Next Stop Tokyo…

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The great Aussie adventure is over now, and in a few short hours we're off on the next leg of our journey to Japan. It's been an amazing time here in Australia, as with every country I've cycled through so far. But Australia I think in some ways has been even more special. Yes, that's ...

Flip Flop No More

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With each stage of the trip completed comes the same set of responsibilities and activities. Resting the legs, and witnessing the shrinkage of your thigh muscles as you go for literally whole days at a time without doing any exercise. Eating as much if not more than ever, even though your body probably doesn't need ...

End of the Yellow Brick Road‏

And so we've reached the end of the road, and our adventure in Oz.... After the eventful morning, yesterday, we found our way through ever persistent wind, rain, traffic and eventually darkness, until we arrived at Ash's house. Yes, not the city centre of Sydney, but after nearly 3000km along the East Coast a destination I'm grateful ...

Leaving The Entrance

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Leaving Newcastle was rather a rather relaxed affair this morning. We were escorted out of the centre by Jacqui, we made our way along the Fernleigh track, an old rail line converted into bike path, leading the way to Belmont. From there, is was a simple case of following the coastal routes down. From the ...

Tent Autopsy

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I lay in my tent, sometime before dawn yesterday, wondering where the wind chimes were coming from. It took a while to work out that I was asleep, and by the time I woke, the wind had risen and the rain began to fall. It was a pretty grey and miserable start to the day ...

Dreaming of Geordie-land

100km into Newcastle today, after waking up at 5am to wind and rain. Rather late night though... Sleepy now....

A Stitch in Time

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After yesterday's relatively short 75k, we knew today would be longer. And yet after discussing possible routes and options for the next leg of the trip in Japan, found ourselves only leaving camp around 9am... Our last full day of riding along the highway, we once again made quick progress. We did however have to ...

Yesterday’s Pies

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You know it's been a damp and misty night when its not just jack's tent that is dripping wet. With both our sleeping gear laid out on wooden posts waiting for the morning sun to dry them, it looked more like a garage sale of soggy old camping equipment. The ones who did show a ...

Abbrevo’s

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The Australian language, I think it's fair to say, is not the same as English. Despite all its ostensible similarities, it's the specific words which give it away. Underneath the union jack nestled in the corner of its flag is a host of strange words and phrases.... Been told to rack off? You'd better ...

Rainbow Road

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It was an early start today, not just in regards to my much needed sleep, but also on the bike. After some tasty and nutricious porridge (its quite nice when made properly and not by us on a petrol stove), we were on the bikes and out the door by 7. Steve was off on ...