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To Kyrgyzstan and Back

  I’m usually the one asking the questions and scribbling the notes so it was a new experience being interviewed for a feature article in Travel Play Live Magazine about an expedition I joined to cross Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Range by mountain bike. At first I found handing over my inner ramblings to a perfect stranger a teeny bit […]

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Cycling the Razorback into Bunyeroo Gorge (Image by Helmut Schoo)

Tips for Cycling The Mawson Trail

A few bumps and scrapes is a small price to pay for an epic experience. That’s what I told myself sat in Adelaide airport on my saddlesore ass admiring my swollen toe and cut chins after cycling one of Australia’s great bike trails. From the deep outback of the ancient Flinders Ranges to the world class […]

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Lessons I Learnt from Trekking in Northern Thailand

Travel is a great teacher as the saying goes…. Mount Chiang Dao was the first mountain I climbed in a hot country. It taught me some important travel and life lessons that have stayed with me. LESSON ONE: Trust the Local Knowledge I admit to having doubts about our Jungle trek climb up 7,365 foot Mount Chiang Dao when our two […]

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Cycling For ‘Softies’ In Tasmania

I couldn’t understand why my bike was stopping on a steep decline. Had the brakes developed a mind of their own?  Was the earth’s gravitational force shifting?  Maybe I was being sucked into another time through an invisible wormhole? After my imagination stopped running away with itself, I discovered a perfectly logical explanation. I was getting an […]

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