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by kawa9999
30 Apr 2015, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK or Ireland this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 912

UK or Ireland this year?

Hi, as every year we are in process of deciding where will we be traveling this year. A few facts: - we have round about 4 weeks - we are bound to travel middle July to middle August - I think round about 1000/1200 miles - we start from South Germany (by Plane we can fly to London) One of the option...
by kawa9999
1 Apr 2015, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycling to Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 4917

Re: cycling to Italy

Hi, we passed twice the Appenini last year. One was was basically Parma to Aulla (near La Spezia), passo cisa. Very nice, but I suggest you to take the smaller road via felino calestano berceto, it hast almost no traffic and is very very nice. From Berceto on you can take the SR62 up to the pass. Th...
by kawa9999
1 Apr 2015, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sardina
Replies: 13
Views: 3807

Re: Sardina

Hi, we did last year Corsica and north Sardinia in September. Weather was quite good, well actually even too hot, towards 30 degrees. You can have a look at some photos here: https://www.flickr.com/search/?tag_mode=all&sort=relevance&user_id=14297862%40N07&tags=sardegna&view_all=1 We...
by kawa9999
9 May 2014, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Trains in Turkey
Replies: 4
Views: 3181

Re: Bikes on Trains in Turkey

I also don't think you can put the bike on trains i Turkey. Anyway, I confirm that Bus service is excellent. We used it twice last year for long trips (once about 6 hours, once I think about 10), and that was no big problem. As for the company, we did both times take Metro, which was pretty good. Bu...
by kawa9999
17 Mar 2014, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What did you forget?
Replies: 28
Views: 8673

Re: What did you forget?

I still remember that evening when we arrived at the camping site (I think it was somewhere in Slovenia, in the countryside, middle of nowhere) arranged to get a place for the tent, unpacked everyhing and started mounting the tent, only to find out that we did only carry the outer layer of the tent,...
by kawa9999
4 Mar 2014, 2:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar Ends Cable routing
Replies: 14
Views: 7057

Re: Bar Ends Cable routing

Thanks :wink:
by kawa9999
4 Mar 2014, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar Ends Cable routing
Replies: 14
Views: 7057

Re: Bar Ends Cable routing

Hi, yes that is what I meant. I have currently more or less like this: http://home.comcast.net/~dont_think/pics/IMG_0442.jpg I want it like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZVM09nSdLg/S-7qXSQbGzI/AAAAAAAABPM/cGWHcV2638I/s1600/SANY0146.JPG But I fear heving issues with shifting because of cable routi...
by kawa9999
3 Mar 2014, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar Ends Cable routing
Replies: 14
Views: 7057

Bar Ends Cable routing

Hi, anyone using bar ends shifters with cables completely wrapped under the bar tape? Any issue with shifting? I have currently Shimano 9 speed bar end shifter with cables routed the old way on my drop bars (just a few centimeters under the bar tape, but plan to mount a front rack, and would like to...
by kawa9999
24 Feb 2014, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody cycled through Bosnia?
Replies: 11
Views: 7769

Re: Anybody cycled through Bosnia?

Hi, we did Ploce-Mostar-Sarajevo-and then further on to Nis in Serbia last summer on the way to Istanbul. We did not have any sort of problems, just be prepared to some (sometimes pretty long) tunnels, and quite a heavy traffic (cars and trucks) on the Ploce-Sarajevo road. Lights were for us a must-...
by kawa9999
24 Feb 2014, 9:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 14248

Re: Touring in Japan

For the language problems something like this could be helpful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EHaczJ30vc

That will not work anyway for City names :-)
by kawa9999
30 Jan 2014, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Venice to Nice via Switzerland
Replies: 13
Views: 12694

Re: Venice to Nice via Switzerland

20th of June should be pretty good, the summer season will have just started, schools closes around 10th of june.
Anyway the weather could get pretty cold on the top of the passes, I do not think you should have snow there, but it could be fresh.
by kawa9999
30 Jan 2014, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Venice to Nice via Switzerland
Replies: 13
Views: 12694

Re: Venice to Nice via Switzerland

I can definitely help if you need any basic informations. Just ask. When do you plan to be there? They do indeed all speak Intalian, as mostly italian is the official language. With some exceptions: Older people in small villages mostly speak diaclet, but still do understand and speak italian. I wou...
by kawa9999
29 Jan 2014, 7:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Venice to Nice via Switzerland
Replies: 13
Views: 12694

Re: Venice to Nice via Switzerland

Hi, just one more suggestion. From Treviso Airport (I suppose you land there) to trichiana I would suggest you to take this way: https://maps.google.it/maps?saddr=Via+Noalese&daddr=45.6771143,12.2135116+to:45.7522816,12.0848187+to:45.8628692,12.0338929+to:45.9756744,12.1752761+to:Strada+sconosci...
by kawa9999
28 Jan 2014, 8:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Venice to Nice via Switzerland
Replies: 13
Views: 12694

Re: Venice to Nice via Switzerland

Hi, I come from treviso so I know those first two streches quite well. Venice (Treviso) to Selva di Cadora: S13, P34, P4, P635 to Trichiana for lunch. Then via Sedico, R203 via Agordo and Alleghe and P20 to stop at Selva di Cadora Selva di Cadora Bolzano to Bolzano: via Passo Giau 2233m, Passo Valpa...
by kawa9999
23 Jan 2014, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Italy/Garda and the ~500 miles to get there, paths, GRs etc?
Replies: 14
Views: 20173

Re: Italy/Garda and the ~500 miles to get there, paths, GRs

Hi james, well that is a lot of different options you have there. If you fly to Innsbruck or Salzburg, then you want to have a look in google "transalp mtb" or "alpencross". Sorry only in German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transalp_%28Alpen%C3%BCberquerung%29 There are many dif...