Riding a bike as a tourist in Sicily and Greece

Lets start with my background, I don’t like car related bike challenges so I went to Greece and Italy with no bike pants or gloves.  I also come from Australia where we like to drive on the the other side of the road. That means I am always looking the other way. Our first stop […]

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Best Hume Highway Ride

Which is the best RailTrail on the Hume Highway M31 for a one day ride ? You are heading along the Hume and have a few hours to burn off the boredom of the Sydney – Melbourne journey. In the back of your car is a bike that is feeling depressed and would love to […]

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Seven Top Rides Around Sydney

Top Rides Around Sydney When I first started thinking about Sydney trails, my head was filled with thoughts of steep hills, cars and faded white pictures of bikes on green patches on the road. After a much exploring, I can now reveal that Sydney has some very good places to ride if you have the […]

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The Goods Line to Darling Harbour

A great little trail that runs from Central Station down to the really good Darling Harbour trail. If you get off at Central Station, head for the Redfern/south end next to Devonshire St. Now head north-west towards UTS/Railway Square/Darling Harbour down the 400m long Devonshire St tunnel. You will need to walk your bike through […]

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Glebe and North Balmain

  A ride around Blackwattle Bay and Roselle Bay is fun, extremely scenic and relatively easy except for the bridge climb. ​This is an adult ride because you ride right next to some really busy roads with no protection on a 2-3m concrete path. Ride anti-clockwise so you are not the one next to the traffic. On the […]

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East to the Opera House

Cycling from Central Station to get views of the Sydney Opera House and travel a safe route, this is possible and its quite an entertaining ride. The key to this ride is Bourke Street on the east side of Surry Hills. This actually isn’t too far from Central Station and you can ride the Surry […]

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The Gates to the Woronora Pipeline

Getting to the Woronora Pipeline trail requires you to negotiate gates that are designed to keep motor bikes out and sort of let bikes through.  Here are the gates on the trails that get you to The Needles, a picturesque swimming hole.  Its a tricky area to get around and never go there if there […]

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Riding around San Francisco bay

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  • September 7, 2018

I rode around San Francisco bay three times, its a tough ride for a novice. More to come on this but for now, its a pile of really happy snaps of the bay, Yosemite and the Golden State Warriors in 2016.   Here is an external link that shows the path to Tiburon >> External […]

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Canberra is a cyclers paradise

Canberra, Australia’s capital is 4 hours south of Sydney and 6 hours north of Melbourne. Its a really good place to ride a bike. You can ride from north to south around any number of lakes and do sightseeing, all on a bike. In fact you can do it on all types of bikes as […]

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East Gippsland Rail Trail

In January of 2016 I hired a bike, rode to Bruthen, stayed at the pub, ate at the fabulous Bull Ant Brewery and rode back to Bairnsdale the next day. It was a hot ride but I totally enjoyed the solitude and the break at the river at Nicholson. The section from Nicholson to Bruthen […]

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