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by trilathon
24 Jun 2017, 11:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland / Belgium ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: Holland / Belgium ideas

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/BevolkinsdichtheidNederland.png If you like people, concrete and traffic lights go for the area's in red. If it's about riding your bike avoid them But the high density of fietspads, ( cyclepaths) means as a tourist you can enjoy stress free cycli...
by trilathon
23 Jun 2017, 3:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland / Belgium ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: Holland / Belgium ideas

Anywhere really, Delft, Zeeland, Brugge, the northern Islands, the dunescapes along the north sea, it's all good in my book.
by trilathon
19 Jun 2017, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I forgetting anything?
Replies: 48
Views: 2549

Re: Am I forgetting anything?

ear plugs ?
by trilathon
19 Jun 2017, 1:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 1686

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

I have down bags for both winter and 3 season ( haglofs and a Go lIte respectively ), primarily because of the bulk of synthetic ones, for summer though a synthetic one isn't really too big imo
by trilathon
19 Jun 2017, 8:00am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 1686

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

standard practice to run down the forces in peace time and then there's a certain logististical lag to purse strings and process to equip everyone when big business wants some new markets to exploit. The kit itself is ok, I use a standard issue bivi bag, it cost £30 and you buy the commercial equiva...
by trilathon
18 Jun 2017, 8:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak sleeping bags?
Replies: 22
Views: 1686

Re: Snugpak sleeping bags?

usually they aren't super light weight, or compact but the price reflects that, they are bomber, do the job and areinexpensive and long lasting and a firm favourite with ex military ( i'm reasonably sure they kit out the SAS, so not sure where you got the idea they aren't up to the job ) I've have u...
by trilathon
18 Jun 2017, 10:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1 season sleeping bags?
Replies: 54
Views: 3380

Re: 1 season sleeping bags?

Just bought a MontBell Down Hugger ( japanese import) ,which I used last night for a bivi, in Millers dale in the Peaks. Undoubtedly a light and quality one season bag, but really apart from a few grams, not much more of an improvement than the, currently c. £40 Snugpak Traveller at a tiny fraction ...
by trilathon
15 Jun 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Village council prejudice against cyclists
Replies: 41
Views: 3733

Village council prejudice against cyclists

about half way down , little england gets a bout of NIMBY
http://www.chaddesley-corbett.co.uk/parish%20council.htm
by trilathon
15 Jun 2017, 4:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike Security whilst camping
Replies: 72
Views: 6818

Re: Bike Security whilst camping

i can recall on my first tours, pitching the tent with the bicycle enveloped by the porch of a tiny tent and some guys cunningly wrapped through the frame and pegged out... a sort of spiders web trap door approach. Quite what I was thinking I don't know as often I was in the middle of nowhere in Spa...
by trilathon
14 Jun 2017, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is fitness?
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: What is fitness?

mitochrondial density( RNA cellular power houses ), appropriate muscle size, fibre type and density, bone density, low subcutaneous fat level, more red blood cells to carry the oxygen via haemoglobin, vascullar system density and effciciency, metabollic effciency at a specific task , intensity and d...
by trilathon
14 Jun 2017, 2:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot foot
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Hot foot

I've had this 2 or 3 times, twice during during Ironman races in arid climates and once on an unseasonably hot hilly audax ( after a bit of a lay off from cycling) , so I deduced it's the result of not being fully acclimitised to the specific prevailing conditions and the duration of the effort in t...
by trilathon
10 Jun 2017, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Free drinking water - what are your rights?
Replies: 93
Views: 17748

Re: Free drinking water - what are your rights?

Just back from a three week tourvisiting 4 countries, and I only purchased water once (2l) at an Aldi in France.I can be riding for up to 10 or 11 hours a day so get through a lot of water in 3 weeks and usually cook all my meals so need a lot for pasta, eggs, coffee etc. I always ask a business to ...
by trilathon
9 Jun 2017, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good (enjoyable, scenic) routes between Ely and Harwich
Replies: 11
Views: 5777

Re: Good (enjoyable, scenic) routes between Ely and Harwich

just to add a couple of lines to this should anyone in future find it useful as I've cycled to the Harwich ferry many times ( from Staffordshire) , if you have sometime to kill, the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB is rather nice and has several campsites and areas where wild camping would be good, It...
by trilathon
8 Jun 2017, 7:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round The World in 18 Months
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Round The World in 18 Months

must admit I find the whole long distance at pace a strange idea. I know when I used to whip through a country in a few days and see next to nowt, it was less rewarding and more pandering to false gods.
by trilathon
7 Jun 2017, 5:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: leaky tent?
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

Re: leaky tent?

I had the exact same thing happen on a heavily used tent ( moisture under the mat) , and reproofing solved it. I just used a generic silicon type ( make sure you get the right sort for the material involved )