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Old 09-02-10, 03:45 PM   #1
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This is how to save money on panniers and tents

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Old 09-02-10, 03:49 PM   #2
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Looks like he's going up a pretty good hill. Looks a bit scary, however, especially in a good cross wind.
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Old 09-02-10, 04:11 PM   #3
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Good God, he's laid a giant egg!
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Old 09-02-10, 04:13 PM   #4
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Nah, he's turning the dynamo to power the fridge.
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Old 09-02-10, 04:26 PM   #5
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Imagine stopping that thing downhill?

Or getting it moving.

And in a strong headwind you might just start going backwards!

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Old 09-02-10, 04:37 PM   #6
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looks like you'd need to sleep sitting up too. not long enough to lay down inside.
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Here's something a little more realistic for the "pull your own" fanatic (not me, I don't get it personally.. ok thats a lie I secretly want one at least to try it out)

http://www.midgetcampers.com.au/bushtrekka.htm

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Old 09-02-10, 06:33 PM   #8
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Here's something a little more realistic for the "pull your own" fanatic (not me, I don't get it personally.. ok thats a lie I secretly want one at least to try it out)

http://www.midgetcampers.com.au/bushtrekka.htm

That would be nice to have but I have a BoB Yak28 so no room for it or I would give it a try my self.
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Old 09-02-10, 06:35 PM   #9
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Here's something a little more realistic for the "pull your own" fanatic (not me, I don't get it personally.. ok thats a lie I secretly want one at least to try it out)

http://www.midgetcampers.com.au/bushtrekka.htm

No thanks. Look at those tiny wheels on the trailer! Also, there are four of them giving the bike and trailer six contact patches!!!
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Old 09-02-10, 06:41 PM   #10
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No thanks. Look at those tiny wheels on the trailer! Also, there are four of them giving the bike and trailer six contact patches!!!

yea exactly, I once took out a tadpole trike with a 2 wheel trailer for a total of 5 wheels, that was bad enough felt like I was pedalling through molasses. ts a neat concept though and i still want to try it, no way I would pay that for a trailer though.
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Old 09-02-10, 07:20 PM   #11
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It appears to be poorly ventilated. Even a well vented tent can be stuffy sometimes in the summer, but that baby is a hot box.
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Do a Google image search for "bicycle camper" and you'll find a number of interesting concepts.

I've got a Worksman front-loading tricyle that I've ridden a fair bit. It's heavy and has a lot of wind drag. Not anything like that trailer, but still, it's quite a bit different from a bicycle. There's a couple of things to be aware of, though. One is that, logically, you deduce that if you can ride, say 20 mph with just a bicycle, then you ought to be able to ride something with twice the weight and twice the drag at 10 mph, more or less. However, psychologically, you're going from a "Whee!" ride to a chore that just sucks all the fun out of riding. Then another factor is that a wider trailer like that pretty well forces you to take the lane, whether you want to or not. On a lot of roads, especially side streets in a city, that's no problem. But there are roads where that's just a terrible idea, too. Then if you actually start riding it on a trip like you might tour on, you have the possibility of hitting a stout headwind for a week at a time, and forward progress could drop to zero pretty quick. It seems to me that the camping trailers I've seen have either been gimmicks, or "proof it can be done" or art projects or something like that. For example, I found pictures of a neat camper unit underway in 2006- but couldn't find anything about having been finished or used.
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He's got nothing on this guy...
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At 55lbs, I'm not sure anything about that Bushtrekker is actually "midget".
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Old 09-02-10, 10:12 PM   #15
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It's a joke, right? It reminds me of the guys in Taiwan who put on demonstrations of pulling buses with their dicks. (Yeah, go ahead and google it if you don't believe me)

What kind of brakes does he have on that bike to hold it all back going down a steep hill? Does it have turn signals?
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It's a joke, right? It reminds me of the guys in Taiwan who put on demonstrations of pulling buses with their dicks. (Yeah, go ahead and google it if you don't believe me)

What kind of brakes does he have on that bike to hold it all back going down a steep hill? Does it have turn signals?

It could easily be real, just a hollowed out shell like they do with those pulling attempts.
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Old 09-03-10, 01:37 AM   #17
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It appears to be poorly ventilated. Even a well vented tent can be stuffy sometimes in the summer, but that baby is a hot box.
nah, it's probably got AC
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Old 09-03-10, 05:17 AM   #18
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nah, it's probably got AC
He's got his wife pulling this behind him.
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I like what this guy's built.
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