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Bike trailer vs rack and panniers. Which is best?
Wednesday, 12/08/15 - 6 comment(s)

It's a question that many bicycle tourers face at one point or another, so here's a comparison. Terry and his mate Murray set off to ride the Munda Biddi Trail from Mundaring to Albany – a 1,000km off-road odyssey from Albany to Mundaring in Western Australia. Terry's weapon of choice was a dual suspension mountain bike with BOB trailer, while Murray rode a hard-tail mountain bike with rack and panniers. So how did the two set-ups differ? Terry compares the performance on Australia's longest off-road cycling trail.... + continue reading


Vincent Brouillet cycling the BNT near Boonah, Queensland. Cycle Traveller
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Wednesday, 15/07/15 - 1 comment(s)
Vincent Brouillet migrated to Australia from France about five years ago, working as an IT consultant in Sydney. But restlessness soon got the better of him and determined to escape the... + continue reading

Trip Blog

Cycling is just a way of life in Cesenatico.
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Tuesday, 18/08/15 - 0 comment(s)
I'm keener than ever to ride today. The day off the bike has worked wonders and although I'm still lacking sleep, the buffet breakfast on the terrace at The Grand Hotel Cesenatico is fuelling me... + continue reading


Bike trailer vs rack and panniers. Which is best?
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Wednesday, 12/08/15 - 6 comment(s)
This article was first published on the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation website. In October 2014, my mate Murray and I set off to ride the Munda Biddi Trail from Mundaring to Albany... + continue reading

What's On

Cycling through South Australia's vineyards. Source: Luxury Lodges of Australia
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Thursday, 13/08/15 - 0 comment(s)
It's one of Australia's favourite gourmet food and wine regions – the Clare and Gilbert Valleys – sitting alongside the sun, sand and seafood of South Australia's Copper Coast. And this year, the... + continue reading


Cycling across the Sandy Creek Inlet bridge, Victoria. Cycle Traveller
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Wednesday, 13/05/15 - 6 comment(s)
There are many rail trails across Australia; some are beautifully sealed and signposted, others have been barely touched since the rail sleepers were removed. The overwhelming majority of rail trails... + continue reading


Stopped alongside a truck in Iran. Cycle Traveller. Source: Arctic Cycler
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Tuesday, 01/09/15 - 0 comment(s)
We arrive in Qaem Shahr as exhausted oily grease spots. The road through the mountains leading up to the high pass is never flat; climbing, then falling, and then climbing again. All this was done in the bright sun... + continue reading