Escaping Java

Escaping Java

Location: Subang, Java – Merak, Java, IndonesiaDistance: 314km

The ride into Jakarta was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I had already planned it as a longish day but a wrong turn and 35km of cycling out of my way to the foulest smelling town I’d ever encountered. The..

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Hot Spring In The Rain

Hot Spring In The Rain

Location: Cipatujah, Java – Subang, Java, IndonesiaDistance: 232km

The road continued along the coast,  the ocean crashing on the beach somewhere behind the scrub and with little traffic to speak of it was a nice way to start the day. But the pleasantness was soon to..

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Java, Mighty volcanoes and grand temples.

Java, Mighty volcanoes and grand temples.

Location: Gilimanuk, Bali – Cipatujah, Java, IndonesiaDistance: 814km

It was a wet morning to be leaving Bali. The rain never much more than a drizzle but that was enough to make a mess of the road for the short ride to the ferry terminal, carefully steering clear of the constant..

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Bali, Island Of Gods

Bali, Island Of Gods

I’m back! Writing that is. I haven’t been idle in my near 3 months or so of silence. I’ve cycled nearly 4000km since leaving Australia but with a dead laptop and a lack of enthusiasm for hanging out in internet cafes the updates could wait. After Jakarta and Singapore proved fruitless for repairs..

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The Territory

The Territory

Location: Lawn Hill, Queensland – Darwin, Northern Territory, AustraliaDistance: 1318km

Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) had been a good home for a few days but doesn’t take me long to miss the open road. Adam made me another of his delicious coffees (going to miss those) while I loaded..

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To The Gulf and Gorge

To The Gulf and Gorge

Location: Undara – Lawn Hill, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 1021km

Back on the road again it was good to know it would be downhill almost all the way to Normanton; the road losing some 700m in elevation over the next 400km. Despite this, I only managed to make it to the Einasleigh..

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Stuck In A Lava Tube

Stuck In A Lava Tube

Location: Cairns – Undara, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 395km

Swimming in crisp, chest deep water, I could see nothing ahead of me but black. My hands were invisible even when but a whisker from my face but I swam on, as far as I dared. Above me tiny bats zipped past on fast..

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The Uphill Push

The Uphill Push

Location: Gordonvale – Cooktown – Cairns, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 688km

Rolling away from Dan’s I took one last, short detour off the highway along quiet back roads lined by constantly swaying sugar can all in an effort to avoid the hazards of the Bruce Highway running..

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The Great Green Way

The Great Green Way

Location: Bowen – Gordonvale, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 832km

The ride north out of Bowen was hot in the afternoon sun but more flat countryside meant I made good time and I was 80km up the road at Guthalungra – nothing more than a service station and rest area – as the..

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Sunrises, sunsets and sandy beaches.

Sunrises, sunsets and sandy beaches.

Location: Bangalee – Bowen, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 643km

The road out from Yeppoon was same as on the way in. Hot and with too much traffic but I was able to turn north soon enough onto quieter roads and the noise was soon behind me. I hadn’t actually left Yeppoon until..

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Citrus, Ceratodus, Cania, Coast.

Citrus, Ceratodus, Cania, Coast.

Location: Ban Ban Springs – Bangalee, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 561

Despite the lack of water at Ban Ban Springs – I had to ask for some from a couple stopped in a caravan – it was actually a nice stop. Very few mosquitos, nice soft grass and it didn’t rain which made..

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Climbing in the rain, peanuts and more rain.

Climbing in the rain, peanuts and more rain.

Location: Atkinson Dam to Ban Ban Springs, Queensland, AustraliaDistance: 353km

The water skiers woke me early far too early again and I did my best to ignore them for a while but was up and packing soon enough and on the road by 9. Made my way to the back roads heading in a somewhat..

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