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by matt2matt2002
18 Aug 2017, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Across China (Shanghai to Kunming)
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Cycling Across China (Shanghai to Kunming)

Out of interest ( I'd love to bike there myself )
What is the visa situation?
3 months? Need to renew it? Where how how much?
How and how much to obtain one here to start your off?
Flying from UK?
Thanks
Matt
by matt2matt2002
14 Aug 2017, 10:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JogLe sight seeing
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: JogLe sight seeing

There's a new bridge over the Forth.
Ben Nevis over crowded. So much so they are thinking of alternating the up and down days.
Ie, up on Mondays and down on Tuesdays etc.
Glencoe known locally as suicide valley for cyclists.
On the bright side, midges are minimal in May.
by matt2matt2002
11 Aug 2017, 6:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Megabus cheap train tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Megabus cheap train tickets?

Anyone familiar with Megabus bike policy?
I need the reach Edinburgh airport from Aberdeen.
The route/ times/ fare are on the site but nothing about taking a bike.
Thanks
Matt
by matt2matt2002
27 Jul 2017, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

I've done Inverness /Fort William many times. Always down the East side and up the West side. Coming out of fort Augustus the East side hill is a killer so take my chances on the busier road on the West side. Last trip I tried the Great Glen way out of Fort Augustus and gave up after 5 miles. Too hi...
by matt2matt2002
27 Jul 2017, 8:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rest and be thankful A82
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Rest and be thankful A82

I've been that way a few times.
6 years ago I had my chain break 4 mile's north of the Rest.
I pushed it over the hill and a bike mechanic at the Arrochar campsite fixed it for free.
And it was heavy rain all the way up and down.
Oh, such happy memories.
by matt2matt2002
17 Jul 2017, 3:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland: Corran Ferry service suspended
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Scotland: Corran Ferry service suspended

Is this the free ferry?
I used it 3 or 4 years ago on my Scottish end to end tour.
by matt2matt2002
14 Jul 2017, 10:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)
Replies: 38
Views: 2636

Re: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)

Nice video tip.
If required, would you be able to fit the new one?
Or is it a bike shop job?
I use a Rohloff with a chain but am tempted to change to a belt.
by matt2matt2002
12 Jul 2017, 12:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)
Replies: 38
Views: 2636

Re: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)

I missed seeing the planned route. Where is it?

Sri Lanka was mentioned above.
Very nice island. Great folk and scenery.
Plus cheap. Don't bother camping though.
Bad polution and driving but I'd BC still go back.
by matt2matt2002
11 Jul 2017, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)
Replies: 38
Views: 2636

Re: My New KOGA WorldTraveller Signature has arrived (Picture) :)

Very very nice indeed.
I'm a Rohloff man myself; on a Thorn Raven.

What size cogs front and rear?
I use 38 x 17. Good for loaded touring; a little under powered for around town.

How about some info on planned route/destinations?

Many thanks Matt
by matt2matt2002
18 Jun 2017, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Outer Hebrides

I spent 6 days in Leverburgh in June 2014 on my Scottish end to end. Weather was fine but the sea swell prevented the boats going out to St. Kilda. So frustrating since the day before I arrived folk had been out and came back sunburnt. In May this year I took the Oban ferry and followed your route n...
by matt2matt2002
8 Jun 2017, 1:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn
Replies: 8
Views: 7277

Re: Crask Inn

Great news.
Any idea if camping is ok in the garden or if accommodation is available?
by matt2matt2002
4 Jun 2017, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next trip suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Next trip suggestions

Snap.
I did the OuterHebrides. In May.
Great trip.
My previous great trip was a month in Sri Lanka.
And if you liked the O/H you will love an end to end of Scotland. Shetland to Mull of Galloway.
by matt2matt2002
25 May 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring in Sri Lanka
Replies: 5
Views: 3920

Re: Cycle touring in Sri Lanka

Looks good! I've never ridden in Sri Lanka but have visited and, having ridden in India and spent quite a bit of time there, Sri Lanka strikes me as how India would be if things worked properly! Plus much more orderly on the roads. Couldn't agree more. I was there last year for 30 days. Only bad po...
by matt2matt2002
15 May 2017, 2:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_(Scottish) Best explained by Wikipedia but my take on it is they're Glaswegians who go out of the city for a night out drinking heavily. Often located within easy reach of Glasgow such as east side of loch lomond. Use of fires, irresponsible disposal of waste (in...
by matt2matt2002
15 May 2017, 2:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: 10 of the best wild camping sites in Scotland

Joe.B wrote:Talisker Bay on Skye would be my addition to the list.


Dam. Now it's not secret.

Ha ha - yes indeed.
One of my fav places.

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