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Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
It was heartbreaking to abandon Plan A, but I...

It was heartbreaking to abandon Plan A, but I will have another crack at it, probably next August, and a little earlier as well to catch the cooler weather up north.

Marree, like Birdsville at the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Ha! I saw you too! I was wondering how far you...

Ha! I saw you too! I was wondering how far you were going, and almost considered turning back to join you. Almost, but I had given a lot of thought to the handling of my bike with the tyres I had...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Trouble with doing all this on a smart phone is...

Trouble with doing all this on a smart phone is sometimes it doesn't lay out like I expected. Here is the missing Bunyeroo Gorge...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Currently in Marree camped at the pub, doing this...

Currently in Marree camped at the pub, doing this post from my phone using the pub's expensive satellite internet, so I'll be limited in how much I can put up.
I set off from the cold Adelaide Hills...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks for the offer of the gpx files, but I've...

Thanks for the offer of the gpx files, but I've just plain run out of time as i'm off in 11 hours. Its a lot of work preparing for trip like this, and i'm buggered.
Tomorrow night, Orroroo caravan...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I'm off tomorrow morning, Saturday 23rd August. ...

I'm off tomorrow morning, Saturday 23rd August.
I looked up that campsite and found it - thanks for the tip.
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Nope - first time north of Wilpena Pound. Re...

Nope - first time north of Wilpena Pound.
Re the East Brachina camp site, where is it exactly? I was thinking of staying at Angorichina camp site, only because its the only one I know.
...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 937,649
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Birdsville Track solo

Here is a link from the main ride reports area of a trip I'm about to start from near Adelaide up the Birdsville Track and beyond...
Cheers
John
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Birdsville Track solo

I retired two weeks ago at age 60, and I'm now free to realise a long held ambition to ride up through central Australia, with no time limits, and no particular destination when I get there, other...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 633,932
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Funny how perceptions spread - I've always...

Funny how perceptions spread - I've always equated Columbians with drug dealers and civil war, and Bolivia as one of those bucket list destinations.
Not now. Particularly Columbia, which is a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 633,932
Posted By TwoUpTourer
HO-LEE HELL! All mountains and no jungle from...

HO-LEE HELL!
All mountains and no jungle from what I can tell! :evil

I said last year that I hoped your journey would be over by August 2014, as I retire then and I'll be forced to read this in...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Getting closer - tube advice

Only a month before heading off, and prep well under way.
I've seen bikes heading of with spare front/rear tyres, but I'm just not going to be able to do that, but do want to take a spare tube(s).
...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,080
Posted By TwoUpTourer
+1 I'm 60, retire in 2 weeks, no 6 figure...

+1
I'm 60, retire in 2 weeks, no 6 figure salaries, but living well, and no regrets because I DID go and do it, for 6 years.
There no avoiding the fact that you travel differently in your 20s, and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,928
Posted By TwoUpTourer
doh... sorry but I meant using the tube for...

doh... sorry but I meant using the tube for siphoning out. I guess you could do the reverse by siphoning say from your bike into the 1litre bottles; certainly would avoid the surge back...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Whew, thought it was just me alone being better...

Whew, thought it was just me alone being better at maths than all the tyre companies:D
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,928
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I have for many years used a length of clear...

I have for many years used a length of clear plastic tubing, probably about a 1/4" internal diameter, and siphoned. It is about 4' long, coils into a small roll that tucks away nicely, and never...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Weird tyre sizing charts

I've been looking at a number of tyre/tube size conversion sites as I'm looking to buy a few spare tubes for when I go bush, and they just don't seem to match any of my knowledge of inches and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Your time will come. Just finished where you are...

Your time will come. Just finished where you are at now, retire in 3 weeks, then on the road for a long trip. In the mean time ADV is next best.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,928
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Genius! I've been searching everywhere for a...

Genius! I've been searching everywhere for a cheap solution to what is really a short term problem. Oil containers are robust, don't dissolve in fuel like some plastics, have a good handle and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,080
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I'm retiring 1st of August 2014, a month today,...

I'm retiring 1st of August 2014, a month today, and I'm going on a long trip through the Australian desert, after 26 years with the same employer.

But...............

Between 22 and 27 I circled...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Okay that works, so I'll be able to post some...

Okay that works, so I'll be able to post some pics and text on the road somewhere.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/ze4umana.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Another test from my chinadroid, via tapatalk,...

Another test from my chinadroid, via tapatalk, this time with a photo I hope.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/y5a8yjyg.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I watched all your Youtube videos yesterday! ...

I watched all your Youtube videos yesterday! Really useful to get an idea of what i'm heading into.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
By the sound of it we could do. I'm retiring...

By the sound of it we could do.
I'm retiring from work on 1st August, then a week or so in Melbourne, back in Adelaide 14th, and a week to finalise my preparation. From then it is just a case of...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
On the way I'll only have my chinadroid to post,...

On the way I'll only have my chinadroid to post, so this is my first test. Have to work out how to post photos from tapatalk.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
As mentioned above, I had the back wheel off last...

As mentioned above, I had the back wheel off last week, and there is no hollowing out at all of the sprockets, and no chain stretch. There was a lot of grot in the rubber bumpers inside the hub, but...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks for both of these! The docco is very...

Thanks for both of these! The docco is very useful.
I have a SPOT Connect Tracker, but the CB radio is a good addition.
I see them on ebay for $37.
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Particularly re...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Particularly re the Birdsville races. I'm trying to set my timing to be while its cool enough that far north that I can wear full kit without roasting. Ideally sub...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Adelaide to Birdsville late August

I'm planning on a trip from Adelaide to Birdsville late August, probably in time for the Birdsville races, and from there perhaps circle around via Charleville and so on back to Adelaide.

Riding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,047
Posted By TwoUpTourer
First rate report guys! Well written, well...

First rate report guys!
Well written, well illustrated, living the dream!
cheers
John
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,047
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Great RR guys! I did a number of trips along...

Great RR guys!
I did a number of trips along the GRR 40 years ago in an old combi(the kind that now sell for $50k!) so it was good to see it again. An amazing ride, just what it is all about. ...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,014,382
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Rebuilding shocks

Can anyone remember the name of a company in Brisbane or thereabouts called Red... something that specializes in rebuilding shock absorbers?

Or is there one closer to home in Adelaide?
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 633,932
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Rechargables - I should have known to ignore the...

Rechargables - I should have known to ignore the dire warnings from SPOT to only use Lithiums then!

Re the Chinese batteries, its a really interesting story. It is the same factory that makes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 633,932
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Hi Andi I just recently got a SPOT Connect for...

Hi Andi
I just recently got a SPOT Connect for a trip up through centre of Oz later this year, and I'm wondering how long you get out of a pair of batteries with yours?

Are you using the Lithium...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,014,382
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Don't be tempted to swim off the coast on the way...

Don't be tempted to swim off the coast on the way across. Spielberg didn't film the shark scenes for Jaws there for nothing! :)
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,014,382
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Tent recommendations

As I'm contemplating a trip up north later in the year, I've started accumulating a bit of kit, and I'm wondering what experiences any of you may have had in selecting a tent. Being able to carry it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Hi, where are you located? I'm in Basket Range in...

Hi, where are you located? I'm in Basket Range in Adelaide Hills. Usually ride out east from Strathalbyn area up to Palmer and out to the Murray, either alone or with mate fro. Hahndorf. Let me know...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,530
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I also dreamt of having a BMW some years back, a...

I also dreamt of having a BMW some years back, a K1100 in my case, saw one at a dealer, and arranged a test ride for the day. Much as I tried, I hated it. Rode like a pig. Came across a Honda ST1100,...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks Trev, this is probably what I was looking...

Thanks Trev, this is probably what I was looking for, so have bookmarked the group and will see what pops up.
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By TwoUpTourer
How is it that you get near bakeries when out...

How is it that you get near bakeries when out dirt riding? I ride a lot out east of Woodside through to Palmer and north/south thereof, and never saw a shop of any kind.
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