it appointed itself as my guard dog and watched over my tent all night. I gave it some cheese and cornflakes in the morning, it liked the cheese but too fussy with the cornflakes. I know a certain border collie which doesn’t mind cornflakes at all.
A church out in the middle of nowhere. I guess even out here you need something to keep the evil spirits away.
I spent yesterday reading my book in the tent while the storm tried to uproot and flood the tent (with some success). Today has been a different day, it has been the most pleasant ride of the trip. The road between Opotiki and Te Kaha has light traffic and nice views of the active volcanoe… Read more »
Alright Mr Rabbit, don’t make me come in there and get you…
Here’s a wise fella I met on the road. I asked him why it rained so much in New Zealand, he said if it didn’t rain then the place wouldn’t be so green. Which makes sense… thanks Mr Donkey.
Why couldn’t I go somewhere other than New Zealand where there are not as many hills? Somewhere that I wouldn’t need to carry a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and the kitchen sink. I could be having breakfast at a market stall in Thailand before cruising down to the next town to stay at a… Read more »
The road is flat, the wind is at your back and the weather is perfect. But beware o cyclist, the bicycle gods like to soften you up before they throw in a couple of 3km badly-engineered climbs! (or maybe I am just out of shape. )