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by horizon
22 Sep 2018, 2:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 40
Views: 2056

Re: Heaviest tent?

Edit, are you looking to buy another tent for your winter escapades horizon? If so, what are you looking at? My plans for winter trips have been brought on by personal complications screwing up summer camps. I bought a Robens Voyager 2EX. Robens pic Bergzeit on Amazon.jpg This was after using a sma...
by horizon
22 Sep 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 40
Views: 2056

Re: Heaviest tent?

I bought it with a view to using it to try some winter camping as it sounds pretty bomb proof* - and also reasoned that weight may be slightly less of an issue as winter's limited daylight means that I will be pedalling for less time. I will also be planning to carry it on my 26 inch wheel expediti...
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

What I find interesting about this is it shows how little British success at the tours filters down to any sort of great take up in cycling by the general masses - we were very much sold this line on the 2012 Olympics. Their sales were up. But profit margins were down and business rates up. So, yes...
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 171
Views: 3236

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

Please don't be put off by other people’s ignorant or prejudice comments. I think that's a bit unfair - it was a good discussion about an issue that is a bit of a knotty problem. I've never had a single negative comment, grumble or gripe, That would be my expectation (and I'm pleased to hear it).
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 40
Views: 2056

Re: Heaviest tent?

No, a three person dome for one person. I think you can do better with the weight (as I described). But I have to admit it's very much a personal consideration. I do think the weight is worth carrying though.
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Heaviest tent?
Replies: 40
Views: 2056

Re: Heaviest tent?

But on checking it out, and I had to check it again, it appears to be a staggering 390cm end to end. Doesn't this make it hard to find a suitable free pitch, free of debris etc and level enough? I am thinking in particular of when you might quite naturally want to pitch it in a wood or somewhere. T...
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 64
Views: 1162

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Can anyone explain to me the difference between cleaning a bottle and sterilising it?
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 64
Views: 1162

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Brucey wrote:dishwasher for me

cheers


And for the bottle?
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 64
Views: 1162

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Hi What’s are the best ways to keep your water bottles sterilised besides rinsing them out with hot water. Also how often do you use a bottle for before disposing of it Mike When you say sterilised, I'm not quite sure what that means. Do you mean clean? Did you also mean that rinsing with hot water...
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 1:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 46
Views: 1243

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

If the OP hasn't been frightened off forever, it ought to be possible to help them with some suggestions for the design criteria to do a decent project, My impression of all these requests is that it is part of the project to undertake surveys, ask for ideas and so forth. It may indeed be that the ...
by horizon
20 Sep 2018, 1:16am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dyeing a dark grey inner to be lighter.
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Dyeing a dark grey inner to be lighter.

I was just looking at the Berghauses (or should that be Berghaeuser?) today. I like the red outer tent but was very surprised at the grey inner. My guess is that the red is too see-through so you need a darker colour on the inner.
by horizon
19 Sep 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 35
Views: 843

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

Do you always get flat patch of land on campsites? No you don't. In Spain you don't even get the grass. And there must be lots of wild camping spots that are much better than a campsite. So it's security and the hot shower that swings it for me. BTW, I don't even think security is much of an issue....
by horizon
19 Sep 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 35
Views: 843

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

There are three things I want from a campsite: 1. A hot shower 2. Enough security to lay out my stuff and sleep without worry. 3. An even patch of grass. I've travelled all over North America and Europe in my younger days sleeping literally by the roadside and loved it. But those three requirements ...
by horizon
19 Sep 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London Commuting
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: London Commuting

On my last trip to London (in August) I had two near misses, enough to cause me concern. Both were with cyclists. On the embankment super highway I shouted at one cyclist to slow down (around a sharp bend around roadworks). The huge advantage you have in London as a cyclist is that the traffic is ma...
by horizon
19 Sep 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

Malky 1422 wrote: I am planning to go and see a Chiropractor next week


And did you?