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by Boab
13 Jun 2012, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trans American West East
Replies: 3
Views: 4162

Trans American West East

Flying to Portland Friday...hopefully all will go well and i'll reach Yorktown 3-4 months later.

:D

www.bigonabianchi.blogspot.co.uk
by Boab
12 Jun 2012, 2:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6100

Re: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

Put me on the list as a possible candidate. 50 seperated got all the touring kit on a dawes galaxy....leaving on friday to ride the trans am this summer...so next year I may be up for this. :D
by Boab
9 Jun 2012, 12:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????

Yes you've got big mountains in the west so the weather will close in on the passes a lot earlier & the intervening ground between is often 6000ft+. Also timing - have you got a visa as the visa waiver scheme limits you to 90 days in the country? Rick Yep..got a B2 visa giving me 6 months to cr...
by Boab
8 Jun 2012, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????

I'm talking to some guys i know in the USA and to aman they all say get across before mid september...which poses a problem...can i make it in time...and i dont like riding to a deadline like that as i'll be tempted to rush and knacker myself....hmmm...starting to think about a change of direction.....
by Boab
7 Jun 2012, 3:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Start trans am mid june..is that 2 late????

I'm about to hit the button on a flight to newportva to start the transam route to astoria oregon....looking at weather maps etc it seems ok...I reckon I will take 4 months to ride it as i'm solo fully loaded camping and so slower than some. My concern was th eweather at the end of th e ride in utah...
by Boab
6 Jun 2012, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what food for touring
Replies: 10
Views: 3294

Re: what food for touring

haribo macht radfahrer froh :D
by Boab
5 Jun 2012, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggestions for touring in France
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Re: Suggestions for touring in France

Calais to Montpellier then back along the atlantic coast.
by Boab
4 Jun 2012, 12:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what tools for transam tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 3574

Re: what tools for transam tour?

Thankyou all. I am on a dawes galaxy with new mavic wheels which i had put on. I have schwalbe marathon plus 28's fitted. I am a heavy rider 6'4" at near 18stone I think..and i am solo touring with a full camping rig. I have just had new brakes fitted and a new cassette and chain in preparation...
by Boab
3 Jun 2012, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what tools for transam tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 3574

what tools for transam tour?

i have a park multi tool with a spoke key, tyre levers, puncture kit, one spare spoke, chain lube, my chain has a chain link fitted in it. What else should i carry? I'm thinking there will be bike shops along the route as it's north america, i thought about a cassette removal tool but they seem heav...
by Boab
3 Jun 2012, 6:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France which way - North to South, or South to North..?
Replies: 10
Views: 4420

Re: France which way - North to South, or South to North..?

I did it north to south, to montpellier,,,it felt the right way to me. After lyon was the best bit..straight down the rhone through alres and avignon...flew back with easyjet.
by Boab
3 Jun 2012, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: iPhone apps useful on a bike tour (e.g. good GPS?)
Replies: 34
Views: 13826

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

I have just ordered an android phone..htc s or something, unlocked.....will some of the above apps work on an android phone?? Or are there other andoid apps of use to touring cyclists?? Apologies if it seems a dumb question but up until now I have been operating with a simple 'old' nokia and dont re...
by Boab
30 May 2012, 12:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycletourists Anonymous
Replies: 9
Views: 2957

Re: Cycletourists Anonymous

Ditto the norfolk thing...I did 9 days around the coast up from essex and back several years back and even though it was august it rained every single day except one which I spent on th ebeach at holkham. It was cold, wet , lonely and windy...when I got back i planned a tour from bremen to montpelli...
by Boab
30 May 2012, 12:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Basel airport
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Re: Basel airport

I cant be specific on where you are headed but I was there several years ago opn the bike and the roads were fine..It was summer and around the airport it got dusty and was extremely hot...I camped at a small site close to the airport near the river...I didnt use any cycle paths just the roads...I h...
by Boab
29 May 2012, 6:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Blogging on tour
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: Blogging on tour

I have an HTC Desire. Just use the Blogger App from the Play store on your phone. The phone will take good pictures and put them in the gallery on the phone and you can input text easily with the phones on screen keyboard. Then, it easy to publish something there and then. If the blog is meant to b...
by Boab
29 May 2012, 2:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel/health insurance for USA Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 5298

Re: Travel/health insurance for USA Tour

thankyou all...this is very helpful! :)