Where to start …

You are welcome to randomly skip through the articles below, but the first may be a good place to begin.

OK, Start at Day 1

My 2015 Cycling Challenge

This was to be the first real test of my cycle touring commitment. From the snowfields of Mt Kosciusko in New South Wales to the sandhills of South Australia where the River Murray empties into the ocean, riding along the length of the third longest river in the world is the challenge I set myself for 2015.

This was a solo journey, carrying everything I need for the 2000 kilometre (1242 mile) journey over 21 days. It was a test of my resolve and planning capabilities for many future rides of this type I may decide is a worthwhile challenge.

The longer I rode, the more I realised that I had not get some of the basics right.

I had more gear than I needed and would have to revisit my packing list and in mountainous terrain, I had vastly overestimated the distance I could cover. In some cases, how far each day was not far at all and working on average distances did not actually work at all.

But in almost every other aspect, I was not to far off the mark and the experience was extremely rewarding.

Being able to cross it off my cycling bucket list felt a little bit OK as well.

Latest Notes From Out On The Ride

Ride Meals – A Typical Day’s Menu

July 18th, 2016|2 Comments

Ride Statistics

December 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Didn’t You Get a Sore Bum?

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Don’t believe that “it is mostly downhill”

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 22: Mother Nature has one last challenge for me

October 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 21: The last but one and a push for distance

October 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 19: Turning south towards the finish line

October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Day 18: Another tough day battling headwinds

October 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Day 17: Today we play “Identify the underwear”

October 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 16: Dang, why didn’t I think to pack a fly net?

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 15: On a roll now and looking to set a personal best

October 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 14: Don’t mind me, just cut me off, I will bounce

October 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 13: Time to retreat inside my head but never lonely

October 16th, 2015|2 Comments

Day 9: Flat out and the hills are behind me. I hope.

October 12th, 2015|2 Comments

Day 5: Oh the pain, will these hills never end?

October 8th, 2015|2 Comments

Day 4: A beer and “Schnitty” sooths a tired cyclist

October 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 3: Roadside repairs and an emerging trend

October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Murray River Ride Resources

September 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Fundraising causes a few plan compromises

September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

How am I going to achieve my daily kilometre goal?

July 6th, 2015|2 Comments

The River Murray Ride Grows Legs

February 14th, 2015|8 Comments