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by barn
25 Oct 2010, 5:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tasmania...go there!!
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Tasmania...go there!!

Just spent 10 days cycling up the east coast of Tasmania Hobart-Launceston,good weather beautifull scenery.If anyone out there wants a change get over to Tassie vey nice place to tour,even planning my next trip there next year.I thought it was just as good as New Zealand,what do you guys think?
by barn
23 Aug 2010, 6:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring seats??
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: touring seats??

cheers everyone for your replys,still waiting on the mail man to arrive.
by barn
21 Aug 2010, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring seats??
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

touring seats??

Hi there went out and bought a brooks seat the other day,are they the best seats for touring around?.The person told me they take a bit to wear in?any way it will be here next week and i carnt wait.Have used a couple of different seats over the years and not much has impressed me to be honest,hope the brooks does the job!!
by barn
31 Jul 2010, 4:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to next???
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Where to next???

Well i have toured in europe and nz and i thought nz was awsome,that is only the south island.The roads do get a bit narrow and you have to watch for trucks but really on a bike you run the risk every time you go for a ride.What do you do sit around all day and watch tv or take the risk and get out there and have a look? the second option is for me, south island of nz is beautifull unreal for cycling.
by barn
19 May 2010, 11:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great ocean road Australia??
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Great ocean road Australia??

very true,the worst thing about cycling here.
by barn
19 May 2010, 6:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great ocean road Australia??
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Great ocean road Australia??

Well the only way to find out i suppose is to get out there and give it a go,differing reports so far!!Yes i do agree the Captain Cook is nice i live south of Townsville in Ayr so i havent cycled it but have driven it a few times(it is on the to do list)Was looking at late Sept,starting to think about getting the train to Warranbool and cycling back to melbourne(hoping for a tail wind)
by barn
17 May 2010, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great ocean road Australia??
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Great ocean road Australia??

Cheers guys for your replys,very much appreciated.I am actually a Aussie but you guys have comfirmed my suspicions,the GOR could be a little overated.I have been tossing up between GOR and Tassie for months starting to lean towards Tassie a little,im booking fares in a month or so.All the info i have searched says its the greatest drive etc out there,so i thought it must be a good ride.I live in north qld(the other end of AUS)so its completly different to what i am used to.Would love to swap it for a ride over there,done Provence a few years ago and nothing in this country comes even close including NZ,but its all different i suppose better then a days work i say!!!!
by barn
15 May 2010, 2:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great ocean road Australia??
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Great ocean road Australia??

Hi there,wondering if any one out there has done a tour of this part of Australia?The plan is to fly into Melbourne i have a week up my sleave so i hope this is enough time?Also what is the ride from Warranbool to Adelaide like?i was going to get the train back to Melbourne or is it worth it to keep riding to Adelaide?.Plan on staying in hotels bbs etc doing around 80/100ks per day,what were your highlights of this trip??
by barn
12 Mar 2010, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris-Zurich
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Paris-Zurich

Cheers for the replys guys.
by barn
9 Mar 2010, 8:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris-Zurich
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Paris-Zurich

Hi there does anyone know of a nice scenic route between Paris-Zurich?.Was thinking of heading south to Auxerre-Dijion then wouldnt mind seeing lake Annecy then to Zurich.Has any one cycled a similiar route?what are the roads like accomdation etc was thinking of going in early September.
by barn
16 Dec 2009, 11:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Bike Express (Macon drop-off)
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: European Bike Express (Macon drop-off)

yeah i would as well,its only 1 night(without sleep)being on a high at the start of a tour would get you through.
by barn
27 Oct 2009, 4:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: alps vs pyrenees. the experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Rvs pyrenees. the experience?

would love to do this trip[ one day,is there accomdation every 50/80ks?or do ya need camping gear to be safe?wouldnt mind staying in hotels and be good to carry a little less weight up all those hills!!!.
by barn
21 Oct 2009, 10:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Luggage...other than ortlieb
Replies: 17
Views: 2254

Re: Luggage...other than ortlieb

have done 2 tours using arkel panniers and love them no problems at all,the hook system is really great.
by barn
5 Oct 2009, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling and family holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 431

cycling and family holidays

Hi there a while ago i posted a thread about not being able to go cycle touring this year due to family commitments etc.Well we set of on our family holiday on the way down to gold coast in australia(3 day drive) with the bike on the back and just done the early morning rides and totally loved it,back by 9am then full on doing the family thing.Not the same as touring all day which i love but a real nice compromise,and enjoyed it a real lot.Allready planning a touring trip for next year and a family holiday with the bike so its great to combine the 2 its hard living in remote australia but a bit of planning and all is well.

So do a lot of you seasonal tourers with familys etc usually have 2 holidays per year 1 touring/1 family holiday?I still love the freedom of touring all day but love the family holidays as well so for me its looks like 2 lots of 2 weeks of each type of holiday(keeps everyone happy!!)
by barn
23 Jul 2009, 2:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake Lausanne,cycling path??
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Lake Lausanne,cycling path??

CJ thank you for the reply.