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by SA_SA_SA
28 May 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 31
Views: 1019

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

...Resuming operations after a break in service is a logical time to bring in changes that might be met with objections. There is no harm in being prepared rather than waiting for trouble to surface and then reacting. E.g. those of us who live in places where local authorities own or contribute to ...
by SA_SA_SA
27 May 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 31
Views: 1019

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Perhaps some could wait until a ban actually happens before getting upset about a mere possibilty? It surely not surprising if some things are limited whilst Covid-19 is a risk? And once Covid-19 is history why wouldn;t normal service for all resume? NB On the Stena Belfast Cairnyan ferry cyclists a...
by SA_SA_SA
23 May 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?

... and we have more than 1,400 Certificated Sites across the UK and Northern Ireland to choose from
That should surely be either 'across the UK, both Mainland and Northern Ireland' or more simply 'across the UK'..... :-)
by SA_SA_SA
22 May 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Snug fitting plastic bowl for outside of Trangia 27?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Snug fitting plastic bowl for outside of Trangia 27?

I suppose the modern solution would be a collapsable silicone bowl, which just leaves the awkwardness of the simmer ring in the 27(vs 25) to be fixed.... :)
by SA_SA_SA
21 May 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can the YHA survive Covid?
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Can the YHA survive Covid?

mercalia wrote:..... The cost for an ensuite room is very high ( by my standards)

Which is why I said (non-en-suite) rooms :)

Also, I was presuming the dorms could be subdivided.....and suggested camping and pods as a way to make up any lost space while retaining the original ethos of the YHA.....
by SA_SA_SA
21 May 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Snug fitting plastic bowl for outside of Trangia 27?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Snug fitting plastic bowl for outside of Trangia 27?

Has anyone ever found a snug fitting plastic bowl that fits around the outside of the Trangia 27 (with space or protective cloth betwixt the two of course)?.... I always found the 1 litre pots a bit too small to eat (pasta gloop) out of so a neat packing bowl using no extra packing space would have ...
by SA_SA_SA
21 May 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can the YHA survive Covid?
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Can the YHA survive Covid?

Isn't the time of sleeping in a large dorm of random unrelated people long past anyway?

Surely lots of smaller (non-en-suite) family/individual rooms is the future and/or allowing more tents outside and/or those wooden pods ....
by SA_SA_SA
15 May 2020, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 825
Views: 117729

Re: Cycle Travel Question

.....I've actually wondered about doing that by default anyway, because if you have a long route with lots of waypoints, it'd be more efficient to just recalculate the bits that need changing on every drag. But it'll require quite a lot of code changes, so don't expect it particularly soon I'm afra...
by SA_SA_SA
14 May 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 825
Views: 117729

Re: Cycle Travel Question

.....I've added the facility to download an entire folder as GPX tracks in one .zip file..... Unfortunately not! Keeping old versions of the router running would mean buying a new server each time to run them on... so I'd be buying a new server every month..... 1) Thanks. :-) 2) Ahh.... what about ...
by SA_SA_SA
12 May 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 825
Views: 117729

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Some suggestions: Could the version of router software be stored with a saved route and used until the owner chooses to update to the latest?...This would avoid routes mysteriously changing when they modify another bit on? A backup all routes to Gpx option in case of cycle.travel going offline (hope...
by SA_SA_SA
12 May 2020, 3:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions

I wonder if its the tension band on the hoop tents that helps uneven pitching (my sloping ridge had one between the A-poles) which may have helped pitching even with the upright pole I later used to save weight?
by SA_SA_SA
11 May 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions

... design that used to be very common, but there's good reasons they no longer are. The points hamster made about pyramid tents also apply to a ridge, they don't always pitch well on uneven ground and there's a lot of wasted space along the long edges..... But the single hoop peak 3,1 I was compar...
by SA_SA_SA
8 May 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions

I don't quite see what it gets you that's different from any other - .... The differences that interested me were---- 1) the ridge isn;t sloping (unlike the conventional sloping ridged 'lightweights' such as a la Saunders jetpacker, ultimate tramp / Hobo Fan etc) which means I can live with it: I e...
by SA_SA_SA
22 Apr 2020, 12:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Restoring old Coleman Viper tent
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Restoring old Coleman Viper tent

Despite the online dimension diagrams for Peak 3.1 and OEX Bobcat showing more or less same dimensions*, this guy reckons the Bobcat is smaller.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSJF4kQpwrM Although the peak 3,1 allows you to sleep diagonally for more length, I am 5ft8 and pitch the peak 3.1 inner...
by SA_SA_SA
20 Apr 2020, 5:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions
Replies: 8
Views: 435

DD Hammocks A-frame: rarely mentioned in tent discussions

Whilst looking for a possible non hoop replacement to suit a Berghaus Peak 3,1 inner* (or no inner) I came across this nice simple non-sloping ridge From DD hammocks.. As well as the peak 3.1 inner, I think their own https://www.ddhammocks.com/product/xl_pyramid_mesh_1_man?from_cat=43 would be a bet...