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by ipswichcycler
12 Oct 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3748

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I’ve pitched a hubba hubba in the rain and the trick is do it quick!! Also I can’t see the inner of a pitch outer first tent can stay that dry when you actually get in. If you have been cycling in the rain you yourself are wet before you climb into the tent. Surely you take a lot of water in with you?
by ipswichcycler
7 Oct 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3748

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

That is a shame to hear. I have a msr hubba hubba from around 2008 and it is still going strong.
by ipswichcycler
7 Oct 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3748

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Are you still looking for tent and or considering the vango helium. I have the helium carbon 200 with very light use. Think it weighs in sub 1kg. Used for a few nights on some walking trips. A couple of nights on peddars way and a week on sw coastal path. https://www.ldmountaincentre.com/camping-c13...
by ipswichcycler
7 Oct 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 35
Views: 1611

Re: Round the world(not me)

Just to add a comment that css rims and swiss stop blue pads will go on and on but are a bit weak when dealing with very wet conditions. I have used them with xt rim brakes and levers on Andra 30 rims
by ipswichcycler
25 Sep 2019, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 2373

Re: A39 and A30 alternatives

Thank you Mick F for the very thorough reply. I like the idea of a big ride like Lejog but also like to just go on a long ride and see what I see. Might just go on another lowestoft to lands end route. Last time I came into Devon from Marlborough to Wells to Minehead to Barnstaple to Wadebridge to s...
by ipswichcycler
24 Sep 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A39 and A30 alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 2373

A39 and A30 alternatives

In 2014 I cycled from Lowestoft to Lands End and from Barnstaple went along A39 and then A30. It suited me at the time and got me to where I wanted to be but wasn't the best. Any other options that are flat-ish to pass through Devon and Cornwall?

Recommendations most welcome.
by ipswichcycler
16 Feb 2017, 1:38am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bivvy Bag & Tarp recommendations, please
Replies: 52
Views: 4395

Re: Bivvy Bag & Tarp recommendations, please

I use something very similar to this between two tree with 6 pegs and some paracord. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Camping-Tarp-Shelter-Lightweight-Basha-Bivvy-For-Bushcraft-Scouts-DOE-Survival-/232188714579?hash=item360f869e53:g:kwAAAOSwt5hYY7er Less than 500 grams. from the advert - never slept in a ...
by ipswichcycler
15 Feb 2017, 10:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any tips for touring on the cheap?
Replies: 47
Views: 3024

Re: Any tips for touring on the cheap?

I've found ergon gp5 bar ends very comfy
by ipswichcycler
28 Jan 2017, 2:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Family campsites in Europe: readers’ tips
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Family campsites in Europe: readers’ tips

While watching a YouTube clip about walking I saw the phrase "hike your own hike." It was used in the context of make your own choices and do things your way. Other people can do things differently and both can stil be valid.

So if the article represents something different then so be it.
by ipswichcycler
12 Jan 2017, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France flu scare
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: Stay away from France

I think there are bugs outside London. Maybe you need to get out a bit more
by ipswichcycler
5 Jan 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to travel the world with no money?
Replies: 32
Views: 3715

Re: How to travel the world with no money?

I agree with people's comments but i did enjoy "Free Country" by George Mahood. Lejog with no money, bike or even clothes although I think they started with pants!! No exploitation involved
by ipswichcycler
10 Dec 2016, 3:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: where to go 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 4448

Re: where to go 2017

Sweep wrote:I continue to marvel at the tendency of some to totally ignore an OPs question.

This is supposed to be a forum of helpful advice, not FB/twatter me me me


Fortunately we live in a society where people are allowed to speak freely.
by ipswichcycler
19 Sep 2016, 10:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Touring duvet for princess?
Replies: 21
Views: 4091

Re: Touring duvet for princess?

If you google 'camping quilt' you'll find plenty of choices. Backpackinglight.co.uk have a range: http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/category-56.html There are two different types - Alpkit and PHD do one that is rectangular while others do something that's more of a cross between a sleeping bag and ...
by ipswichcycler
3 Sep 2016, 2:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: trangia copy, £12.49
Replies: 52
Views: 4112

Re: trangia copy, £12.49

Pete75 has said the burner is brass.
by ipswichcycler
3 Sep 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: trangia copy, £12.49
Replies: 52
Views: 4112

Re: trangia copy, £12.49

I was making general statement of principle. If you buy an aldi stove it is a personal purchase and does not need to come under the scrutiny of a self appointed ethics committee. Also I didn't see anywhere listed on the box saying it was a disposable stove. It's not a use once tray bbq. Why do peopl...