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by CoolHandLuke
4 Jun 2012, 1:13pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen Trek 1000SL - Mile End, London
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: Stolen Trek 1000SL - Mile End, London

Any luck with this?
by CoolHandLuke
15 May 2012, 10:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Your Thoughts on Lightweight world touring
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Your Thoughts on Lightweight world touring

personally, I would remove a pair of shorts and change the pair of trousers for a pair of trousers that the legs zip off.

I would also go with a multi burn (white gas, kerosene, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, and jet fuel) stove over gas canisters.
by CoolHandLuke
14 May 2012, 7:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)
Replies: 34
Views: 13816

Re: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)

roadvader wrote:try giff gaff for sims,they do good deals over other ones,ok for 02,they do micro sims for the i-phone.
not sure about other network compatibility !?

You seem a little confused.

The original poster was asking about iPhone apps that help with navigation, not network providers and sim cards :)
by CoolHandLuke
12 May 2012, 12:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)
Replies: 34
Views: 13816

Re: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)

SJS Cycles have recently started to stock their stuff - handy, as I bought the two cases direct from the manufacturer and got stung for import duty. I have both of the recharge methods but I haven't tested them yet. I should be able to give a good report in the next week or so. I have been using the...
by CoolHandLuke
11 May 2012, 11:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)
Replies: 34
Views: 13816

Re: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)

Check out this app... http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iphigenie-maps-of-france/id350346756?mt=8 I don't want to rain on your parade - I'm sure you've already thought of this aspect, but check out the data limits of the PAYG card, and another thing is, you'll be getting about 4 hours out of an iPhone...
by CoolHandLuke
11 May 2012, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)
Replies: 34
Views: 13816

Re: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)

For GPS, I use MotionXGPS. You can download map tiles for specific areas before you travel or download them as you go. You can use map data from OpenCycleMap.org, Google Maps or Boing. I have been using it for 2 years and it is my favourite mapping software by far. You can have terrain data or road ...
by CoolHandLuke
11 May 2012, 6:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trail))
Replies: 34
Views: 8290

Re: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trai

I have cycled across France (north to south) twice now, with two different fully laden bikes and averaged about 60 miles a day (some times more, some times less). I think there's a question mark over the type of route. I cover similar mileages fully laden but stick to small roads or even big ones. ...
by CoolHandLuke
11 May 2012, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The most underrated pieces of cycle touring kit
Replies: 81
Views: 14282

Re: The most underrated pieces of cycle touring kit

The empty space at the top of the pannier. I'm amazed by how many tourists feel obliged to fill up all available storage space. I've done plenty of touring (including cycle-camping in Orkney in October, brrr!) and I've still not found a need for any more than two rear panniers and a cargo net on th...
by CoolHandLuke
11 May 2012, 4:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trail))
Replies: 34
Views: 8290

Re: Ridiculous statements need debunking (Trans Pennine Trai

I have cycled across France (north to south) twice now, with two different fully laden bikes and averaged about 60 miles a day (some times more, some times less). Neither time did I use padded shorts and my buttock was fine. I didn't wash every night - yet alone have a bath. Often, I would just pitc...