Mountain Biking for Dummies

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on an E-Bike Guest blog by Emma Briggs Dummies on the Rail Trail I am definitely not the sporty one of the family. Generally, the only place you’ll find me riding a bicycle is around the corner to the shop. However, during our favourite cycling blogger’s recent extended stay in Esk, Gionny saw a flyer for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. This covers 161 km of...

PicturESK

Chronicle of an unexpected holiday in the town of Esk. The town of Esk is located in southern Queensland and, before late-March, I must admit I had no clue of its existence. Oh well, life is full of surprises and I've always loved a bit of a challenge, as it stimulates my "how to get things un-fucked" creativity. A skill worth a career... Just to set the scene. I was on one of my crazy (as many...

Outback bikepacking tales: Lizards and naked Europeans

Constrained by the times we live in, my 2020 has seen no significant travel so far. This has been something unique in my life, as for the past two decades I spent an awful lot of time on the road. FOMO and YOLO While the planet can happily do without my CO2 emissions, I have been struggling at the idea of being confined in Australia, but I must admit COVID-19 has taken most of my “Fear of...

Stray dogs of Albania

The summer of 2018 was a real hot one in the Balkan Peninsula, as I was competing in the Transcontinental Race. After crossing the border with Montenegro, I was hoping to cross Albania, from North to South, in just over a day on the saddle.  It was my first time in Albania. Stray dogs of Albania - a torrid day of August 2018 in the Balkans. I’ve lived the cyclist wet dream Just over the...

The naked truth about sobriety

My most inglorious day in the Transcontinental race. Why "The naked truth about sobriety"? Well, read it till the end and you'll know! For those who don’t know me, I’ve always been into road cycling; you can actually read all about my obsession for bikes at onefortheroad.bike. My addiction took me as far as entering the sixth edition of the Transcontinental race, an ultra endurance,...