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by Bengdogg
16 Aug 2012, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: smart phones
Replies: 36
Views: 3445

Re: smart phones

Google maps are available offline which is useful. Other than that I keep it in my pocket
by Bengdogg
16 Aug 2012, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I need a new helmet ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2898

Re: I need a new helmet ...

I replaced my ageing spesh Properro with a Met Estero helmet recenty . The spesh helmet was more comfortable imo and also cooler/better ventilation. The met seems to clear bugs faster though when they get in.
by Bengdogg
3 Jul 2012, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 night tour route advice Rugeley to Welshpool
Replies: 3
Views: 4470

Re: 2 night tour route advice Rugeley to Welshpool

Thanks for the replys, The reason I dont really like cycle paths is more to do with mixed surfaces such as you described. Roads and travelling light I would probably run road slicks. But if I end up on canal paths etc I would have to use my michellin trackers I have done the Sutton Wood climb from C...
by Bengdogg
25 Jun 2012, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2 night tour route advice Rugeley to Welshpool
Replies: 3
Views: 4470

2 night tour route advice Rugeley to Welshpool

Hi, I was just after a little route advice for a mini tour. I live in Rugeley Staffs and my parents live near Welshpool. I am thinking of heading over there for a night then looping back towards Church Stretton and Bridge North to get home. The main issue is the out bound leg. I see Sustrans has a a...
by Bengdogg
22 Jun 2012, 7:11pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29er tyre choice
Replies: 6
Views: 91270

Re: 29er tyre choice

Bontrager XR4 front for mud, Mud x rear or bonty XR2 rear for dryer and XR2's all round when really dry have worked well for me. I really rate bonty tyres and they seem to give the best 29er offerings out of major manufacturers imo
by Bengdogg
19 Feb 2012, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please

Thanks Dodger. I ride a lot of back lanes and rat runs where I live as I am not really a fast tarmac rider due to those roads always having a high volume of traffic. Really looking forward to getting back down my favorite county. We checked that the kids were not off when we booked this to get bette...
by Bengdogg
16 Feb 2012, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please

Ok hope this works. Aim is to use car as little as possible but would load bikes if there was some must do rides within a reasonable drive of Mullion Here is the 1st. Mullion to St Ives http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=352828 Possibly a little busy but I hope it will be a good day in t...
by Bengdogg
16 Feb 2012, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please

Thanks for the replys. I will upload now. I have settled on two routes for now as I wasn't happy with the third route. We decided we will also plan when down there but I will upload all three now anyway...
by Bengdogg
12 Feb 2012, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Offer advice my circular Cornwall road routes please

Hi. I am going away in may with two friends and stopping at the Mullion caravan park for a week. We will be taking our road bikes and doing probably 4 days cycling (Friday arrive, cycle Sat & Sun, Monday rest. Tues, weds Ride, Thursday rest & Pack, Friday return). I have put together 3 circu...
by Bengdogg
12 Jan 2012, 5:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CORNWALL - Recommendations?
Replies: 33
Views: 5884

Re: CORNWALL - Recommendations?

Can't help with route but places I love down there are Looe, polperro, fowey, St Ives, Porthleven, Lands end to get the photo by the sign :D
by Bengdogg
11 Jan 2012, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday

Well due to many reasons within the group we are now having a week in Cornwall!!?? Don't worry France is still on the cards this year but later on. Thanks to everyone who chipped in ideas I will be sure to return to this thread nearer the time once the Cornish hills have been tackled.

Cheers,

Martin
by Bengdogg
8 Jan 2012, 9:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday

Well it looks like 3 becomes 2 now. I think we will just go back to plan A and book one of the Eurocamps. I did check regarding three males and they just checked our ages as we were all in our 30's it was not an issue. There are fors and against with two of us going as it means more room in the car ...
by Bengdogg
3 Jan 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday

After a quick consult with my friends today we are leaning towards panniers and camping using the mtbs with racks to keep costs down and allow any terrain to be tackled. Destination is still in the air as we would like ideally if the cost was preferable to running a car to just ride from our home to...
by Bengdogg
2 Jan 2012, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: EuroCamp or similar as base for cycling holiday

Thanks for the replies so far. I am in Staffordshire if that helps so 220 miles from Dover probably about the same to Plymouth & I think Hull is also similar distance?? east midlands and Bham air port are close by though.

None of us are heavy weights, I think my friends are under 12 stone.
by Bengdogg
2 Jan 2012, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ah, the sweet 'grief' of Tenerife!
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Ah, the sweet 'grief' of Tenerife!

Looks perfect! I was recently reading about how a lot of the pro cyclists use Tenerife as a winter training ground. I think they said the South side of the island was the quieter side of the island in high season. Can I ask what you did for accommodation whilst there. Did you arrange your own flight...