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by BeardyWeirdy
14 Jan 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pootling not touring in the Loire Valley, and getting there
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Pootling not touring in the Loire Valley, and getting there

If only two of you are traveling, hire an estate (I use a passat) and put the bikes in the back. Secure, no wind noise and no hassle except putting on the front wheels when you get there. A couple of blankets to keep it clean and job done.

Just a thought
by BeardyWeirdy
11 Dec 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C
Replies: 31
Views: 2864

Re: Devon C2C

I left the car on Exeter, train to Barnstaple, ride to Plymouth, then train to Exeter. A long weekend for me. Very enjoyable.
by BeardyWeirdy
14 Jul 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for cycling to Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Tips for cycling to Paris

The Verde is good. 1st few miles out of the port not great, then a lovely ride to the edge of Paris. I didn't go in when I did it
by BeardyWeirdy
9 Apr 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Butterfly Handlebar - Recomendations

I use some BBB ones - they are fine - getting the grip on is 'fun'

I took a bit of fiddling to get the angle and distances of the headset right, but very comfy now on my tourer
by BeardyWeirdy
20 Nov 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112601

Re: New Route Planner

Thank you Richard

I was just starting to plan a loop out of Copenhagen through S Sweden - so very handy

Richard
by BeardyWeirdy
15 Oct 2018, 9:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting out of Southampton!
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Getting out of Southampton!

If you are coming from the IOW then the Lymington is a much nicer landing spot - just a thought.
by BeardyWeirdy
9 Oct 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ave Verte GPX file
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Ave Verte GPX file

Early September. We looped out from le harve to Dieppe, up the verge to grissor and cut over the hills to run back down the Seine to le harve. Good ride, as ever could improve the route having done it!
by BeardyWeirdy
9 Oct 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ave Verte GPX file
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: Ave Verte GPX file

is this what you are after - did up to about Grissor - very nice!

https://cycle.travel/route/avenue_verte_france

Richard
by BeardyWeirdy
26 Sep 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Cycle computer that works with cycle.travel and has wifi/bluetooth
Replies: 26
Views: 1150

Re: Touring Cycle computer that works with cycle.travel and has wifi/bluetooth

I use the OTG adaptor mentioned above. I have a 10 cm cable that can transfer the data (with the OTG bit) and doubles up as a charging cable. I have created routes with Richards fine site on my phone in the middle of nowhere, and moved them onto my etrex 30 with no problems
by BeardyWeirdy
19 Jun 2018, 2:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112601

Re: New Route Planner

Another oddity I came across trying to follow route 2 to Plymouth across is http://cycle.travel/map/journey/68627 Outside Ivybridge - it works fine in the other direction, but fights back if you try and force it in this direction Is there a etiquette to fixing the OSM (assuming I understand how to d...
by BeardyWeirdy
5 May 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112601

Re: New Route Planner

Hi Richard Just to let you know that there is a bit of a weirdness on the maps at the moment If you plan a trip from Lymington Hampshire to anywhere on the Isle of White it tries to take you via Keyhaven, via a ferry that only runs once or twice a day in mid summer rather than main, the every hour, ...
by BeardyWeirdy
3 May 2018, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Netherland gearing option
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Touring Netherland gearing option

We are following you over in a few days. I should think you will be fine - from my expereice in that area it is pretty flat - There are quite a few ramps to get up on top of the dykes etc. that might take some effort - depends how young and fit you are! It can be quite windy, so long as you are happ...
by BeardyWeirdy
8 Jun 2017, 10:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is "cycle.travel" broken?
Replies: 55
Views: 5578

Re: Is "cycle.travel" broken?

that's much better - thanks
by BeardyWeirdy
8 Jun 2017, 8:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is "cycle.travel" broken?
Replies: 55
Views: 5578

Re: Is "cycle.travel" broken?

Hi Richard Thanks for the folder option, it will be very handy for tours etc. Is it possible to edit and/or delete the folders names? I used the site for planning this years tour around the Baltic coast of Germany and Denmark - it worked well in general. A couple of requests, if you don't mind. None...
by BeardyWeirdy
19 May 2016, 11:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to leave the car
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Where to leave the car

Hi all I am taking by bikes over to Germany for a weeks bike tour with my wife - based round the Moselle valley route I will be starting from Trier, but will need to leave the car for about a week. Any experience of good places to leave the car - either at Trier or generally? Thanks for any ideas Ri...