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by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

I meant saleable to the bus company when they're specifying seating layouts not to you or me as a passenger. We get what we're given.
by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

jgurney: I think buses are a bit different from trains. The driver is right there to deal with any disputes, plus they're generally not overcrowded in quite the same way as a rush hour trains habitually are. Also, apart from the lads at the back listening to tinny music without headphones, bus passe...
by hufty
19 Jun 2020, 12:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane

Just out of interest, semi-permanent (pop-up?) protected cycle provision in Sweden.
https://goo.gl/maps/TjciPaSFniJcnVjm8
by hufty
18 Jun 2020, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: X62 bike bus feedback wanted (esp non-MTB)

A while ago the local buses round here had racks on the back but they weren't used very much. It may have been a general lack of demand, but to my mind what killed it was the restrictions put on them by the operator. The driver had to get out of his cab to operate the thing and so they made it that ...
by hufty
19 Mar 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3595

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

If I had ordered a DCF tent I'm sure the customer service would have been the same.
by hufty
16 Mar 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3595

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :( I wouldn't write them off just yet. Trekkertent are almost certainly a one-man company, and as such are lik...
by hufty
12 Mar 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 88
Views: 63648

Re: Travel Insurance

Huffy, are you sure InsureandGo have excluded personal accident cover? I know I have no 3rd party liability, but didn't realise I wasn't covered myself in case of an accident. Re the 3rd party liability I am covered by my Cycle UK membership. Personal accident benefit (not cover!) is a lump sum pay...
by hufty
11 Mar 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 88
Views: 63648

Re: Travel Insurance

Insure & Go have excluded cycle touring from personal accident and personal liability cover payouts for quite a while, so don't lose that arm when crashing into somebody's fence. They do cover touring as standard though, and don't require you wear a magic plastic hat. They also allow longer dura...
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3595

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :( I wouldn't write them off just yet. Trekkertent are almost certainly a one-man company, and as such are lik...
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 7:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 102
Views: 4647

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

horizon wrote:The bivvy versus tent debate must be done to death but for wild camping:

Bivvy: light, easy to unroll, put away, you can hear/see people coming, fresh air!
Tent: needs pegging and maybe better ground. Heavier.


I would add to that Bivvy: doesn't stick up as much so better stealth.
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvi bags - advice please
Replies: 102
Views: 4647

Re: Bivvi bags - advice please

Never used one but can see the attraction. Is that one breathable though, it doesn't mention it in the writing. Alpkit do some as well, may be worth a look?
by hufty
27 Jan 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow or Gatwick?
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Heathrow or Gatwick?

I thought that at first but then I thought no he/she must mean leave the box in the airport, the roads in the environs are nice. I usually get the box open straight away in the luggage claim area, get the bike wheelable at the very least, rideable if some jobsworth isn't in my face, then leave the f...
by hufty
23 Jan 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route advice for Kyrgystan
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Route advice for Kyrgystan

The Tosor Pass is definitely rideable. It seems to have a bit of a reputation but I think that comes from bikepackers all reading the same website. I did it South to North a couple of years ago and remember the descent being excellent fun. I also thought at the time that coming the other way might b...
by hufty
22 Jan 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow or Gatwick?
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Heathrow or Gatwick?

Can you even take a bike on a National Express bus? I would have thought the obvious thing would be fly into Gatwick then hop on a train. If you landed at Heathrow you'd probably have to go in to London then back out again, or link together some bizarre series of connections to battle south. I guess...
by hufty
20 Jan 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3595

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

Just an update to say that sadly Trekkertent don't seem to be active as of January 2020 - not responding to emails, phone goes straight to answer but can't leave a message as mail box full :(