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by 1982john
17 Feb 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 39
Views: 1698

Re: Goodbye YHA

Sweep wrote:What bothers you about wild camping alone slowroad?


I've done a little wild camping which I found ok as long as you put the efford in to get a decent spot you should get some good sleep.

I'm not a fan personally of doing it alone, during the 6 winter months at least, as I get bored...
by 1982john
16 Feb 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 39
Views: 1698

Re: Goodbye YHA

roberts8 wrote:I think it is worth checking out rooms on Airbnb as they are often not much different from a hostel and if sharing they are very affordable. Mix and match all options seems another option.



AirBnB has never been something I've considered. If you're just staying for one night is it worth the hassle?
by 1982john
15 Feb 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Goodbye YHA
Replies: 39
Views: 1698

Re: Goodbye YHA

While I'm disappointed by the change I dont see it as having that big of an impact. Rooms tend to cost £20 a night these days anyway so you are £1 worse off. Where else are you going to go if a single traveller? B&Bs tend to start £40... Travelodges can be found for good prices in sales but they...
by 1982john
15 Feb 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: West Midlands Trains/London North Western
Replies: 22
Views: 964

Re: West Midlands Trains/London North Western

My only advice with london north western would be to avoid rush hour. ther than that I'ts always been easy enough.

Though they have no dedicated bike space. Its just a case of fold down seats. If someones sitting there you have the choice of asking them to move or keeping the bike in the doorway...
by 1982john
14 Feb 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"
Replies: 5
Views: 238

New study finds there "was no difference in mortality between helmeted and non-helmeted"

https://t.co/N1pgGJFpB2?amp=1

Lots going on here but it shows some fascinating results ie

The prevalence of significant head trauma was 35% in the group of patients with helmet and 34% in the group without helmets
by 1982john
12 Feb 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Does anyone know the LeJog statistics?

Even if you knew the numbers, you'd still have no idea how many passed close to your town. There isn't really a route though some without the desire to do their own thing follow someone else's. I've cycled through Dumfries but it's nowhere near my JoGLE route. But if you knew that x number of peopl...
by 1982john
10 Feb 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)

thanks for the info matt. Why was it quiet at that time of year? Did you have any problems with biting insects while camping? Did you carry the CTC bag with you? cheers Hi John, It's after the Icelandic holidays, I think. A few people about but the high roads and campsites are pretty quiet. No inse...
by 1982john
10 Feb 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?

That tent looks epic. I have been tempted to get some DCF to try a tarptent like construction but the stuffs so expensive it went wrong it be quite a waste.

What was the purpose of doing a stove? that would never occur to me?
by 1982john
10 Feb 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Some info about touring in Iceland (F26)

thanks for the info matt. Why was it quiet at that time of year? Did you have any problems with biting insects while camping? Did you carry the CTC bag with you?
cheers
by 1982john
10 Feb 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Birmingham to London via the canals.
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: Birmingham to London via the canals.

Hi everyone! Looking at taking the bikes up to Birmingham by train, and cycling back via the canals and towpaths. Has anyone attempted this, and do they have any advice? Hi Chris. I'm very familiar with the sections from Birmingham to Warwick. It really varies from decent surface to a rideable trai...
by 1982john
29 Jan 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD Thorn Audax Small
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Thorn Audax Small

It's with a heavy heart that I put my beloved Thorn up for sale. The components are a mixed bag but campagnolo other than the brake calipers. Brooks swift ti saddle Brooks mudflap Tortec Cosmo rack (silly money new) Thomson seatpost Stunning condition but could do with a change of bar tape (I never...
by 1982john
27 Jan 2019, 5:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear view glasses
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Rear view glasses

I've been using a mirror attached to the bar end of a drop bar which is working well for me. There is a mirror that attaches to a helmet which I've seen a few people with.
by 1982john
24 Jan 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

Probably obvious but it really depends on the use. If weight doesn't matter because you're not moving you could just get a £50 synthetic bag that will keep you warm. If you want down then it will double the price. If you want the best down for weight to warmth ration (something with 800+ fill power)...
by 1982john
24 Jan 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Anyone dabbled in MYOG?

Lots of good points there Graham. It's only now that my cycling equipment is settled that I have the resources to try some MYOG pieces.

Pleased to see others posting their stuff from the past. I would love to have a crack at some bikepacking bags as well.