Ronaldo Francisco - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

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Ronaldo Francisco


Title Ratings
Great Southern Highlands Circuit 1
North of South 18
Gone Fishin' 25
Chasing the Long White Cloud 12
In Tasmania 26


whispering wheels, singing spokes - the gentle sounds of my progress through the landscape, touring the countryside on a bicycle...

Now in my sixties, I took up cycle touring when osteoarthritis took hold in my knees and curtailed my high-altitude trekking adventures. I had all the lightweight hiking and camping gear, but couldn't carry it on my back any more. So what to do? Someone suggested I get a mule, but on a trip to New Zealand I encountered some cycle tourists, and they were the source of my inspiration. I've been a cyclist nearly all my life, so loading my gear on a bike and heading out on a road trip seemed like an entirely natural thing to do.