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by sabrutat
28 Jun 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 60
Views: 2297

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

I guess that doesn't mean anything except that we all have a different threshold for weight / comfort. :mrgreen: I think it's also a reflection of differing priorities. Most tourists are going to be vacationing from a 9 to 5 job, so they need to keep to a schedule and certain mileages. I don't usua...
by sabrutat
25 Jun 2018, 10:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 60
Views: 2297

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

+1 for the folding chair. I carry an Alite Mayfly, and consider it essential comfort on long tours. I don't bother on short tours, but by the end of that week or two i'm usually wishing for it. My heaviest touring load was around 45kg spread across two panniers and a trailer. I haven't been on a lon...
by sabrutat
25 Jun 2018, 10:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Please Report Any Security Check Problems When Boarding Ferries ex UK

I've never been stopped, despite having my 'It's not the lack of a knife that's stopping me from killing people.' zinger all loaded up.
by sabrutat
25 May 2018, 1:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Is It You Enjoy About Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: What Is It You Enjoy About Touring

Your legs and bum will strengthen and toughen as you go, just keep to mileages you find comfortable.

As to what I enjoy about touring, I've posted this before, but it sums it up for me:

by sabrutat
22 May 2018, 5:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Guardian does Touring by bike in France:The Véloscénic
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: The Guardian does Touring by bike in France:The Véloscénic

Interesting. I was wondering about a route to the west coast from Paris, and this could be part of it.
by sabrutat
18 May 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Could someone inspire me about northern spain please!!

This is my 'why'. Maybe it'll do something for you:

by sabrutat
9 May 2018, 9:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bridges
Replies: 57
Views: 2782

Re: Bridges

A sausage tour! Genius!
by sabrutat
27 Apr 2018, 3:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping mats and punctures
Replies: 34
Views: 2102

Re: Sleeping mats and punctures

andrew_s wrote:My solution to out-of-the tent use finding a thistle or trailing bramble was to swap the Thermarest chair kit for a chair (Alite Mayfly), which also had comfort gains.


+1 for the Alite Mayfly. Having a comfortable chair makes a huge difference.
by sabrutat
19 Apr 2018, 8:03am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Which trailer?

IME two wheeled trailers are perfectly acceptable for most riding you'll do. My Burley D-lite child trailer managed a lot. I even took it on off road routes in the lakes with an 18 month old in it. He slept through the rough stuff too. Going up very steep off road, gravel paths and tracks was hard ...
by sabrutat
16 Apr 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which trailer?
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Which trailer?

I'd agree with Tangled Metal, but only to a certain extent; I've toured over 10,000 miles with a single wheel trailer. I started out with the cheap BOB knock-offs from ebay, and went through two of them before buying a decent mid-range replacement from a now defunct German (I believe) company that's...
by sabrutat
16 Apr 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Novel cycle tours in Britain?
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Novel cycle tours in Britain?

I found the Lakes in the Summer to be quite a pain to cycle because of the traffic, and ended up off-road for most of the month I spent there. It is beautiful, though. This sounds like an interesting idea, but it would depend on your goals. Is it to 'bag' all the NPs? Or is it cycling through their ...
by sabrutat
4 Apr 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar charger
Replies: 15
Views: 1262

Re: Solar charger

[quote="RickH" I've used a 21W Anker solar panel to top up a 26,800 mAh Anker powerbank in the UK[/quote] I use the same exact setup. On the bike during a sunny UK day it can almost keep on top of my needs. I am a heavy electronics users, so I still supplement with campsites, cafes,& p...
by sabrutat
29 Mar 2018, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: You forget one thing...
Replies: 23
Views: 2697

Re: You forget one thing...

You can repair a tube by tying a knot in it, if you can find where the hole is. I've never done this but know someone who has. Grass doesn't work - it just turns to green mush. Hay or straw might work. I was actually joking about the grass, but I do recall reading somewhere that you can stuff tyres...
by sabrutat
27 Mar 2018, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: You forget one thing...
Replies: 23
Views: 2697

Re: You forget one thing...

I did take a long hard look at my house key, figuring if I could somehow get to the inner tube I might affect a repair with, I dunno, grass, spit and some swearing. But with the way my day was going, damaging the key and being locked out of the house would've been the cherry on top.
by sabrutat
27 Mar 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: You forget one thing...
Replies: 23
Views: 2697

Re: You forget one thing...

I've had a number of punctures on these 'slimed inner tube' tyres, but they've always sealed up after one or two reinflations. I think part of the reason I forgot my puncture repair kit is they work so well I got cocky! I don't think I'll forget it again, though; nothing like having to walk all day ...