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~alan~
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Posted - 23/10/2014 :  15:07:28  Show Profile Send ~alan~ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This might be long shot but I was curious if anyone had a petrol bicycle that I could borrow or hire to use on to drop some bags for a trip off a npws track (there is a gate <6km before this point and walking with 25kg sucks). I live in Richmond, NSW.

Thanks
Alan

Ric2504
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Posted - 23/10/2014 :  22:41:21  Show Profile Send Ric2504 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alan - better check the latest laws. Petrol bikes are illegal since about a month ago in NSW on public roads etc. This would include npws tracks.

Ric
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~alan~
Ausbass Member

196 Posts

Posted - 24/10/2014 :  13:11:36  Show Profile Send ~alan~ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dang. Thanks for the info
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robo
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Posted - 24/10/2014 :  15:08:05  Show Profile Send robo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heya
Take less stuff. Or hire a fuzzy wuzzy sherpa lol
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~alan~
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Posted - 27/10/2014 :  10:40:30  Show Profile Send ~alan~ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Less stuff - if only it were that simple lol. Maybe I carry more like 20kg, but with tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, fishing rod/reel, tacklebox of lures, paddle, life jacket, inflatable boat, food, water etc it adds up quick.



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Bass1
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Posted - 27/10/2014 :  20:43:41  Show Profile  Visit Bass1's Homepage Send Bass1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can take all my gear for up to a week including packraft and fishing gear and still come in at about 16 kgs, you need to rationalise your gear a bit. No reason to lug 25 kg packs nowdays, gear is getting better all the time.

Steve
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~alan~
Ausbass Member

196 Posts

Posted - 28/10/2014 :  12:47:33  Show Profile Send ~alan~ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To be honest I've never actually weighed my pack as I don't have a set of scales. Need to track one down.
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Shred
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236 Posts

Posted - 28/10/2014 :  13:26:54  Show Profile Send Shred a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i think I know where you're going al ;) people ride motorized bikes on that track all the time sure you won't have a problem if you can find one.
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Tbone
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Posted - 28/10/2014 :  14:02:11  Show Profile Send Tbone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Buy one from eBay
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robo
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Posted - 28/10/2014 :  17:19:59  Show Profile Send robo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heya

The gear is getting better but in a lot of cases so is the price lol
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Bass1
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Posted - 28/10/2014 :  17:47:32  Show Profile  Visit Bass1's Homepage Send Bass1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Think outside the square Robo, I got nearly all of my ultra light gear second hand, there are so many gear freaks that constantly update gear and sell of their 'not so old' stuff stupidly cheap. I have bought a lot of super high quality gear from the 'for sale' section on Bushwalking forums, on Evilbay, off gumtree, even the odd bit from Ausbass etc. Granted I paid full price for my Alpacka packraft but it will last me 20 plus years which is less than $40 a year for a piece of top shelf equipment... so it pans out to be affordable if your smart about it..

I don't think you should be riding in NP's if it is not allowed, I know it is definatly illigal in declared wilderness areas.
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Bass1
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Posted - 29/10/2014 :  22:12:08  Show Profile  Visit Bass1's Homepage Send Bass1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By way of comparison - The big 4

Tent: Tarptent Moment (810g)
Sleeping mat: Exped Synmat7 (453g)
Sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Summer Lite (525g)
Pack: Go Lite Pinnacle (790g)

Total weigh - 2578grams
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~alan~
Ausbass Member

196 Posts

Posted - 31/10/2014 :  14:57:01  Show Profile Send ~alan~ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eureka Backcountry Tent 1750 grams
Thermarest NeoAir Sleeping Pad 408g
Explore Planet Earth Scott 200 Sleeping bag 891g
Eureka Canoe Pack 115L 1816g

Total weight - too much haha - 4865 grams.
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