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by MrsHJ
21 Apr 2019, 1:25am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Woman Topic About Cycle Shorts and the Monthly

Another company makes (used to make?) underwear with removeable inserts. I don't remember which, but I'm sure they've been discussed on the forum before and will have a look. Well, I didn't find much in my search. It's been mentioned a few times, but no links or specific recommendations. Nalini is ...
by MrsHJ
21 Apr 2019, 1:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike insurance and road side assistance options
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Bike insurance and road side assistance options

I would recommend you give your bike a thorough service a couple of weeks before you come. You carry a couple of spare tubes, some zip ties and a phone. For any mechanical problems other than punctures you are never going to be that far from some form of rescue. Be it limping on to a bike shop, a m...
by MrsHJ
20 Apr 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

I’ve now used it and I like- better than the hubba hubba although a similar design. Easier to pitch. Much gear storage especially a large section at the apex of the tent. Best bit is the size of the packed tent goes horizontal at the bottom of a pannier, leaving plenty of space for mat and bag and o...
by MrsHJ
20 Apr 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New member - recommendation on GPS Nav
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: New member - recommendation on GPS Nav

Not much help- mine is a PITA too but sympathy vote here. I’m on tour in the USA and it’s being iffy about loading maps. I have an edge touring 1000.
by MrsHJ
20 Apr 2019, 2:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trekking handlebars advice pls.
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Trekking handlebars advice pls.

I moved from drops to flat bars when I brought my Thorn Raven Tour the flat bars came with GPSL grips and I have never been happier. My last trip was 2,000 miles from the Isle of Wight to Budapest. I never really understood drops as I spent most of my time riding with my hands on the brake hoods. h...
by MrsHJ
15 Apr 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK

Just to understand you are looking for a largely off road trail suitable for a multi day tour and not too bonkers hills etc?

I’ll be fascinated to see the answers- I’ve only done this sort of thing with my kids in Brittany and the Netherlands.
by MrsHJ
14 Apr 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 45
Views: 1378

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

Thank you all for your considered replies. The CTC bag is just too difficult to manage into taxi and at the airport with panniers etc. All I am concerned about is folded size and weight so that I can cycle 1,000K with it without lobbing it aside on a bad day! It will sit over the panniers on top of...
by MrsHJ
11 Apr 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

I have now got the tent. Will try to take some photos when it’s up.
by MrsHJ
10 Apr 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Slovakia-paper maps?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Slovakia-paper maps?

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Slovakia

It’s years since I went to Slovakia but Stanford’s is always my map purveyor of choice- better range than amazon usually.
by MrsHJ
10 Apr 2019, 6:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 655
Views: 102886

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Not a major issue Richard but cycle travel doesn’t show a preview on Facebook at the moment, just a blank. I noticed it on tyre lady’s Facebook feed and just tested it on mine and it didn’t show there either. I’m thinking it might be helpful to attract new users.
by MrsHJ
8 Apr 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 183
Views: 18502

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!! The chaps are better at this sort of thing but maybe try zinc cream (like for babies). Have you measured your remaining distance against the time available? What daily average do you need- ...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 50
Views: 4893

Re: Travel Insurance

Just an update - it seems that ETA no longer offer specific cycle touring insurance, so back to square one... Have you looked at the other thread in insurance which has a table with a list of insurers? It’s now on the non technical too good to lose. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&am...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 655
Views: 102886

Re: Cycle Travel question!

iPhones/iPads are difficult because they don't easily talk to external peripherals like GPS units. But there is one way to do it... The idea behind building a Garmin app is that it'll be something that sits on your Garmin (anything with Connect IQ support). It then uses your phone (via Bluetooth) t...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 655
Views: 102886

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Ah- I think this may be the gap for me ie how I used to do it on the laptop- but if I’m on my iPad or iPhone (as I am when on tour) I don’t think that you get the import button in the app like you do on the web browser. Agreed that garmin are a pile of poo- don’t get me started in battery life! I’m ...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 655
Views: 102886

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Just a quick note on the current method for downloading cycle.travel routes to the garmin. For numpties like me only- competent people will have it all figured already! I used to be able to do it in a more shortcut way but this seems to be the current method. 1. You should get your phone or iPad and...