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Old 09-16-2016, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for posting, Haydn

Pam and I enjoyed watching your bicycle ride down the Riesling Trail through Clare Valley. The countryside looks very similar to some parts of central and southern California. There are lots of vineyards here, too!

Those Bromptons look like really nice folding bikes . . . relatively easy to ride? Approximately how much do they weigh unloaded? Are they individually fitted?

We?re looking forward to seeing you and Alicia tour Adelaide.

Cheers,

Bill

P.S. We?re glad to see that Alicia is apparently more approving of your landings! At least she is not holding a grade card up in front of the GoPros! Give yourself an ?A? for Adelaide!
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:35 AM
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Hey Haydn

I was really hoping you were going to do the Adelaide bit of your video series this episode. My wife and I arrived today in Sydney from Canada. I'm doing a week of work in Sydney, then a week in Melbourne, then we're driving the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide on vacation. Would have liked some hints on good stuff to do :-)

We are really enjoying these. Keep them coming !
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:02 AM
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Thanks for posting, Haydn
Those Bromptons look like really nice folding bikes . . . relatively easy to ride? Approximately how much do they weigh unloaded? Are they individually fitted?
Hi Bill, our Brompton's are 11 & 12 kgs, so it does take up about half the floor loading limit in the baggage compartment. They are very easy to pedal I would buy a Brompton now over a normal bike (if cost wasnt so much an issue). There are many options and combinations that you can order with your Brompton 1,2,3 or 6 gears, front and or rear luggage racks and bags. You can get bigger rollers on the back so it can be used as a shopping trolley (trundler for the kiwis!).

Our Brompton's are fitted with the 6 gears and the front luggage mount and bag, no trundling! We strap a Kathmandu bag onto the rear luggage rack.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:38 AM
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Hey Haydn

I was really hoping you were going to do the Adelaide bit of your video series this episode. My wife and I arrived today in Sydney from Canada. I'm doing a week of work in Sydney, then a week in Melbourne, then we're driving the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide on vacation. Would have liked some hints on good stuff to do :-)

We are really enjoying these. Keep them coming !
Hi,

I'll dig out Alicia's list of things to see. Hmmm, nothing written on it, i'll pull somethings from my head.

- South Australian Aviation Museum (Port Adelaide) - the main draw card is that Jon Johanson's RV4 lives there. You know the one that flew around the world twice? There also a maritime and rail museum close by.

- You can't go wrong for food at Glenelg. Catch the tram from the city out to the beach. There are many options for food all appeared to be top notch. A word on the trains: I thought it was a bit odd by design, all the trains start from the city. If you want to get from Port Adelaide to Glenelg (North to sort or south of the city) you have to come back to the city first. We found it was quicker to ride our Brompton's then catch train on a few occasions.

- We also spent half a day lazying about at the Botanic Gardens which is not far from Rundle Mall. The mall seemed to have a buzz about it and seemed to have something going on, street performers etc.

- Adelaide Hills - You can catch a bus all the way up to Mt Lofty. Head out to the lookout and it will give you the best view of Adelaide and the hills. There are a number of walks you can do which start at the lookout.

-There are a number of little towns worth visiting: Hahndorf apparently have nice markets on Sunday mornings - we didnt get there, my legs wouldnt have taken me there on the brompton. Murray Bridge on the murray river.

- You can put your car on the ferry and go across to Kangaroo island. Kangaroo island is almost like stepping into another world. The vegetation and country side is unlike the mainland. See if you can find the electric cars! Try not to drive at night, there is a lot of wildlife. Check you hire car agreement it may not cover you on the island as there is a lot of gravel roads.

It had been a while since I was last in Adelaide. The last time i was there (for work) the city almost was a ghost town, but this time I was quiet surprised with number of people around and the atmosphere.

- There is an airpark at Goolwa on the coast that would be the home to a number of homebuilt aircraft (we didn't visit).

Hope this gives you a start on Adelaide!

Haydn
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Have a look at the Motor Museum at Birdwood on the way to Adelaide. Well worth a visit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...seum,_Birdwood
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:32 AM
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Here the Adventure Continues - Episode 6:

http://australianadventure.net/

Or watch on youtube

We head out into Adelaide and find the South Australian Aircraft Museum. Inside we found this famous RV-4, that belonged to Jon Johanson. The aircraft has made multiple trips around the world and to the south pole!



This is board walk at Glenelg. Its where you head to if you want a good feed.

The Bromton's (fold up bicycles) turn heads where ever we go. Maybe its because I look like an oversized monkey on a kids bike!



The stop you make before blasting off...


Parafield Tower are really impressed with the amount of gear that you can fit in an RV-7!


We blasts of and once again find every bump on the short flight to Murray Bridge where we'll be spending a bit of time on the Murray River.


We hope you enjoy continuing the adventure with us, enjoy the video!

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Hi,

I'll dig out Alicia's list of things to see. Hmmm, nothing written on it, i'll pull somethings from my head.

- South Australian Aviation Museum (Port Adelaide) - the main draw card is that Jon Johanson's RV4 lives there. You know the one that flew around the world twice? There also a maritime and rail museum close by.

- You can't go wrong for food at Glenelg. Catch the tram from the city out to the beach. There are many options for food all appeared to be top notch. A word on the trains: I thought it was a bit odd by design, all the trains start from the city. If you want to get from Port Adelaide to Glenelg (North to sort or south of the city) you have to come back to the city first. We found it was quicker to ride our Brompton's then catch train on a few occasions.

- We also spent half a day lazying about at the Botanic Gardens which is not far from Rundle Mall. The mall seemed to have a buzz about it and seemed to have something going on, street performers etc.

- Adelaide Hills - You can catch a bus all the way up to Mt Lofty. Head out to the lookout and it will give you the best view of Adelaide and the hills. There are a number of walks you can do which start at the lookout.

-There are a number of little towns worth visiting: Hahndorf apparently have nice markets on Sunday mornings - we didnt get there, my legs wouldnt have taken me there on the brompton. Murray Bridge on the murray river.

- You can put your car on the ferry and go across to Kangaroo island. Kangaroo island is almost like stepping into another world. The vegetation and country side is unlike the mainland. See if you can find the electric cars! Try not to drive at night, there is a lot of wildlife. Check you hire car agreement it may not cover you on the island as there is a lot of gravel roads.

It had been a while since I was last in Adelaide. The last time i was there (for work) the city almost was a ghost town, but this time I was quiet surprised with number of people around and the atmosphere.

- There is an airpark at Goolwa on the coast that would be the home to a number of homebuilt aircraft (we didn't visit).

Hope this gives you a start on Adelaide!

Haydn
Hi Haydn

Thanks for the list! We did a few of those things and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a hire car, so we drove to Hahndorf, Mt. Lofty, and other Adelaide Hills places, but had to be careful with so many of the back roads covered in water from the floods.

We took bicycles out to the ocean and cycled about 40 kms around the city (ouch...it had been a long time since I rode a bike that far...)

We are really enjoying your series of videos. Keep them coming !

Cheers
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Have a look at the Motor Museum at Birdwood on the way to Adelaide. Well worth a visit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...seum,_Birdwood
Was it ever :-) The collection is HUGE and very well done. Really enjoyed that.
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I'm hoping to get a group togeather in about 1 year or so to do an trip around the crinkly bits of Australia

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Did you get a group to explore the crinky bits?
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Hi Vlad,

We are hoping to do the crinkly bits next year autum/winter and the group is growing ;-)

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