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Postby rustguard » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:02 pm

Cattle grid at 79km on a tandem! wow obviously there is alot of trust between you 2. That is really really impressive. Did you pass any cars?
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Postby justD » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:22 pm

il padrone wrote:
Ummm.... now that would be me, I guess? :oops: On our 'Edge of the World' tour.


Dude, sounds awesome. Not the 79kph for me, but touring all over. Read a number of your posts about tours and I want to catch up.
Hopefully doing my first weekend trip this weekend and will increase the distance from there.

Must have been an awesome experience with your daughter!
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Postby Postman Pat » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:08 pm

rustguard wrote:Cattle grid at 79km on a tandem! wow obviously there is alot of trust between you 2. That is really really impressive. Did you pass any cars?

On a Tandem the stoker doesn't have much choice the only thing they get to control is how hard they peddle :shock: and how hard the hit the person in front :lol: though at 80 klm per hour I Would have serious reservations at upsetting the lead guy :wink:
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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby avolve » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:28 am

I recently rode 1100km+ (almost all on road) across BC in Canada. This included several mountain passes and ended at Banff in the Rockies.

I rode this on my Cannondale XC MTB with a Bob Ibex. I had no front panniers. On the rear rack was a Arkel tail ride (a top of rack bag) for items like wallet, maps, tools, etc.

I had a Yakima trailer before the Bob, with the Ibex being heavier based on the suspension. I have never had an issue with not having front panniers, though the weight difference is notable. You get used to an accommodate this. I have had ridden descents on both up to 60km/hour. It does take longer to slow down...

I am impressed by the extrawheel trailer and am interested in giving one a try...
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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby tourjunkie » Thu May 28, 2009 11:00 am

built my own and works fine. just finished litchfield and kakadu. heading to broome after service and maintenance in katherine.
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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby cavebear2 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:50 pm

Detail wrote:I put the tube snapping down to parking the bike, as suggested by the manual, at right angles. Heavily loaded all the weight of the bike is put on that one member and its got to be more than 50kg at times once I've got the water onboard.

My suggestion: don't park your bike at right angles if its loaded up.

And leave all that unnecessary crap at home.

Ahhh yes I've only just come accross this thread. Of course the load weight limit for a Bob according to the manual is 32kgs......Mind you that's for the Ibex but can't see that the Yak would be much different....leave the crap at home or use a couple of front panniers if expedition touring. :wink:
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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby il padrone » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:30 pm

cavebear2 wrote:Of course the load weight limit for a Bob according to the manual is 32kgs......Mind you that's for the Ibex but can't see that the Yak would be much different....leave the crap at home or use a couple of front panniers if expedition touring. :wink:

Or if it's a really serious expedition, just use all four panniers

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These guys found out all about outback roads in the wet

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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby Aushiker » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:02 am

G'day

Sounds like they had a great tour ... the story can be found here

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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby RonK » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:07 pm

If you are considering a trailer it would be worth your while looking at this:

http://www.extrawheelusa.com/

As used by Jakub Postrzygacz on his traverse of the Canning Stock Route.

http://wildworks.co.nz/csr/home.php
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:57 pm

Aushiker wrote:G'day

Sounds like they had a great tour ... the story can be found here

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Brilliant video of their more recent expedition, across the Chang Tang region of Tibet's remote plateau :shock: ! Now they are using Extrawheel trailers too.

Pity I don't understand German

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Re: Trailers - Burly, BOB, TWBents, etc....

Postby Postman Pat » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:35 pm

an awesome ride but to do it in summer not for me but some thing to think about :mrgreen:
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