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by SatNavSaysStraightOn
1 Aug 2013, 1:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike space reservations on trains
Replies: 23
Views: 38814

Re: Bike space reservations on trains

We have just received our tickets today for Inverness to Thurso which have included separate bike reservation tickets as well which states on them that this ticket has to be attached to the bike. I purchased the tickets directly from the Scotrail website.
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
7 Sep 2012, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 6888

Re: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain

Update. Used that adaptor over the weekend - worked like a dream - every pannier should have one it seems to me unless they are just running a Trangia or something. thanks again We have the adaptor for our trangia (they can run off gas and mutli-fuel as well nowadays) :D anyhow - glad you found it ...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
3 Sep 2012, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gearing up for traveling around the World for years
Replies: 19
Views: 7612

Re: Gearing up for traveling around the World for years

Have a look at our tour http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/SatNavSaysStraightOn1 . We set off to do something similar as man and wife. We mad ethe descion 5 months before leaving. In all honesty, it was not enough time to easily sort life out and 'close it down' with out a lot of stress. But we abso...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
31 Aug 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jabs - inoculations.....
Replies: 5
Views: 6566

Re: Jabs - inoculations.....

Heck :shock: - that is some bite ! it looks more like you have been bitten by a shark than a dog ! I hope you are getting better and able to cycle again. Really that is a big deal ! Good luck. Thank you for your thoughts - it has ended the world tour somewhat permaturely, but we have no regrets. We...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
23 Aug 2012, 5:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 6888

Re: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain

Question on that adaptor. Sorry if it seems as if I'm being daft/pedantic. Do I take it that you can puncture the old/fashioned puncture type blue cartridges (ie not clip-on blue) and then after having finished using the screw on stove, take the stove off, leaving the punctured bottle safely capped...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
23 Aug 2012, 4:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If the dog dazer thing works?
Replies: 51
Views: 12311

Re: If the dog dazer thing works?

Another thing to try is chucking rocks at the dogs (obviously it helps if you've got good aim). In quite a few areas it's what the locals normally do, and sometimes the act of bending down to pick up a rock can be enough to deter the dog. Without wanting to sound facetious, it would also help if yo...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
23 Aug 2012, 11:40am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 6888

Re: Camping Stove Gas availability in Spain

You will be lucky to find a stockist of the screw on Coleman type cannisters. Camping gas click are often stocked in supermarkets and this could be your best choice to take. Otherwise do what I do in Spain and take one of these adaptors and buy the pierceable cannisters widely available. http://www...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
22 Aug 2012, 11:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Jabs - inoculations.....
Replies: 5
Views: 6566

Re: Jabs - inoculations.....

Argentina-Chile-Peru....touring soon and interested in what others are doing , also what cost are folk finding ? We found it quite expensive to get all the jabs we needed (for 2 of us). NomadTravel are very useful and well used to people not being tourists in an area. Pices are here http://www.noma...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
21 Aug 2012, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If the dog dazer thing works?
Replies: 51
Views: 12311

Re: If the dog dazer thing works?

Anyone who wants a check on the damage dogs can do to a riders legs can have a view of this journal. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=273087&v=5O The next 10 or so pages tell a little more of the surgery etc etc etc... Not for the fainty types. Think I'll give it a miss ...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
21 Aug 2012, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost credit cards - are you prepared
Replies: 17
Views: 2796

Re: Lost credit cards - are you prepared

I can't tell you how many times I have 'lost' my cards. I have left my cards somewhere so often that when we can't find my wallet, we don't actually worry anymore! I know I have had to ask the bank to lend me cash from my account without being able to prove who I was other than my signature which wa...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
25 Mar 2012, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 5969

Re: Travel Insurance

We have come across a number of others which may be useful interesting article on cycle insurance... http://www.shanecycles.com/cycling-info/info/bicycle-travel-insurance We are now down to a choice between http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/policies.aspx (under the Trek policy - cycling tour...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
19 Mar 2012, 6:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE + 3 Peaks 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 25678

Re: JOGLE + 3 Peaks 2012

Trust me, you will have no issues on your own in the more remote places (best scenery) - we have been there many times and there was never an issue of safety. You will find plenty of people who will help if you need it in the north of scotland. We have even had a car driver stop in the road and allo...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
14 Mar 2012, 6:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE + 3 Peaks 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 25678

Re: JOGLE + 3 Peaks 2012

best wishes with the JOGLE and 3 Peaks... Personally I would ride the A82 over the A9 any day, but have few plans to ride the A9 - it is not a great road to ride where you have to ride it and the scenery is not that great compared to the alternative options available. We are also planning a JOGLE so...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
13 Mar 2012, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Orkneys in March - likely weather?
Replies: 14
Views: 2491

Re: Orkneys in March - likely weather?

Stuff that you have to pay to get in (Skara Brae, Maes Howe, black houses, poss Tomb of the Eagles and Blackhammer) ought to tell you on their website when they are open.. But the point I was making was is that I was able - 12 years ago - to go into Skara Brae having turned up outside its opening h...
by SatNavSaysStraightOn
13 Mar 2012, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Finland a couple of questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5292

Re: Finland a couple of questions

1. Will it be ok to take my road bike, ie are the roads Tarmac, as I was hoping to not use main highways. Roads - well the gravel roads were hell last year on the route we took and we very quickly learnt to avoid them . It was not the surface that was the problem (we cycled the entire length of Fin...