Author: Rufant

We Out.

November 10, 2020

So it looks like the kinja-verse is being killed off for real this time. Before it goes, I just wanted to make a last post. (I’ll share it to rufant.com for prosperity) I discovered Overland.kinja after a HHFP post got shared to the front page of Jalopnik. I haven’t frequented Jalopnik in a long time, […]

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7 Days Bikepacking Through South Australia – Part 4

September 20, 2020

Laura is a town I’ve been through on many occasions. However I have never spent any time there, so with a few hours this afternoon off the bike, it was good to have a wander around. First, set up camp at the community campsite. That green stuff was nice. Meet the locals. You do find […]

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7 Days Bikepacking Through South Australia – Part 3

September 16, 2020

An easy ride due south of Quorn today, through the small town of Wilmington, then onto Melrose. A couple of maps for reference. No blistering headwind today. The weather back to SA’s signature clear blue skies, crisp air and sunshine. A nice gentle climb helped warm me up, a quick breather at the top. Things […]

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7 Days Bikepacking Through South Australia – Part 2

September 12, 2020

Another fine, if chilly morning greeted me at the start of Day 3. I packed up camp and had Pho soup for breakfast, as you do. As I rode on through the station I got to a junction with a sign to ‘Jaspers Rocks’. I could see roughly where the rocks would be, it was […]

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7 Days Bikepacking Through South Australia – Part 1

September 11, 2020

As I turn off the bitumen about 20km out of Blinman, it comes home that now it really is just me, my bike and what’s in the trailer. There is no one else out here, no 4×4 coming down this track. I get my priorities in order and say out loud to myself “ok, Anthony. […]

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Bikepacking 101.

December 26, 2019

Getting back on a bike has been the best decision I’ve made in a long time… New job, meant new commute. I needed something less costly than the Land Cruiser to get to work. So it was either another car (which I really didn’t want to do) or get back on a bike. Now, it […]

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Dirt Road Trip.

November 19, 2019

Well, it’s been a bloody long time since I’ve had a weekend 4×4 adventure. After getting back from our big trip around Australia. My good mate The Accountant and I had a week or so exploring some desert tracks in South Australia’s far north. Apart from that it has been just settling back into the […]

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Exploring the Towns and Ghost Towns of the Mid-North – Part 2

August 15, 2019

  It got quite cold overnight… There isn’t normally enough moisture to get frost like this in South Australia, but as I said, we’d had a lot of rain. I was actually fine in the swag. With a combination of my old Army synthetic sleeping bag and my MacPac down sleeping bag. The only problem […]

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Exploring the Towns and Ghost Towns of the Mid-North – Part 1

August 14, 2019

The region known as the Mid-North of South Australia is one I always find myself driving through, on my way to some off-roady destination. However I’ve always fancied just having a little tour around this area, which is not a traditional tourist area, but is full of history. So I left the Land Cruiser at […]

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Dry July – A Land Cruiser and a Range Rover go winter desert touring. Part 3

August 5, 2019

We bade goodbye to our little spot on the Cooper Creek. A quick breakfast and topped off the fuel at the Trading Post. Said goodbye to the characterful owners and hit the road. Today we would take Walkers Crossing, taking us through the Birdsville Track where we would turn the trucks south and start heading […]

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