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Old 01-03-06, 11:56 PM   #1
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Check out the pics of this guy...

...who travelled across the frickin' Australian Outback on his Surly Pugsley!!!

http://www.surlybikes.com/photo_Gal/index.html

Sooooo dope.
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Old 01-04-06, 12:24 AM   #2
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More importantly, here's a link to the guy's homepage...

http://www.wildworks.co.nz/csr/home.php
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Old 01-04-06, 12:26 AM   #3
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Wow!!
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Old 01-04-06, 10:58 AM   #4
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Old 01-04-06, 11:01 AM   #5
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yeah, that's been popping up on this forum for a few weeks now. but for good reason. that guy is awesome. he did what a lot of us dream about doing.
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Old 01-04-06, 12:29 PM   #6
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His trailer looks very interesting.
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Old 01-04-06, 01:23 PM   #7
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His trailer looks very interesting.
I found a couple Euro sites selling it with some info on it.

http://www.cyclesense.co.uk/products...1b139s318p1681
http://www.biketrailer.info/ (scroll down)
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Old 01-04-06, 02:13 PM   #8
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my favorite, "no water food gas or services for 1900 km."

holy mother of jeebus
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Old 01-04-06, 02:56 PM   #9
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Right, so he cycled 1900km with only the water he could carry?

I think not.

No taps maybe. And he was on a bike so he'd only need fuel for cooking!
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Old 01-04-06, 05:22 PM   #10
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Right, so he cycled 1900km with only the water he could carry?

I think not.

No taps maybe. And he was on a bike so he'd only need fuel for cooking!
no taps is what the sign meant -- there's a couple pics of him using a hand-pump water filter getting water out of puddles in the desert. Pretty hard-core if you ask me.
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Old 01-04-06, 08:55 PM   #11
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Go through some of the site.

You'll learn that he was able to find marked wells along the way, some of which were unusable.
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Old 01-04-06, 09:22 PM   #12
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we are all losers compared to that guy, thats all i can say. he takes the phrase "live free or die" to a new level.
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Old 01-04-06, 10:30 PM   #13
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This bloke's efforts are really amazing.

The canning stock route is famous in Australia as an epic trip, even with a fully loaded four wheel drive.

Not everyone knows what it is though- there are a few kiwis out there who think the canning stock route is an annual event. :-)
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Old 01-04-06, 11:50 PM   #14
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I was looking at biking the Tanami track from Alice Spring to Halls Creek. its a 1053 km track fo desert. but maybe not as any water along the way is classified as undrinkable...so who knows.

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I think what he did was VERY impressive, but speak for yourself mcoine, I reckon my 20,000km across africa to date without gps and without a satellite phone mean I'm far from a loser compared to that guy!
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who was taking all the photographs? anyone know?
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He had the camera set up on a tripod (which you can see stowed on his bike in the shot from the top of the tower). Very impressive adventure - some neat links also (check out the clothing and the trailer)

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In terms of extreme challenges I'd say crossing the Chang Tang plateau in Tibet by bike is more extreme that the Canning Stock route.

Its there's not much about it on his website yet, but here it is anyway:

http://www3.utsidan.se/corax-e/index.htm

The guy did it with his girlfriend. 46 days on the roadless Chang Tang, average altitude about 5,000m, no roads, no food, plenty of mud and icy rivers to cross.

They almost died doing it.
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In terms of extreme challenges I'd say crossing the Chang Tang plateau in Tibet by bike is more extreme that the Canning Stock route.

Its there's not much about it on his website yet, but here it is anyway:

http://www3.utsidan.se/corax-e/index.htm

The guy did it with his girlfriend. 46 days on the roadless Chang Tang, average altitude about 5,000m, no roads, no food, plenty of mud and icy rivers to cross.

They almost died doing it.
Yep, Corax is a legend in terms of Tibet extreme touring... Here is another guy with as good resume of achievements in Tibet:

Martin Adserballe's Adventure Page

I think, he did a couple of trips together with Janne Corax
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Old 01-07-06, 10:20 PM   #20
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He posts as kiwibiker on http://forums.mtbr.com and after checking out his Canning Stock Route bike adventure web page I purchased a Surly Pugsley.
http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=272776
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About that Bike Trailer he had, I've never seen one...Has anyone used one? Are they pretty universal? Could they be used on Road bikes for long distance traveling?..

The horse never seperated from the mule at birth!
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Thanks for the links. Wow. & I thought that I had done some riding. Holly smokes. Bob
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