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by Therealsouthstander
31 Oct 2018, 11:29am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter commuting tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Winter commuting tyre

I've been running the excellent Vittoria voyager hyper 32mm since spring on my daily commute. I'm now looking for something a bit more grippy in the wet and frost. I don't want to use spikes until the really bad weather arrives. My 25 mile round commute consists of, country roads, city centre roads ...
by Therealsouthstander
19 Jul 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Andalucia
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Andalucia

After deciding against a full on short tour of Andalucia, we have decided to base ourselves in Ronda for 4 days and would like a recommendation for another base for 3 days. We will be hiring road bikes and hope to do loops of around 4 or 5 hours. We like great scenery and of course good coffee stops...
by Therealsouthstander
15 Jul 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vittoria voyager hyper, where have they gone?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Vittoria voyager hyper, where have they gone?

Hi.. I'm in Aberdeen. How much are you wanting for them? I'm sure arranging a courier wouldn't be too much trouble.
by Therealsouthstander
14 Jul 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vittoria voyager hyper, where have they gone?
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Vittoria voyager hyper, where have they gone?

Been running the 32mm version on my commuter for a few years now and find them to be absolutely fantastic tyres, both fast and pretty much bomb proof.

Can't seen to find them anywhere now. I see plannet X have the 35 or 38mm but they are a little big.

Anyone know where I can find them?
by Therealsouthstander
14 Jul 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route 1 Great Yarmouth to Aberdeen
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Cycle route 1 Great Yarmouth to Aberdeen

Many thanks for all the replies, very useful.
by Therealsouthstander
12 Jul 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route 1 Great Yarmouth to Aberdeen
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Cycle route 1 Great Yarmouth to Aberdeen

We are doing this route in a few weeks as part of a charity cycle.
I'm wondering what the surface of the off road parts is like.? I'm trying to decide what bike to use.

I've heard my carbon road bike with 25mm tyres will be fine.

Can anyone who has cycled this route confirm this?

Many thanks
by Therealsouthstander
12 Jun 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Many thanks Harry, I will check out your recommendations.
by Therealsouthstander
10 Jun 2018, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Well that's the flights booked so that's a start. Looks like we may have to rearrange our itinerary to include Ronda and the surrounding area. Any tips on must cycle roads and must see villages would be appreciated. Whoof - Sounds like an epic trip so keep us posted. On our days off, we will spend a...
by Therealsouthstander
8 Jun 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Sounds good to me. Yeah you're right in saying that the hills up here can be brutal. I'm heading over the Lecht ski station tomorrow. Part of that climb is over 25% in places. 90 miles and 8500ft of vertical climbing. Hopefully the weather stays good. Places to chill in Andalusia - Caserio de Iznaja...
by Therealsouthstander
7 Jun 2018, 11:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Hi again

What generally would be the max gradient percentage wise on the climbs. I've got a little convincing to do :)
by Therealsouthstander
7 Jun 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Short Southern Spain trip

Many thanks for the replies I've had a look at the route profile and it looks like a tough one. Hopefully I'm not bitting of more than I can chew for the wife. How are the hills? Are the steep?, my experience of cycling in Europe is that the hills are not as steep as they are here In Scotland, they ...
by Therealsouthstander
4 Jun 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short Southern Spain trip
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Short Southern Spain trip

Was thinking about a short tour for around 7 days. We have a few weeks off work from the middle of September and was thinking along the lines of Malaga - Granada - Cordoba - Seville.. We will probably cover around 50 miles per day but can do more if required. Has anyone done this route before or cyc...
by Therealsouthstander
16 May 2018, 11:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Flying with KLM - What Bike cost / experience ?

Hi Matt

What is your route in Morocco? I'm really keen to do a small tour here,it looks fantastic.

I would imagine July would be extremely hot and I've also heard food and water is not exactly easy to find.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
by Therealsouthstander
20 Jul 2017, 12:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland: Corran Ferry service suspended
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Scotland: Corran Ferry service suspended

Good news.

The damage isn't as bad as first feared and will start running again at 12.30 today 20th July
by Therealsouthstander
18 Jun 2017, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Outer Hebrides

Yip I'd definitely have a night in the hostel in Berneray..


Smashing wee place