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by whoof
8 Jul 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 629

Re: low budget camping challenge

I've got one of these half the price of the above and folds flat. So far have only used it for a brew in the back garden and seems OK other than making your pot sooty. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Outdoor-Lightweight-Portable-Camping-Picnic-Alcohol-Wood-Stove-with-Bag-UK-T4Z9/124212890921?_trkparms=a...
by whoof
8 Jul 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 629

Re: low budget camping challenge

A mallet is not required at all for any reason! A simple Methylated spirit stove is obvious for cooking, followed by cheap (and nasty) pans from a Supermarket! John you can do better than that - use of those wood burners that work nicely with twigs. I was trying one out last summer and quite inpres...
by whoof
7 Jul 2020, 9:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lift
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Cycle lift

If it wasn't July rather than April and the thing didn't already exist in and Norway I would have thought it was made up.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... ke-4303224
by whoof
7 Jul 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Buses, trains and ferries don't have air replacement and HEPA filtering. Most ferries have open deck areas which have very frequent air replacement, although it's somewhat salty! HEPA filters haven't been shown to stop Coronavirus anyway: Theoretically, an air purifier could have the capability to ...
by whoof
7 Jul 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog starting this Thursday
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Lejog starting this Thursday

Hope you have good ride the weather from Friday on looks pretty good.

Might pass you going the other way Friday evening (Bath to Wellington) or Saturday (Wellington to West Cornwall). I should have a spare homemade flapjack if you are flagging as I'll probably pack too many!
by whoof
7 Jul 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: low budget camping challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 629

Re: low budget camping challenge

Stove: Beer can cost: zero Pans : The Poundland often do small pots and pans for £1 each. I got a tiny non stick pan that's great for one egg, I've also cooked saute potatoes in it. I unscrewed the handle and used my triang one. Or you could use a piece of doubled over tin foil as pot handle. Pot sh...
by whoof
7 Jul 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1201

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

From the original post "I’m looking to try JOGLE for the first time this summer (late July/ early August) but I’m don’t have any friends or family who are willing to do it with me" There is a new poster in Touring asking about riding across France with this in it. https://forum.cyclinguk.o...
by whoof
5 Jul 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Airbeam tent
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Airbeam tent

Came as news to me that airbeam tech had come to bike/back packing tents, but just received a promo for this. https://www.tauntonleisure.com//camping-accessories/tents/vango-f10-hydrogen-air-tent--2020-model__6596?utm_source=Taunton+Leisure+Limited&utm_campaign=9216b86d81-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07...
by whoof
5 Jul 2020, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant OCR advice
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Giant OCR advice

Mrs Whoof has a very similar one, Giant OCR , Triple Tiagra groupset. Her's is blue and she has fitted 'Raceblade' mud guards. The gearing has been lowered a bit. It came with 30 tooth inner chainring which has been changed to 26 and a 25 tooth large sprocket which has been changed to a 27. She has ...
by whoof
4 Jul 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?
Replies: 179
Views: 5103

Re: Are you going camping when they open up on 4th July?

I've planned a route and two possible places to camp for next Friday after work. One at about 90 km I've stayed in before and didn't see anyone until I rode to a garage next morning for a coffee and pint of milk to have with my muesli, one early morning dog walker. If I'm running well I'll try the s...
by whoof
4 Jul 2020, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 973

Re: Touring food

I've just remembered something I have occasionally when touring in France. It's something that I would never have at home but for some reason the French product taste completely different than the stuff normally sold in the UK which I think comes out of the same factory as wall filler. Instant Mashe...
by whoof
4 Jul 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 51
Views: 3317

Re: Route for LEJOG

Hello, I have been reading this thread for quite a while and finally decided to make an account and get involved. I am currently planning a Lejog route using mainly the bikemap app so far. It has been great on my rides, gives me very quiet roads etc... But I am not sure that the way I planned my ro...
by whoof
3 Jul 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Boris's Dad.
by whoof
2 Jul 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 973

Re: Touring food

* I am northern so eat breakfast, dinner and tea ! My Grandmother was born 10 miles from the most Southerly point in mainland Britain and ate breakfast, dinner and tea all her life. I had to move more than a hundred miles Northern East before I encountered many people eating lunch. It's a myth that...