Preparing for the next adventure.
- on Monday, 14 August 2017.
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Ok folks, I know I've been a bit quiet on here but that's because I've been busy in the shed!
The big plan is to head off to Alice via Warburton and Uluru on my new push bike. In order to go that route and be able to charge the bikes batteries I've opted to carry a small genset. I've had to do some experimentation in regards to gensets and have settled on a Honda EU10i which weighs in at 15Kg with a tank of fuel. [This is what my solar gear weighed in 2015 and man, what a pain in the arse that was. I'm hoping this little gig doesn't go the same way!!] I'll carry another 5/6 L of fuel in a bladder, so total power generation weight will be 16.7Kg MAX. With the Honda I'll be able to charge two batteries at once, hopefully whilst on the move. To this end, I've purchased another 2 batteries, giving me a total of 3. Bloody expensive they were to, 1200 bucks each. Nasty business!!!
In order to carry the genset fuel, landscape camera, drone and all the other shite I have, I've had to do some serious re-engineering on the Tout Terrain Mule trailer. This turned into a drama but I got through it and finished today. Big happiness!!!! :)
I still have to do a few odds n ends but the end is in sight and I hope to be leaving Muka in a weeks’ time.
I've opened an account with Flickr to drop the pics of this trip into. I didn't realise Google pics required people to sign up for an account. Can someone who doesn't have a Flickr account drop a comment in the comments verifying that an account for Flickr isn't required to view the pics? Ta.
Next up, I would appreciate it if some of you could make a few comments, even if it's only to tell me I'm a lazy bastard and should be hooking out 200K's a day. It takes a bit to keep up one of these blogs and it would be nice to know people are following, otherwise I may just as well not bother. Ta.
The pics in the Flickr link below are not in order, I only just dumped them in there tonight. TBH, I don't know how to put them in any order but hopefully I'll be uber organized in future and it won't be an issue. They should all have descriptions on them though.
Hover the pointer over the link, right click, hit "Open in new Tab" and you're on your way!! :)
I'll still pop up an image here for each new entry and I'll also create a gallery for each new entry here as the gallery pictures here are downsized so that people with pre-paid / slow data connections are able to view them. I'm not sure how Flickr works in that respect.