crumpled.

looks like we spend our weekends mostly camping and riding enduro (natalie and i anyway, mum is shuttle & catering). time well spent as fa as i am concerned. this weekend we only went riding and did not include camping in our plans. i had other plans to spend my sunday and they included crawling…

consumers.

last time i added the pico and the big shunt in the battery box. that shows me how much current is going in and out of the battery bank but really not much else. not bad but that means I have no idea which unit is consuming how much energy. this would be the logical…

big data.

i love knowing what’s going on around me, especially in our karavan. up until now we had this measly (sorry but it’s true) tank gauge and the nice but rather limited battery indicator. instead i got this, made in slovenia. cool. it’s not just a pretty face, though, it’s also actually nicely architected. the main…

solar info.

the karavan is designed to be self-sufficient. there are the water tanks, the diesel hot water, heating and cooking and most importantly the solar charged batteries. i have a suspicion that the solar charger originally used in the kk is , let’s say: not top shelf. so i bought this one. not only is this…

12 months around australia?

a year long trip around australia? sounds like a lot of fun but also like an interesting challenge. australia is a fantastic place, that’s for sure, but also wild and mostly remote. two thirds of the about 24 million inhabitants live in just five cities! the rest of the country is big enough to swallow…

the long way round – 12 months touring australia.

so many people want to do this. we know because they tell us, generally when we tell them what we are about to do next year. which is: i will take a career break – a.k.a. leave without pay – until february 2019 (yes, that is the year after next!), natalie will go to distance…

rollercoaster series.

as mentioned before the rollercoaster series wrapped up in dungog 2 weeks ago. the friendly people from rocky trails (aka martin & juliane) were kind enough to send me the certificate for my overall second place. i like it! to be honest, the series was good fun and pretty much precisely the kind of riding…

rollercoaster 6.

the race at dungog was actually the last in the series; i thought there was a seventh race but the round in kempsey is the championships and counted separately. so this one was for the overall series – exciting! we also knew dungog was not really technical, so i took natalie with me for the…