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Old 12-28-05, 05:41 PM
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Adventure Touring?

I found this link, https://www.wildworks.co.nz/csr/photographs.php, over on Surly's blog site, https://www.surlybikes.com/surlyblog.html. Interesting, unsupported tour across Australia's desert. Those tires are huge.
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i already posted this and it got no glory. apparently you and i are the only ones who find this to be an amazing acomplishment.
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Truly inspring.

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Holy crap what an incredible adventure! That must have been really surreal to do something like that. That's the kind of amazing life-changing trip that I dream about. I wish I could do something on that scale.
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Wow, what an adventure! He did a nice job with the documentary and photos - the scenery reminds me of the film Japanese Story from a few years back and filmed in the same area. The Pugsley is awesome and appears to be a great choice and well set up. Really impressive trip overall.
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he used disc brakes!
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adventure is an understatement. Back country is always toughest when water is in short supply. Looks like one tough ride. I am interested in his clothing. No dealers close to me in Md/DC area. Anyone know anything about his clothing..Icebreaker?? wools good, they got a lot sheep down under, price??
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Boy, this makes me feel like the biggest wimp on the planet.
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National Geographic should do a short documentary or something on his Canning Stock Route Adventure so I could hear him explain that epic ride. I am now dreaming of building my own custom Pugsley framed bike and hitting the boonies and beach with it.
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Very impressive. Great link.

I saw a wonderful documentary video earlier this year filmed by a guy, Jon Muir, who crossed Australia (from south to north) on foot. The video was called "Alone Across Australia". What made his journey particularly impressive is that he did NOT stock up on provisions before he set out. Rather, he survived as Aborigines did, and obtained his food and water as he crossed. He would not even accept water from those few people he encountered. (He did bring a gun, however.) He had a 350 pound cart and was accompanied by his dog.
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Originally Posted by axolotl
Very impressive. Great link.

I saw a wonderful documentary video earlier this year filmed by a guy, Jon Muir, who crossed Australia (from south to north) on foot. The video was called "Alone Across Australia". What made his journey particularly impressive is that he did NOT stock up on provisions before he set out. Rather, he survived as Aborigines did, and obtained his food and water as he crossed. He would not even accept water from those few people he encountered. (He did bring a gun, however.) He had a 350 pound cart and was accompanied by his dog.
I saw this film too at the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour (definetly check this tour out, they have incredible films). It was a very inspirational movie, I'd also like to see a short documentry on this bike ride.
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Anyone heard of that trailer before?
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Originally Posted by axolotl
Very impressive. Great link.

I saw a wonderful documentary video earlier this year filmed by a guy, Jon Muir, who crossed Australia (from south to north) on foot. The video was called "Alone Across Australia". What made his journey particularly impressive is that he did NOT stock up on provisions before he set out. Rather, he survived as Aborigines did, and obtained his food and water as he crossed. He would not even accept water from those few people he encountered. (He did bring a gun, however.) He had a 350 pound cart and was accompanied by his dog.
Stupid question, Why did he need a 350 pound cart if he was living off the land?
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Originally Posted by balto charlie
...I am interested in his clothing. No dealers close to me in Md/DC area. Anyone know anything about his clothing..Icebreaker?? wools good, they got a lot sheep down under, price??
Wool in general is nice. The Boston Eastern Mountain Sports store has some mens&womens Icebreaker brand tops ~$50. Oddly, they don't look like they are available for online purchase. They are listed on the web site though. Strange...

Smartwool brand now makes some clothing, I believe. There stuff should be pretty good as well.
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