Tag Archives: cycle touring

Desert and the Devil’s Breath

Since Urumqi, I’ve cycled 1100km. Quite a long way without a blog update, but due to the tight visa schedule and lack of decent WiFi once again I’ve had to cram it all into this mega blog. Grab a cup … Continue reading

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Lost for words in Kyrgyzstan

I’m a bit stuck on where to start describing the 8 days of cycling from Osh to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. One thing is clear: I’ve just passed through the most stunning scenery of the trip by a country mile. Absolutely … Continue reading

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Where are you from? What is your job?…Auf Wiedersehen??!?!

Where are you from? What is your job? Why are you alone? Where are you going? Have more Cay! These are the questions I answer routinely each day as I’ve covered the 700km between Istanbul and Yakakent on the Black … Continue reading

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Off the bike in Istanbul – an interesting few days

Istanbul has been a long break from the bike. Probably too long at two full weeks when I eventually leave, but a break from cycling was needed, trip admin needed to be done, rugby was to be watched and Paddy’s … Continue reading

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Latest Video: Germany and Austria

Shorter video this time – just some footage of the Luxembourg – Vienna route, approx 1200km. Some good weather and some fairly cold stuff too. Very little of my dull chatter this time too 🙂

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7 Days to go….

On the 5th of January, at 8:45am, I’m setting sail. That’s 7 days from now. One Week until I start on a 16,000km cycling journey. Alone. Jaysus. Admittedly, I’ve been a bit lethargic about the cycle lately. Part of me … Continue reading

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Getting the balance right…in my brakes!

So last week Aoibhinn had a bit of a topple on her bike – resulting in a seriously fractured and dislocated wrist on her right arm and a small fracture in her left arm. So essentially two broken arms! She … Continue reading

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Cycling in Iran

Pretty much every time I tell someone of my plans to cycle to Beijing, the first thing they say after “Are you mental?” and I tell them the route, they say “Is Iran not, eh….seriously dodgy?!!!” To be honest, I … Continue reading

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Dry Run: Galway to Cavan (Sligo)

So this past weekend (June Bank Holiday), I set off to Galway after work. Just me, the bike, the tent, a camping stove and that’s about it. The idea was to test a few things: Can I last even a … Continue reading

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