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Welcome to touring

A place for touring. Discuss bikes, planned/past tours, camping or anything related to touring.

Touring Pages:

* Darrell Stone's Touring pages
* RobK's tours
* site by Robert Taggart.

Does anyone else have pages they'd like to link to here?

Discussion Forum

Goulburn to Seymour

Started by Dabba Mar 14, 2016. 0 Replies

Tent poles and lightning

Started by tonydelyall. Last reply by Dabba Oct 11, 2015. 15 Replies


Comment Wall

Comment by Jen on May 17, 2010 at 9:03pm
Mudgee is great for some easy riding. Try this booklet for some ride suggestions.
Comment by hartleymartin on May 20, 2010 at 5:38pm
If anyone wants 3x9 shifters, I have a set currently for sale. It would suit anyone who plans to use flat/riser/trekking bars on their touring bicycle. I've gone over to adjustable drop handlebars and bar-end shifters and have no further use for them. I have no intention of taking up mountain biking.
Comment by naomi on July 29, 2010 at 1:44pm
Just came across this site and thought I would share. Oh to be lugging all those kgs up a mountain right now instead of sitting at my desk!

Fully loaded
Comment by centurion48 on July 29, 2010 at 10:26pm
@naomi: Thanks for sharing that link. Great photos and great to know so many people are touring all over the earth by bicycle. It did occur to me half way through looking at the photos that I have never seen so many red panniers or panniers that looked like they were on their first expedition.
Comment by Peter O'Neill on November 11, 2010 at 10:58am
Samoa Tsunami Relief Ride
Come along and join the fun or sponsor a rider, it all helps.
Help us raise much needed funds for the victims of last year’s Tsunami.
All funds raised for this cause are directed back to the people of Samoa via ‘Let’s Help Samoa’ charity
This is a charity bicycle tour in Samoa April 10 2011 with a second ride in July 2011.
Comment by RobK on November 28, 2010 at 10:07pm
Just finished writing up this tour on Bikely : 3 Day Swallowtail Loop. Ride starts and finished at Goulburn. There's also the 2 Day version which I've done a few times.
Comment by Bill Parker on December 8, 2010 at 10:06am
Heads up re equipment. The Kathmandu "sale" (they seem to have about 12 per year these days) has a new model tent called MONO. It is a one person 1.8kg tent that packs to 35x16cm. And the best part is that it is $80 (down from $200?).

I got one as I wanted to have a lighter, smaller option for bike touring (my 30 year old tent weighs 4.5kg).

I put it up (quick to erect) and it seems to have reasonable materials and a lot of nice design features, (someone has thought about it rather than just cutting out a rectangle of material and calling it a tent). So if you are needing a bike touring tent have a look. At $80 it seems exceptional value.
Comment by Michaelr747 on December 23, 2010 at 9:01pm

Have decided to do the BNT from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in Qld 5300klm starting in mid Feb 2011. Am interested in thoughts from experienced tourers on how they would prepare for a tour of this length.

Appreciate any comments.


Comment by Dabba on January 4, 2011 at 1:19pm
Michael, i was about to start planning for a 4 week trip of northern NSW in Mar/Apr.  The first thing that I did was look at the long range rain forecasts starting here for my trip.  As a result of that I've canned the idea of any autumn trip this year as it looks like we may be in for a very wet period, and particularly in the Mid North Coast where it looks like there may be substantial flooding.  So, I guess my first thing is to do a mud map of the route, check the weather forecasts, then if they are OK, get seriously into the planning stage.  Good luck with whatever you do.
Comment by Michaelr747 on January 7, 2011 at 11:27am

Hi Dabba,

Thanks for the info re long range weather forecasts, did not think of that one. The elements will be gunning for me this trip but will have no choice but to deal with what comes. Am pretty well covered for the wet  but the long hauls with no food supply is the issue that I am most concerned about. If you have any thoughts on that please let me know.

Happy Touring



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