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RIDER AND GEAR PROFILES
FULL DISTANCE 6280k top to bottom!
Cape York Qld - Wilsons Promontory Vic
START: 6:00am Tuesday 1 September
Craig Johnston Age: 00 Gymea Bay NSW
Bike: Bombtrack Model: ext-c 650b Rigid Gears: 1X 36F 11-42R.
Sleep Gear:Tent - Macpac microlight Bag: Mountain Hardware Mat: S2S
Bikepacking Experience: Tour Aotearoa, Munda Biddi Trail, Mawson Trail, Tassie Trail
Other: Audax, Adventure, Trail Running [5 silver belt buckles for the UTA100]
Comments: Still refining my bike packing setup. I’m trying something new for TABE by riding the Bombtrack. All previous offload bikepacks have been on my Giant Anthem with panniers. The dual suspension bike with panniers worked remarkably well. Just a little bit slow.
Dane Roberts Age: 42 Canberra ACT
Bike: Scott Model: Scale 2016 RC WC Rigid 29r Gears: 1X 12 Sram 10-50R.
Sleep Gear:Tent - Nemo Hornet Bag: Mont + SOL Bivvy Mat: Thermarest
Bikepacking Experience: Tour Aotearoa, Hunt 1000, Tour Divide [DNF]
Other: (XPD 2013, 2015, 2016); Huarasinchi (2014); Expedition Africa (2016)
Comments: Really looking forward to getting out there and experiencing as much of the route as I'll be lucky enough to manage.
Shane Duffy Age: 48 Fitzroy Falls NSW
David Waugh Age: 48 Armidale NSW
Walter Brumniach Age: 55 Sunshine Coast Qld
Peter Gargano Age: 65 Coffs Harbour NSW
MAREEBA - LONGREACH 1237k
START: 6:00am Sunday 6 September
Brendan Corbin Age: 32 Townsville Qld
Bike: Salsa Model: Blackborow GX Eagle Rigid 27.5+ (Maxxis Minion 3.8'')
Gears: 1X 11
Sleep Gear: Mount Laurel Designs - eVent Soul Bivy Bag: Down Quilt Mat: S2S ultralite
Bikepacking Experience: 2018 Terra Australis finished!
Comments: Back again, on a fat bike. Perhaps training for a full tilt at the race record next year.
Simon Faber Age: 55 Nundah Qld
Bike: Kona Model: 2020 Unit X Rigid 29r Gears: 1X 12 32F 11-50R.
Sleep Gear: Bivvy - Dune Bag: Palm IV Mat: Roman inflatable
Bikepacking Experience: Rookie
Other: Audax and Mtb 24hr Solo 2017 National Champion 50-54 age group
Comments: I am fascinated by the self sufficiency and psychological effort to embark on these epic adventures. I’m chasing a taste for this year to get some experience for other events in the future. I’m just going to enjoy the ride.
LONGREACH - BYRON BAY 1553k
START: 6:00am Sunday 13 September
BYRON BAY - CANBERRA 1463k
START: 6:00am Sunday 20 September
Joanne Payne Age: 48 Marshdale NSW
CANBERRA - WILSONS PROM 803k
START: 6:00am Sunday 27 September