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by climo
18 Apr 2019, 8:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

climo wrote:C&CC rates are better than most campsites and quality is universally high. Quieter than the average site imo. Their policy is to never turn a backpacker or cyclist away.

Should have said club sites
by climo
18 Apr 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

C&CC rates are better than most campsites and quality is universally high. Quieter than the average site imo. Their policy is to never turn a backpacker or cyclist away.
by climo
16 Apr 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6158

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

If you fit oversized balloon tyres and adjust the mudguards to fit then they can hit the handlebar bag when you steer. Solved by tilting the arm but it's not a good solution. With regular tyres there's no prob. Guess how I know?
by climo
15 Apr 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Balloon tyres

50 x 406 BAs worked OK with the mudguards on my 2011 Sprint 26 and were significantly more comfortable than Marathon Racers or Trykers. Can't really comment about puncture protection with the BAs, but agree with what [XAP]Bob said about Trykers, especially as they seem to get tougher as they age. I...
by climo
15 Apr 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Balloon tyres

I'm going to defend the trykers - with a massive caveat. They are reasonably fairy resistant, unless you live somewhere with flints or similar sharps - the sidewalls in particular are quite vulnerable, but the meat of the tread does a reasonable job, but can hold onto shards. resulting in eventual ...
by climo
15 Apr 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Balloon tyres

Looking to cushion the front wheel road buzz on an Ice trike. Had Marathon Plus 1.75" on there but they were too stiff (no surprise there). Tried Big Apple Plus 2.15" which work fine but the mudguards don't fit properly. The smallest Big Apple is 2". Are there any other 20" tyres...
by climo
14 Apr 2019, 9:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: loud horn for a bike
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: loud horn for a bike

Just shout loudly.
by climo
13 Apr 2019, 9:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

As always this forum is a mine of info. Thanks guys
by climo
13 Apr 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

I've got 2-4 weeks free next month so we're off on our 'bent trikes. We do about 40 miles per day so not far - it's a holiday! Original plan was to go to Prague but not really enough time to stop and look on the way. So thought of Scotland but this springs weather is not shaping up so well and we'r...
by climo
13 Apr 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

m-gineering Your blog is hilarious. Sounds like a horror story but very tongue in cheek. Main prob seems to be finding your way. Wolves are now resident, there's a breeding female from Germany so I read
by climo
10 Apr 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

Next month may be still just in time to visit Keukenhof, near Lisse, [...] Looked it up and it seems that you can take your bike in. Where did you find that? https://keukenhof.nl/en/faq says " May I cycle in the park? No, Keukenhof is a truly pedestrian park." Also, for much of the day, a...
by climo
10 Apr 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

Next month may be still just in time to visit Keukenhof, near Lisse, about 40 miles from the Hook. I've heard it described as Disneyland for tulips, with all the good (stunning displays, interesting attractions) and bad (prices, crowds) that that involves. I think the cycle parking is better at the...
by climo
10 Apr 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

Holland-no (Holland is small). Netherlands-yes (it's bigger). To some dutch people the distinction is important and I had a few grateful comments when I used "Netherlands". So, assuming we are talking about Netherlands: I would say there is enough to do/see. I also do average 40 miles/day...
by climo
10 Apr 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Holland tour

I've got 2-4 weeks free next month so we're off on our 'bent trikes. We do about 40 miles per day so not far - it's a holiday! Original plan was to go to Prague but not really enough time to stop and look on the way. So thought of Scotland but this springs weather is not shaping up so well and we're...
by climo
15 Mar 2019, 12:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike on Flixbus
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: Trike on Flixbus

Trikeyohreilly wrote:Have you tried yet? Would be interested to hear how this went...

No. Was going to in June but looks like the trip may be postponed . :(