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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-13-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Laugh :dg:dg:dg Bugger! It really is true!:cry ...

:dg:dg:dg

Bugger! It really is true!:cry
Sad to see it end.
Hugely pleased you endured and succeeded.

Looking forward to your wind up. After my 6 years away, I returned to what was for a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-11-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3,874
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/127440067@N06/16764119413" title="P1240901 by Ellen Delis, on Flickr"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8744/16764119413_f207cb5276_c.jpg" width="800"...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-10-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
+1 3 years has been a long time to be...

+1
3 years has been a long time to be engrossed, almost involved, in this epic, and to think a week from now it ends seems a little unreal. As with the others, I'm blown away by the determination...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-04-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Think you better stay where you are:- :rofl A...

Think you better stay where you are:- :rofl
A severe 5.8 earthquake has shaken the Otago township of Wanaka this afternoon.
Read more:...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-03-2015, 04:48 AM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Sensational Vid - more dust than a B-Double! ...

Sensational Vid - more dust than a B-Double!
Fixing punctures at night on a servo's forcourt must be wearing a bit thin by now I expect - not long to go now. When I was on my way home after four...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Got a pic of the tyre model number, or not even...

Got a pic of the tyre model number, or not even necessarily a pic, just the number so I can ask the importers here what they might have.
That ash/powder must be a bugger on the chain, grind grind...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-25-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Hi Andi This has come at a very opportune time...

Hi Andi
This has come at a very opportune time for me, sitting here pondering what tyres to get for another attempt at central Australia in late August after my washout last year. Its funny how it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2015, 05:41 AM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Eh? I feel bad just reading about it. Me, I'm just a...

I feel bad just reading about it. Me, I'm just a wimp when it comes to endless rain, so it takes a certain kind of stamina to keep going when you are cold and wet. So many of your recent pictures...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-30-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Just remember this when you are back home at work...

Just remember this when you are back home at work counting how many cubic metres of concrete some shed builder requires or calculating someone's tax return.

I have to say it has inspired me...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-21-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,874
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
In a pantheon of superb pictures, your Torres del...

In a pantheon of superb pictures, your Torres del Paine photos leave me speechless, and all qualify for the HU calendar.
This in particular is surreal..
https://flic.kr/p/qJaQCc]IMG_6809
Success...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Once again fabulous pictures of the bottom of...

Once again fabulous pictures of the bottom of South America. I know I'll never get there, so these are the next best thing. Amazing thought getting to the end of road J, that no matter which way...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-05-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Yikes - what are you sitting on!!!:eek1:eek1

Yikes - what are you sitting on!!!:eek1:eek1
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-02-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Sensational pics

These landscapes most of us would kill to be able to ride through, each one an expedition in itself, for you a daily event. Such an eye opener - thanks!
John
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-25-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By TwoUpTourer
Seriously major achievement guys! It makes me...

Seriously major achievement guys!
It makes me reflect on my own long trip by LandRover from London to Kenya and back many years ago, the exhilaration of cruising down the main street of Nairobi, and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I did a short one at the time, whole two pages of...

I did a short one at the time, whole two pages of it, so I didn't trumpet it much.
I learnt a hell of a lot, being my first foray, but I was over loaded, had wrong tyres, and elected to tour the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2015, 02:50 AM
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Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Sensational achievement Andi and Ellen! Have been...

Sensational achievement Andi and Ellen! Have been following this RR since early Canada, and I've enjoyed it immensely, even though these days I'm retired and no longer get paid to read it:rofl
To...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,146,824
Posted By TwoUpTourer
What? Are you belittling a program that...

What? Are you belittling a program that showcases Australian manhood? If we were stupid, we would have elected idiots to our parliament to dish out knighthoods to foreign princes. What? We did?...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2015, 07:05 PM
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Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
In a report festooned with first class photos,...

In a report festooned with first class photos, particularly the recent desert ones, this was a stand-out. Your stamina beggars belief too!
cheers
John
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,709
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Excellent photography

There are very few reports with photography of this standard.
Could you let us in on a few secrets?
- what camera/lenses/filters did you use
- did you take these all in RAW and post process?
...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14,901
Views: 1,146,824
Posted By TwoUpTourer
After so many old type batteries dying, I finally...

After so many old type batteries dying, I finally went for a lithium, and surprisingly, from MotoAdelaide I think they're called, the old Honda World on South Rd Edwardstown. Pretty weird I have to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-26-2014, 06:06 PM
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Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Sunsets

There are sunset pictures, and there are sunset pictures, but not too many as good as these!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 04:18 AM
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Views: 821,525
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Happy Christmas to you both. I have been lurking...

Happy Christmas to you both. I have been lurking here all along since early Alaska, long before I retired from work, and now nearly 6 months after bailing(and in my own unpaid time now I should...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-04-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 09-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-25-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 995,687
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: Epic Ride Reports 08-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
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: Epic Ride Reports 07-31-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
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: Epic Ride Reports 07-29-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 821,525
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,677
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 39,588
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, 05:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,242
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, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
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, 01:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 24,242
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
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.
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