The journey continues…

I will very shortly be continuing the ‘Rowing from Home’ to Home journey.

Back on my bicycle I will head south from the town of Ballina where I landed in the boat last year, in search of a new launching spot.  I can’t wait to be out and about again, and its a great opportunity to trial an idea I had whilst plodding across the Australian outback into headwinds day after day after day.  With plenty of time to think, I wondered just how light I could go with my cycle touring set-up.

So I have swapped back to my road bike, done away with the heavy pannier bags, and below is a photo of my new ultralight set-up.  I can camp using this set-up and am carrying the following:

  • Bivvy Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Inflatable air mattress
  • One pair of shorts and one tee-shirt
  • Wet weather shell jacket/pants
  • Thermal pants and top
  • Polar fleece jacket
  • One set of cycling clothes and cycling shoes
  • One pair of jandals
  • Iphone and charger
  • Bicycle spares/front and rear lights
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Credit card and passport

WhatsApp Image 2018-04-10 at 8.54.11 AM

As you see I carry no cooking gear and will just eat cold and dry food in between towns.  The east coast of Australia is heavily populated and very different to the outback of Australia.

Next post from the road!

Captain Axe.

Posted on April 10, 2018, in Rowing Home. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Aye, Captain! Depending on dates, feel like a bit of company on you cycle ride from Ballina to Coffs? I could be in Melbourne or out of country when you plan to depart Ballina so let me know. Would love to experience your inspiration and whacky Kiwi humour again!


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