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by tucker
3 Nov 2014, 11:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cumbrian Coast Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Cumbrian Coast Railways

I live in Wigton and find the 2 bike policy c**p, saying that, we have never been refused, try to travel at non peak times, I have seen 8 lads withbikes getting off at Wigton , also depends which side of the bed the conductor has got out of.
by tucker
28 Oct 2014, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Insurance

I wish to take out insurance for next years cycle tour in Europe, I rang the company suggested by CTC on the website, they inform me as i will be 66 next year I cant have cover for 4 months , there is a 100 day max up to 65 years old,then 50 days after 65. Ive rung other companies and they tell me a...
by tucker
18 Oct 2014, 7:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying fuel for a multi-fuel stove in Europe
Replies: 21
Views: 3355

Re: Buying fuel for a multi-fuel stove in Europe

I've never really had any trouble buying petrol for my MSR Dragonfly, some vendors cant be bothered selling a small bottle full but just fill up yourself and then pay, small garages are the best.it is always better buying the lower grade of petrol as it has less additives.A great alternative , much ...
by tucker
18 Oct 2014, 6:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a waterproof, waterproof jacket?
Replies: 53
Views: 7766

Re: Of a waterproof, waterproof jacket?

The guy in the shop selling outdoor gear said, if you end up damp and warm you've won, so no ,there's no such thing as a waterproof jacket.
by tucker
16 Oct 2014, 3:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trains in Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Trains in Europe

Can you advise me on how to get from Amsterdam to Hamburg by train with the bike, Ive looked online and seem to be going round in circles.
We need to travel early afternoon near the start of next May.
by tucker
28 Oct 2013, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: gps cycle route maps for france
Replies: 13
Views: 23296

gps cycle route maps for france

Is there an sd card that will fit garmin gps with the bike paths, cycle routes for the whole of france.I have city navigator but nothing bike path specific.
by tucker
22 Oct 2013, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: IRON CURTAIN ROUTE
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

IRON CURTAIN ROUTE

Has anyone cycled the Iron Curtain Route,I am wanting to do the section from Germany, Poland, Estonia etc to St. Petersburg next year, I know Bikeline do a guide but I want to know the condition of the paths etc, asphalt , gravel or dirt tracks.
by tucker
20 Sep 2013, 9:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: New Tent Advice
Replies: 51
Views: 6263

Re: New Tent Advice

We have a TerraNova Laser Space 2, weighs in at just over 3 kg, have used it on 3 extended ( 3 month ) trips in Europe.more than enough room for panniers etc.
The height is enough for me at 5'11 to stand up in the middle of it, you can actually park 2 touring bikes in the porch.
by tucker
20 Sep 2013, 8:59am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: Camping stove

I have got a MSR Dragonfly stove, no problems buying petrol in Germany and France, the odd moan from forecourt attendants but that's all.
In Holland buy WASBENZINE from large chemist shops, cheaper than petrol, a lot cleaner and more efficiant.
by tucker
18 Sep 2013, 5:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

Re: Touring in Germany

Bed and bike was mentioned, be aware, although the name sounds "hostel-ish "it is actually a normal hotel with facilities for safe storage of your bike,with normal hotel prices, we paid about E85,also be aware of other guests moving your bike about,not good if you have a rear wheel lock.
by tucker
18 Sep 2013, 5:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: River Rhine.
Replies: 31
Views: 15519

Re: River Rhine.

I find it is expensive buying the Bikeline books as I cant read German so i find the Radweg maps from www.publicpress.de everybit as good, still in German but much cheaper, after all a map is a map in any language.
by tucker
8 Mar 2013, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping Gas in Basel
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Camping Gas in Basel

yes there is a large camping /outdoors shop in Basle, it does sell camping gas of various types but I found the price prohibitive,at least a third more expensive as uk.I use a msr dragonfly stove and burn petrol, maybe need to clean the stove more often but is cheap and no problems resupplying.