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by Cachao
17 Jun 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycles and Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 1344

Re: Cycles and Planes

Any opinions on sending the bikes on their own? £63 per bike (two) from Alta (northern Norway) to London with us on the planes seems like a lot of money.
by Cachao
29 May 2013, 1:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Cycle Through France
Replies: 19
Views: 1926

Re: A Cycle Through France

The Canal du Midi may not be a bad option. We did a section between Toulouse and Montpellier. The quality varies massively according to department and the view can become monotonous. Local French roads on the whole, though, are excellent cycling.
by Cachao
29 May 2013, 1:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scandinavia
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Scandinavia

The Vikings did there conquering because of a land shortage, remember. But there are plenty of organised campsites. Sound advice. Camping does seem fine on the whole, though. As for transport, we generally go at a fair pace, so I reckon it would be better to cycle back (at least as far as civilisat...
by Cachao
20 May 2013, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scandinavia
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Scandinavia

Hello, A few of you may remember my friend Tokopah and me asking about touring in Peru. Unfortunately this has been pushed back by safety concerns. In its place, Scandinavia, end-to-end. We will be reading through these threads: http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=20575&p=167421 htt...
by Cachao
20 May 2013, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions
Replies: 40
Views: 2849

Re: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions

Hi, My friend and I were in your position a few years ago and got to where we are today in large part thanks to the wisdom of the CTC forum. So my first advice is to go back through the posts on my profile and find 'Cut that kit!' among other topics where you'll find some great advice, especially if...
by Cachao
7 Feb 2013, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Touring Peru

Excellent, thanks. I'm going to start combing through the blogs this weekend.
by Cachao
30 Jan 2013, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Touring Peru

Hi, I'm CrazyFerret's friend. Thanks for the advice so far, this is a whole new level for us so we're glad of any information available. 1. Safety: We have already read (and re-read) the FCO and OSAC reports on Peru. But they aren't necessarily comprehensive, so we would appreciate whatever you can ...
by Cachao
21 Jun 2012, 11:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheap touring bike
Replies: 20
Views: 5658

Re: Cheap touring bike

I'd look at good 80s steel tourers. I've got an old Claud and it's fantastic (set me back £220 admittedly, but still good value)
by Cachao
21 Jun 2012, 10:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 5580

Re: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany

Hello again, We are back route planning now, and have included your suggestions so far. The route is here and open to editing by anyone: http://goo.gl/maps/9QHR A few key points. We will be leaving some time around 18th August and for around three weeks . We will be unsupported and camping. I'm not ...
by Cachao
4 Mar 2012, 12:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 26
Views: 5200

Re: Touring saddle

Brooks B17.

It's not cheap but this is not the place to save money.
by Cachao
1 Mar 2012, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Starting to tour
Replies: 32
Views: 1856

Re: Starting to tour

As a new tourer who jumped in at the deep end I can see where you're coming from. Two points: 1. Start immediately . This weekend cycle 50 miles to a B&B, stay the night, then return. Doesn't matter if you take your own stuff or how you do it. The key is to get cycling properly. And this leads o...
by Cachao
1 Mar 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 5580

Re: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany

2. How do we cross the Pyrenees? In approaching Santander, see if you can find time to route yourself through the village of Orbaneja del Castillo (Google Maps knows it), which is more or less due south of Santander. It is located on a section of the Ebro river which runs in a wonderful gorge. Then...
by Cachao
27 Feb 2012, 12:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ortlieb Roller Panniers - Classic or Plus?
Replies: 15
Views: 134094

Re: Ortlieb Roller Panniers - Classic or Plus?

I've only had about 2,000 miles touring with them, but in short, the classics are excellent.
by Cachao
27 Feb 2012, 12:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 5580

Re: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206337250175523932978.0004b942706818916cfcb&msa=0&ll=45.151053,3.779297&spn=9.373879,21.643066 Here's the map again, I've opened it up to editing so feel free to make your suggestions along this vague route. It's late now, so I'll look over the previ...
by Cachao
19 Feb 2012, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 5580

Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany

[Note that this has been pasted in from the post further down] Hello again, We are back route planning now, and have included your suggestions so far. The route is here and open to editing by anyone: http://goo.gl/maps/9QHR A few key points. We will be leaving some time around 18th August and for ar...