American Girl Down Under - Travelbugblues on frugal traveling

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Travelbugblues, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    Another great write up AND an excellent video report together Elisa!:clap:clap:clap Keep up the good work!
    Regards....justj jeff
  2. Balanda

    Balanda No, I don't believe I will

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    Another great write up and video, thanks Eliza. It would be interesting to know how your upcoming wilderness experience in Alaska compares to this.
  3. Balanda

    Balanda No, I don't believe I will

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    Although I've never been to see them, apparently, because the Nullabor region is a vast limestone karst, there are extensive caves under there. I'm not sure which region in particular has them and I don't know how well explored they are but some cave divers do go down there. Perhaps there is more life below the Nullabor.
  4. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    The latest video of the ride across the Nullarbor. These guys really helped get me motivated for a human powered adventure (coming up soon!).

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  5. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    New video featuring Western Australia, big trees, smoky rides and cute kids. Almost to the end!!!

  6. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    That was a big climb to the top of that lookout!! Gave me the willys looking down the ladder.:yikes
    JJ
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  7. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    Nice job with the video:beer
  8. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    The last installment of the Australia ocean to ocean video series! And just for shits and giggles, I'm including episode 1 of my next adventure: Ocean to Alcan- a 250+ mile ski traverse of the Bering and Bagley Icefields in Alaska and the Yukon. Wish me luck.. .



    Follow this new expedition on my blog, Travelbugblues.com

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  9. just jeff

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    Nice finish E. The close call just goes to show you can never let your guard down no matter how close you are to your destination.:D
    Best Regards....just jeff
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    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    So true. It was a real near miss. Nothing like the constant day to day near death experiences of Latin America, but scary nonetheless! We've all gotta be so careful out there...

    Thanks for following along, folks! You've made it a real pleasure to continue posting. Although I'm moving on to some human powered experiences for the time being (goal is to be stronger and fitter than my 20s by my 32.5 half birthday this summer), motorcycling around the world is still near and dear to my heart. So... Africa, 2017?!?
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  11. AirDrive

    AirDrive Terminal No0b

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    Thank you for showing us a part of Australia that isn't just blistering hot desert or a bikini filled beach. I had no idea there was a forested mountain area in Australia until I saw the movie The Man from Snowy Mountain.
    Thanks again and I'm looking forward to your next ride.
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  12. spokester

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    That's a brave little bike you have there!:clap
  13. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    The Man from Snowy River is the actual title of the movie but your right there is some amazing bush country and rain forest areas all over Australia.
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  14. RageAgainstTheFence

    RageAgainstTheFence Been here awhile

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    Hi Elisa, funny I too am thinking my next trip will be by bicycle! What's made you interested in it? Hope you can blog about it here!
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    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    I suppose a few things. Meeting so many bicyclists on the road, for one. For frugality's sake, for another. A different pace. And because I'm getting older, and I don't want to get less and less strong and mobile with age. Gotta keep those muscles working.
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  16. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    Yeah, Australia is a really diverse, beautiful country with all kinds of landscapes.
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    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    As the grandfather of a racer that was recently seriously injured in a moto race in St. George, UT, I can empathize
    with your parents. Their concern is palpable and totally understandable.
    Luck on 'ya.
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    Thanks for sharing your journey with us!
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    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    Good luck on your new adventure!
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    Wow!
    Babies change your life, that's for sure. Our son was born 10 weeks early, through no fault of anyone, and it was touch and go. He weighed 1040 grams. But he was more fortunate- he never lacked for oxygen, lung surfactant (Survanta) was available, and he came through just fine. Holding that little guy is something I'll always remember. I can't do that right now- he's finishing college in Minnesota, and I am in Madison, WI- but the last time I saw him, to drop off an R90/6 to ride, he gave me about a half dozen enormous hugs when I left. In public at a bus stop, too.
    Almost bring tears to me thinking of it and it was less than 2 weeks ago.
    He sent me an email today asking for advice on a job letter, and all I could say in reply is that I was proud he was my son, and it was perfect. I asked if he would review some of mine sometime.
    Babies sure change your life, that's for sure.
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