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Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By ricrunner

As an Aussie, can't see the news item, don't pay...

As an Aussie, can't see the news item, don't pay for this stuff myself.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,497
Posted By ricrunner

I still intend to take off, even though my wife...

I still intend to take off, even though my wife is staying home. She is not fond of me going for an indefinite tour. I have my camper half built, have ordered the ebike front hub, for my bike. Will...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,494
Posted By ricrunner

I like the colour, my bike is black and although...

I like the colour, my bike is black and although it does look good, a safety colour is what is needed these days for touring on the road with idiot drivers around. After all, these triangle bikes...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,987
Posted By ricrunner

I bought Water resistant Tioga bags that have...

I bought Water resistant Tioga bags that have built in rain covers in the top flap. I wanted those bags as they had an extra bottle holder and separated compartments as well. It was $100 for all 4,...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By ricrunner

I have a Roswheel top tube bag that has 2 sides...

I have a Roswheel top tube bag that has 2 sides and hangs off the tube. Had it for 3 years, before I also bought a waterproof version of a front rack bag. The top tube bag must be waterproof as have...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By ricrunner

In snowy regions we don't salt our roads, you...

In snowy regions we don't salt our roads, you have to use snow chains all the time whilst your there. The main reason they don't salt is contamination of the natural soils in the immediate area. and...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By ricrunner

I had one advantage, that I grew up, in a cold...

I had one advantage, that I grew up, in a cold area( for Australia, it was cold anyhow), and stayed most of my life here except for 22 years away in warmer climes, that I had to do for a job, but...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By ricrunner

Well, what I consider cold is around 5-15 Celcius...

Well, what I consider cold is around 5-15 Celcius during the day, anything colder then that for cycling during the day, I just normally have a rest day, but if it continues, I will head for a warmer...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By ricrunner

Cold Weather Camping

How many bike tourists like cold weather camping and touring. It is winter here in OZ, and am currently camping 15km from town enjoying some me time, using 4g to post this thread on my wifes phone,...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,482
Posted By ricrunner

I wear padded shorts, because I have an hard...

I wear padded shorts, because I have an hard arsed seat, that only annoys me when riding it, not enjoyable to ride with, but no side effects from it. But if I just wear normal shorts or long pants, I...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By ricrunner

I have an old injury of what you have, and do...

I have an old injury of what you have, and do find my drops to being hard on my back, so have ordered a Butterfly bar, , you can also get trekking bars which are similar, they are very comfortable to...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

alo, I would love something like that, but it is...

alo, I would love something like that, but it is way to complicated for me to build, to buy them, they are 16000 Euro's as well. I could probably build one adapting a Greenspeed cattrike, or my...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

The problem, with this Fold-a-van is I cannot...

The problem, with this Fold-a-van is I cannot carry the dog, plus it would have serious side wind issues. This camper I am looking at will be 220cm long 82cm wide and 100cm high internally. It will...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Thanks Alan, I have actually a few reasons to do...

Thanks Alan, I have actually a few reasons to do it, getting older, more uncomfortable on the ground, I tour in Autumn and winter mostly, so it is colder in the tent all the time. The dog's comfort...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Miele Man, that is the reason why I wont be...

Miele Man, that is the reason why I wont be having more then one solar panel on the roof, this camper will have enough screened opens for my dog, as well as an exhaust fan, and low wattage , high...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Russ Roth, even another idea for me to think...

Russ Roth, even another idea for me to think about, will be putting some serious thought into the design, taking everything on board, all the pro's and con's. Thanks fellas.
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Happy Feet, that is pretty close to it, but in a...

Happy Feet, that is pretty close to it, but in a Teardrop shape., Phughes, I will put some thought into your idea as well, that idea has a lot positives, so long as I can give a comfortable ride to...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Yeah, not so much, the current trailer, is a bit...

Yeah, not so much, the current trailer, is a bit on the small side, for the odd narrow roads that I do travel on. My main problem with it would be the bulldust that I currently ride in in the...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By ricrunner

Bicycle Caravan/Camper

I am thinking of building one. It's design style will be of a Teardrop camper. I can see a lot of advantages, in doing so, things, like being able to get in it, when caught in a bad storm, something...
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By ricrunner

I have an Malvern Star Oppy S1, that I use for...

I have an Malvern Star Oppy S1, that I use for both road and gravel riding. Most of my gravel/bulldust tours are in the outback with my dog, But I am going to suggest the Reynolds version of the...
03-15-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,603
Posted By ricrunner

Went to bush camp, today Sunday 15 Mar, to leave...

Went to bush camp, today Sunday 15 Mar, to leave 6 weeks worth of food. The camp, has a pit toilet, a fireplace ( which I am less likely to use, as have plenty of gas), left fishing gear. As I only...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By ricrunner

How do you find the pinion, for touring, just...

How do you find the pinion, for touring, just have always wanted to know how good they are and if any limitations?
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By ricrunner

I am one of those people whom jumps off and walks...

I am one of those people whom jumps off and walks on steep hills, because of gearing and I also have a dog in a trailer on board. It does not worry me to do this, it gives me a bit of a break. Have...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By ricrunner

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish ...

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish I could fit them to my current bike with discs, and brifters.
03-12-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,603
Posted By ricrunner

No one is wearing masks in my area except for one...

No one is wearing masks in my area except for one person I met today whom has a flu and chest infection. She can't get tested because the government, says only people that can be tested are those...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By ricrunner

This is the 3 season tent I use today, it has the...

This is the 3 season tent I use today, it has the reflective coating on the inside of the fly. It is pretty good for winter camping on the ends the fly is attached at the inner tent wall, on the...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,367
Posted By ricrunner

I experience hot tenting with my pop(...

I experience hot tenting with my pop( grandfather) when I was 9 years old. He came and picked me up on a cold winters day in his soft top Model T ford 5 seater wagon. I was well rugged up but it was...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By ricrunner

This is what I do. I use a 3 season tent, all...

This is what I do. I use a 3 season tent, all year round., A minus 5 Celcius sleeping bag, a S2S liner and an insulated 3cm self inflating mat. And it works for both warm and cold conditions. A 3...
Forum: Touring
02-13-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,704
Posted By ricrunner

I love watching American video's, because I will...

I love watching American video's, because I will never get to ride there, but keeps me informed on the beautiful riding that is available to you guys, compared to here in OZ. I like the style and...
Forum: Touring
01-15-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,501
Posted By ricrunner

I am interested, in some of the tilting European...

I am interested, in some of the tilting European cargo bikes that you can get, could see a decent use for myself and my dog, but even a normal 2 wheel cargo bike would be better as not as wide. I...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By ricrunner

Ringing in your ears is the start of long term...

Ringing in your ears is the start of long term tinnitus, and it wont go away, their is no cure for it. It will only get worse as you get older, and you will have niggling pain with it to. I got mine...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,131
Posted By ricrunner

ON camping in the US, can you not do more stealth...

ON camping in the US, can you not do more stealth or wild camping on the popular routes, or is that not a thing that you can do at all. My camping here is mostly wild camping, with some stealth...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,971
Posted By ricrunner

Machka, thanks for this chicken breast in a tin,...

Machka, thanks for this chicken breast in a tin, did not know you could get this here in OZ.
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By ricrunner

I have got cheap rain gear, so just good enough...

I have got cheap rain gear, so just good enough for a squall, but if I see a storm in advance, I find a place quickly to set up my tent and get inside with the dog. I do this mainly as I don't feel...
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,513
Posted By ricrunner

I started out on 32 spokes on the back wheel....

I started out on 32 spokes on the back wheel. Used it for 3 months, new bike. I contacted the manufacturer, about using the bike for heavy outback touring, as the bike was a gravel bike, not a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By ricrunner

I read this as " a 25 foot black bear", and the...

I read this as " a 25 foot black bear", and the comment caught my eye because of that.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By ricrunner

A while ago I had a thread locked, because, it...

A while ago I had a thread locked, because, it may have started to become a bit nasty. It was about pooping in the bush. I understood why they did it. They are not against you personally. It...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,541
Posted By ricrunner

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded...

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded with out my dog, was 47mph. with the dog and trailer, I don't go over 25mph, but I was once chased down a long steep hill by a truck, because their was...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,268
Posted By ricrunner

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US,...

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US, that plays no problem over here. And for the other poster, A DVD is a Digital Video Disc, just like a CD, but plays high definition video or music.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,268
Posted By ricrunner

Thankyou for this, and the link to be able to buy...

Thankyou for this, and the link to be able to buy the DVD, will enjoy, on TV, what I will never ever see in person.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By ricrunner

It is very easy to get hooked on to it, I just...

It is very easy to get hooked on to it, I just wish, I stayed at it from 13 till now, I think it would have been a much more enjoyable life.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By ricrunner

Ah, thanks, would have never worked that out.

Ah, thanks, would have never worked that out.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,746
Posted By ricrunner

What is Couch Surfing all about?, I don't follow,...

What is Couch Surfing all about?, I don't follow, this type of accomm.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By ricrunner

You have explained the use of the IGH, better...

You have explained the use of the IGH, better than anyone has ever done for me, so I intend to go ahead and buy a specific bike that like that has the IGH
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,556
Posted By ricrunner

I am just giving you some advice, as to training....

I am just giving you some advice, as to training. I came back to cycling a 57, for touring and camping exploits. I trained for about 3 months, mainly to get use to being back in the saddle. Then took...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By ricrunner

I know what brigands are, but Footpads, are they...

I know what brigands are, but Footpads, are they pads on your feet, or are they crooks?
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,746
Posted By ricrunner

I have hosted 3 times in the last 3 years to...

I have hosted 3 times in the last 3 years to cyclotourists, but am not on WS or CS. I have a notice on a 3 boards for cyclotourists only, on the main route that they tourer on , which is known as the...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,668
Posted By ricrunner

I started bike touring/camping at 13, and did it...

I started bike touring/camping at 13, and did it because, I had 2 other mates, we lived in the bush in NSW, that had some fantastic places within 50 miles for us to visit, so we started going on...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By ricrunner

What is your scariest story, that happened to you on a tour?

We have someone asking what is your funniest story, but I thought maybe, what is your scariest story. Mine was camping in early spring a year ago, similar weather to what we are getting now. Was...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,923
Posted By ricrunner

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that...

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that have various compartments, and I actually like that feature a lot. They also have a water bottle holder, so four extra bottles of water, that gives...
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