My Walkabout in the Australian Bush

When Andy from Fyxomatosis and I both decided to carry our cameras on a ride in the Australian bush, we thought we’d mix it up a bit with a “dueling banjos” photoset exchange. In other words, he’d post my photos and I’d post his, while we each told our side of the story (in two posts, here and here). It worked quite well but to showcase all of my photos, I’ve decided to re-up them, just in time for the weekend. This was the most intense ride I’ve ever been on. Two days, over 220 miles and over 20,000′ of climbing on both sealed and rocky terrain. All self-supported and on cross bikes. Bugga!

Look, I don’t care where you live, going on rides like this can happen (almost) anywhere. Granted, you might not find a Lace Monitor lizard dead in the road, 200 miles outside of your town…

Click on the above photo to launch the gallery, or here to open in a new tab.

  • This are my favorite posts of all PinP/FYXO time (i.e. SINCE FOREVER).  Even better than the Pacific Coast tour.  One minute you guys looked completely crushed … and then you get up and do it again with a giant grin.  Even the Rapha guys have support.  Doing this self-supported is where it’s at.  People need to remember that a mile on gravel is not like a mile on paved.  #Raidô is the real “epic” 

  • I’ll be showing these to the kids one day as proof that I used to be cool.  Just ask your Uncle Prolly.

  • b.taylor