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Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,055
Posted By jibi

I carry water filters and sterilizer....if there...

I carry water filters and sterilizer....if there is a roadhouse a bar or houses I will ask....and if there is not I will just hold up an empty bottle to passing traffic.....which has worked several...
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,691
Posted By jibi

To make sure I can do simple maintenance on my...

To make sure I can do simple maintenance on my bike...

an Alien III multi-tool...

http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/topeakalieniiitool.aspx?&id=14477

saved me so many times....
...
Forum: Touring
04-21-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By jibi

Take each day as a single day tour.. Setting...

Take each day as a single day tour..
Setting out from Perth to head for Sydney would have been a daunting task if I had not just thought...." let's get to Bunbury first"

I have done several...
Forum: Touring
04-21-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,585
Posted By jibi

Have you worked out your route yet? Are you...

Have you worked out your route yet?
Are you crossing Russia? I believe that s not an easy visa to get either

good luck
tailwinds
george
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,585
Posted By jibi

Sounds just like South America..Ruta quarante...

Sounds just like South America..Ruta quarante (R40) in Argentina or the Careterra..did you find any bike shops there?

You seem to have experience and knowledge of Adventure Cycling....


I...
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,585
Posted By jibi

+1 for where you are thinking of... I cycled...

+1 for where you are thinking of...
I cycled Thailand, Malaysia. Sumatra ( Indonesia) as well as Patagonia in South America
wild camping is possible everywhere... just pick your spots carefully...
04-13-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,196
Posted By jibi

Very sad to hear about your loss....he looked a...

Very sad to hear about your loss....he looked a good guy....

I was just reading about a 20 yr old who was killed this morning in Wales..also sad..

Let's be careful out there

george
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By jibi

I had a Thorn Raven with Rohloff.....bomb...

I had a Thorn Raven with Rohloff.....bomb proof...that is why I chose it...
Never broke a spoke or missed a gear change.....change the oil and use it....simple....
...
04-10-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By jibi

souplesse not mashing gets me around the...

souplesse not mashing

gets me around the world

george
04-10-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,710
Posted By jibi

So many variables as to how many miles one would...

So many variables as to how many miles one would cover in a day...
terrain, weather ( wind, temp etc), availability of food and water....who on meets..chatting is important to me...

state of the...
04-09-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24,528
Views: 2,300,394
Posted By jibi

Today I rode a bike again

Today I rode a bike again
04-09-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By jibi

No Pie??? Any time of the day is good for...

No Pie??? Any time of the day is good for pie......

What wedding????
Forum: Touring
11-01-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By jibi

There is a bike shop on the main road , come out...

There is a bike shop on the main road , come out of tourist info turn left and it is over the road about 50 mtrs
DTT, a sports shop downstairs and the bike shop upstairs
I found them really...
10-04-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,037
Posted By jibi

www.pedalpatagonia.co.uk ...

www.pedalpatagonia.co.uk

http://picasaweb.google.com/imjibi

http://picasaweb.google.com/imjibi2

must update now I am back in the Uk

george
Forum: Touring
06-05-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By jibi

aussie money is great as a tyre boot. plastic and...

aussie money is great as a tyre boot. plastic and thick

I never carry a spare tyre ( except the one around my waist )

if we carried every spare we thought we may need we would have a sag wagon...
Forum: Touring
06-05-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By jibi

You could try flat bars with ergo grips, like...

You could try flat bars with ergo grips, like these, but there are cheaper ones out there too

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/ergon%20grips.jpg

since I started using them they have stopped...
06-05-08, 05:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,775
Posted By jibi

Every 5000kms Rohloff Oil Change Kit ...

Every 5000kms Rohloff Oil Change Kit

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/12171rohloff_l.jpg

george
06-05-08, 05:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,188
Posted By jibi

By choice I would never wear a helmet on the...

By choice I would never wear a helmet on the road.
Off road.... never without one

In countries with helmet laws, like australia, I wore one sometimes

george
Forum: Touring
05-23-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By jibi

Impossible dream. There has to be a...

Impossible dream.

There has to be a compromise , speed over comfort.

A touring bike needs to be comfortable, or else you will stop touring and the bike will just hang in the garage.

To...
05-20-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,105
Posted By jibi

forlorn and forgotten... that has been my...

forlorn and forgotten...

that has been my last three years, ever since the guys dropped me and I got lost on the way home.
I took a wrong turning and ended up here.

george
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,780
Posted By jibi

+1 or too far away from receptor but if...

+1

or too far away from receptor

but if you bought it second hand, used. then it would not hurt to change batteries and reset everything, make sure the wheel size is correct etc

george
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By jibi

go for it mate I find it hard sometimes to keep...

go for it mate
I find it hard sometimes to keep the journal up to date.

the hardest part of any tour

Bon Chance.... Bon Route

george
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By jibi

BOB carries all my gear for me. My BOB Ibex. ...

BOB carries all my gear for me.
My BOB Ibex.

good luck
05-20-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,070
Posted By jibi

Have you got pictures of you and the bike? ...

Have you got pictures of you and the bike?

52cm does sound a tad small at 5'11''

I would recommend a fitting but that costs.
george
05-20-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,154
Posted By jibi

None of the above. george

None of the above.

george
05-20-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By jibi

I so wish I hadn't looked at this thread.. ...

I so wish I hadn't looked at this thread..

Unbelievable

george ( the other one)
05-20-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,215
Posted By jibi

Co Durham Lancashire Cornwall Manchester ...

Co Durham
Lancashire
Cornwall
Manchester
London
Bristol
Portsmouth
Plymouth
Dundee
Arbroath
05-20-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jibi

Thanks guys First time in 30 years, that I...

Thanks guys

First time in 30 years, that I can remember, my cards and money have been in the same place.

And the last!!!

So it has been the weekend,banks closed here, then it was Vesak,...
05-20-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By jibi

Respect :speedy: :50: george

Respect :speedy: :50:

george
Forum: Touring
05-19-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By jibi

I do long mega tours and so it is hard to find...

I do long mega tours and so it is hard to find somene who wants to go off for 3months, 6months etc.

suits me though as I can go where I want when I want.

and when there are problems like at...
Forum: Touring
05-19-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By jibi

Nora Call it Nora NO vara RA ndonee ...

Nora
Call it Nora

NO vara
RA ndonee

Ok

george
05-19-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jibi

So who is calm??? I am tearing my hair out...

So who is calm???

I am tearing my hair out waiting for a code so I can get funds from a bank here in Malaysia.

And today was a public holiday, banks closed anyway

Frustrated is the best way...
05-18-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jibi

Thanks. yes I am alive, just :thumb: And as...

Thanks. yes I am alive, just :thumb:

And as I said I put the wallet in a pocket where it don't normally live. :mad:

Next time

george
05-18-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 571
Posted By jibi

Chile Argentina Ireland Scotland Wales ...

Chile
Argentina
Ireland
Scotland
Wales
England
Holland
Belgium
France
Spain
05-18-08, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By jibi

Some lessons are expensive...

Like rushing for the train to get a ferry, putting your wallet in the wrong pocket, carrying bags, and getting onto a carriage packed like sardines.
And then finding some *(#^*%^ has lifted your...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By jibi

spain is not too bad, france is extortionate ...

spain is not too bad, france is extortionate
italy can be expensive in places, greece is getting worse since they took the euro

touring in europe should cost the same as in the US if you camp and...
05-11-08, 02:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,087
Posted By jibi

anything I can get my hands on. at the moment...

anything I can get my hands on.
at the moment its mainly fried rice, chicken, roti for breakfast or rice porridge.

I would love some fig rolls or jelly babies.

and mashed potato, I have been...
Forum: Touring
05-10-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By jibi

Is there not a place that does the stitching with...

Is there not a place that does the stitching with computer controlled machines near you.

They can stitch any design onto any material.

george
Forum: Touring
05-10-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,149
Posted By jibi

I have flown with my MSR bottles in checked in...

I have flown with my MSR bottles in checked in baggage several times. Never had any problems.

Same as the others, top off, cleaned out.

And my baggage has been searched a few times, still got...
05-10-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By jibi

You can please some of the people all of the time...

You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time.

george
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,105
Posted By jibi

On long hot tours I use Sudocrem, nappy ( diaper...

On long hot tours I use Sudocrem, nappy ( diaper ) creme for babies.

antisceptic as well as lubricating and water repellant.

george
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,105
Posted By jibi

Lanolin

Lanolin
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By jibi

been there, done that Of course it is...

been there, done that

Of course it is possible.

I did the same thing as part of my Perth to Sydney long distance ride

the worst part. Mount Lofty
plenty of places to rough camp along the...
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By jibi

food I need to find somewhere to get food ...

food
I need to find somewhere to get food

simple motivation

george
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By jibi

I bought my Ibex 3 years ago on the web. I...

I bought my Ibex 3 years ago on the web.

I have no idea what bikes they have here till I look. The Surly , I haven't seen one in a english shop never mind here.

Not many people cycle tour here,...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By jibi

Nadash I am using the Ibex too here in...

Nadash

I am using the Ibex too here in Malaysia. But a rather expensive bike. I have Fox forks that can be locked off. So can have either rigid or shocked.
26inch wheels are better here if you...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By jibi

Nowhere is really safe in the world, and I am the...

Nowhere is really safe in the world, and I am the original cycnic when I read press, or government warnings.
Listening to other travellers is the best way.

Cheap and unexpected is what I have had...
Forum: Touring
05-07-08, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By jibi

When touring across Spain and France, about 6...

When touring across Spain and France, about 6 weeks into the trip:

I had lost so much weight that my gums had shrunk and my dentures ( along story about a tandem and a crash) broke on a crouton in...
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By jibi

In wildnerness areas, pasta, couscous, and rice...

In wildnerness areas, pasta, couscous, and rice are staples, with cup-a-soups for flavour ( single portions).
Tuna for protein, biscuits, sweets.

Coffee, and honey for lots of brews, the honey...
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By jibi

I have seen the video and it looks like my kind...

I have seen the video and it looks like my kind of place.

reminds me of the roads I have ridden in south america and australia.

I am glad I have a Thorn with Schwalbe's on.

Thanks for the...
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