ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘desert’

20Jan

We rolled down from the mountains of Yosemite National Park into barren, vast plains, with some dry hills glimpsing far on the horizon. We decided to have a bit of a re-hydration brake on one of the gas stations, where we met our first fellow cyclist – GW from Alaska, who had been cycling across […]Continue Reading

02Dec

The ride from Marree to Adelaide was strange. We missed the paved road so much after days spent in the Outback. But then, when we finally reached the first section of bitumen we re-discovered the boredom of riding long stretches on black tarmac. One thing that was positive (besides the drop in price of coffee in […]Continue Reading

25Nov

We have only spent a day in Oodnadatta – bought a large portion of potato chips, restocked on pasta and pesto, filled our bottles with rainwater we found in a tank hidden behind a former train station and went back into the desert. Our old Schwalbe Mondial tires were on their last breath in Australia […]Continue Reading

19Nov

We hate cycling on paved roads. Whenever it is possible we try to trade the speed of travelling on a smooth surface of bitumen for slower, yet adventures-guaranteeing, gravel roads. We had enough of cycling on the Stuart Highway from Darwin to Alice Springs, and when we realized that there is an alternative road, running […]Continue Reading

26Oct

Cycling in the Outback of Australia required a bit more planning than we were used to. We had decided to cycle towards Kings Canyon and Uluru using primarily 4WD tracks. Since there are not that many options to restock on food, we had to buy a lot of supplies in Alice, where we could find supermarkets […]Continue Reading