Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - O for Outback Oldyssey

What is an oldyssey? Several years ago Bike SA ran a cycling event called the Outback Odyssey and another group of 'older' cyclists organised an alternative; the Outback Oldyssey. It was an epic journey, riding up to a 100 km on some days.

I joined the Oldessy in the second week and enjoyed some challenging riding in the Flinders Ranges.

One of the most memorable days was riding through Bunyero and Brachina Gorges.

Another challenging and 'fun' day was riding on a bush track from Wilpena to Rawnsley Park.

Many of the roads and tracks we rode along were part of the Mawson Trail, a mapped cycling route from just north of Adelaide to the Blinman in the Flinders Ranges.


To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' site or to see direct links to their own sites go here.

15 comments:

taraletseat said...

Great shot on the very first photo! Was this a race?

My "O" photos are now posted here and here. Hope you can pass by, too! Thanks!

crete said...

Lovely photos and a great trick on the name.

Ray

ChrissyM said...

Awesome photos, especially the first photo. WOW!

photowannabe said...

Great choice for the letter O. That was some amazing country you road through. Good post.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery of the outback. It is interesting and fun to cycle and go on a tour. Not only was it cheap and you can actually see more interesting things than on a tour bus.

D Herrod said...

Very impressive.

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

Aileni said...

As an erstwhile cycle nut, I envy that one, Gordon.

Bear Naked said...

What a clever twist of words.
I doubt I could take part in that challenge though.

Bear((( )))

DeeJay said...

An adventure but one that must have had a sore ending especially on those tracks :-)

babooshka said...

That is an awseome sight, and a wonderful idea. You could fit my islad in there many times.

Granny Smith said...

I'm a little to old to go on such a trip regardless of its clever name, but your lovely pictures of the outback made me nostalgic for Australia where lived for one year of academic sabbatical.

Liz said...

What a great thing to do. 100km is a looooong way!

Jay said...

Looks far too energetic for little me, but the photos are gorgeous! I know a miss a lot by not being a hiker/cyclist!

Tash said...

What a trek! Excellent photo journal.
When I 1st saw this I thought it could be in Southern Cal - dry grassy areas, eucalyptus trees (we have a lot of nice ones in Palos Verdes - thank you AU for this wonderful import)