We need to educate these people about the invention of the internal combustion engine, only joking! Bicycles are a great way to travel and actually take in the sights, smells (road kill) and sounds. I recently read a book (Headwinds) about a couple who circumnavigated Australia on bicycles, an amazing story.
On a trip across the Simpson Desert in '03 I was suprised to meet up with the support crew in a 4WD for a group of bicycles crossing the desert. Sometimes I was flat out getting the 4wd over the dunes let alone a push bike. You meet all sorts in the Simpson.
Take Frank who attended the '07 Tiltaldra Vic HU Meeting earlier this year who intended to do the crossing riding a Honda with a chair attached. I never did hear how Frank got on.
On another occasion I met a lone rider on the road to the Henbury Meteorite Crater near Alice Springs, now this is an isolated road with the worst corrigations that I have ever seen.
To get to the point, I welcome all travellers on 2 or 4 wheels. Get out and enjoy this great country of ours.
All are welcome to contact me when you get in Brisbane for a local tour and some misguidance.
My special daughter Laura choose the smilies!
Feb 2014, currently travelling the America's on a Tiger 800XC
Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll get it right!!!
Last edited by loxsmith; 13 Sep 2007 at 10:40.