Love It!

Hills, Heat and a Horny man

My arrival in Takayama was celebrated with a huge firework display. Different from your usual fireworks as the big fire spewing barrels were handheld by daredevils until they exploded. (the barrels, not the guys) It started off with a few big bangs that would’ve damaged ears for miles around. Not mine though. My hearing has…

Japan

Avoiding Bears, Finding Beers and Going Bare

Where do you get shrimps on the barbie? Where do you sit around a fire drinking beer and singing songs? Where do you get a fright as you ride over a snake in the middle of the road? Welcome the land of the rising sun, although I haven’t seen the sun rising yet as it…

Isolated

My Mid-Winter Molesworth Ride

Last year on my ride around the South Island I ran out of time to cycle the Molesworth. So this remote high country station road was on the top of my list for this year. One slight inconvenience is that the road closes 8 months a year. 2 out of 3 days a year they…

Lighthouse

Back Country

I don’t like rain. Some people might say coming to NZ in autumn might not be the brightest idea. But I have been very lucky with the weather these past few months. I had lots of clear sunny days and if it did rain good things happened. Like the lady who found me at the…