Cycle Touring

What I have learned while cycle touring.

No pain …

... no gain.Well I'm definitely a cyclist not a hiker. Bad knee yesterday and stiff legs last night and today the legs were better...

Cyclists THINK! Watch out for HGVs.

There is a petition 'Cyclists THINK! Watch out for HGVs' which calls for an addition to the LGV license. The measures should create a two-part...

Cycling the LHT in the snow

I finally had the chance to cycle in the snow with my Surly Long Haul Trucker. What can I say, it is sooo easy. I...

Here be Dragons, Foreword

Foreword.Roads an Route :We did just over 140 miles and I can only say that it has been a pleasure to ride around in...

Surly recall in Australia

As you know I'm a big fan of the Surly LHT, I just spotted this in Australia. Might be worth checking your bicycles anyway....

Stepping back in time (Queenstown – Te Anau)

Steam boat, stunning views, gorgeous weather, broken valve and a cracked rear rim. Crafty critters, erm, sandflies by the millions and a fall with...

To the centre of NZ (Makarora – Queenstown)

Avoided the rain in the rain forest and got sunny views and rolling hills. Met some great Kiwis who took us on a guided...

Into the wind

Since we had not been to the shops the night before and had that hairpin to start with we decided to have breakfast at...

Meet my little tank – Surly Long Haul Trucker 2009

If you have landed here after a search, click here to read my review only about the Surly Long Haul Trucker. Below is a...

Post-tour ponderings

A cycle tourer or traveller is easy to spot, you know when you have spotted a kindred spirit. They walk in a more relaxed,...
roman road

Roman Road

azub six off road

Single tracking

Greenfly

Festival

Many stop

Two stops

Sheep on the road