Wow I just discovered this blog post from a random blog page from 2011. It was called "An adult onset athlete". Possibly not quite as entertaining to you as it was to me, but its awesome to look at where I have come from!
What do you eat when you are bike touring around Italy? Richelle Olsen, from Escaping Your Comfort Zone, shares her gourmet, and not so gourmet food choices while she's on the bike.
I originally posted this on the Escaping Your Comfort Zone website - I haven't gotten around to copy and pasting it to this page, so please just click once more to read it!!
We had 2 weeks off over the Xmas/NY break. What could we do? Shane was injured, so our usual head to the mountains for hiking/running was out, and well we couldn't just stay at home! We had often talked about riding one of Victoria's rail trails, and had even bought a rail trail book, but like most things, ideas pass, and books go walkabout... Until now. Borrowing a friend's railtrail book, I sat down and found the longest one in Victoria, 97kms from Bairnsdale in Victoria's east, to Orbost. And with no way back from Orbost (you can't take bikes on V/Line buses on that route), it quickly became an out and back of around 194kms. 4 days/3 nights sounded about right.
On a Friday night in mid January, 4 young ladies stand on platform 9 at Flinders St station, in Melbourne, astride bikes, with packs on backs, and massive grins plastered across their faces. There may have also been some honking coming from a bright pink airhorn, attached to a bike named Taylor Swift....
What could we do over Easter in Victoria, that is low cost, close to home, and avoids the crowds?
Packing up the bikes and bikepacking through the Mt Buller region of course! Basically circumnavigating the mountain, using 4x4 trails, a Hut to Hut adventure of sorts. 130+kms with over 3,000m of ascent.