johnfordau wrote:if you are going touring why, for crying in the wilderness, would you elect to go touring in the rainy part of the year
Are you totally unable to understand that there are parts of Australia which are highly desirable to tour, but where it may rain, sometimes even snow at any time of the year? Yes, even in the middle of summer.
Does it not occur to you that life commitments - work, family, etc. may limit touring opportunities to other than the ideal season?
Can you not understand that rainfall is quite likely happen when you are not conveniently near shelter? A motel or a bus station?
Is it too difficult to imagine that many of us have broader horizons and don't confine our touring to Australia?
No? Still don't get it? Quite clearly then, you have no idea.
Unlike some others - most here are not fair weather cyclists, and besides running for shelter is often not an option.
So don't bother to lecture me about consumption - I'll choose how I spend my money, what I need, when I need it, and it'll be for practical reasons which have nothing to do with consumption, and are none of your damned business.
And don't lecture me about the rainfall in Northern Australia either - I grew up there and know all about it.
You are free to choose how you want to tour - don't try to dictate to others how they should.