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by ossie
19 Jun 2019, 5:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone done a LEJOG using cycletravel
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Anyone done a LEJOG using cycletravel

I just did a quick search of people's saved cycle.travel journeys with "LEJOG" in the title and there were 500 of them - obviously lots of these are multiple stages, but even so there's easily a couple of dozen LEJOGs in there! Cheers Richard, I was unaware of the search function, will de...
by ossie
18 Jun 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone done a LEJOG using cycletravel
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Anyone done a LEJOG using cycletravel

https://cycle.travel/ I know Richard posts on the Touring forum but am wondering if anyone on here has used his site to plan a LEJOG / JOGLE. I'm not time dependent and have previously used the site to get from Dorset to Harwich ferry ,then down to Switzerland and back up the Loire..also for quite a...
by ossie
18 Jun 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?

I'm currently doing a tour of Devon and Cornwall and haven't seen a lot of flat. You probably haven't seen a lot of sun either....are you camping, its just sodding miserable out there . I have been doing some camping. First Saturday and Sunday, Barnstaple to Okehampton and Okehampton to Cawsands we...
by ossie
18 Jun 2019, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2572

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

So the end result is that we can ignore it.

Carry on.
by ossie
18 Jun 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: What preparation & training for a 1200-1300 mile tour ?

whoof wrote: I'm currently doing a tour of Devon and Cornwall and haven't seen a lot of flat.


You probably haven't seen a lot of sun either....are you camping, its just sodding miserable out there .
by ossie
17 Jun 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2572

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Poole and Cherbourg are big old ramps for Brittany Ferries. You don't see pedestrians walking up, down or across these routes well at least I never have over the last decade. They have separate access. When you come off a ferry you are in the traffic flow at all terminals in every ferry port so I ge...
by ossie
12 Jun 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1686

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

[ I'm not suggesting these as desirable ways to tour, just personal variables - it was the variables you had asked about Read the thread my friend. I didn't mention any variables. It was the other guy / gal nsew who mentioned variables. I was simply posting in the spirit of this particular thread ....
by ossie
12 Jun 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1 year on the road, Brazil to Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: 1 year on the road, Brazil to Canada

Great blog mate. Thats my reading sorted for a few more nights.

MOT.. :wink: (perhaps next season my friend)
by ossie
12 Jun 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1686

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

If I'm doing a 1 week tour, I may start with only 100 ml bottles of both and a 4 week tour with 250ml. For a pure weight weenie it may be less than a 500g difference, but it's there. YMMV ............ :D Haha..its amazing what you can snaffle in camp site shower / washing up blocks to make up that ...
by ossie
12 Jun 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1686

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

We could always stick to the subject which is wild camping in Ireland. I'm not sure I've met many tourers who have a burning desire to go rock climbing or engage in any other hobby other than cycling and enjoying the surroundings and visiting local sites. As for seasons, well I'm still struggling to...
by ossie
12 Jun 2019, 5:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1686

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

1 week tour is no different than a 4 week tour if camping. Same weight all in. The variables make this statement of supposed fact unanswerable. How so ? I never presented it as a supposed fact, more of a personal opinion. If you are camping and say cooking that will be the majority of your weight. ...
by ossie
10 Jun 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: For a 1 week tour (wild camping) ... How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 44
Views: 1686

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

1 week tour is no different than a 4 week tour if camping. Same weight all in.
by ossie
4 Jun 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Ideas to prevent paint wear on racks sought...

I use Heat shrink on my Tubus rack....only because I snaffled some from work. I've previously used old inner tube / tape...the Heat Shrink is neater though but I wouldn't lose sleep over it and would be happy with electrical tape.
by ossie
3 Jun 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1413

Re: New touring wheelset - any suggestions ?

In contrast, the original rear wheel, which came with a 2017 Speciliased Tricross lasted eight years of very heavy use without an issue (NB. I'd had a full twelve months at a stretch touring on it). I guess that was a 2007 Tricross ? My original stock rear wheel was an Alexrim and that failed on a ...
by ossie
2 Jun 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Archie's Camping??
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Archie's Camping??

I just aim for the nearest big green A at the end of the day on my old Garmin etrex.

Most of the time there's a camp site at the end but if in doubt I have the app on my phone that gives more detail.

Love it, likewise cycle travel.