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Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:54 pm

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Postby Baalzamon » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Can't really tell, but looks like they could be thorns.
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:26 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Can't really tell, but looks like they could be thorns.


Ask at YACF. Friendly bunch.

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Postby il padrone » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:07 pm

That rackbag she is hoofing is HUGE! :shock: I'm guessing it must have a fair bit more than just a tent and thermarest in it :wink:
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Postby J Quinton » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:03 pm

A large part of me hopes this is tongue in cheek.

They appear to be cruising around a village in the UK somewhere and she's carrying about 3 litres of water. Plus an extra bottle on top of the rack bag; just in case they get stuck 100m from the next shop?

The phrase "horses for courses" comes to mind. In my opinion they have the wrong horse for their current course.

Edit: after checking out the other forum, I see they are headed to south america, and he's carrying a kite surf: mental.
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Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:30 pm

This guy impressed me; he had a folding canoe on his trailer. When he wanted to, he could make up the canoe and put the bike and trailer in it, along with the usual camping gear.

He's certainly keen!

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:39 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:This guy impressed me; he had a folding canoe on his trailer. When he wanted to, he could make up the canoe and put the bike and trailer in it, along with the usual camping gear.


Great share ...

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Not so Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby Tandem » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:58 pm

I run into Peter from Sydney at the Doon Doon R'house in 2009 on my trip around Au. He is a bit of a character posing for photos with his rig and is asking for a gold coin donation. Hes average for a day is about 30 km

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Postby il padrone » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:00 pm

J Quinton wrote:A large part of me hopes this is tongue in cheek.

They appear to be cruising around a village in the UK somewhere

St Malo in France actually.
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Postby Meditator » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Its no surprise that guy is only doing 30km per dya but i am sure he'd be a lot happier if he could ditch some of that junk he's hauling, even if it is all he owns in the world.

I met a guy carrying an acoustic guitar last year on the road to Darwin from Katherine. He was riding barefoot too, although he did have shoes. I wish i had a picture of those two. One couldn't wear a helmet for the size of his dreadlocks. They were from argentina.

In india i met a couple and the guy was travelling with his electric guitar so he could practice, although unplugged. They were swiss.

I also met this guy from Taiwan who had ridden from Melbourne.http://www.photoblog.com/shangrila/2011/05/29/day-10-western-australia--northern-territory-cycling-tour.html
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Re: Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:35 pm

Meditator wrote:Its no surprise that guy is only doing 30km per dya but i am sure he'd be a lot happier if he could ditch some of that junk he's hauling, even if it is all he owns in the world.



I reckon I could do a nice 130 clicks a day hauling his load no problem and still be happy. :D

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WestcoastPete wrote:This guy impressed me; he had a folding canoe on his trailer. When he wanted to, he could make up the canoe and put the bike and trailer in it, along with the usual camping gear.

He's certainly keen!



I'm impressed that would be a great deal of fun having a canoe as part of a tour trip that is food for thought so thanks for the link.
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Re: Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:55 am

The joys of the serendipitous photos eh...

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Postby Leiothrix » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:27 pm

}SkOrPn--7 wrote:I'm impressed that would be a great deal of fun having a canoe as part of a tour trip that is food for thought so thanks for the link.


As long as you don't manage to capsize it.

Then you're up the, err, creek without a paddle. Or bike, food, clothes . . .
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Re: Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:07 pm

Leiothrix wrote:
}SkOrPn--7 wrote:I'm impressed that would be a great deal of fun having a canoe as part of a tour trip that is food for thought so thanks for the link.


As long as you don't manage to capsize it.

Then you're up the, err, creek without a paddle. Or bike, food, clothes . . .


Very true but part of the fun and adventure but having said that I bet I would be the first to do as you said end up in the drink. :D

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Postby il padrone » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:13 pm

I reckon it'd be a better adventure to cross the Baltic by taking the ice road to the Aland Islands

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Re: Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:06 am

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A litte more detail in a CGOAB journal.

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Re: Ultralight touring ... :)

Postby elStado » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:07 am

WestcoastPete wrote:This guy impressed me; he had a folding canoe on his trailer. When he wanted to, he could make up the canoe and put the bike and trailer in it, along with the usual camping gear.

He's certainly keen!


I've actually pondered doing a similar thing myself with a bodyboard and other related surfing gear. A standard 26" or 700c touring bike with a trailer for the wet-suit and other gear plus a board mount/rack on the trailer should be all good. I considered something like from Surly as wider tyres could help, but honestly you can usually get within a few hundred metres from the majority of surfing breaks by a sealed or gravel road, so a 35mm tyres will be wide enough and just walk the rest.

Bodyboards are pretty light and small compared to a foldable canoe, even including a pair of fins, full wetsuit etc it's only a few kg of weight.
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