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by teamonster
30 May 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velo Francette (La Rochelle to Ouistreham). Opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: La Velo Francette (La Rochelle to Ouistreham). Opinions?

Hi teamonster, I just saw you used Komoot. Never heard of it before, but looks pretty good. Just done a small route Bristol to Bath, and it seems to be very good. Do you like it? Yep really easy to use and the clincher for me was that you can adjust the route really easily on your phone by adding i...
by teamonster
28 May 2019, 11:48am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - PRICE DROP
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent

Sadly London too far away for collection and my partner would kill me, though I still see no logic in the argument that twelve bikes (she exaggerates surely) is too many. GLWTS seems like a very fair price. If only I could get my wife to accept 12, I've clearly got a way to go. Should have seen the...
by teamonster
28 May 2019, 11:44am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - PRICE DROP
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - For Sale

Yep - probably looks longer than it is. Have to admit I've never tried it in the car. Lucky enough I could ride from where I bought it
by teamonster
27 May 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - PRICE DROP
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - For Sale

<< EDIT : Graham : Duplicate topic merged together . . . Please don't duplicate, thanks . >> Rationalisation of bikes and need for more shed space, (prior to further fleet enhancement) means that I am having to part company with my Peer Gynt. She's not in pristine condition and showing the signs of ...
by teamonster
27 May 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - PRICE DROP
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Radius Peer Gynt - LWB Recumbent - PRICE DROP

Rationalisation of bikes and need for more shed space, (prior to further fleet enhancement) means that I am having to part company with my Peer Gynt. She's not in pristine condition and showing the signs of age, with various cosmetic scratching and some rust on the seat posts (see pics), but still a...
by teamonster
18 May 2019, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velo Francette (La Rochelle to Ouistreham). Opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: La Velo Francette (La Rochelle to Ouistreham). Opinions?

Rode a lot of this last year - Tended to look at the route and then the map each day and work out if we wanted to stay on or not. A lot of the route is on quiet roads well surfaced roads, up towards Caen, you hit some old railway track, but from memory that's smooth as silk tarmac ! Where there is c...
by teamonster
3 May 2019, 11:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weather in France (May'ish)
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Weather in France (May'ish)

Last May cycled up through France from Spain. According to locals it was the stormiest May in 75 years, we had rain and poor weather almost every day, including some pretty severe storms. Even though we were camping, we still had a great time - carry waterproofs and just laugh about it if the weathe...
by teamonster
2 May 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

Not sure if your Explore has bluetooth etc, but I use Komoot app on I phone now to plan my routes. That syncs via Bluetooth to my Garmin 820 and loads the files straight in. It works seamlessly and Komoot is a very easy app to use.
by teamonster
7 Apr 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Thanks both - May chance my arm and give it a go, I think it’s going to be my only window for a tour this year. At least Le Tour is over in the East this year
by teamonster
7 Apr 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Sorry to hijack this thread briefly , but wondering how busy campsites in France will be first three weeks of July. Contemplating doing this then, but only heading halfway down, as did Santander to Caen last year, much on Velodysse
by teamonster
13 Mar 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5882

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

Vision zero? Big volvos? Just read that there is a lot of gun crime in Malmo and elsewhere, perhaps Sweden is not the promised land A lot of gun crime!?! Have you been watching too much Wallander? Or maybe The Bridge! :lol: :D Sweden has its fair share of issues, especially in deprived city areas, ...
by teamonster
29 Jan 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - buying gas
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Sweden - buying gas

I've never really looked for gas in shops in towns, but a quick google shows Clas Ohlson which you can certainly find in Stockholm and major towns/cities sell gas in their Swedish stores. https://www.clasohlson.com/se/view/COStoreLocatorController/showStoreLocator/ You'll also find it in some but no...
by teamonster
27 Jan 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5882

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

Many drivers give way to cyclists, even if they have priority, which can sometimes be awkward or confusing. This made me laugh - I’ve lost count of the mini traffic jams I’ve caused as a pedestrian, unsure of why cars have stopped. My wife tells me it’s all quite logical, but I find they give way i...