Tagged: Bicycle Touring

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The Welcoming Green Heart of Sofia Bulgaria

It was a short comfortable ride from Ruse, and once again we were thankful we’d decided to put the bikes on public transport. Narrow, crowded roads, with next to no shoulder would have made cycling a nerve wracking proposition. And the detour off the main freeway through steep inclines would have tested our endurance. As it was, we arrived in...

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Ruse – Bulgaria, A Pleasant Surprise!

After a fabulous three weeks of Romanian hospitality, it was time to get back on the bikes and move on to Bulgaria. Our route from the heart of Bucharest to the Bulgarian border town of Ruse looked relatively straightforward, but it wasn’t to be without its challenges. The bridge crossing the mighty Danube at Ruse was under repair, but still...

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Island Hopping Estonian Style

In Estonia, it’s legal to ride on the road or the footpath. It’s not necessary to wear a helmet in either circumstance – Exiting Tallinn we chose the footpath as the traffic was thick and the road quite narrow. Becoming a hood ornament on a Scania just isn’t part of our plans! I’ve gotta say, though, I hate riding on...

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We didn’t know any different…Still Bicycle Touring in Lapland

The weather has been cold wet and windy interspersed with bright, sunny clear spots. That was what we’d expected. That was why we’d bought a whole heap of new warm and dry clothes. It wasn’t til the locals started passing comment on how unusually cold and wet it was that we realised we were cycling in unusually challenging conditions. Anyway,...

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Bicycle Touring in Lapland – Cycles and Sails (Pt 1).

We’re back and rolling! It seems such a long time since I posted on this blog. A year in Ho Chi Minh City certainly consumed most of our energies and attention. But, thankfully, we’re on the road again. This time our adventures will see us Bicycle Touring in Lapland then down through Europe. We’re starting 500 kms above the Arctic Circle in the...

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TOP TEN “Bike Bits” We Couldn’t Be Without. – Cycling Across Australia

[adsense_id=”2″] You might remember early on we revealed all the details about our bikes, the specific customisations and our accessories. We’ve had almost 5000 km to evaluate them and here is the TOP TEN things we couldn’t do with on this bicycle trip across Australia 1. Our Bikes – SURLY Long Haul Truckers. It goes without saying that you need...

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