It can be difficult to justify the costs of keeping a car on the road. The spiralling road taxes, fuel prices, road tolls, extortionate insurance prices, servicing and maintenance charges all add up. The argument for the car is the comfort, speed, convenience and ‘status’… Read More
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Connemara, Ireland by the Wild Atlantic Way. One Day Cycle Trips in Ireland-Local Loops!
Connemara Loop Map Cycle touring fully loaded and laden down with gear has it’s time and place… heading off with bike, tent and sandwiches in tow, for a light leisurely jaunt should have it’s place too! The West Coast of Ireland is a great destination for… Read More
How to clean pots with no water
Tips and Advice for Cycle Touring. Check out my updated page on cycle touring advice. Lots of tips, including… and… Bike stands!
Bog Myrtle and Wild Mint Tea
A cup of tea to quench your thirst!
The Cycle Home
On our way home to Ireland we cycled through 12 countries. This is a selection of some of the best moments from the journey west. Filmed on a Canon 70D using a gorilla pod. Music: “White Bones” by Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands (theheavyhands.bandcamp.com)
Video summary of Central Europe: Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Footage of our journey across Romania. We really enjoyed Bucharest and ended up staying way longer than we had envisioned. Our planned time-frame was quickly forgotten about when we were distracted by all the cafes, bars, shops and markets. We were lucky enough to catch… Read More
Mongolia-Tosontsengel to Ulgii
An inviting gate on the way into Tosontsengel. A quadrent of hanging horse sculls. Idillic campsite, we thought we were in the middle of nowhere in this wooded hillside until an old man came rolling silently on his motorbike and offered us blueberries… Read More
Mongolia-Tsetserleg to Tosontsengel
Tsetserleg! A Buddhist monastery in Tsetserleg that over looked the town.
Pre-Departure Test Run (Japan)
We spent a week cycling around the Japanese Alps for golden week. We left Kanazawa with each bike weighing about 10 kg lighter than what we plan to carry when we are in Mongolia. We still hadn’t gathered all the equipment we needed to assure us… Read More