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09-25-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,683
Posted By locky63red

Cars and their excessive infrastructure fragment...

Cars and their excessive infrastructure fragment and destroy communities and the sense of community.
Being car free means I do not give credence to the "every one needs a car for everything"...
09-25-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,491
Posted By locky63red

I am a prison officer working shifts.I ride all...

I am a prison officer working shifts.I ride all the time regardless of the time or weather. I find a ride home after a stress full shift is great. The good thing with shift work is if it is a nice...
Forum: Touring
09-23-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,120
Posted By locky63red

I cant go without my small camping Pillow. I also...

I cant go without my small camping Pillow. I also carry a soft sided 6 pack esky in the summer.You have to carry water so you carry it as ice and you can have cold drinks and keep things cold at the...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By locky63red

Bike commuting story on ABC (australia) news

Gidday fellas
Here is link to a positive news story on the national news today in Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/07/13/2624230.htm
Forum: Commuting
06-25-09, 03:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By locky63red

Thats only a cool spring day in Australia....

Thats only a cool spring day in Australia. Seriously 34degrees is a mildly warm day in summer however our humidity in my part of Australia is usually low. We quite regularly have spells of over 40...
Forum: Touring
06-22-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 309,329
Posted By locky63red

Gidday. Here is my GT Aggressor which I...

Gidday.
Here is my GT Aggressor which I purchsed as a clunker to commute on.However I liked riding it and liked how strong it was with its overlapped triangles so it is now my touring bike.It still...
06-14-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,609
Posted By locky63red

"This may come as a shock to you, but I don't...

"This may come as a shock to you, but I don't want public services to make a profit. I'm willing to pay taxes for things like trains, streetcars, healthcare, police and fire protection, libraries,...
Forum: Touring
05-10-09, 04:11 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 309,329
Posted By locky63red

Here is my GT Aggressor which I bought cheap to...

Here is my GT Aggressor which I bought cheap to use as a hack to commute to work on.
After riding it for a while, I liked it .
Looking at the GT rear triangle with the overlaping triangles making...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-09, 05:08 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 384,546
Posted By locky63red

latest build on shakedown runs prior to painting

Gidday Guys
Here is my latest homebuilt recumbent after building and having some shakedown runs prior to disassembly and Painting. rear suspension 20" front wheel 26 " rear wheel. I am impressed...
Forum: Touring
12-12-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,832
Posted By locky63red

Living in Australia when I tour it always seem to...

Living in Australia when I tour it always seem to get stinking hot. I ran out of water on my first tour and I have always been careful about making sure I have lots of capacity now even if in areas I...
Forum: Touring
11-25-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

Murray Darling trip

This is my GT aggressor that I use as my commuting and my touring bike.This photo was while I was doing a tour from Broken Hill to Menendie Down the Darling River Then to Mildura and down the Murray...
10-19-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,276
Posted By locky63red

What is new in south Australia. Police dont seem...

What is new in south Australia. Police dont seem to care about cyclists. You report abuse and bad driving and they never seem to keen to follow up. I just finished reading about a truck driver who...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By locky63red

Well done. Its alsothe best thing I have done I...

Well done. Its alsothe best thing I have done I am car lite as well and love it. I have only had to drive the car to work once in an emergency call in the rest of the time I ride.
Forum: Touring
04-28-07, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,803
Posted By locky63red

Hi I have a BOB Ibex and love it. My Brother also...

Hi I have a BOB Ibex and love it. My Brother also has one and we did the Mawson Trail in South Australia last year.This is a reasonably rough Mountain bike trail over some pretty rocky roads. We both...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-07, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By locky63red

Hi I also night commute all the time being a...

Hi I also night commute all the time being a shift worker. I always make sure I have all my blinkies, bright yellow vest and leg and arm blinkies on. Friday Saturday and Sunday nights are the worst.I...
12-31-06, 05:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,297
Posted By locky63red

I like another poster are "car lite" In other...

I like another poster are "car lite" In other words I ride everywhere since june this year however my wife still uses the car. My only trips in it now are as a passenger going somewhere where "she...
Forum: Touring
12-07-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,382
Posted By locky63red

I have done several tours with the temperature in...

I have done several tours with the temperature in the high 30C and low 40C. All off road and only rarely passing by towns. Water was something we thought about and carried plenty. 10 litres each and...
09-02-06, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By locky63red

Hi I made the plunge after reading these posts...

Hi I made the plunge after reading these posts for a year and moved house just so I could commute. I used to drive 700 kilometres a week to go to work now I commute 15ks a day which adds up to a...
Forum: Recumbent
09-02-06, 04:39 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 384,546
Posted By locky63red

My first recumbent

This is a marauder i have just built. I am giving it a couple of weeks riding to iron out any teething problems then I am going to paint it. Now next project a trike!!
07-08-06, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By locky63red

Bicycle versus pedestrian

My cycling club have been asked to address the local council on our proposal to make an existing walking trail in the city dual use(For all intents and purposes it is already used as a dual use...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-06, 03:54 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,027
Posted By locky63red

I have finally done it. I sold my house and moved...

I have finally done it. I sold my house and moved closer to work 7 Kilometers one way now instead of the 64 kilometers one way and have started commuting. It might have cost me 1/4 of a million...
06-25-06, 04:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,240
Posted By locky63red

The barrier I had to going car free was the...

The barrier I had to going car free was the distance to work a 100 mile round trip. I have made a commitment to change this by buying in the town and in a position that should be bike friendly(hoping...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-06, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By locky63red

Good to hear. I are about to move so that I can...

Good to hear. I are about to move so that I can commute every day. However the enthusiasm that I have for riding has rubbed off on to other people at work and there are now five people that are...
05-14-06, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By locky63red

First short tandem overnighter

I have just returned home from the first overnighter with the wife on the Tandem. I did the right thing and we only went a little way with lots of rest stops. She enjoyed herself and hopefully it...
Forum: Touring
05-08-06, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

Finally got this to work here it is my Tandem...

Finally got this to work here it is my Tandem ready to tour
Forum: Touring
05-05-06, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

see if the photo of the Tandem works this time

see if the photo of the Tandem works this time
Forum: Touring
05-05-06, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

Here is a photo of my Tandem that I have just...

Here is a photo of my Tandem that I have just gotten ready for short tours with the Missus.
We were supposed to go out overnight this weekend but the weather turned nasty and I am determined to try...
Forum: Touring
02-21-06, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By locky63red

I have a Giant NRS 3 and a BOB Ibex Trailer. I...

I have a Giant NRS 3 and a BOB Ibex Trailer. I have done a couple of tours with it and no problems.I carry a spare skewer as well. I could not afford a dedicted touring bike so I had to compromise a...
Forum: Touring
12-20-05, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

My Brother's and my Trek and Giant with BOB...

My Brother's and my Trek and Giant with BOB trailers resting at Streaky Bay South Australia August 2005.
At the coast at Cape Bauer Eyre Peninsula and hitting the road by Elliston.
12-03-05, 10:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By locky63red

Steel Fork,KFC leftovers and water(All at...

Steel Fork,KFC leftovers and water(All at different times). Which says a lot about the fast food culture since we live 64 Kilometres from the nearest outlet. The fork was the scariest thing as it...
Forum: Touring
11-30-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By locky63red

I only packed and shipped a bike last week. I...

I only packed and shipped a bike last week. I went to my LBS and he said help yourself to any of the boxes and stuff waiting to be disposed of. I got a couple of boxes heaps of bubble wrap and all...
Forum: Touring
11-22-05, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By locky63red

My last tour was a short four day tour to...

My last tour was a short four day tour to introduce my brother to the enjoyment of touring. We had four seasons in four days of weather. One day windy, one day hot, One day of extreme headwinds and...
Forum: Touring
11-21-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,705
Posted By locky63red

Two weeks in March 2006 Completing the bottom two...

Two weeks in March 2006 Completing the bottom two thirds of the Mawson trail in South Australia.Quorn to Adelaide. 600Kilometres of a dedicated 900 Kilometre mountain bike trail. Cant wait to get...
10-31-05, 02:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,807
Posted By locky63red

*When you organise a years worth of holidays...

*When you organise a years worth of holidays around your cycling clubs calender.
*The only time you get up early is to get a good start to the days touring.
*When the boss gives you a tube of...
Forum: Touring
10-31-05, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By locky63red

Kevlar spokes

I have a friend who is about to embark on her much anticipated lap of the big paddock (Trip around OZ)
As she is not all that mechanically literate we talked about Kevlar emergency spokes for her to...
Forum: Touring
09-23-05, 04:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,775
Posted By locky63red

I was riding with a guy one day averaging 27 ks...

I was riding with a guy one day averaging 27 ks an hour when he touched wheels with the guy in front. Slammed to the ground. His helmet broke into about four pieces.He had a year off work with a...
09-23-05, 03:20 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,945
Posted By locky63red

We have had compulsory helmet wearing for years...

We have had compulsory helmet wearing for years in Australia. Not wearing a helmet is DUMB. Setting a bad example to kids by adults not wearing one is DUMBER.I have seen several serious bike crashes...
09-22-05, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By locky63red

I went for a ride on the weekend and witnessed a...

I went for a ride on the weekend and witnessed a huge stack with a woman riding with me going straight over the handlebars and smacking face first inthe dirt. She was also riding a unfamiliar...
Forum: Touring
09-05-05, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By locky63red

I just got back from my first trial tour with my...

I just got back from my first trial tour with my BOB ibex. I did 475 kilometers in a week of riding with 20 Kilograms of weight in it. Only 23 Kilometers on bitumen the rest was dirt, rocks, sand and...
Forum: Touring
08-06-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 361,454
Posted By locky63red

Always empty the last bit of metho back out of...

Always empty the last bit of metho back out of your trangia in the bottle before you pack the stove away in your panniers.
Forum: Touring
08-05-05, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,463
Views: 2,167,431
Posted By locky63red

This is my rig halfway through my initial...

This is my rig halfway through my initial shakedown tour. I was impressed with the BOBs handling and are planning to do 500 Kilometers in a couple of weeks to really try things out.I hope to refine...
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