A ride in Oregon, USA

A week of touring all around Portland Oregon before heading south, finding the Willamette Valley cycleway, riding to Eugene and then around that region. Training back to Portland. Portland has a reputation for cycling infrastructure and it’s well earned. On “urban” tours it’s great to go out early and ride in on the commuter routes.…

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A quick ride in China

Just a 100km ride on a day. It is barely valid to make it into a blog. But my only other bike ride in China had been on a Moulton which does not make it in a VWR blog. Plus, this was in sub zero temperature. The water in my water bottle began to freeze.…

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A ride in France and Spain

A ride from Nice to Cordoba through inland Spain. Ready to ride out from my Sydney abode I am travelling light. 11.5kg not counting the lock and the bike. The only luggage I do not have is camping equipment because I’ll try to find Airbnb, pensiones and cabins at campgrounds.…

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An urban tour of Washington DC

An urban tour. 10 days in DC with side rides to West Virginia and Baltimore. A bad start was arriving at Ronald Reagan airport and when putting my bike together finding my front disc rotor was badly bent. It took an extra half hour to get it rideable. This damage was done in Dallas Fort…

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A tour in Germany

A ride from Hamburg to Bodensee in the south. We ride through Podstam, Berlin, Dresden, Bayreuth, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Ulm. A first time for me in the old East Germany. At Friedrichshafen we visit Eurobike. We have digital mapping sorted out and are able to travel through forests, and anywhere google maps takes us.…

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A tour in Australia

A ride from Kununurra to Derby on the Gibb River Road. We flew into Kununurra, put the bikers together at the airport, stayed in a local caravan park and in the morning headed out on the tar before the turnoff to the GRR.…

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A ride across the Caucasus

A ride across the Caucasus between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea and up to Erzurum on the Anatolian Plateau. Having arrived in Baku on the Caspian Sea we head west across the desert country of Azerbaijan. The roads are good. Baku itself is awful for cycling but out of the city was fine.…

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A ride through Armenia and Iran

A ride from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia south to the Iranian border, along the border on the Iranian side to Jolfa, to Marand, Tabriz, Saqqez, Sanandaj, Hamaden, Arak and Tafresh. Then the bus to Tehran. Armenia is a poor Christian country surrounded by richer Islamic countries. Much of its prior land has been taken.…

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A ride in India

The Chhattisgarh ride. To get into Chhattisgarh we land in Hyderabad and ride up to Warangal on the first day. We then have to go SE for a day to get over the Godavari River. We stop in Konta, Malkangiri and Jeypore. Then in Dantowara, Basur and Jagdelpur. Heading north we arrive at a junction…

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A ride in Germany

A brief trip to Eurobike. Short of time I fly to Frankfurt, land early in the day, keep my bike in the box (that I have bought at Sydney airport), catch the ICE train at the station to Ulm, which involves change of train and platform along the way. At Ulm station they have lockers…

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