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by bobzeller
19 Aug 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Open Street Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Open Street Maps

Thanks very much to Richard and all of the others for your patient assistance. Very much appreciated.

Bob
by bobzeller
19 Aug 2020, 6:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Open Street Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Open Street Maps

I am grateful for the suggestions but I am looking at a cycle route in France, not Germany. VPD shows up as well on a route from Arrowmanches Les Bains going to Bayeux, Villiers Bocge and then La Ferriere Harang. I am using RWGPS with the OSM Cycle overlay. It does not appear using any of the other ...
by bobzeller
18 Aug 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Open Street Maps
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Open Street Maps

Can someone please tell me what 'VHB' mean on a route. I presume it means a route set up for cycling. But does it imply any particular type of surface. amount of traffic or anything else?

Many thanks

Bob
by bobzeller
12 Feb 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres

Thanks

Cheers
by bobzeller
11 Feb 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres

Thanks Hamster. Good advice.

Cheers
by bobzeller
11 Feb 2020, 7:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Euro Velo 4 and 700 X 23 tyres

I am thinking of a short tour later this year from Cherbourg to Saint Malo and back. I have toured quite a bit in this area in the past, but have always stayed on paved roads. I am now wondering if the EV4 might offer something better but I am restricted to my 700 X 23 tyres. Would anyone have any t...
by bobzeller
16 Jul 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10459

Re: rear pannier advice needed

In response to your earlier question (and with apologies for getting back so late), Arkel has a choice in its pannier range of waterproof or water resistant as they have a demand for both. It may seem a no brainer, but there are drawbacks to waterproof and for some, like me, water resistant is a bet...
by bobzeller
14 Jul 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 10459

Re: rear pannier advice needed

I have used a set of Arkel T28s since 2007 and they have been brilliant. They are front loading which makes packing and unpacking easier and keeps the contents much neater. But more importantly, the mounting system with aluminium tracks has meant that they have never been less than fully secure. I b...
by bobzeller
17 Jun 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: Schmidt hub generator

Many thanks to all for the advice. OI am most grateful.

Cheers
by bobzeller
16 Jun 2019, 7:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidt hub generator
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Schmidt hub generator

I have gone through all the info that I can find about about Schmidt hub generators, but I can't seem to locate information about looking after my Schmidt hub generator (Naben 6V 3W). It has worked flawlessly for me since 2007 powering front and rear lights even though I leave it on all the time. It...
by bobzeller
14 Apr 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2664

Re: Euro Velo 6

Again, many thanks to all. I'll get back after I get back in May.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
4 Apr 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2664

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks, all very helpful information.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
4 Apr 2019, 7:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

There is a great deal of info regarding using the French rail system (and much ore, in fact) here: https://www.freewheelingfrance.com/blog ... rance.html.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
9 Feb 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2664

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks for the advice. I imagine I will stick with the RWGPS route which uses, in places, parts of the EV6 route. I'll get back after we get back with comments.

Cheers
by bobzeller
8 Feb 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 24
Views: 2664

Euro Velo 6

I wonder if anyone has done Euro Velo 6 recently. I am planning to do the western part, perhaps Blois to Nantes in May. I am wondering about the surface. Is there much that isn't tarmacked? My bike has 23 tyres and that's the widest possible. A few years ago, I did the Vélodyssey and at first it was...