The Swift Campout is an event that originated in the Northern Hemisphere. The idea is to get out on a weekend close to the solstice…. in the North Hemisphere, this is the summer solstice when there are maximal daylight hours and probably good weather. In Australia it is winter solstice with shorter days and higher […]
We had four different riders, with four different luggage set-ups, for our Munda Biddi trip. Three of us had bike-packing setups, with different specific luggage options, and one had a rear and front rack and panniers. We also had different bikes! Some had lighter bikes but heavier luggage, some had higher power output but more […]
I had spent hours analysing specifications for handlebar bags and mounts, and come to the conclusion that most of them would be too big to fit on my bike. I’m one of those not-very-tall people with a small bike frame. With less than 9cm (7.5 inches) of space between my handlebars and the top of […]
Today I mounted up my brand new King Cage Manything Cages with SKS Adaptors onto my front forks for their first test ride. I was using them on my Specialized Crux cyclocross bike, which has carbon forks with no lugs for cages on the forks. I have heard of people using the SKS adaptors on […]
Here are some things that I learnt during my latest bike camping trip on the Munda Biddi – shared so that others can benefit plus so that I can remember for next time! Food Dehydrated eggs are a lot of hassle to make and are not very nice to eat! Don’t go there. Make smaller […]
After hearing stories of gravel rides to and from Toodyay, I decided I had to suss out this route for myself. I wanted to do about four hours, so it would be only a taste of the trail to plan for an overnight ride another time. I set off from Darlington at 7:30am. I’d planned […]
Where to find some good routes to ride in Perth, plus what mapping program to use.