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by Paul-S
9 Jun 2012, 8:08am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Planning Ade for European Campsites
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Planning Ade for European Campsites

I have used this site for a few years as an Ade to planning tours in new country's.

http://www.archiescampings.eu/view/

You can also get a Custom POI file for the country of choice from the links at the bottom of the home page.

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul-S
8 Jun 2012, 5:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC bike bag - anyone have one?
Replies: 7
Views: 3231

Re: CTC bike bag - anyone have one?

Both of the above options will work.

Just a little note of caution on hand luggage, I had 3 Allen Keys and a Spanner confiscated last year at B-ham int, on the grounds that they could be used as a weapon. Not tour threatening but dull at the other end :roll:

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul-S
7 Jun 2012, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Massive Failure on Tour
Replies: 50
Views: 9089

Re: Massive Failure on Tour

horizon wrote: Please will someone tell us where the line is drawn between preparedness and predictability


That with all due respect, IMHO, is an impossible question to answer.

simply because it's down to the individual :|

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul-S
7 Jun 2012, 5:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Massive Failure on Tour
Replies: 50
Views: 9089

Re: Massive Failure on Tour

Does this mean that my 2011 S galaxy where the bottom bracket Is "part of chain wheel" would cause extra complications if it failed? Short answer no not really. The Long answer, you have an external bearing BB fitted in the frame. The drive train Axel is connected to the drive side crank....
by Paul-S
7 Jun 2012, 12:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS routeplanner that avoids A Roads!?
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

Re: GPS routeplanner that avoids A Roads!?

I'm wondering whether to plan a route or a track for a longish tour. I've heard that tracks help conserve battery life-does anybody know if it is a significant saving? Any general advice on track vs route? With your Vista Hcx you aren't going to see any meaningful saving in battery life by using tr...
by Paul-S
6 Jun 2012, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS routeplanner that avoids A Roads!?
Replies: 36
Views: 9579

Re: GPS routeplanner that avoids A Roads!?

I'm still very impressed with the routing on routeyou-however I've just finished a longish route and upon transferring into Mapsource it is far less detailed. Anyone know what could cause that? It just jumps in straight lines between points whereas on routeyou it would accurately follow the roads I...
by Paul-S
28 May 2012, 6:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Russel jones and Walker?
Replies: 52
Views: 7161

Re: Russel jones and Walker?

I hope nobody takes offence.

Because I intend none!
Much as my sincere thoughts and best wishes are with Mr. & Mrs. Edwards.

The Internet is not the best platform just now for public discussion.

Sincear regards,

Paul.
by Paul-S
28 May 2012, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Tour Guide DX Handlebar Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Topeak Tour Guide DX Handlebar Bag

Thanks for that chap 8)

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul-S
27 May 2012, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: foot tingling/numbness
Replies: 13
Views: 4063

Re: foot tingling/numbness

I have noticed a numbness and tingling in the balls of my feet. I use Shimano SPD cleats, with plenty of float in the pedals. It goes if I consciously 'rock' my feet on the pedals - like using a treadmill on an old sewing machine ( not that I ever used one!). There is potential to give the balls of...
by Paul-S
27 May 2012, 1:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saddle advice please
Replies: 41
Views: 5877

Re: Saddle advice please

I do think that in the first instance, raising your bars is the best option. I am only 5 foot 8 but have apparently longer than average legs for my height. I personally cant get on with a low position, but we are all different. Purely as an example below is a pick of my position which works for me. ...
by Paul-S
27 May 2012, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The perils of a Change of Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 3257

The perils of a Change of Plan

Decided last night to do a circular route from home today which is 99.9% tarmac, so I took me Dawes with it's marathon Supreme rubber. About 4 miles in I saw the sign for NR533, and thought, I haven't been to Kingsbury water park for ages, take the towpath :idea:. So I did. Bad idea :!: The other si...
by Paul-S
26 May 2012, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recovery food on tour
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Re: Recovery food on tour

eileithyia wrote:Normal food.


AKA, Proper balanced Diet :idea: :wink: :roll:

Cheers,

Paul.
aka young whippersnapper at a mere 51 and a bit :)
by Paul-S
26 May 2012, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak Tour Guide DX Handlebar Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Topeak Tour Guide DX Handlebar Bag

Anyone have one of these or know if the top pocket of the DX is the same as the smaller Tour Guide Bag i.e has the Bank Card holders and the mesh insert for such things as Passports :?: I swapped from a Tour Guide to an Ortlieb 5 a couple of years back and really miss the top pocket :roll: Cheers, P...
by Paul-S
26 May 2012, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Socks
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Socks

Nope I don't think you are.

I think that an awful lot of 'Cycle' clothing is vastly over priced.

If 50p a foot works for you 8)

I buy from ebay usually 12 pairs for a tenner. works for me :lol:

Cheers,

Paul
by Paul-S
26 May 2012, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ferries in Brittany - Le Fret/Brest/Iles d'Ouessant
Replies: 7
Views: 6686

Re: Ferries in Brittany - Le Fret/Brest/Iles d'Ouessant

zooming in on the marine map will show up ferry routs, it's based on google earth mapping but they seem fairly accurate.

Cheers,

Paul