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by matt2matt2002
23 Jun 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3 days to Loch Lomond from.....? Inverness?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: 3 days to Loch Lomond from.....? Inverness?

gloomyandy wrote:For something a little more interesting how about, Inverness to say Glenfinnan, then down through Salen to Kilchoan and the ferry over to Mull. Then ferry to Oban and across to Loch Lomond? I like islands and ferries!


I've done that route although in a different direction.
Highly recommended.
by matt2matt2002
15 Jun 2018, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 106
Views: 3027

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

£1.99 a pint and usually 3+ to choose from. That's here in Scotlandshire. My fav bar in Aberdeen charges £4+. But does let me wheel my bike inside. Nothing like downing a good pint and watching your bike prop up the end if the bar. I don't both to even ask the Wetherspoons staff if I can bring my st...
by matt2matt2002
2 Jun 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tenerife
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Tenerife

Just back from Lanzarote.
Amazing roads, and hills.
Good luck with your trip.
by matt2matt2002
25 May 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck pedals cranks
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Stuck pedals cranks

Many thanks
by matt2matt2002
25 May 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck pedals cranks
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Stuck pedals cranks

Aluminium cranks
Steel MTB pedals
Stuck
Cannot remove
Any ideas
by matt2matt2002
19 May 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gas canisters in Bishkek.
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Gas canisters in Bishkek.

Thanks. I'll have to take another look.
Maybe flying from Edinburgh added the extra.

Good luck. Very envious.
Route,?
Khorog, Murgarb.....?
Bartang valley appeals to me.
Alichur was remote and for me summed up the whole way.
by matt2matt2002
19 May 2018, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gas canisters in Bishkek.
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Gas canisters in Bishkek.

None there in 2015. Folk here should be able to help https://caravanistan.com I want to return but latest airfares have almost doubled since I flew there. I used Turkish airlines. Edinburgh via Istanbul. May I ask your travel arrangements/ flights? Here's my blog from my trip. http://www.crazyguyona...
by matt2matt2002
17 May 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

Hi. Good to hear your enquiry I'll be following the route done by this chap. It's on crazy guy. A bit of off road and some tough hills. I'll have almost twice the time he had. Although he did crack on most days. I won't camp. Travel very light. Just 2 front panniers on the rear. And a bar bag. http:...
by matt2matt2002
11 May 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loop on Dawes Karakum? What's it for?
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Loop on Dawes Karakum? What's it for?

Excellent advice and views by previous posters.

My pannier racks don't join at the top but I can see the advantages of this design.

I have seen front lights attached there.

Good luck with future tours. It's a gold mine of info here.
Invariably given freely and in good spirit.
by matt2matt2002
4 May 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morocco train with bike
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Morocco train with bike

Thanks folks. Bus it will be, if I decide to travel further afield.
by matt2matt2002
4 May 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Morocco train with bike
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Morocco train with bike

I'm flying into Marrakech and cycling some of the High Atlas mountains but may have time to visit other parts of Morocco.
Anyone any experience of taking a bike onto the trains there? Or any links to sites for assistance/advice?
by matt2matt2002
2 May 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Janand Simon's LEJoG
Replies: 43
Views: 2202

Re: Janand Simon's LEJoG

Bus with bikes from JoG to Inverness?
Some bus companies only take bikes wrapped.
Aberdeen to Inverness is ok - unwrapped
Fort William to Inverness, not.

No experience of JoG to Inverness.
by matt2matt2002
2 May 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

Presumably the flight is via Amsterdam. Check the charge is for whole flight and not per leg. Just called and told it's each way. Apart from my bike, I'll only be taking carry on luggage. I'll try my best to negotiate free bike in lieu. Managed it with Turkish airlines on the return flight from Add...
by matt2matt2002
29 Apr 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

Good advice. The devil is in the detail.
by matt2matt2002
28 Apr 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

Thanks I missed seeing that on the web site. I went to the additional luggage page. Then bikes And then it said unable to give price on the site. It had to be paid at the airport. I'll check again. Thanks. For the record, I paid 70 Euro with Turkish airlines for Edinburgh to Addis Ababa. I wasn't ta...