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by Phil66
6 Dec 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thailand into Laos
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Thailand into Laos

Thanks for the MAPS.ME suggestion, forgot all about them. You're right, loads there that don't show up on Google.

Many thanks.
by Phil66
25 Nov 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thailand into Laos
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Thailand into Laos

The river crossing you ask about is presumably the one at Pak Lay across the Mekong. There has always been a ferry here, by now maybe even a bridge. Thanks for the reply. Its not the Pak Lay crossing I'm talking about but rather the one across the Mekong where it meets the Hueang river, to the Nort...
by Phil66
25 Nov 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thailand into Laos
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Thailand into Laos

I’m cycling in Loei area of Thailand next month and thinking of crossing into Laos at Ban Na Kra Seng Border Check Point, then heading N.E. along the boarder towards Xanamkham and Vientiane. It looks like there’s a need to get a boat across the river half way and Guest house’s between the boarder cr...
by Phil66
20 Jan 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New bike!
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

New bike!

I’ve been asked to help a friend try and choose a new bike and now I’m asking you folks for some suggestions. She’ll be using it every day for a short commute to work but also possibly some light short touring weekends/week, sportive's and day rides. She doesn’t want to spend more than a £1K, it nee...
by Phil66
15 Sep 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2844

Re: Airports on your own

Thanks for all the replies, things at home took over and so the chance to whizz off for a couple of weeks was lost. It does seem I'm not the only who has the hassle of juggling things at the airport. Not to worry, off to SEA in the New Year for a month and I'll get dropped at Heathrow by my mate,so ...
by Phil66
15 Sep 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dartmoor
Replies: 2
Views: 7076

Dartmoor

Going to head down to Dartmoor for a bit of cycling with the Mt Bike. Anybody got any info on good locations, campsites, routes. I'm more of a tourer than an off road cyclist so nothing too technical. I'm good with a map and compass though, so get me away from the crowds if you can.

Cheers all.
by Phil66
11 Jul 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2844

Airports on your own

Hi Folks, Just wondering if anybody has any advice for travel by air with a bike when on your own. I've always managed to get dropped at Heathrow by a friend, so easy. Next flight is from Gatwick and I'll have to drive myself and park, this means getting my bike and bag on the transfer bus, a bit tr...
by Phil66
17 May 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking at Portsmouth or Poole
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Parking at Portsmouth or Poole

Have you looked at https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk looks like you could park in the Holiday Inn Express car park for £55 for a month, which seems fair to me.
by Phil66
14 Jan 2018, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Book and Garmin Edge
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Samsung Galaxy Book and Garmin Edge

Morning folks, Easy question this morning. I’m looking at buying a Samsung Galaxy Book and I’ll want to connect my Garmin Edge 800/810 (can’t remember which one it is), am I going to have any issues? It has two USB-C type ports, so I’m guessing I’ll just need to USB to USB-C adapter, sound about rig...
by Phil66
1 Sep 2017, 8:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Surly disc trucker in the north west
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Surly disc trucker in the north west

Hi, Can't answer your questions above but can say this, Its a great bike. Got one 2015 for a four month trip in South East Asia and all those hills in the North of Thailand and Laos and it did everything I asked of it. Only thing I didn't like was the bar end shifters and I've changed those now for ...
by Phil66
26 Jun 2016, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Island in the Med.
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Best Island in the Med.

Hi folks, Got some leave to use up at the end of the Summer, early Autumn, and wondering if anybody has any good suggestions for Islands in the Med. Have just had a look at Malta but its a bit on the small side. Would like to hire a bike when I get there, I like mountains, don't like crowds and ride...
by Phil66
8 May 2016, 7:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeway - Avebury to Uffington
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Ridgeway - Avebury to Uffington

I'm in Newbury and so know the western end of this, say from Goring to Uffington. At the moment its okay and was heading that way this morning on the MTB. It does get mucky, but you'd need heck of a down pour now to make it unusable. It is rough and deeply rutted in places though, I've got a Special...
by Phil66
29 Apr 2016, 5:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS
Replies: 16
Views: 1498

Re: GPS

Okay, so for you guys with the Etrex 20, what's the bar mount like? Its got some very poor reviews.
by Phil66
28 Apr 2016, 5:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Casual cycle clothes
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: Casual cycle clothes

Cheers folks,

All sorted now, found myself a nice pair in Tog24 discount store. Decathlon also had some interesting stuff and was very cheap.

Thanks all.
by Phil66
26 Apr 2016, 3:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Casual cycle clothes
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Casual cycle clothes

Hi Folks,

Does anybody know any good sites online for casual cycle wear. Ride to the pub, into town, and still look normal when you're walking around the shops, that sort of thing.
Jeans on the bike just seem to cut me right in half, exactly where I shouldn't be :shock:

Cheers all.