Australia 2016: VIDEO – Gravel Cycling in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

As promised in our latest ride posting – The Final Ride – Australia Day and the Adelaide Hills – this is the accompanying video to that ride. In addition to the lovely scenery and quiet dirt and gravel roads, we spotted another of Australia’s unique animals – the Emu (pronounced “eem-you”) – and caught it […]

Australia 2016: The Final Ride – Australia Day & The Adelaide Hills

January 26 marks Australia Day, the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleet of British ships, and the raising of the flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove. Sometimes referred to by other names, the day generally celebrates the diverse society and landscape of Australia, and is typically marked by community or family […]

Australia 2016: Visiting the iconic Corkscrew Road climb at the Tour Down Under – The Hard Way – The Gravel Way

While we don’t talk too much about professional road racing on the Gravel Cyclist website, the 2016 Tour Down Under is happening at the moment, during JOM’s visit to his home town of Adelaide, South Australia. In addition to some amazing gravel rides (all posted on the site), JOM has been doing some journalistic work […]

Australia 2016: The Southern Expressway Gravel Ride

January 18, 2016 – Adelaide, South Australia. Taking full advantage of the Tour Down Under’s rest day, I (JOM) decided to do a bit of local exploration, versus hopping into the car and driving somewhere remote. If you haven’t caught some of my earlier postings about gravel cycling in my South Australian homeland, I am […]

Australia 2016: The Clare Valley Ride – Wine Grapes & Gravel Roads

January 14, 2016 – on this day, I (JOM) had originally planned to do a road bike ride, in and around my hometown of Adelaide, South Australia. I had plans to join one of the visiting pro cycling teams on a training ride, who are currently in Adelaide for the 2016 Tour Down Under. If […]

Tuesday Morning Ride: A Poem by Steve F, The Lonely Aussie Gravel Guy

Like JOM, founder of Gravel Cyclist, Steve F aka “The Lonely Aussie Gravel Guy” is a fellow Aussie gravel cyclist. While JOM spends much of his year in the US of A, Steve F calls Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, home. Why so lonely? Steve has invited riders in his area to join the fun, but thus […]

The Piggy’s Revenge Race Report 2016: By K-Dogg

Piggy’s Revenge – Venice, Florida was held on January 10, 2016. Hoggs, Boggs and Doggs or the Ride of Redemption Two years ago I almost bailed four miles from the finish of this 60 mile swamp race. I have NEVER quit a race in my four years of gravel racing. But when your arms can’t […]

Australia 2016: VIDEO – Gravel Cycling in the Mid North of South Australia

As promised in our latest ride posting – Railways, Ghost Towns and the Mid North – this is the accompanying video to that ride. While it is hard to capture my ride experience with two dimensional cameras for presentation on a two dimensional computer screen, I (JOM) hope the video provides an insight into just […]

Australia 2016: Railways, Ghost Towns & The Mid North

January 8, 2016 – Today, I (JOM) decided to head far beyond the reaches of suburbia, and into the mid-north of South Australia, to an area that borders on the southern side of the Flinders Ranges. Today’s ride would begin in the South Australian town of Peterborough, a town steeped in railway history. The route […]