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by whizzzz
10 Feb 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route Does it mean anything for cyclists? I saw this and tried to work out if their old policy on bikes had lightened ( especially as it was Amsterdam they were heading to). Looks like you can pay a bit extra for big stuff and they put it in their equivalent of th...
by whizzzz
24 Jul 2017, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight route advice for 2 day not-too-challenging ride
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Isle of Wight route advice for 2 day not-too-challenging ride

I have ridden several rides over on the Isle of Wight. The most recent with my daughter - http://www.bikeovernights.org/post/the-isle-of-adventure-a-bike-overnight-on-the-u-k-s-isle-of-wight I highly recommend the campsite at http://www.ninham-holidays.co.uk/ I have also done part of the clockwise h...
by whizzzz
6 Jul 2017, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring
Replies: 97
Views: 9999

Re: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring

Hi Whizzzz, I'm looking at the Elemnt for my touring needs. It's ,for me, huge advantage over Garmin, is the ability to create & load routes without a P.C. I'm wondering if to create a route in RidewithGPS and load it to the unit you also need a subscription to RWGPS? Also, any other feedback a...
by whizzzz
28 Jun 2017, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring
Replies: 97
Views: 9999

Re: What is the best Garmin or GPS (not smart phone) for touring

After reading similar tales, I went for the Wahoo Bolt. Its a black and white screen, but other than that it seems better than more expensive options. Decent battery life, you can plot maps using ridewithGPS.com, it links to wifi so you can in theory get routes when you are out ( if you have made th...
by whizzzz
27 Jun 2017, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Highest bike pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2712

Re: Highest bike pics

The mountain top is 4,389m high. At the top I learnt a very useful life lesson. Dont creep up on a sleeping guard who is armed with a big gun. Okay, creeping isnt really the right term, pant maybe :-) We all saw the funny side of it afterwards when I carefully broke out the biscuits and he worked ou...
by whizzzz
24 Jun 2017, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Highest bike pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2712

Re: Highest bike pics

Mount Tullu Dimtu ( 4,389m ) in Ethiopia.
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It was a long way up, but super fast on the descent. The mountain is one of the lumpy bits behind me :-).
by whizzzz
3 Jun 2017, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Isle of Wight - first outing
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

Isle of Wight - first outing

Hi, we are just back from our first proper cycle camp trip. We, my 8 year old daughter and I rode across the Isle of Wight and stayed at the very lovely Ninham Farm campsite that I saw mentioned here. Many thanks to all who spoke about it, it was great and very cycle friendly. A few photos are here ...
by whizzzz
4 Apr 2017, 10:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Thermarest pro not self inflating
Replies: 14
Views: 2115

Re: Thermarest pro not self inflating

The most recent one I have ( Neoair I think ) doesn't have any foam in it at all so wont do anything unless air is pumped in. I did have a play at bodging something with my bike pump and a cork to help as I didnt like the idea of trying to blow it up myself or of the dampness inside it going moldy. ...
by whizzzz
6 Mar 2017, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Africa: suggestions?
Replies: 32
Views: 7478

Re: Touring in Africa: suggestions?

A few years back I rode around the Bale mountains in Ethiopia. It was a lovely place to ride - a few photos are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/treacletart/albums/72057594058524733 Smashing, whizzz. Plenty of memories here for me. Thanks for posting. Its a great place, lovely people and I felt s...
by whizzzz
6 Mar 2017, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring in Africa: suggestions?
Replies: 32
Views: 7478

Re: Touring in Africa: suggestions?

Hi all, I'm fascinated about Africa and I'm considering to tour there for the next summer. Is there any route most of the bikers follow? Any safe country? Thanks A few years back I rode around the Bale mountains in Ethiopia. It was a lovely place to ride - a few photos are here https://www.flickr.c...
by whizzzz
5 Mar 2017, 9:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro ideas for the spring / summer
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Euro ideas for the spring / summer

Thinking about my first tour, I thought about Holland ( I really fancy seeing the islands up on the coast ), but the slog to get to Harwich is putting me off a bit. I am closer to Pompy so France seems like an easier / cheaper option. I have seen route 4 going from St Malo to Cherbourg ( with some s...
by whizzzz
28 Feb 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle trail for father and son adventure??
Replies: 19
Views: 1106

Re: Cycle trail for father and son adventure??

Isle of wight, some quite roads and some flat cycle tracks. Its fun and different. Get a train down to Southampton, then over on the ferry. Not cheap maybe ( the train bit anyway ), but very easy with lots of time to talk and see things. I have been over with my daughter ( 6 at the time ) and she lo...
by whizzzz
20 Feb 2017, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tiverton to Bracknell
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Tiverton to Bracknell

I know the bit of A303 from Stonehenge to Basingstoke. I dont think I would want to ride on it. Its dual from Stonehenge eastwards, motorway fast with lorries etc. I would hope there is a better route. Something joining up the smaller towns maybe ?
by whizzzz
10 Feb 2017, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 7746

Re: Is getting on a stop after your train ticket start point illegal in England?

So do you think anyone who booked a flight from Aberdeen to London should be able to turn up at Edinburgh airport instead and be able to walk onto a flight to London with the same airline using the same ticket? That is also a shorter journey. I dont think its really the same, as the train will be s...
by whizzzz
30 Jan 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Training programme for for a 58 year old man.
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re: Training programme for for a 58 year old man.

People like you are my inspiration. Hear hear ! Yup I certainly wont laugh, good on you. Best of luck with it and if you find anything put a link to it here. I have seen guides on how you get to ride 100 miles in a session, regular rides with the occasional big one ramping up to the 100 mark, but I...