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Sir Edmund Hillary
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Last parts delivered. Bike 100% ready with both racks fitted. Some fights with a trailer- there will be a bit of welding and angle-grinder sparks tommorow :)
First tests with 40kg of load solely on the bike. Thanks to the huge wheels Pugsley seems to perform better than traditional touring bike with similar load. Tommorow some serious dune tests.
The bike is ready! Stronger, more responsive and lighter than I ever expected! You can see some pictures (without racks yet) in the 'Photographs' section.
Departure date: 28th August 8:45am from Auckland to Brisbane, then 9:10pm to Darwin, then somehow to Halls Creek and then... CSR
Polish IDEA mobile network has just offered to supply the expedition with a satellite phone. This way I'll be able to send GPS position logs and some short reports from the track, not mentioning emergency communication issues!
Several more Sponsors, including MSR & Icebreaker have officially joined me this week! Thanks to their support my gear will weight less than I ever expected. Details available soon in the Equipment section.
First note on the site, one month to departure. Surly guys are working hard on the offset rims. Also the unique Extrawheel trailer has to
be redesigned to work well with gigantic tyres. Water sacks under construction. Big thanks to all the Sponsors who already delivered their pieces of the equipment puzzle! The desert crawler should be completed by mid-August, leaving me a week or so for the final testing.
Keep your fingers crossed for all the people involved in the project!
Ok. time to go live. The site is constantly updated so keep an eye on the new stuff! Any feedback welcome.