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Solidream touring Australia

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31 pm
by il padrone
Great video of a group of four Frenchmen cycle-touring Australia, as part of their world tour.

http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/55330805


All riding Surly LHTs with Rohloff Speedhubs. And how do they survive on our roads - they're not wearing helmets !!! :o :( :wink:

Ah, after chatting with police later they must have decided to wear them :idea:

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I'm more worried about their crazy timing for this tour - entering Central Australia in December. They must have surely already experienced the outback's extreme summer heat now, after that week of 40+C that they had in Birdsville. I was there in late September and early October and would much rather travel through in July. Wonder what they'll do in the Top End in January :?

Re: Solidream touring Australia

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 am
by iacl
Have to admit, i'm envious.

I toured (supported) for a time in the victoria desert in early summer, challenging, but so so worth it.

Sometime the risk is worth the experience, if you get your appreciation right.

Re: Solidream touring Australia

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 pm
by WestcoastPete
I imagine that on a World Tour you often lack the choice of when to go through a region. I also imagine that these guys will be used to all sorts of adversity and will just keep spinning on through. I think wet season touring in the Top End could be done, but you'd have to be pretty adaptable. I struggled on my last tour in Southern Japan during their build up, and eventually gave up a week early, but I wasn't on an endless journey.

Thanks for the share. Jealous.

Re: Solidream touring Australia

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:58 pm
by elantra
Their photos are Really good.
Intrepid ? - very admirable.
Sensible ? - very debatable
Don't miss these photos - even the one of the snake !

Re: Solidream touring Australia

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:16 pm
by polishbiker
Kitebiking...could be interesting! :D

So cool that 3 people managed to get together for such trip.