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by bikerwaser
14 Nov 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords Vs Decathlon (entry-level MTB)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Halfords Vs Decathlon (entry-level MTB)

I don't know why people buy new.

You could easliy get a decent bike for half that price .

And i'm wondering why you need a MTB to get to UNI ? is it all off road to get there ?

Why not get a hybrid with a rack and mudguards.
by bikerwaser
14 Nov 2018, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 46
Views: 1246

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Mens Serfas E-gel

https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/sa ... lex-cover/

I get them for about £24 from my local bike shop with my CTC membership discount.
by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2018, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Route navigation

With my phone the GPS gobbles up battery many times more than the things that you turn on and off with airplane mode do. That's strange. Mine uses a fair amount but I can get a full days ride out of it no problem. I do put it on "power saving mode" which helps though. The thing is , I don...
by bikerwaser
10 Nov 2018, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Route navigation

I use my phone too. although , like you i do prefer paper maps. As climo says, just put your phone into Airplane mode to save battery if needed. I use back country navigator which allows me to download maps for offline use. It's about £8 or so for life and you can download as many maps as your phone...
by bikerwaser
8 Nov 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats in your room 101?
Replies: 34
Views: 710

Re: Whats in your room 101?

Dogs
by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 6:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?
Replies: 5
Views: 391

NC500 Lochcarron Camping opportunities ?

Hi All Myself and a friend are heading up to Scotland later this week and are looking out for camping spots. We may not use them as we're planning to do a bit of wild camping. But I'd just like to know where the camping spots are just in case we fancy them. To start with , I reckon our first night w...
by bikerwaser
15 Oct 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Guilford to London by Tow Path

Thanks for the info.

If anyone couldn't open the website link then the guy also has a blog which is good :

http://cycle-geography.blogspot.com/
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Stove connector seal/washer ?

Thanks for the replies.

I contacted Vango's customer service and they've sent me out 2 new washers free.

Sorted !

How's that for service !
by bikerwaser
14 Oct 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guilford to London by Tow Path
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Guilford to London by Tow Path

Hi All

I'm planning a ride up to London from Poole and I've stumbled apon this section which can be done on tow path.

It looks great . I'd just like to know if anyone has any other info or advice on it?

http://www.cyclingfromguildford.co.uk/route1.html

Thanks !
by bikerwaser
2 Oct 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.
Replies: 168
Views: 10954

Re: Dog Attack! - Apparently not.

You're right to be concerned. Over 600 people go to A&E every day in England alone, due to dog bites, some with life changing results. I carry my own home made pepper spray. I've used it against several dogs that have chased me on my bike in the UK, France and Spain. I also used it on a motorist...
by bikerwaser
20 Sep 2018, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 2003

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

Bi Carb of Soda is also a good cheap method for cleaning stuff. Plus it doesn't smell .
by bikerwaser
19 Sep 2018, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove connector seal/washer ?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Stove connector seal/washer ?

Hi All I've just dusted off my lovely Higear stove, as I'm planning on another trip. As stated on my Youtube review of the stove some years ago, it's a Hi Gear stove but is exactly the same as the Vango stove. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QN3Qtz_V9g&t=3s I see that on the connector ( to the ...
by bikerwaser
19 Sep 2018, 6:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 2003

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

I've had the same plastic water bottles for about six months.

They usually last me about that amount of time.

They could last longer but it's down to how much I look after them

As others have said, make sure you rinse bottle and lid every day and leave the lid off / stand upside down.
by bikerwaser
18 Sep 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Caledonian Sleeper
Replies: 43
Views: 27630

Re: Caledonian Sleeper

I was wondering if there is any floor space on the train somewhere where I can put down my Thermarest for the night ? I've done this on ferries to france to save £'s on te cabin fee. wasn't a problem , but obviously there could be a space issue . Also , about the alternative bike transport. Are the ...