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Graham Smith


Title Ratings
The Explorers’ Ride 69
Country Roads 399
Know When to Fold Them 589
World’s Whitest Beach Tour 209
Against The Wind 919
Pandemic Inspired Cycle Touring 235
Taiwan 256
Canberra to Adelaide Sitting On a Thorn 13
The Reunion Ride 13
Crocodile Dreaming 54
Lake to Lake Sitting on a Thorn 44
Flying the Folders 12
House to House Sitting on a Thorn 11


I am a sixty-something  Australian with a start-stop-start again cycling touring history which began naively in 1979 with an England to Israel ride. My most memorable cycle tour was from Turkey to England with my wife in 1989. 

Recent tours have mostly been in Australia and New Zealand, with the highlights being a Canberra to Perth tour in 2021, and a Gibb River Rd adventure across the amazing Kimberley region of far NW Australia in 2013.

My favourite touring bike brands are Thorn and Bike Friday. I have a few of each.