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by matt2matt2002
3 Dec 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

Thanks Woof
Any issues with storage on the Voyager being at the head rather than side of the tent?
I kinda got use to side storage with my long gone Banshee.
The MSR has 2 side doors and storage there.
Maybe not fair to compare those points.
But your thoughts on ' head' storage appreciated.
by matt2matt2002
2 Dec 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

Thanks folks
As it's a Xmas and birthday present, cost isn't a question.
Value and alternatives, are.
I'd be interested to hear of any negatives about the tent.
Thanks
by matt2matt2002
1 Dec 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Hubba Hubba nx2 alternative

Nearly about to splash the cash for the NX2 after a lot of consideration. Weight size etc.
Anyone any thoughts on an alternative?
Thanks
Matt
by matt2matt2002
20 Nov 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Caxton SOS insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Caxton SOS insurance

Has anyone who uses the Caxton card paid the extra £99 for travel insurance? Caxton use SOS international.
My pal made use of it after a skiing accident. As well as medical arrangements, they flew him home.
by matt2matt2002
23 Sep 2019, 3:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: It's not about the bike stupid.
Replies: 30
Views: 1719

Re: It's not about the bike stupid.

the OP says, it isn't about the bike it's about the ride.

What's 'it'?

If 'its' the enjoyment, then I agree.
I could be sitting on anything but if it keeps me moving and doesn't squeak, rattle or have bits fall off, then I'm happy.
by matt2matt2002
7 Sep 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hot weather fluid consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Hot weather fluid consumption

When I cycled in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka the temperature was frequently around 30°.
Looking back I don't think I handled my fluid intake very well..
Apart from avoiding the midday heat what advice would you give for fluid intake?
by matt2matt2002
27 Aug 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2293

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

Fort William has an outside shed and there is a short cut through the kitchen.
Useful to know if staying there.
by matt2matt2002
16 Aug 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad alignment tool
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Brake pad alignment tool

Nice idea. It looks like something I could knock up in the shed with some wood off cuts.
by matt2matt2002
2 Aug 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beijing to Ulaan Batur
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: Beijing to Ulaan Batur

Make up a small a scrap book of pictures. Food: cow, sheep, horse(!) Etc. Plus house/ hotel. Tent. Hospital. Policeman/ station. Etc. Easy to point. I used one in Tajikistan. Locals loved it . I had an elephant and giraffe in it!
by matt2matt2002
21 Jul 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do I really need a Garmin GPS ??
Replies: 57
Views: 6696

Re: Do I really need a Garmin GPS ??

I second your point on needing time, a lot of it, to get to grips with them. I think the etrex series are, with a few provisos, great, but the introductory material sure isn't up to much. If anyone gets one I'd advise them to use it intensively for a few weeks at least, including finding your way t...
by matt2matt2002
13 Jul 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New Bike
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: My New Bike

Raven/ Rohloff rider here.
Your bike looks great and comes from an excellent company.
My Raven has never let me down in the 6 countries I have toured in.
by matt2matt2002
5 Jul 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: All 4 Coast to coasts in one trip

And don't forget the very unofficial End2End of Scotland.
Muckle Flugga on Shetland to Mull of Galloway, Dumfries.
by matt2matt2002
4 Jul 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Connecting flight time tight
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Connecting flight time tight

Thanks folks. All good information and opinions here. To clarify; both legs are on Turkish airlines. If I don't take that option the other involves 21 hours stop over in Istanbul. I have previously had a 23 hour dtopni et and took a very expensive airport internal hotel room for 8 hours. That still ...
by matt2matt2002
3 Jul 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Connecting flight time tight
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Connecting flight time tight

Looking to fly from Edinburgh to Delhi via Istanbul.
There is a gap of 1hr 25 mins between flights.
Any experience of tight transfers?
I'd hate to arrive in Delhi without my bike.
by matt2matt2002
18 Jun 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 735

Re: Pamir 2019

Sorry to butt in here but I have just found out that free SIM cards are going to be given to tourists this summer. 10 days and limited data but looks good. https://news.tj/en/news/tajikistan/society/20190618/tajik-government-endorses-the-amount-of-grants-and-the-procedure-of-payment-of-them Great n...