Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbachs -3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin

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Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbachs -3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin

Postby pbekkerh » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Does anybody know what that machine hanging from the top tube on picture 2 is?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... arwin.html

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Re: Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbachs -3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin

Postby find_bruce » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Wikipedia has a much larger image that might help Ted Ryko on his world record breaking journey from Adelaide to Darwin in 1914 Must have been taken early in the trip because of (1) the railway lines & (2) the other bike, I presume Jack Fahey's.

There are a bunch more photos at Terrotpry Stories: Ted Ryko’s 1914 solo bicycle journey from Adelaide to Darwin

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Postby pbekkerh » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:37 am

I guess it's the gasunit for the carbide lamp.
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Postby find_bruce » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:21 am

Maybe, it certainly looks like some sort of fuel container. The only carbide lamps I have seen had a canister that screws onto the bottom of the lamp itself. Given the trip was 28 days, I would be surprised if the were carrying enough carbide to ride much at night - I thought the typical container lasted around 3 hours

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Postby pbekkerh » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:41 pm

Yes it looks overly complicated but he had a lamp, that is bigger than the normal carbide lamps with attached gasproducer and there is a pipe or tube going to the handlebar.

Better visible here https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 010%29.jpg

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Re: Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbachs -3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin

Postby madler » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:32 am

Ryko rode quite a lot at night, navigating by the stars. Riding at night was cooler.

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Re: Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbachs -3-000km-bike-ride-Adelaide-Darwin

Postby madler » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:36 am

Yes, that photo was taken early in the trip. They rode on the ballast because it was easier going than the track. Yes, you are right, the other bike belongs to Jack Fahey. The photo was taken near Lake Eyre; Ted is adjusting the cones.

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