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by pjclinch
14 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by pjclinch
13 Oct 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

But with the Hubba Hubba, can't you pitch the fly only? Fast and Light I think they call it. But if you do then you can't (sensibly, at least) put up the inner, and you can't dismount the inner as a first thing when taking it down. It's better than not having the option, but I'd sooner have a dismo...
by pjclinch
13 Oct 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

All-in-one/fly first pitching and damp inner tents... My old Saunders is a fly-first pitch. You start by pitching the outer, get inside and hang the inner. To strike it, start by taking the inner down, from the inside, out of the rain, and of course you can pack it separately to the fly. My Hille's ...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

(The Hubba Hubba can go up without the inner using a footprint to anchor the corners, or you could rig up some cords to do the job. Without those you can pitch it fly first... but it's a dreadful faff Not so much fly first as fly only. I don't see how you could add the inner without taking the tent...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Whatever you get just make sure that its not one where you put the inner up first like my Robens Lodge 2, as if its raining it fills the inside before you can get the outer in position. I don't personally like inner-first pitches but the number of happy users, including in rainy places, suggests it...
by pjclinch
10 Oct 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?

Sweep wrote:But how are sheep likely to react to a tent?

Leave well alone or approach and do something daft?


They might munch grass right up to the edge of the fly but nothing worse than that IME (a fair few campsites shared with them over the years)

Pete.
by pjclinch
9 Oct 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Thanks Ian. No deal breakers in what you say so I suppose I still need the lottery win...

Pete.
by pjclinch
9 Oct 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

As an aside and maybe relevant to the OP, question: When I got my replacement, a Hilleberg Rogen 2, I did feel the inner bottom was a bit thin and wondered if I should have purchased a footer at the same time. I didn't have any problems with it but am now wondering if for tours beyond a few days if...
by pjclinch
8 Oct 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Are all those staika's that colour? If so may be handy if you want to be spotted in the wilderness/wild camping by a jet fighter. But not otherwise All Hilles come in a choice of red, dark green or "sand", a medium brown. My two are both red, the first because Tiso had end-of-lined the Ta...
by pjclinch
8 Oct 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

This is from my take from Hilleberg about their Red Label tents (of which the Allak is one) on the other thread: Red Label tents are built for both short and longer trips in generally less demanding conditions in all seasons, such as less exposed mountain terrain, forests in both winter and summer,...
by pjclinch
8 Oct 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

We have a Hubba Hubba HP and it's a good tent for what we want it for (short lightweight raids for two) but I'd be wary about using it for round the world, I'd choose something a bit stronger. ...... This summer tour I purchased a new MSR Hubba Hubba Shield (the model with composite poles). Composi...
by pjclinch
6 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2036

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

We have a Hubba Hubba HP and it's a good tent for what we want it for (short lightweight raids for two) but I'd be wary about using it for round the world, I'd choose something a bit stronger. The groundsheet is thin enough that parking it on cold saturated ground immediately gives you condensation ...
by pjclinch
4 Oct 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1121

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Colour scheme rules for bikes.

Q Is the bike a Bianchi?
- Yes? It must be Celeste.
- No? It can be any colour you like.

I think that just about covers it.
by pjclinch
2 Oct 2019, 12:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: Bike route gate size

Trikes come in upright form as well, and you should assume that a rider can't necessarily dismount and may not be able to easily duck. As mjr said, if any cycle can get through you can get a motorbike/scooter so this is a fool's errand. To keep out a Quad bike or 4x4 I'd do it on width alone. I'd pe...
by pjclinch
27 Sep 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1609

Re: Road Worlds

It’s live on the BBC Red Button. Just watched the Junior road race, epic ride by the American team. Another wet one too. Some (very distantly) reflected glory from the M Juniors, top placed Brit Alfie George rides for Discovery JCC where I have been known to coach! * Pete. * though never Alfie, I o...