Jimmy Ashby reflects on the inaugural Rhino Run bikepacking race across Southern Africa... 2750 long, hot and dusty self-supported kilometres from Stellenbosch in South Africa to Windhoek in Namibia. Immensely hard but with big emotional pay back.
Jimmy Ashby makes a pilgrimage of sorts to his favourite island adventure playground. With a luxurious three month window - he bikes, hikes and runs the classic Tasmanian trails, plus scores a few new adventures in this wild and unique landscape.
Once you immerse yourself in the Australian Outback and truly experience its beauty, you’ll find yourself constantly daydreaming about returning and scheming as to how to venture deeper and further into its vast emptiness.
Pedalling north out of Adelaide after lockdown, Jimmy Ashby reflects that the best way to know you’re on a deep and remote adventure is when you’re 200km+ from the closest town and one of the few cars you see all day pulls over just to tell you you’re crazy.
The South Australian Outback: A true blue, fair dinkum, ripper part of the world – to translate, it's a place like no other. I never thought I could fall in love with such emptiness and vast horizons, roads that go hundreds of kilometres in a straight line and towns that sound so silly they just don't seem real.