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by bohrsatom
30 Sep 2020, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best route through London South to North
Replies: 38
Views: 953

Re: Best route through London South to North

All depends on your personal tastes and how comfortable you are riding on busy roads. I've plotted a route from S to N following off road tracks on the outskirts and the cycle superhighways in the centre: https://cycle.travel/map/journey/185069. It takes in some nice London scenery including Batters...
by bohrsatom
12 Sep 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122977

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Quick question (possibly not a quick answer though!)... What is the best way to get a file from Cycle Travel on to a modern Garmin (in my case an Edge 530)? Sign up for Dynamic Watch (https://dynamic.watch), and add their ConnectIQ app to your device. Next, copy the route URL from cycle.travel then...
by bohrsatom
2 Aug 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 72
Views: 2451

Re: Touring food

As a child, I was amazed at the variety of Ritter products , although was puzzled by the inclusion of the word 'Sport' - nothing much has changed! :-) I genuinely used to wonder if their bars should only be consumed by people who had just participated in some sort of sporting activity, for example ...
by bohrsatom
2 Aug 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?
Replies: 40
Views: 2064

Re: Best Garmin type computer for bicycle tourist?

I’d recommend either an eTrex or one of the latest Edge series (830 etc). The eTrex is more basic and better if you just need mapping, the Edges are better for navigation and connected features (Syncing to Strava, uploading routes via the internet, etc) Don’t be tempted to buy one of the earlier mod...
by bohrsatom
25 Jul 2020, 9:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3422

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Brittany Ferries now allowing cyclists after 1st September
by bohrsatom
5 Jul 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Hoping to get to France sometime in August or early September, but it really depends on the ability to get across the channel. I'm not going to fly so it needs to be a ferry, but it's still a fluid situation over which ferry companies will carry cyclists. Hoping that Brittany Ferries will reverse th...
by bohrsatom
30 Jun 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 72
Views: 2451

Re: Touring food

With a Trangia you can be Raymond Blanc if you choose! Just go for food which is reasonably quick to cook. I'm a big fan of sausages - get some chipolatas, slice them lengthways in half, fry for a few minutes each side then put them in a roll/baguette whilst you fry off an egg. Good for breakfast or...
by bohrsatom
9 Jun 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

In my experience I've found most museums/castles/etc outside large towns and cities are happy to keep your luggage at reception whilst you look around. These places tend to be pretty quiet anyway and I think they appreciate the visitors, plus it gives the reception staff something to do. The Valrhon...
by bohrsatom
13 May 2020, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 55
Views: 2468

Re: Handy stuff to have in your camping kit

For cutting food I used to use an IKEA flexible plastic chopping board that was trimmed down to the size of an Ortlieb back-roller pannier pocket. It's only a few mms thick, weighs virtually nothing and stows away nicely in the pocket. I stopped doing this after buying a Trangia as the multi-disc wo...
by bohrsatom
13 May 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do the new rules mean for cycle touring?
Replies: 80
Views: 3096

Re: What do the new rules mean for cycle touring?

At this moment in time I think being on a train is sharing an enclosed space with people from other households and is therefore a risk. To them and to yourself. It is a risk that some may feel they have to take for important reasons such as getting to work. But it is a risk that ought to be avoided...
by bohrsatom
7 May 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The perfect location...
Replies: 21
Views: 1303

Re: The perfect location...

How about Normandy? I spent the night at the municipal camping in in Gacé, Normandy a couple of years back. Some nice riding in the area with plenty of countryside and not many hills. There’s good food as well, especially if you like cheese as Camembert is made nearby (although I prefer the Livarot ...
by bohrsatom
23 Apr 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Table One - any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Helinox Table One - any opinions?

It's the mesh tops that are on the biggest discount - https://rockrun.com/collections/helinox if you're interested. I use a Trangia multi-disc as a chopping board so wouldn't be cutting directly on the table, but without seeing one in the flesh it's hard to know whether the mesh is taut enough for c...
by bohrsatom
22 Apr 2020, 9:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Table One - any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Helinox Table One - any opinions?

Rock and Run are selling the Helinox Table One for 50% off RRP, so £55 instead of £110. Although I'm actively trying to reduce the weight and amount of kit carried on tour, I was thinking that a table might be a nice luxury on a more leisurely trip where the extra 690g doesn't matter that much. Anyb...
by bohrsatom
23 Feb 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 38
Views: 2094

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

I flew into Basel airport with my bike a few years ago and I recall that it's well set up for cyclists with a space to build you bike and even a pump.

I found a tweet [0] that confirms it was still there in 2019, so you should be good.

[0] https://twitter.com/hovis_jovis/status/ ... 2395008000
by bohrsatom
28 Jan 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes no longer permitted on western TGV services
Replies: 25
Views: 1485

Re: Bikes no longer permitted on western TGV services

Different strokes for different folks, I'd say. I go touring to spend time outside in the countryside so I aim to maximise the cycling time available on my trip. Sometimes I'm only able to get a week away from work - spending a day or more travelling to my destination, and the same back, seriously c...