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by dnrc
19 Jul 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2555

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Hotel in cologne tonight. Then winging it Plan to wild camp on hohe acht and somewhere around rurburg in the eifel national park Other than that no idea. At departure lounge at stanstead now, its actually nice and quiet. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-A705FN using hovercraft full of eels.
by dnrc
16 Jul 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2555

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

I'm off on Sunday - all the .gov pages have travel updates and right now everywhere is good to go. Insurance including covid contraction cover is available now. I fly into Cologne, will head for Koblenz and then spend some time pottering around the Moselle/Nurburgring/Eiffel area, will then maybe po...
by dnrc
6 Jul 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2555

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

The thing i don't understand about not excepting foot/bike bookings is if on the ferry to spain for instance are they expecting all the people to sit in their vehicles for 24hrs of the crossing? when all those people get out of their cars and go into the ferry what difference would it make from a f...
by dnrc
6 Jul 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2555

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

I have a return crossing booked with Stena for mid August and I haven't heard from Stena that there is a problem. Also have a B&B booked in the Netherlands although without breakfast. I had a brief email with the owner the other and that's all ok. I'm optimistic and looking forward. I hope it d...
by dnrc
4 Jul 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2555

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

im flying to cologne in a couple of weeks to meander around germany / belgium / holland for a couple of weeks
by dnrc
30 Jun 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1374

Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

Hi everyone. I've been commuting to work for the last year after a job change and now commute, go grocery shopping, and just about everywhere on this thing! It's a Saracen Powertrax 1996 MTB with Tange MTB tubing (not sure how good this frame actually is tbh - could someone enlighten me?) Bought of...
by dnrc
15 Jun 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the Yare and Bure
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Crossing the Yare and Bure

for the yare it's norwich, reedham or yarmouth - otherwise you need to swim

the bure has a fair few places to cross it except for the bits between wroxham and acle and acle and yarmouth (which to be fair is most of it!)
by dnrc
15 May 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is £84 for a 20 yr.old Raleigh Amazon a good deal ?
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Is £84 for a 20 yr.old Raleigh Amazon a good deal ?

have you got a pic mate. would be nice to see it

in the condition you describe and if it fits you good it sounds a great buy.

it's an absolute go anywhere, do anything bike.
by dnrc
13 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Polecamping in Netherlands

I've been to one, Avelingen

it was a small patch of land near a river where you could camp for free

thats pretty much it, no facilites of any kind so it's wild camping with no fear of getting caught. expect other people to be there.
by dnrc
27 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhine Ferries
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: Rhine Ferries

you dont need to worry about ferry crossings on the rhine IMO

there are bridges all over the place

you will be back and forwards all the time
by dnrc
1 Sep 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Titanium Touring Frame - CdF or ???
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: Titanium Touring Frame - CdF or ???

i have a CDF Ti, a 2018 model I built mine up from F+F. It is a great bike, i love it and pretty much use it for everything nowadays Mine meets all of your requirements except a couple: It won't take a front rack (well the carbon fork mine came with doesn't) you could get a different fork though tha...
by dnrc
7 Jun 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 2362

Re: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?

why are you having new wheels built?

what's wrong with the current ones?
by dnrc
7 Jun 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maintenance and toolkit when touring
Replies: 40
Views: 2148

Re: Maintenance and toolkit when touring

This elaborates on my point. I bought a decent bike with decent components: The idea that it won't last more than a week without maintenance is ridiculous What always worries me with these posts is that they are likely to frighten off beginners or people who don't want to or can't do maintenance whi...
by dnrc
7 Jun 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maintenance and toolkit when touring
Replies: 40
Views: 2148

Re: Maintenance and toolkit when touring

i haven't read any of the 3 pages of this thread

but just wanted to say, for a week's tour i wouldn't take any more tools/stuff than i would on a normal ride

i also wouldn't do any maintenance other than if something went wrong or started rattling
by dnrc
7 Jun 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Berlin - Hook Of Holland Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Berlin - Hook Of Holland Advice

@nirakaro - it's only illegal if you get caught!

but the zeitplatz places you mention sound good, any more info/links/maps?


@nsew - whats the problem with the german fens? And what's wrong with the water?