Unorthodox touring rig

Unorthodox touring rig

Postby il padrone » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:38 pm

A guy on a tour of Europe - Omar Ruiz-Diaz

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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby iacl » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:22 am

A real B-Double!

Interesting philosophy regards 'PT' on the website, I'm not sure that I could extract myself from all the societal entanglements to achieve it.
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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby Aushiker » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:53 am

Not unusual. There is a great newspaper story from pre-Internet days of a guy who road around the north-west with one serious load on trailers. Seen the newspaper clippings but cannot find anything online, but did find this image of others.

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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby il padrone » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:01 pm

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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby il padrone » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:09 pm

.....and another one. Joff Summerfield - in Tibet! On a world tour!

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I build and sell penny farthing bicycles at my own workshop in east London. If I had the funds, I would set off travelling again tomorrow. But it would have to be on a penny. I couldn't do anything else. I'd feel like I was leaving a part of me at home. It is like my wife.
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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:58 am

The BEHEMOTH from the 80'S

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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:09 pm

I remember that guy - the Electronic Nomad or something. I seem to recall it was the 80s though, and as he lists in the equipment a coordless phone, cellular phone, Canon bubblejet printer, and CD player I'd say that would be more accurate (none of these were about in the 70s to my knowledge).

All that gear and he probably had the processing power and apps of the average smart phone....... maybe :P
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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby Uncle Just » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:07 pm

It was the 80s AFAICR. Freewheeeling(?) magazine I think did an article on him. I have it somewhere stashed away in the shed. I just have to move the SS then the MTB and the golf clubs before I go through 40 years of magazines to find it. Keep talking among yourselves and I'll be right back....
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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby Aushiker » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:46 pm

Decade corrected ... more at the blokes website - http://microship.com/bike/index.html

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Re: Unorthodox touring rig

Postby petie » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:38 pm

iacl wrote:A real B-Double!

Interesting philosophy regards 'PT' on the website, I'm not sure that I could extract myself from all the societal entanglements to achieve it.


I read that PT explanation. I think you might have trouble with mental health services before societal entanglements...

But that 80s gadget bike is unreal, if only I was a complete and un-attached nerd I would build my own crazy machine!!
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