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by F70100
4 Jan 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: UK camping without a reservation

It takes a bit of finding, and the wording actually renders the clause effectively worthless, but the following is extracted from the Camping & Caravanning Club "UK Club Site Policies"; 2.5 - Backpackers wherever possible will be accommodated – please advise us at the time of booking. ...
by F70100
13 Dec 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Lejog

I did a Jogle this year using exactly the sort of numbers you're thinking about; I did 1160 miles over 22 days, which averages at 52 miles per day. Whilst you do need to get on your bike and ride in preparation, I found this trip was more of a mental than physical challenge. At the risk of sounding ...
by F70100
6 Dec 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: JOGLE, actually.

althebike wrote:I enjoyed that, thank you for sharing


teamonster wrote:Scotland looked fantastic - you might have inspired me to try and give this a go next year. Cheers for sharing


puffin wrote:Great video, thanks for sharing.


Very welcome.
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 500

JOGLE, actually.

I've finally got round to editing and uploading the footage I shot whilst riding my Jogle in August/September. I must admit that although I felt I should get the camera out more often, I also just wanted to enjoy the trip primarily just as a cycle trip. Maybe I'll shoot more footage next time I do i...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Cameras on tour

Any people who try to make short films about their tours? Just wondering what lenses people would bring. Do they bring a separate HDD for uploading (which seems very bulky). I've finally got round to editing and uploading the footage I shot whilst riding my Jogle in August/September. I must admit t...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Cameras on tour

For my taste the biggest limitation of the system is that of the great depth of field of most images. It takes away an important part of the creative possibilities in low light. Surely the lens is more likely to be wide open in low light, reducing the depth of field? Either way, a reduced depth of ...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 12:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1363

Re: Cameras on tour

I quite like my Canon G15. It’s compact, has an effective 28-140mm range of focal length, manual control, and its battery can be charged via usb using a charger similar to the one above. Only available second hand now; mpb.com have a couple. 9A1819F9-19F3-4FD3-9593-AE726F8BA328.jpeg 12BCF209-A1AE-4F...
by F70100
6 Nov 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

The Twin Otter aircraft used for the Barra flights has about 17 seats I think, and although I don't have personal experience of how big the baggage hold is, I'm not sure a bike would fit in it if the flight was full and other passengers had baggage. Even getting a bike through the hatches might be a...
by F70100
19 Sep 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: ... what these signposts mean?

gaz wrote:
RodT wrote:But I don't know the meaning of the circular hieroglyphcs.

The Millennium Time Trail.


Thanks gaz, that answers my question.
by F70100
19 Sep 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 845

... what these signposts mean?

I've been home for a few days since finishing my JOGLE tour (more on that story later) and have started sorting through my photos. I saw a few decorative signposts along the way and have tried Google to find out what the circular designs (example in second image) are all about. Does anyone know? sus...
by F70100
15 Aug 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1035

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

If you did fancy fish & chips in Hunstanton I can recommend Fishers, opposite the Tourist Office at the top of the green. I ‘ve been there twice in the last month and they were great on both occasions.
by F70100
28 Jul 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 63
Views: 3226

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

I will shortly unleash my excel spreadsheet of panniers in this thread I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this... :D Let it not be said that I don't deliver on a threat. I have subsequently colour coded it and attributed my scores to each colour to produce a total score (I mentioned I...
by F70100
26 Jul 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: "Best" panniers for cycle camping
Replies: 63
Views: 3226

Re: "Best" panniers for cycle camping

MrsHJ wrote: I will shortly unleash my excel spreadsheet of panniers in this thread


I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this... :D
by F70100
8 Jul 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 53
Views: 2330

Re: Pannier Advice

How do Ortlieb Roller Classic users tend to fasten them?

Do you (a) mostly use the strap and route it under the hook, or (b) forget the strap and clip the side release buckles together in typical dry bag fashion?

Personally, I find using the strap far too fiddly.
by F70100
13 Jun 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 245
Views: 10733

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Anyway, our local cycle group used Wetherspoons "The Willow Tree" in Stowmarket recently for a lunch stop on a recent Sunday and found easy to use. Railings round the back to secure bikes to. Finding pubs to accommodate us on a Sunday is becoming more difficult as the good ones only want t...