2upfromdownunder

I'll take a look at your YouTube channel. Looks a great trip.
 
I've no knowledge of the Chinese licence situation but what a trip, sounds great! Subscribed to your Youtube channel in anticipation - Bon voyage 👍
Thank you very much for for your words of encouragement YW. We have been overwhelmed by the response to this adventure from the biking community worldwide, there are some truly amazing people out there. Cheers Lobo
 
I'll take a look at your YouTube channel. Looks a great trip.
Nice one, thanks Doc. I had to look up Slawit - I didn't realise it was another name for Slaithwaite.
 
Nice one, thanks Doc. I had to look up Slawit - I didn't realise it was another name for Slaithwaite.
Posh people use Slaithwaite. Plus Slawit is easier to spell. :cool:
 
Just watched the first five episodes with our lass. Told her to take note of packing. :cool:
 
Just watched the first five episodes with our lass. Told her to take note of packing. :cool:
I just need to match Linda now Doc! We've got a pannier each for personal gear and the topbox is for camping stuff, tools etc. The more space you create, the more you take!
 
Just an observation, we tried to keep our topbox as empty as possible, thus allowing us to store jackets and gloves in it when we stopped in cities towns of interest. A 3k jaunt through Europe is on a different scale to you though 🤔👍👍
 
Just an observation, we tried to keep our topbox as empty as possible, thus allowing us to store jackets and gloves in it when we stopped in cities towns of interest. A 3k jaunt through Europe is on a different scale to you though 🤔👍👍
Hi again Steve. That would be the ideal but would be too much of a luxury for us on this trip. Linda and I have a soft pannier each for clothes and the Oxford bag on top is for very lightweight camping gear like sleeping bags. The topbox will be for our tent, spares and tools which we are sharing with Richard and Jude the other couple. For our kit in the circumstances you describe, we have a wire loop and a 'u' lock and we will secure them on our seat. One top tip we were given was to carry a plain bike cover and to cover the bikes up whenever we leave them for any length of time - it will make them invisible! We have been warned about Indonesia with the bikes because of the massive import duties there on foreign bikes, ours will be very valuable and really stand out, so the bike covers will be our friend there. Please do keep any suggestions coming, I'm just about to do a short film about the tech we have chosen for the trip. Cheers Lobo
 
I wouldn't worry too much about bike theft in Indonesia, maybe more about the traffic. Just keep that block of butter in the fridge and you'll be fine. Always makes me laugh when I overtook a police car there at over a ton and he didn't pull me over. My Indonesian friend said there are three reasons, it's because you're rich, connected or rich and connected.
 


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