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by Tigerbiten
22 Apr 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: ScotRail - recumbents allowed?

I used to fold my ICE Sprint then put it in a soft bike bag if I was traveling with it on a mainline train.
With the boom diagonally across the bag the trike ended up standing on one wheel.
That way it's not a trike it's just oversized luggage.

YMMV ........... :D
by Tigerbiten
14 Apr 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 20
Views: 1793

Re: Euro Velo 6

In eastern europe, I basically wild camped for roughly 4 nights then a cheap hotel of a night or two, this worked out at roughly the same price as 5-6 nights at campsites. There was so much space, it was easy to find a site away from/ out of sight of the road. I also found the pace of life was so sl...
by Tigerbiten
10 Apr 2019, 2:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Slovakia-paper maps?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Slovakia-paper maps?

What scale and how much area ?? Most good book stores will be able to get you a Michelin map of the whole country. Maps of only part of the country may be a bit harder. Try the likes of Waterstones. Either buy instore or online. If you're on an official cycle route then it may be possible to pick up...
by Tigerbiten
9 Apr 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 12
Views: 4013

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

As I ride a recumbent trike and pull a trailer, the only public transport I can use are ferries. So I've only done Home -> LE -> JoG -> Home three times now. The first trip took in all the cardinal points. The second trip I tried to maximize the number of ferries used, including the Shetland ferries...
by Tigerbiten
9 Apr 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 20
Views: 1793

Re: Euro Velo 6

Has anybody done EV6 through to the Black Sea? I don't do massive daily mileages so was wondering what people do about getting home from there as riding would make it rather a long trip (or back via a different route). But I guess daily mileages depends to an extent on hills. Last summer my av was ...
by Tigerbiten
7 Apr 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cinder tracks around north Northampton
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cinder tracks around north Northampton

It's a few years since I've used it but ........ 99.9% of the BVW was good macadam. But there where patches in the cuttings where vegetation had covered the track in muck. The tunnels was floored in thin mud over macadam. And then there's the bit under the railway line. So semi slicks should be fine...
by Tigerbiten
7 Apr 2019, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 805

Re: Uphill, downhill, both, neither?

It all depends ........... Long alpine type type descents on good tarmac where I can let the bent trike go and change into top gear at around 40 mph are great "FUN". Steep narrow twisty descents where I don't dare let the bent trike go due to the risk of burning the disk brakes out aren't,...
by Tigerbiten
7 Apr 2019, 2:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 44
Views: 1339

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

A quick search for a soft bicycle bag found a "Winsale Bike Folding Travel Bag" Sub £20 and only 1.7 Kg. I used a soft bag like that for taking my bent trike on mainline trains so it's possible to carry on tours. But it might be a bit bulky when rolled up unless you have plenty of spare sp...
by Tigerbiten
6 Apr 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cinder tracks around north Northampton
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cinder tracks around north Northampton

If you want a hill then there's a 200' climb on a track between the BVW and up towards the Brixworth country park that's not tarmaced. I have great fun dropping down it on my bent trike. There's a short section of road to the park and the track around the res has gentle undulations. The Northampton ...
by Tigerbiten
5 Apr 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 2107

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

My experience with people who have an E-Assist is mostly cases of "I wouldn't have if I still could but I can't anymore so I have". I'm getting on towards this point with my knees on hills, they hurt after a lot of climbing, so I'm beginning to think towards this approach. Not living in a ...
by Tigerbiten
3 Apr 2019, 5:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycle route maps mainz frankfurt regensburg
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: cycle route maps mainz frankfurt regensburg

Are you planning just on following the Main -> Main-Danube canal -> Danube to Regensburg ??
Or are you after a more direct route ??
Look for the German D Route info.
The D5 will take you up the Main to Bamburg then the D11 roughly follows the canal south to the Danube.

Luck ....... :D
by Tigerbiten
1 Apr 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

I'm another who thinks around the 60-70 psi range is a good place to start.
Then up/drop it by ~5 psi and see how that affects the handling/feel.
Ideally if you have a local stretch of rough tarmac/ bad chip and seal then you could do multiple runs and find what works for you.

Luck ....... :D
by Tigerbiten
29 Mar 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

Re: Tyre Pressure for Small Wheel Tyres

My best advice is to play around with the pressure abit. I've found there's a sweet spot just before the road buzz suddenly gets a lot worse as the pressure slowly increases. On my bent trike it's around 65-70 psi for 42-406 Supremes on the front and 60-65 psi for a 50-406 BA on the back. Running th...
by Tigerbiten
29 Mar 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: kyle of lochalsh to hadrians wall
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: kyle of lochalsh to hadrians wall

If you do go up Greenhead bank onto the military road then I'd be more inclined to go down the Stangate to Warden and on to Hexham rather than dropping straight down the Haydon Bridge. But turn left after crossing the South Tyne bridge to follow the cycle track to Hexham station as that way is flat....
by Tigerbiten
22 Mar 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 17
Views: 2452

Re: Foreign Languages

Also, if the Chinese can read left-to-right, why bother reading and writing top-to-bottom? It probably comes down to the fact that traditionally you're writing Chinese on a scroll. It easier to roll it horizontally than vertically. This makes it logical to write vertically and from right to left as...