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by bohrsatom
4 Jun 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New solar charger, Power pack or both?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: New solar charger, Power pack or both?

I like to use a power bank and last year replaced my ageing one with new variety that offers fast recharging. My old battery would take 8-10h to recharge fully, the new one is full in less than 3 hours. When I check in to a campsite I'll ask the reception to put it on charge, and by the time I've pu...
by bohrsatom
31 May 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12248

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

My Jones grips arrived earlier in the week and I tried to install my new bars earlier today, but all my cables are too short
Going to be a big faff to replace 4 cables and outers :cry:
by bohrsatom
29 May 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

Have a great trip Ian, sounds like you've got some good adventure ahead of you. I've ridden few bits of EV6, from Besançon to Stein-am-Rhein and Passau to Vienna. The Danube section was lovely, particularly the Wachau around Melk and Krems. You might even arrive at the perfect time for the apricot h...
by bohrsatom
28 May 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

I've only ever had tents that pitch inner first. I understand those that pitch outer first might be more wet weather friendly, but I've never had an issue getting my tent up in rainy conditions. In a rush I reckon I can get the inner up and covered by the flysheet within a couple of minutes. You'd n...
by bohrsatom
28 May 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: BIG AGNES Copper Spur HV UL2 - Any Opinions?

Sorry, no opinion on the Copper Spur but I have the Hubba Hubba NX and it's a great tent. Would be a little compact for two people IMO (depending on how friendly you are with your companion!) but is perfect for one. Enough room for my sleeping stuff with space around for my packing cubes, food and s...
by bohrsatom
28 May 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland north coast 500
Replies: 35
Views: 1655

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Mark Beaumont recently bikepacked the NC500 for a GCN video. It's great to watch and really makes me want to head up to Scotland to ride it myself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J2gAY-WZhU Mark plotted his own route which made some diversions off of the main roads onto quieter tracks, you can get...
by bohrsatom
26 May 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: UK camping without a reservation

I find Archies to be pretty reliable, although there have been a couple of times where the site we were looking for turned out either not to exist or not be suitable for tents (e.g. a kids holiday camp in Czech!). Surprisingly few camp sites don't have a website these days, even the French municipal...
by bohrsatom
20 May 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12248

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

nick12 wrote:. The shape of the bars seem more rounded than the photo on px website and look great well pleased


What grips are you using?

Mine came Friday too, just need to get them fitted!
by bohrsatom
19 May 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: data only sim
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: data only sim

Take a look at Giffgaff. No credit check or contract and will work in a MiFi (source). 2GB of data will cost you £8/month, so £16 for your entire trip.

Assume you are in the UK? You can easily get a SIM sent to your home address.
by bohrsatom
19 May 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Escaping Prague for a weekend with bikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Escaping Prague for a weekend with bikes?

Get the train down the Elbe to the German border, Elbsandsteingebirge, a fantastic landscape of tors, towers, rocks Good for cycling too one suspects :wink: Came here to say the exact same thing. Usti Nad Labem is a good place to head to by train from Prague, the station is right next to the Elbe b...
by bohrsatom
13 May 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: easyjet NOT accepting poly bags May 2019 (Maybe?)

https://www.easyjet.com/en/terms-and-conditions/bicycles makes no mention of requiring padding. I don't recall the policy (or its wording as written on the website) changing much over the last few years (my first trip with a bike & Easyjet was back in 2015). The wayback machine agrees too ( sna...
by bohrsatom
13 May 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3251

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

The uncertainty around getting a CTC bag accepted with short haul airlines is making me want to buy a Groundeffect Tardis or Dogsbody.... at least it'll be accepted Are you sure? The Tardis and Dogsbody aren't padded either and at 172cm long, the Dogsbody is on the long size for oversize baggage. O...
by bohrsatom
11 May 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3251

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

The uncertainty around getting a CTC bag accepted with short haul airlines is making me want to buy a Groundeffect Tardis or Dogsbody.... at least it'll be accepted
by bohrsatom
10 May 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1164

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

The Connect Mobile app now has the ability to create multipoint routes (menu >training >courses >create course >select type >custom) I don't know how recently the feature appeared but it wasn't there earlier in the year & I only noticed it this week. One feature it has is the "popularity h...
by bohrsatom
10 May 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1164

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

Richard Fairhurst wrote:I've recently started using RouteCourse on my Edge 520 which is a nice little app.


Thanks for mentioning this Richard, RouteCourse is a great app. It's easier for me to upload my routes to their site then download via the Connect IQ App vs trying to transfer it via Garmin Connect itself