Australia with my KIT L80
14 December 2017 | By Marieke |
John recently toured for 40 days through Australia.
“I purchased the Aevon KIT L80 (sans wheel) from Cycloboost in France and I fitted a 20” wheel with a 250W hub motor.
I caught the train from home to Mount Victoria, assembled the trailer then headed for Lithgow.
From Lithgow I rode to Oberon then Bathurst, Blayney, Orange, Molong, Wellington, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Tooraweenah, Warrumbungle National Park, Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Black Stump, Coolah, Cassilis, Merriwa, Sandy Hollow, Denman, Bulga, Wollombi, Wisemans Ferry then home.
I travelled over 1400km mostly on paved roads, but around 200km on corrugated gravel and sandy roads.
It snowed and sleeted in Orange on my first rest day. It rained 3 times in the month I was on the road, twice at night and on my last day whilst riding home, for about half an hour.
I experienced temperatures from -3°C to 36°C.
I saw an echidna, wombat, kangaroos (they nearly ran me over), emus, wild goats, rabbits and fox.
The Kit L80 bike trailer performed beautifully, most of the time I forgot it was there. The quick release hitch made it it easy when I needed to unlatch the trailer. The bag kept the rain and dust out.”