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by matt2matt2002
16 Aug 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad alignment tool
Replies: 13
Views: 556

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: 1418

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: 6548

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: 669

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: 648

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: 402

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: 402

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: 685

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...
by matt2matt2002
18 Jun 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 685

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/soci ... nt-of-them
by matt2matt2002
12 Jun 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Pamir 2019

pq wrote:You've probably already come across my Bartang write-up, but in case you haven't it's here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/standiet


Many thanks. Excellent info
Matt
by matt2matt2002
11 Jun 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Pamir 2019

I have a 3 hour lay over. What's more you have to watch out for changing terminals in Moscow. Polish citizens don't need any visa if they don't change terminals. Some flights from Moscow to Osh are operated from the same terminal as flights from Berlin to Moscow and some are not. It's a pitty you c...
by matt2matt2002
10 Jun 2019, 11:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Pamir 2019

I don't have any blog on crazy guy but I can keep you informed here. Yes, indeed, I'm flying from Berlin to Osh (Aeroflot) Thank you. I will explore that flight from Berlin to Osh. But I see there is a 30 hour lay over on some flights!?!? I had been planning to use Turkish airlines from Edinburgh v...
by matt2matt2002
10 Jun 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pamir 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Pamir 2019

Good luck. I did the Pamir Highway 4 years ago and want to return for the Bartang Valley. Can't make it this year. But next year for sure.
Will you keep a blog on Crazy guy? Or somewhere else?
Are you flying to Osh? I thought main flights just went to Bishkek?
by matt2matt2002
10 May 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Garmin model?
Replies: 25
Views: 956

Which Garmin model?

I'm planning a trip across Canada.
I would like a Garmin to help me navigate.
I'm not interested in racing against other folks or myself.
Night fancy in that department.
Just something with a screen I can read. And see turn by turn routes.
Other brands considered.
Thanks folks
by matt2matt2002
19 Apr 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scottish Borders Bus service X62
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Scottish Borders Bus service X62

This looks good. Is there a charge for the bikes?
And, do you know if any other bike routes out of Edinburgh that takes bikes?
Thanks