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Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Aushiker

No. If I listen to anything whilst riding it is...

No. If I listen to anything whilst riding it is music. I generally only do that when pushing into headwinds for long periods. Just seems to help with the pain.
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Aushiker

I don't have experience with the mesh add-ons but...

I don't have experience with the mesh add-ons but I have experience from 2011 with the plastic bottle holder add-ons. I lost both of them earlier in a 3,000 km ride. I was using them to hold small...
08-11-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Aushiker

Wind: The Bureau of Metrology wind roses are a...

Wind: The Bureau of Metrology wind roses are a helpful tool in respect to wind ... Wind roses for selected locations in Australia (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/wind/selection_map.shtml)...
07-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 132,318
Posted By Aushiker

https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/index.php

https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/index.php
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Aushiker

Another option but maybe too expensive is the...

Another option but maybe too expensive is the Tubus Disco (https://www.tubus.com/en/products/rear-carriers/tubus-product/disco) rear carrier which uses your quick release. Pretty much bomb-proof...
07-01-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Aushiker

I wasn't aware of the Garmin Speed Sensor 2 so...

I wasn't aware of the Garmin Speed Sensor 2 so thanks for the heads-up. I do like the idea of the built-in redundancy.
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,492
Posted By Aushiker

https://youtu.be/SMgqw_JjtNU

https://youtu.be/SMgqw_JjtNU
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,513
Posted By Aushiker

Of course and if the tent is that wet I can...

Of course and if the tent is that wet I can easily move the bag to the saddlebag, but that is not a common outcome so it spends most of its time upfront or if the saddlebag is full I carry a Sea to...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,513
Posted By Aushiker

Of course and if the tent is that wet I can...

Of course and if the tent is that wet I can easily move the bag to the saddlebag, but that is not a common outcome so it spends most of its time upfront.
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,513
Posted By Aushiker

Thanks. Took a bit time and money to slowly...

Thanks. Took a bit time and money to slowly replace the old gear with much lighter and packable alternatives.
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,513
Posted By Aushiker

My current bikepacking tent is a Tarptent Double...

My current bikepacking tent is a Tarptent Double Rainbow (https://www.tarptent.com/product/double-rainbow/) which comes in at 1,252 grams (my measured weight). I carry it in a Sea to Summit 20 litre...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By Aushiker

Another possible option that might be worth...

Another possible option that might be worth exploring is an On Ups Components (https://www.oneupcomponents.com/) 42T or 47T sprocket. I have done this on my Salsa Mukluk fatbike...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Aushiker

I have purchased tubeless-ready rims for my...

I have purchased tubeless-ready rims for my fatbike (not WTB) and I had to apply the tape of my choice. On the other hand, my Giant Defy which is tubeless came all setup.

Oh, I bikepack/tour on my...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Aushiker

Review of Rechargeable Headlamps

A review of rechargeable headlamps has been published at Trailnamebackstroke (https://www.trailnamebackstroke.com/rechargeable-headlamps-2020). It may be of interest.
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06-28-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Aushiker

I went from Wahoo Elment and a Samsung Galaxy S8...

I went from Wahoo Elment and a Samsung Galaxy S8 to a Garmin Edge 1030 and the Samsung. So for me struggling to see any advantage.
Forum: Touring
06-27-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,019
Posted By Aushiker

I agree. It uses a standard micro-usb connection.

I agree. It uses a standard micro-usb connection.
Forum: Touring
06-13-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Aushiker

We are also pretty certain we will stick with...

We are also pretty certain we will stick with Locus Pro for the same reasons plus it is so much easier to get the offline maps. I seem to have no end of problems getting offline maps to OruxMap.
Forum: Touring
06-13-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Aushiker

As per my reply at the Australian Cycling Forums...

As per my reply at the Australian Cycling Forums (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=98380).
Forum: Touring
06-08-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Aushiker

Is shipping the stuff that needs to be dropped...

Is shipping the stuff that needs to be dropped off an option? Hauling it 1200km does not sound like much fun.

Panniers versus trailers: I don't mind pulling my Extrawheel but it is another thing...
Forum: Touring
06-07-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Aushiker

I have gone touring with a BOB Yak (it was pulled...

I have gone touring with a BOB Yak (it was pulled by a mountain bike that could not take panniers) and more recently my trailer of choice is am Extrawheel Voyager...
06-05-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,726
Posted By Aushiker

I have been using mine now for a number of years...

I have been using mine now for a number of years and until my last trip, last December the messaging was pretty good. Not much worse than what I can experience with the mobile service here in...
06-04-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,726
Posted By Aushiker

I can only comment from the perspective of my...

I can only comment from the perspective of my Delmorne InReach but this is simply not factual. That was my experience with the Spot Messenger I had previously. With my inReach I can and do compose...
06-02-18, 02:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,726
Posted By Aushiker

It appears from what I have seen pretty much an...

It appears from what I have seen pretty much an update of the Delmore product, the Delmore inReach (http://www.alwaysinreach.com.au/product-info/10-product/50) which I have. My InReach only lacks the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-23-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By Aushiker

I am running similar pressures but have no idea...

I am running similar pressures but have no idea if that is ideal or not so watching this thread with interest.
Forum: Touring
05-22-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Aushiker

I have an Extrawheel trailer and have flown with...

I have an Extrawheel trailer and have flown with it a couple of times (https://aushiker.com/flying/). Both with my Surly Long Haul Trucker. First time I went the two boxes route but the second time...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-22-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Aushiker

I do on my Salsa Mukluk...

I do on my Salsa Mukluk (https://aushiker.com/salsa-mukluk/), but my Mukluk is really for bikepacking, remote bikepacking so I use the dynamo to keep my electronics happy. My dynamo is a SON 28 for...
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By Aushiker

It is the Cycle Star 80 with a longer arm.

It is the Cycle Star 80 with a longer arm.
Forum: Touring
05-20-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By Aushiker

I use Zefal Spy Mirrors...

I use Zefal Spy Mirrors (http://www.zefal.com/en/mirrors/110-spy.html) on some of my bikes including bikes with drop-bars and have in the past used one on my Surly Long Haul Trucker...
Forum: Touring
05-20-18, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By Aushiker

On my last real bikepacking ride I carried up to...

On my last real bikepacking ride I carried up to 15 litres of water and pretty much all the food for 10 days riding. All was done on my Salsa Mukluk...
Replies: 94
Views: 18,501
Posted By Aushiker

Garmin Edge 1030

Garmin Edge 1030
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,382
Posted By Aushiker

This is my take as well. This what I do...

This is my take as well. This what I do bikepacking ...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/40181944011_aef522689d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dJY38)
Two Peoples Bay Beach - {Day 11- 16**...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,545
Posted By Aushiker

https://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/Im...

https://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/Image/Slatwall/product/default/cache/BT-1267_600w_600h_sb.jpg

I have used a Clue Clip Map and Cue Sheet holder...
04-07-18, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Aushiker

Both SON and SP do them; i have two in fact ...

Both SON and SP do them; i have two in fact ...
03-20-18, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Aushiker

Can you edit, e.g., cut out parts of routes with...

Can you edit, e.g., cut out parts of routes with Garmin Connect? I find this a really beneficial feature with http:ridewithgps.com but you do have to pay for membership which provides this.
03-20-18, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Aushiker

Thanks for sharing. An interesting read.

Thanks for sharing. An interesting read.
Forum: Touring
03-07-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,865
Posted By Aushiker

They are comfortable for me and I prefer them...

They are comfortable for me and I prefer them over "standard" mountain bike bars. I haven't used any other bars on this bike so hard to compare. My touring bike and roadie are drop-bars but and they...
Forum: Touring
03-06-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,019
Posted By Aushiker

I sold my Wahoo Elemnt after my last bikepacking...

I sold my Wahoo Elemnt after my last bikepacking 10 day ride which was in December last year. It was the one and only bikepacking ride with it. I was out of mobile range a lot, had to consider...
03-03-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By Aushiker

+ 1 I have gone full circle from an early Mobius...

+ 1 I have gone full circle from an early Mobius to a Contour to GoPro back to a Mobius 2. Very good bang for buck in my experience.
Forum: Touring
02-25-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,865
Posted By Aushiker

http://aushiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/201...

http://aushiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017_December_Day-03-05-Young-River-Station.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,910
Posted By Aushiker

DAY 11 [POST 07] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES...

DAY 11 [POST 07] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES BEACH TO ALBANY

The last day of riding today, so my 10th day of actual riding. Two days of travelling to and from the ride. The day started out...
Forum: Touring
02-12-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By Aushiker

Do you have a link to it? Cannot find it Google...

Do you have a link to it? Cannot find it Google Play Store or is it an IOS app?
Forum: Touring
02-12-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,910
Posted By Aushiker

DAY 11 [POST 06] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES...

DAY 11 [POST 06] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES BEACH TO ALBANY

The last day of riding today, so my 10th day of actual riding. Two days of travelling to and from the ride. The day started out...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By Aushiker

It is looking like it will be going ahead in an...

It is looking like it will be going ahead in an informal way if this article in the Sydney Morning Herald...
Forum: Touring
02-10-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Aushiker

I have a Surly Long Haul Trucker...

I have a Surly Long Haul Trucker (http://aushiker.com/surlylht/) but the Vivente models are popular in the Bicycling Australia forums. See link here...
Forum: Touring
02-10-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,910
Posted By Aushiker

DAY 11 [POST 05] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES...

DAY 11 [POST 05] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES BEACH TO ALBANY

The last day of riding today, so my 10th day of actual riding. Two days of travelling to and from the ride. The day started out...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,901
Posted By Aushiker

Not so far at least. More weight and complication...

Not so far at least. More weight and complication to add to the mix. The tyres do help of course.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,901
Posted By Aushiker

Yep. Common as around here. The 2017 sales data...

Yep. Common as around here. The 2017 sales data (http://performancedrive.com.au/australian-vehicle-sales-december-2017-vfacts-best-year-0422/) shows the top two models where 4WDs, Toyota Hilux and...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,901
Posted By Aushiker

I have one and whilst it is great for what I use...

I have one and whilst it is great for what I use it for, mainly mountain biking and bikepacking where a lot of the riding will be sandy 4WD tracks and beaches, for the equivalent riding to you what...
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,910
Posted By Aushiker

DAY 11 [POST 04] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES...

DAY 11 [POST 04] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES BEACH TO ALBANY

The last day of riding today, so my 10th day of actual riding. Two days of travelling to and from the ride. The day started out...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,910
Posted By Aushiker

DAY 11 [POST 03] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES...

DAY 11 [POST 03] THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 - CHEYNES BEACH TO ALBANY

The last day of riding today, so my 10th day of actual riding. Two days of travelling to and from the ride. The day started out...
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