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Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 929
Posted By ricrunner

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded...

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded with out my dog, was 47mph. with the dog and trailer, I don't go over 25mph, but I was once chased down a long steep hill by a truck, because their was...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By ricrunner

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US,...

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US, that plays no problem over here. And for the other poster, A DVD is a Digital Video Disc, just like a CD, but plays high definition video or music.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By ricrunner

Thankyou for this, and the link to be able to buy...

Thankyou for this, and the link to be able to buy the DVD, will enjoy, on TV, what I will never ever see in person.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By ricrunner

It is very easy to get hooked on to it, I just...

It is very easy to get hooked on to it, I just wish, I stayed at it from 13 till now, I think it would have been a much more enjoyable life.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By ricrunner

Ah, thanks, would have never worked that out.

Ah, thanks, would have never worked that out.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,595
Posted By ricrunner

What is Couch Surfing all about?, I don't follow,...

What is Couch Surfing all about?, I don't follow, this type of accomm.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By ricrunner

You have explained the use of the IGH, better...

You have explained the use of the IGH, better than anyone has ever done for me, so I intend to go ahead and buy a specific bike that like that has the IGH
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By ricrunner

I am just giving you some advice, as to training....

I am just giving you some advice, as to training. I came back to cycling a 57, for touring and camping exploits. I trained for about 3 months, mainly to get use to being back in the saddle. Then took...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By ricrunner

I know what brigands are, but Footpads, are they...

I know what brigands are, but Footpads, are they pads on your feet, or are they crooks?
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,595
Posted By ricrunner

I have hosted 3 times in the last 3 years to...

I have hosted 3 times in the last 3 years to cyclotourists, but am not on WS or CS. I have a notice on a 3 boards for cyclotourists only, on the main route that they tourer on , which is known as the...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By ricrunner

I started bike touring/camping at 13, and did it...

I started bike touring/camping at 13, and did it because, I had 2 other mates, we lived in the bush in NSW, that had some fantastic places within 50 miles for us to visit, so we started going on...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By ricrunner

What is your scariest story, that happened to you on a tour?

We have someone asking what is your funniest story, but I thought maybe, what is your scariest story. Mine was camping in early spring a year ago, similar weather to what we are getting now. Was...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,006
Posted By ricrunner

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that...

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that have various compartments, and I actually like that feature a lot. They also have a water bottle holder, so four extra bottles of water, that gives...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,501
Posted By ricrunner

My touring bike is a steel gravel bike, and it...

My touring bike is a steel gravel bike, and it has Brifters, and I love them, but in saying that, I wont be touring out of Australia, and you can get brifters anywhere here, although they are...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,331
Posted By ricrunner

I am in the same boat as you, I want to go, sell...

I am in the same boat as you, I want to go, sell up, and bring my wife along, but she doesn't want to do it. Our daughter has way passed flown the coop, we own our home, and we are retired. What I...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By ricrunner

I know you are supposed to put the stuff on your...

I know you are supposed to put the stuff on your chamois, but I don't I put it on my body, I suppose doing this way doesn't last as long, but it does help me, although, I can ride without, and don't...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By ricrunner

Any of you American tourers, be able to tell me,...

Any of you American tourers, be able to tell me, how I could get to watch this show in Australia, it would interest me very much.
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,474
Posted By ricrunner

I only take a Sat. phone, and a handheld UHF 2...

I only take a Sat. phone, and a handheld UHF 2 way radio, not interest in internet use anymore whilst I am touring. I have a radio, a small transistor one, that I can use an usb stick with audio...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,973
Posted By ricrunner

You talk about how do you come back to work after...

You talk about how do you come back to work after doing a tour, And I can tell you it is not very easy, but what I can tell you that is good, is that , you tend to daydream about your trip a lot, and...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By ricrunner

Actually, as I explained on here the other day,...

Actually, as I explained on here the other day, that I am a pannier man, but if you want to carry more, in bags other than the obligatory bikepacking bags, you can also have 2 top tube bags, one at...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,228
Posted By ricrunner

I don't have any pic's of my bike, or set up as I...

I don't have any pic's of my bike, or set up as I am a bit dumb using a phone camera, or for that matter anything on a phone short of a making a call and answering it. Also I don't take pics, on the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,228
Posted By ricrunner

I have a cheap steel flat top rack on the front,...

I have a cheap steel flat top rack on the front, that carries a cheap rack top bag of at least 6 lt, as well. I use it instead of an Handle bar bag, for cost and space for my cables.. I got the bag...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,228
Posted By ricrunner

I run 2 X 25 lt at the rear, and 2 X 15 lt at the...

I run 2 X 25 lt at the rear, and 2 X 15 lt at the front, even as I tour with a dog in a trailer, these panniers are not full, unless I am touring in the outback, then I will be carrying 30 lts of...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,863
Posted By ricrunner

Well, when I was living on the road here, I...

Well, when I was living on the road here, I didn't care if it was cold or hot, but mostly when it was hot, I was in the south where it is a bit cooler. As we don't have much more then -10 C weather...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,288
Posted By ricrunner

I carry a 2 man tent for myself and my dog, it...

I carry a 2 man tent for myself and my dog, it suits perfectly for that task, has 2 doors and vestibules, one vestibule I put my bags under and zipped it up from out side, unless it is heavy rain,...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By ricrunner

I buy and have bought gear that is practical and...

I buy and have bought gear that is practical and just to suit my needs. I don't buy gear that is in nor out. That is how you set up a touring bike, or any bike. I don't really care what it looks...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,441
Posted By ricrunner

I use 2 locks, a thick cable lock for a bike...

I use 2 locks, a thick cable lock for a bike rack, or a seat, or a tree, and a disc brake lock, home made, that goes thru the rear rotor, thru the seat stay with a small padlock. On the two...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By ricrunner

To answer your question, I ride a steel gravel...

To answer your question, I ride a steel gravel bike, with racks and panniers, sure a dedicated touring bike might be nice, but I cannot see too many differences between my bike and one of those...
Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By ricrunner

We have Razorbacks here in Australia, I seen a...

We have Razorbacks here in Australia, I seen a few in my time, but came across one when camping one night. I had camped where the massive b.....d had been feeding for a while, only found this out in...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,658
Posted By ricrunner

Whereas the Jackalope is make believe, the Aussie...

Whereas the Jackalope is make believe, the Aussie Drop Bear is real. My dog and I survived an attack, the second time we were out in the Dorrigo Mountains camping, if it was not for the Dorrigo River...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

CONTINUED: I have to put up with this disbelief...

CONTINUED: I have to put up with this disbelief here in Australia, but luckily for me and other registered service dog owners, The Australian government has a Bill to be passed in Parliament, to ban...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

Some of you people think I am scamming. It is a ...

Some of you people think I am scamming. It is a MILITARY related medical issue, and The Aust. DOD and Dept. OF Veterans Affairs, sourced, paid for his training, he was registered, and is registered,...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,511
Posted By ricrunner

When I restarted touring after a long hiatus, my...

When I restarted touring after a long hiatus, my intent was in the outback, and towing a trailer and in particular a fair bit of weight. I could not afford the touring bike I was interested in, but...
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

Thankyou for these links, I had forgotten CGOAB...

Thankyou for these links, I had forgotten CGOAB and last time I looked had trouble finding links and stories I hadn't read. For the other commenters, yes, logistics have to be worked out, but as I...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

I don't travel late spring, all of summer or...

I don't travel late spring, all of summer or early autumn as it is too hot in Australia. 40 C daily during those times. Mainly cool and cold weather, and always have enough water for him, but in one...
Forum: Touring
03-09-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

I don't want to tell you what he is for, but it...

I don't want to tell you what he is for, but it is a military related illness
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

Even thought he is registered, Australia does not...

Even thought he is registered, Australia does not reconise them. If in the city, can virtually go anywhere, but must show proof and yes can and will be discriminated at times and the legally can get...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By ricrunner

Anyone bring a Dog along on your trips?

I do. He is more brought along as a service dog ( registered), but would bring him along anyway. The company he gives, make's long lonely trips obsolete, and is a safety/ security thing as well. No...
Forum: Touring
02-14-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By ricrunner

Try the ****** sub r/BikeBuddies, also consider...

Try the ****** sub r/BikeBuddies, also consider doing the Baja Divide race. You don't actually have to race it yourself, but their will be a fair few people on the course, that if you can keep up,...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By ricrunner

I always use a footprint, tent lasts longer, it...

I always use a footprint, tent lasts longer, it is black builders plastic, exactly the size of my tent and the reason is, you don't know what the ground is going to be like in any o f the places you...
Forum: Touring
01-26-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By ricrunner

I only tour in Australia, so just virtually camp...

I only tour in Australia, so just virtually camp anywhere, the thing being now though, is most listed Free Camping places are becoming Self Contained, so if you don't have at least a toilet on board,...
Forum: Touring
01-26-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,851
Posted By ricrunner

I am running Schwalbe Marathon Tour Plus 700 X...

I am running Schwalbe Marathon Tour Plus 700 X 35mm on rear and a Sharkskin same size on front, both tyres have been on for almost 3 years, and 10000km, still got a little bit of tread on both. It...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,013
Posted By ricrunner

I first started touring with a 3 speed Speedwell,...

I first started touring with a 3 speed Speedwell, when I was young, and that was up hills and down dale, as they say, I then went to a 5 speed Malvern Star, same type of touring, and next was my...
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 03:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,695
Posted By ricrunner

Just recently, did 1X 4 day trip from Bundarra...

Just recently, did 1X 4 day trip from Bundarra NSW to Bingara NSW to camp and fish with my dog, round trip 150km, then this last weekend , did the same trip again with the dog and was lucky with...
Forum: Touring
11-22-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,592
Posted By ricrunner

I log off for two months, but their were a few...

I log off for two months, but their were a few reasons, my computer died and decided to do without for a while. Then went and built a cabin on a block of land I bought with a bunker underneath it....
Forum: Touring
10-31-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By ricrunner

I am in Australia and carry a similar item which...

I am in Australia and carry a similar item which is rechargeable, has 5 watts output Is an handheld GME UHF 2 way radio. It has 80 useable channel including 8 repeater channels. You do not require an...
Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,826
Posted By ricrunner

I have a back that easily pops disc's...

I have a back that easily pops disc's occasionally and this happen on a big outback OZ trip, when I was away from home about two weeks in. I was not far out of Birdsville QLD and limped into...
Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,178
Posted By ricrunner

I run a compact double. 50-34, and an 8speed...

I run a compact double. 50-34, and an 8speed 11-34, sure I would like a 46-30 upfront, and when the front chainrings wear out that's what I will do. I do walk occasionally, but that doesn't worry me,...
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,022
Posted By ricrunner

For showering I bring a Do-Dad that I think was...

For showering I bring a Do-Dad that I think was invented by an Aussie that attaches to a drink bottle of any size with mouth sizes up 50mm, I usually use a dedicated 1 litre bottle and can get 15...
Forum: Touring
08-16-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,082
Posted By ricrunner

I use a Companion Pro Hiker 2 person 3 season...

I use a Companion Pro Hiker 2 person 3 season tent, dual skin it has two vestibules with is good for my panniers ,plus foot print 2.7 kgs, Roman Palm Passport -5 C synthetic sleeping bag (best for...
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