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From The Explorers’ Ride by Graham Smith

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Graham Smith replied to a comment by Joel Krewaz on The End

Thanks for following the journey Joel. Yes the full ride, as detailed on the website, definitely needs a low geared, nobbly tyred bike with a very light load.

Or it could be done in smaller sections as a series of 2-3 day rides to focus on one or two sections at a time. There’d be other to modify to suit different abilities and time frames.

It’s certainly an interesting concept for a cycle tour. A first for me. I learned a lot.

3 weeks ago
Joel Krewaz commented on The End

Well done to you both. The photos of the tour were exceptional. Your efforts, very explorer like. Big days on mountain bikes. Big climbs. Lovely scenery. Hovell and Hume would be pleased.

3 weeks ago
Graham Smith replied to a comment by Joel Krewaz on Big Day

Thanks Joel. It’s one of the tours where there are easy route choices and challenging routes choices. We’ve tended to do the harder ones but tomorrow I’m taking an easy option on the Great Victoria Rail Trail.

Overall, it’s a MTB ride. It’d be slow going on a normal touring bike.

3 weeks ago
Joel Krewaz commented on Feel the Serenity

Sorry to hear of your enforced rest Graham. 🤞 it is brief. May you gain strength quickly.

3 weeks ago
Joel Krewaz commented on Big Day

I'm enjoying the tour. It looks superb.

3 weeks ago
Joel Krewaz commented on They were on horses. We are on bicycles

Looks v pleasant. Well done both.

3 weeks ago
Graham Smith replied to a comment by Mike Ayling on a photo in Ready To Roll

Mike I’ve had this particular bag for a few years. It’s only done one tour but has been used a lot for lugging groceries.

1 month ago
Mike Ayling commented on a photo in Ready To Roll

Ho.w long have you had the Carradice?

1 month ago
Graham Smith replied to a comment by Rich Frasier on a photo in Ready To Roll

I hope so Rich. It’s an experiment.
I know that about 50% of the route is too rough for my Thorn touring bike, but the other 50% will be sealed, so my off-road 29er tourer would be too slow.

The NORCO is a light MTB better suited to unloaded rides, but it should be ok with this set up.

And the SMART Sam tyre tread pattern is excellent for this type of mixed road surface tour.

1 month ago
Rich Frasier commented on a photo in Ready To Roll

I love it! That setup looks like it could handle some seriously bad roads.

1 month ago