Could have jumped the gun….

So last month, when I rode up into the bush on a short overnight ride, I stayed in an informal camping area. It was just flat, grassy ground in an opening of the forest. This is where I did not get a lot of sleep but got to enjoy some silence and solitude.

I took some pictures around the campsite of various things…. I, of course, took some pictures of rocks. I also took the feature photo, but it did not make its way into my posted journal. If I had included it, I would have jumped the gun on Greg’s challenge. So here it is now for Greg’s challenge – sorry, if I had known then, I could have propped my bike against it, or posed the guys so it looked like they were using it. Maybe on another trip soon…..

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

7 response to "Could have jumped the gun…."

  1. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 19, 2019

    That’s pretty luxurious for a Garceau.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 19, 2019

    Im uncertain about the entire procedural operation of that device, the first part I kinda understand, 🙂 , its how the residual product is dealt with Im wondering about. . . . . .

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 20, 2019

      There are not all that many formal camping areas in the mountains, so not many pit toilets around (called a ‘dunny’ here). The serious 4WD folks would have some sort of receptacle to put under there that they would empty once they got out of the bush and went to a dump site in a nearby town. Some people carry chemical toilet thingies too that could go underneath that. You would need a 4WD (or be an intrepid cyclist) to get to this site – so most 4WD people have all sorts of serious gear! In a place like this, I’ll pack out my own waste, but if I’m camping just off in the bush where vehicle people can’t access and the soil is soft enough, I dig a deep hole.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 20, 2019

        Thanks, I sort of reasoned that that must be case, but wasn’t certain.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: April 20, 2019

    That’s a good one. You have reached a very high level of achievement in The Great Portable Restroom Challenge. Even as a Garceau expert, I’ve never come across such an architectural masterpiece. Leave it to the Australian mind.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 21, 2019

      My thought was, “Well, that is structurally sound!” I wondered if the people who constructed it were of a substantial girth and required something really sturdy to handle their weight. The height of the grass growing up through the hole indicated it hadn’t been used in a while.

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