Around three years ago I ventured into the unknown and took on Tasmania solo with panniers full of borrowed gear and Curve's original Grovel V1. I'd been a bike commuter for years, and loved solo backpacking - it was both slightly terrifying and totally natural to marry the two.
Since then, I've fallen in love with adventures by bike, and progressively upped my enjoyment of steeper, rockier trails and remote places. I've also accumulated some lighter gear and knobblier tyres along the way.
My bike ninja skills include using Sydney's ferry and train network to engineer enjoyable weekend bikepacking trips at short notice. I've also managed to incorporate solo adventures into several work trips - including the lakes of northern Patagonia, a few nights in a very cold, spiky desert in Arizona, and a trip into Norwegian wilderness on a Brompton just for kicks.
I am currently using cycling as the ultimate form of procrastination from a PhD in food policy. Beyond being a proud (and resilient) Sydney commuter and cycling advocate, I'm passionate about getting more women on bikes in nature.
The Newcastle Overnight - a semi-organised 180km ride through the night from Sydney to Newcastle, complete with 4am bacon and egg roll station. I've done it three times, recruiting a new friend or family member to our peloton each time