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by andrewleck
29 Apr 2014, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tourmalet vs Ventoux
Replies: 14
Views: 3596

Re: Tourmalet vs Ventoux

Hate the Tourmalet, love Ventoux.
by andrewleck
31 May 2013, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland questions #2 Gotthard Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Switzerland questions #2 Gotthard Pass

Depends which road you take.
Tunnel = toll motorway
Main Road = tarmac with fast traffic
La Tremola = cobbles for several km
by andrewleck
11 Mar 2013, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 35361

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

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by andrewleck
26 Aug 2012, 11:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swiss passes
Replies: 6
Views: 6399

Re: Swiss passes

Alternatively i could b&B 2 nights at Andermatt and leave the camp stuff at Meiringen, anyone any thoughts on that? are there left luggage facilities at the SBB there? it would certainly make things easier not carting the tent to the top! Not sure but I am sure you could find somewhere willing ...
by andrewleck
25 Aug 2012, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: Route Advice

My experience is simply that when you first go cycle camping it's nice to get it all sorted without having to worry about too much else. Being fit isn't the same as making sure everything fits on the bike! Obviously it is sensible to take the fully loaded bike out for a quick 100k local ride and to...
by andrewleck
25 Aug 2012, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: Route Advice

Of course it is OK except that he is 22, travelling alone and "this would be my first tour of any kind" i.e. not even a weekend away in Surrey on a bike staying in a hotel. I haven't cycled in the Alps (though I have camped in Switzerland) but I have driven around NE Spain/SW France a lot...
by andrewleck
25 Aug 2012, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charity Ride Fife to Milan
Replies: 2
Views: 10915

Re: Charity Ride Fife to Milan

When in Sept? The later you leave it the higher the chances of severe weather crossing the Alps at any sort of altitude.
by andrewleck
25 Aug 2012, 4:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: Route Advice

I will differ from the above, 70~80 km is not a problem in a day even in the Alps fully loaded so long as you are relatively fit and have plenty of stamina. Traveling North to South in the Alps will generally be easier due to prevailing winds, but every climb as an easy/ hard, long/short side (relat...
by andrewleck
21 Aug 2012, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swiss passes
Replies: 6
Views: 6399

Re: Swiss passes

I have only ever toured these roads on four wheels,but here you go, Furka is quite narrow on the East side, and tourist traffic busy on the West, (heading for the Glacier at the Belvedere hotel) Grimsel can see a lot of traffic from motor bikes to HGV St Gothard - Very long tunnel, or long tunnel or...
by andrewleck
21 Aug 2012, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Across France pyrenees to alps
Replies: 4
Views: 6152

Re: Across France pyrenees to alps

I have just returned from doing this but in reverse using Valence as my start and Lourdes as an end point, lovely roads very scenic, I was mainly camping but plenty of other options where available. http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/24 ... pic-heavy/ Great fun :D
by andrewleck
9 Aug 2012, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: USA Coast to Coast
Replies: 14
Views: 15657

Re: USA Coast to Coast

It certainly a ride I would love to do, just completed 3 weeks cycling through the alps and across France E to W into the Pyrenees, and I sort of promised myself a transAm next, doubt very much funds or wife will allow for next year though :(

Good luck with your trip :)
by andrewleck
28 Jun 2012, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 5592

Re: Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany

hi just deciding weather it is worth packing longs and waterproof trousers. Last year when doing our LEJOG we used them quite a lot wen starting and in the evenings, but not much in the rain. thanks just debating the waterproof trouser question myself. On the one hand could ride with just padded un...
by andrewleck
23 Jun 2012, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

Yes but won't know my holiday dates until December'ish
by andrewleck
12 Jun 2012, 8:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

I could be interested if it doesn't clash with LEL . 43 yo male, married. I am heading for the alps next month for 10 days before crossing France to play in the Pyrenees for a few days and catch the TdeF, loaded unsupported camping so I will know what to expect :lol:
by andrewleck
23 May 2012, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Europe August 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Touring Europe August 2012

Shame it isn't July you fancy going you could have joined me covering the Alps and Pyrenees for 3 weeks.