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by megilleland
22 May 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!

To give you a flavour of what Northern Spain offers have a look at this chap, Andres Basagoitia's drone videos , and watch them in HD if you can. He specialises in Spanish railways, but also covers the countryside of Gipuzkoa in the Basque country of Pais Vasco as well as Cantabria and Navarra. The ...
by megilleland
10 Nov 2017, 2:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Music while you ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Music while you ride!

Agree.
by megilleland
10 Nov 2017, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Music while you ride!
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Music while you ride!

Here's an idea to modify your bike for entertainment purposes, but at least people would hear you coming. Not a very popular thing to do I imagine.
by megilleland
22 Sep 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bilbao to Gibraltar
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Bilbao to Gibraltar

This site in Spanish has pulled together all the camino stages on foot and by bike with a listing of albergues. For the by bike Vía de la Plata with albergues the site bases its 13 stages on information found in the expanded by foot section. This lists the stages, distance km, number of albergues. T...
by megilleland
6 Sep 2015, 4:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the trains in spain?
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: the trains in spain?

Check out the ALSA bus service from Barcelona to Valencia: Do you enjoy cycling, surfing or skiing? Now with ALSA you can transport your sports equipment: Supplement: €5.00 on short trips or €10 on longer journeys. International services: transport of bicycles only available on Spain-Morocco routes,...
by megilleland
11 May 2015, 12:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Sad Day for Google Maps
Replies: 34
Views: 4873

Re: A Sad Day for Google Maps

I use Routeyou.com This uses google maps and I find it loads up faster than the main google site and doesn't freeze.
by megilleland
5 Dec 2014, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: murcia area cycling base
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: murcia area cycling base

You may want to consider where you fly to next year as the new airport at Murcia La Covera is still beset with problems. Flights to San Javier may be tranferred to La Covera, but things are still are still up in the air (excuse the pun). Alicante may be a better bet.
by megilleland
3 Nov 2014, 10:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: East End geezer on a bike!
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: East End geezer on a bike!

Just watched the first episode and thought the whole programme was flippant. No depth of content and hardly any cycling shown. A waste of time.
by megilleland
3 Nov 2014, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: East End geezer on a bike!
Replies: 4
Views: 733

East End geezer on a bike!

Tonight Monday, 9pm, Sky 1/HD Channel 106 Series 1 of 4 Micky Flanagan's Detour de France Romance. Wine. Philosophy. Chafing. Micky's taking you for a ride. New series. The comedian hops across the Channel and jumps on a bicycle to sample the sights and sounds of France, joined by his best friend N...
by megilleland
25 Oct 2014, 5:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11587

Re: knee pain and touring

Saw the consultant 9th October who told me there is a slight improvement in my knee, although there are three bits of bone on the outside of my knee which he is conerned about. I am booked in for another MRI scan at the end of November (the third since July) so I will see what he has got to say afte...
by megilleland
19 Sep 2014, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11587

Re: knee pain and touring

The consultant said it may be down to some trauma, but although we postmen walk into things, trip, miss our footing, go up and down steps/slopes I can't really identify a cause. Repetitive actions could be a cause. As someone has said here maybe we should warm up the joints before rushing out and ge...
by megilleland
19 Sep 2014, 6:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11587

Re: knee pain and touring

I have had problems with my right knee which was causing pain at the end of January 2014. I put the problem down to being a postman, in and out of a van up to 150 times a day in a rural situation, six days a week - five straight weeks on and then one week off. I cycle a short distance to work and us...
by megilleland
5 Sep 2014, 6:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras

strat wrote:Thanks a lot for that. It gives some reassurance. Hopefully we can get on a coach from the airport to Girona.

There is a regular bus service into the city from the airport or you can cycle along the GIV-5343 & GI-533 avoiding the main busier routes A7 and A2/NII (all no cycling).
by megilleland
5 Sep 2014, 12:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Tain or coach from Girona airport to Figueras

There is station at Vilajuiga, one stop after Figueres. The RENFE timetable states that on Saturday 13th September there is a Regional service from Girona at 16:48, 18:48 and 20:54. The journey time is 47 mins and the fare is 4.90 euros. From there you can cycle on a direct road GI-610 to Roses (11....
by megilleland
25 Aug 2014, 12:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santander hotel
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: Santander hotel

When you arrive in Santander cross the road from the ferry to the Municpal Tourist Office (Oficina de Turismo) in the park at the far end - Jardines de Pereda. In October open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00. Ask for an accommod...