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by albal1
16 Nov 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: La Velodyssee

I,m riding it now. https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o= ... =22627&v=W

Not sticking to it religiously tho. + I,m heading for Cherbourg, so not much use to you.
by albal1
28 Aug 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SE Asia routes advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: SE Asia routes advice

Great advice to which I am processing. The route I envisaged looks good. Is x2 months enough? The boat ride along the Mekong may help I guess. 3000 km is my rough estimate. You were right Emirates fly to PP and return x58 days later from bkk was quoted £576. My guess is the 30kg allowance is the box...
by albal1
25 Aug 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SE Asia routes advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: SE Asia routes advice

Thanks for the reply and advice. Yes I am a UK citizen I probably didn't make it clear, as my 1st option was a long way round to bkk. PP then north into Laos. North for pretty much til I,m a hop over border to chang mai. Then south to bkk. I did read northern Laos in January was pretty cold. Tho Bur...
by albal1
23 Aug 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SE Asia routes advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: SE Asia routes advice

I,m thinking of this for jan/feb 2020. If I fly into penm penh, and ride north then west into Thailand, finishing in Bangkok. Is this doable in 2 months? Know nothing of visas either. Or ride in Thailand for x2 months? All advise greatly appreciated..
by albal1
23 Jul 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Coast of UK?
Replies: 23
Views: 3772

Re: Coast of UK?

I did the coast in 2017. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/roundbritain


Loved it.
by albal1
9 Jul 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Air Canada and Canada in general - well the flight was good...
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Air Canada and Canada in general - well the flight was good...

Crossed Canada last year, and as has been said, Ontario was the worst experience, as it took a few weeks to cross it had to be. Some of it was great. tho new Brunswick gives it a a good go too.! Crap drivers mainly. Overall I loved it. As you say different from USA. Not so bike friendly.
by albal1
6 May 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 26
Views: 2934

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

Having crossed the channel a few hundred times professionally over a number of years. Also with a bicycle .The car deck is closed during the crossing. No one is allowed to use it except staff. Those who are knowledge able of bikes may approach I suppose but I've no experience of this. Most general p...
by albal1
23 Feb 2019, 4:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: #Festive500
Replies: 52
Views: 8726

Re: #Festive500

Still waiting here :mrgreen:
by albal1
14 Jan 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7273

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

Never assume. Never judge.

What's with the partnership is everything thing?
by albal1
22 Nov 2018, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly Cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Wobbly Cassette

Thanks brucey, going by that it looks like worn internal bearings. I've never removed them before. It looks technical , trying to avoid spending £60 on a replacement freehub on low end wheels.
by albal1
21 Nov 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wobbly Cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Wobbly Cassette

Looking at similar problem myself. 'Wobbly cassette'. When fitted 10 speed campagnolo cassette. Fits ok with lock ring tight and all cogs tight, yet the whole cassette has a few mm of play on the freehub. Now the wheel was bought 2nd hand, Khamsin assymetric. Looked like new when I put it on. So thi...
by albal1
3 Nov 2018, 3:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67574

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Terra Nova Laser Competition 2. I like this tent lot. Good in the wind.
by albal1
11 Oct 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7273

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

Hi,

Victoria bc to St.Johns NL.

Journal here www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/bikesbeersbears


As we had a limited time , yes of the Trans Canada Highway was extensively used.
Chatting to a fellow eastbounder we agreed the ride was mentally challenging.
by albal1
8 Oct 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7273

Re: What tours have you done? What do you want to do?

E2E Gibraltar to JóG Eurovelo 6 Nordkapp - tarifa Transam Southern Tier usa British coast Basque country tour Vienna to cherbourg Santander - Cherbourg Cherbourg - Munich - Cherbourg Across canada A few other smaller rides. Single now but wasn't for many of that lot. Will get round to ; porto-vladiv...
by albal1
2 Mar 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 50
Views: 5241

Re: Travel Insurance

Bmc won't insure usa/canada for 90 days! What's that about? Also what I ride is donkeys years old, I don't carry a solid secure gold rated d lock. My gear is worth far more. May just take health insurance only for Canada trip.