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Offline mushypea

Re: B.O.B. trailers
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2009, 06:34:27 pm »
Sorry for the late reply.  The BOB trailer proved invaluable for the crossing for the deserts, Tirari, Simpson, Strezelecki and Sturt Stony.  We simply could not have lugged the 80kg of water and food thru without it.

All information, photos and video can be found on www.mushypea.net/blog

Putting the 'adventure' back in to adventure cycling ;o)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 10:01:28 pm by mushypea »

Offline johnashleys

Re: B.O.B. trailers
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 07:15:47 pm »
My stoker and I pulled a BOB to Grand Canyon.  We were too heavy and the weight wagging behind us was not a happy experience.  

Eventually, we learned to bring only what we needed and do so with panniers.


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« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 04:24:04 pm by johnashleys »

Offline mushypea

Re: B.O.B. trailers
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2009, 10:04:16 pm »
That's the key, take only what you need not what you think you'll need ;o)

For me, the BOB proved more a necessity than anything else.  However, if you're doing technical tracks than you will be more nimble with panniers fo'show
A good tip is to put a regular back pack in the BOB rather than the big yellow bag.  That way if you have to climb thru water bars/up techy climbs you can carry you gear too!

Here're some photos of the BOB in action on some techy stuff in Sydney, Australia

http://mushypea.net/blog/index.php/2009/03/the-trailer-goes-off-road/

And news is on:
http://mushypea.net/blog

peace out
« Last Edit: September 17, 2009, 06:57:04 pm by mushypea »

Offline scott.laughlin

Re: B.O.B. trailers
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2009, 10:48:15 am »
My stoker and I pulled a BOB to Grand Canyon.  We were too heavy and the weight wagging behind us was not a happy experience.  

Eventually, we learned to bring only what we needed and do so with panniers.


watch movies

I'll roger that.  We towed a BOB to Grand Canyon with a Tandem Two'sDay.  Poor choice.  We then bought a two-wheel trailer.  It worked much better, no wig-wagging back into the bike.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: B.O.B. trailers
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2009, 09:26:08 pm »

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I'll roger that.  We towed a BOB to Grand Canyon with a Tandem Two'sDay.  Poor choice.  We then bought a two-wheel trailer.  It worked much better, no wig-wagging back into the bike.
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Yup!  The Nomad's the one for me.  It is also easier to access your stuff and stands up by itself.  I've never used the one-wheeled types, but have toured with people using them, and it seemed to me (and even them) that the two-wheeled Nomad was the better choice for tracking and convenience.
May the wind be at your back!