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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
* cycleaustralia.info site by Robert Taggart.

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

Discussion Forum

Cycle touring web sites

Started by Edward Re. Last reply by Edward Re Nov 13, 2013. 14 Replies

Fire and touring

Started by Dabba. Last reply by Dabba Sep 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Kangaroo Island

Started by Dabba. Last reply by Dabba Aug 28, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by Ricardo Abdalla Medeiros Junior on January 23, 2012 at 1:57pm
Is anyone doing a touring in february? I am looking for a partner or a group to go.

 

Thanks very much,

Ricardo

Comment by Warren Hudson on March 13, 2012 at 9:17pm

The touring site is slipping down the front page ... that will not do.

The Murrumbidgee River flood plain three weeks ago at Eunony Lagoon ...  http://wildwassa.deviantart.com/#/d4rom5n

Three days ago near the same spot, or as close as I could get to the same spot ... http://wildwassa.deviantart.com/#/d4sn6f7

Warren.

Comment by Martin Turner on April 17, 2012 at 1:26pm

Hi Touring enthusiasts,

Tout Terrain Touring bikes are now available in Australia.

http://www.tout-terrain.de/fahrraeder/silkroad/

Comment by noelbike on April 17, 2012 at 3:06pm

I think they were before. The Flying Furniture guy in Canberra had them if I recall correctly. Seems to be recently changed. They are very well thought through and made touring bikes at the  "expedition"end of the spectrum.

Comment by Warren Hudson on August 17, 2012 at 9:04pm

Do you know who Ben Head was?

I always have a theme for my cycle tours, it makes them more interesting for me. This time I will pretend to be a Ben Head like explorer, totally penniless.

I'm going to cycle from the NW of the ACT, across the Brindies, around The Rock, then beside the Murray and Murrumbidgee, through the SW Slopes of NSW linking to the Hume and Hovell (original exploration od 1824-25 route) at Lankey's Creek, coming back through the Bogong Peaks and the Northern Brindies, back to home. Travelling without a cent or a credit card in my pocket. Totally self contained, living of the land and from rivers, often on theTravelling Stock Routes.

That's my interpretation of doing a Ben Head type level of exploration ... and only riding on dirt no tarmac if possible, apart from crossing roads at times.


I've done a few reccies west of the Brindies. It is good country out on the flood plains ...  http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd301/WildWassa/

I'll be back in a few months time.

Warren.

 

Comment by Tom on August 20, 2012 at 12:36pm

Hi Warren. That sounds like a great adventure. And your photos are exquisite - they awaken an immediate yearning to be out in the back country.

Tom

Comment by Graham Smith on August 28, 2012 at 8:34pm
It's great to see a group on the Sydney Cyclist site dedicated to cycle touring. And thanks for welcoming non-Sydneysiders such as me who live just a few days ride away in Canberra.
It was a very enjoyable fully loaded tour from Canberra to Sydney which got me back into cycle touring after a 22 year break, and which also led me to the Sydney Cyclist site. This tour and few others are journalled at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/grahsmith
Comment by Warren Hudson on October 30, 2012 at 5:15pm

Over the last two weeks I did two short tours.

The first was out on the flatlands in the Riverena on a few of the Traveling Stock Routes ... http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57640

The second short tour was to replace images when I lost a camera card during a tour that I did earlier this year ... http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=49591

Comment by Stephan Meyn on October 30, 2012 at 6:10pm

Well an opportunity window has just opened up to do my first bicycle tour. It has to be within the next three weeks. So I was thinking taking the train to MacArthur or even Mittagong and then ride first southwest for a day and then backtrack and go via Robertson to Shellharbour & Wollongong and take the train back. Total budget 3-4 days.

For a first timer for touring is that too much?

I have touring experience in sea kayaks, so not a complete novice, but still interested in feedback.

Comment by Graham Smith on October 30, 2012 at 6:47pm
It sounds reasonable to me Stephan. If you find the days are too easy or too hard, you can just adjust accordingly. Have you made an estimate of distances? And how do these accord with distances you have ridden before?
It's great that you are doing a try out like this.

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