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by bikepacker
22 Apr 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Don't know the measurements and as I have sold all the Airnimals I have no way of measuring. All I can add is on the 5 journeys (three there and two back) I made with the previously stated setup, no one ever queried the size of the bags or case. In fact there were some larger suitcases on the train ...
by bikepacker
21 Apr 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I have done three tours with Airnimal Joeys using Eurostar and TGV changing at Lille. Interesting - Did you just carry the bagged Airnimals on, or need to book them? Carried on and put on the luggage racks at the end of the carriage. Same for the suitcase. Can I just add: For the Tubus bike racks I...
by bikepacker
21 Apr 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I have done three tours with Airnimal Joeys using Eurostar and TGV changing at Lille. The first time with my wife we had the bikes in the Carradice made bags and everything else in light weight nylon holdalls. We carried all in this picture that way. http://www.bikepacker.co.uk/pictures/airnimal03.j...
by bikepacker
18 Apr 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

No, I don't think so. My Hilleberg Stalon died from UV degradation after 18 years of maybe four weeks use per year plus a four month trip in NZ summer (high UV). My 30 year old Saunders Jetpacker Plus is still going and although I rarely use it nowadays, it has probably had double the amount of use...
by bikepacker
17 Apr 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brand New Lightweight Nigor Tent with Footprint
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Re: Brand New Lightweight Nigor Tent with Footprint

A couple of people have asked me to send them pictures and I understand some may want to see before purchase. However this tent is new just as purchased. Therefore in order to sell it in the same condition sorry but I cannot erect it just for a photograph.
by bikepacker
17 Apr 2019, 9:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.

The only experience I had with MSR tents was using a Carbon Reflex for backpacking. For that it was very good but for cycle camping I much preferred Hillebergs of which I have considerable experience. You mentioned the Anjan 2. I was loaned an Anjan 2GT to try out and it was my least favorite Hilleb...
by bikepacker
16 Apr 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland E2E
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: Ireland E2E

I did Strabane to Malin Head via Derry Peace Bridge, in one day. I left my camping gear at Foyleside campsite and rode up to Malin and back without panniers.
by bikepacker
28 Mar 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mildenhall Rally
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Mildenhall Rally

Thanks. Curious. I missed last year but went the year before and get no emails. I wish they'd put news on one of their three web pages as well as emailing. They will eventually put it on their website but there is an embargo on the news until tomorrow. It is sad news, speaking to Maggie last year I...
by bikepacker
24 Mar 2019, 3:23pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brand New Lightweight Nigor Tent with Footprint
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Brand New Lightweight Nigor Tent with Footprint

Nigor Didis 2 Tent plus a Full Length Footprint After seeing a Dutch couple camping in Wales with one of these three years ago, I decided to get one. Having previously owned a Nigor Wickiup I knew the materials and manufacture was to the highest standard. Plus the tent seemed roomier and lighter tha...
by bikepacker
22 Mar 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland E2E
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: Ireland E2E

Hi, are the N roads safe to cycle on in the Irish Republic. I am thinking in particular of the N71 between Bantry and Kenmare. Hope you are taking the detour to climb the Healy Pass. One of the best climbs in Ireland. I did the Ireland E2E in 2012 and if it is any help my diary notes are here: http...
by bikepacker
4 Mar 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK cardinal points
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: UK cardinal points

On one of my E2Es I went via all the mainland cardinal points in the order of south, east, west and north. Touring in a very leisurely manner it took me four weeks.
by bikepacker
22 Feb 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

eileithyia. I feel for you as my wife was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst in September and has had a really bad time. On 23rd of October they removed a tumour the size of a melon from her ovaries. Because of the spread of cancer she also had a full hysterectomy plus removing her appendix and part of ...
by bikepacker
9 Feb 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 2747

Re: Solid shampoo bars

There are a few companies that sell similar items, if you google melt and pour solid shampoo some will come up. I got mine from a shop in Bury St Edmunds (no longer there) in a 1kg tub.

My friend in Leeds got some from here: https://www.stephensonpersonalcare.com/ ... crystal-ss
by bikepacker
7 Feb 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solid shampoo bars
Replies: 28
Views: 2747

Re: Solid shampoo bars

I have been advocating and using solid shampoo/shower gel, on tours for years. I buy it in a big tub and either cut off pieces to size or melt some in a plastic mould in the microwave.
Doing the latter your can add some fragrance a method often liked by the ladies, lavender being my wife's favourite.
by bikepacker
6 Feb 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avoiding Kessock Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Avoiding Kessock Bridge

Don't get me wrong I wasn't implying Kessock Bridge should be avoided, I have used it a few times via the cycle path and it is good. I was just outlining my preferred route for the one the OP had stated.