In the middle of summer a few months ago, I had a time to kill, a new bike and some shiny new panniers so I decided to try it all out by heading off for a couple of days to bike the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail. It's a cycleway and walkway that mostly … Continue reading Cycling the Little River Rail Trail
It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m running full pelt through Madrid airport to catch a connecting flight that’s about to leave (I’d already missed my original one due to delays) to take me to Santiago, Chile. I eventually arrive to find my luggage didn’t make it. I’m not surprised; delays and me catching a different flight … Continue reading Cycling the Carretera Austral, Chile
I actually don't like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is "activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness". Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it's just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of 'getting fit' (how do you … Continue reading How to be more active
Miles told me my weekly training updates are getting a bit 'samey'. He described them as "Tara runs a lot. Repeat." Sadly I KNOW THIS. What do you think it's like for me? Ha. I'm now, at week ten, up to the maximum training duration. From now, it's just KEEP REPEATING that every week until … Continue reading Training: Week Ten
1. Buy a bike. 2. Pedal. Yep, it’s as easy as that. Kind of. When I signed up to cycle London to Paris in 24 hours, I didn’t really read all the details. So I didn’t really appreciate how far it was or how much training I’d have to put in. Or how many times … Continue reading How to bike from London to Paris in two easy steps.
Well, I said I wanted a challenge. And f*ck me, did I get that. With bells on. Just a few things for you to consider before I start. 1) Tasmania is Australia’s hilliest state. 2) There was a record-high heatwave the first week I was there. 3) I’ve not biked anywhere near these kind of … Continue reading Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.