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Postby Aushiker » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:05 pm



A new video from Chris Rishworth.

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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby obikiller » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:27 pm

Nice! but he looks.... overloaded!
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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:50 pm

Great little compilation, but I must admit to wondering how much time he spent stopping, setting up the camera in a little vantage spot and then riding past it for ~5-10 seconds footage, stopping again and then walking back and picking up the camera. He might've shaved a good deal of time of his journey otherwise.....

.... but then again I suppose by questioning that I'm missing the point. ;)
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Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby RonK » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:35 am

Beautifully shot and edited. Having attempted the same myself I can appreciate the effort that went into creating even a short clip such as that one. Video is so much more difficult and time-consuming than stills photography, particularly for solo travellers.
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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby Tandem » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:02 am

obikiller wrote:Nice! but he looks.... overloaded!


As I run into Chris in Alice Springs and spoken to him about his travel I don't think he is overloaded. He has cycled long distances away from the main routes where supply of food and water is not always readily available.
Chris got a lot more videos on http://www.youtube.com/user/co2friendly/videos .
Amazing footage and he must have spend lots time filming, editing and uploading them.
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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby neilmny » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:57 am

obikiller wrote:Nice! but he looks.... overloaded!


The journey Chris undertook would be something that the majority of 4WD owners
would not attempt. He was solo unassisted for I'm guessing well over 7000km from the
SE corner of Australia to the NW corner of Australia. The distances out there caused him
to from memory carry around 15 litres of water as the supply is just not there.
I recommend watching the series of videos he made and edited along the way.
It's an incedible journey that he did a great job of sharing as he went.
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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby Aushiker » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:21 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Great little compilation, but I must admit to wondering how much time he spent stopping, setting up the camera in a little vantage spot and then riding past it for ~5-10 seconds footage, stopping again and then walking back and picking up the camera.


At least for some of it he was not alone ...

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Re: Bicycle Touring Australia

Postby GJ_Coop » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:14 pm

That brought back a few memories.

If you think he looks overloaded you obviously haven't ridden a bicycle with a few weeks between supermarkets.

Great pictures.

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