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by grahamf01
9 Jun 2016, 9:54pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?
Replies: 127
Views: 45747

Re: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?

I went to Evans who where doing a good deal on their Pinnacle Arkose adventure bike last Decenber. I've used it as a winter bike, and for off road 'adventures' on forest track and rough moorland, I've found it great both on and off road. The tyres it came with grip grass and loose surfaces really we...
by grahamf01
13 Apr 2016, 7:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dunkeld to Aviemore
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Dunkeld to Aviemore

I did this route last year as part of LEJOG on a fully loaded tourer. I did it all without going on the A9 and would be happy to do it again on my road bike. A few areas had a poor surface but overall it's a great route with some wonderful scenery, enjoy. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my XT106...
by grahamf01
27 Dec 2015, 9:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CO2 Cannisters Vs pump - Which for average joe ride?
Replies: 52
Views: 2671

Re: CO2 Cannisters Vs pump - Which for average joe ride?

I carry 2 cannisters on my summer bike, I reckon pictures only happen when you don't want then to, with a group and raining! The cannisters is quicker, less tiring and I find it reliable. In the winter and touring I carry more stuff including a pump. I find the best solution for punctures is to have...
by grahamf01
27 Dec 2015, 9:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Smartphone Navigation with the Moto E
Replies: 23
Views: 9237

Re: Smartphone Navigation with the Moto E

I found this review very interesting, what works best for you does of course depend on what you are trying to achieve. For day runs downloading a GPX might enable the use of a well planned circular route. I used OSMAND for a 30 day tour of the UK with on board navigation. As Al found the OSMAND cycl...
by grahamf01
21 Sep 2015, 11:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Do you actually like camping?
Replies: 118
Views: 8507

Do you actually like camping?

Camping is great in reasonable weather, and has been said gives great flexibility and independence. I coupled it with stays in hotels or B&Bs about 2 nights a week when the weather forecast was grim. That way I think I got the best of both worlds. Hotel ensuites are great for catching up on the ...
by grahamf01
9 Sep 2015, 8:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Premier Inn
Replies: 13
Views: 4940

Re: Premier Inn

We have been to several of both brands when tandem touring. They have worked well, with the tandem usually in the room. We have even taken it up twisty stair cases, though now try and get a group floor room to make things easier with the tandem!
by grahamf01
2 Sep 2015, 10:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How much do you take on tour ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1273

Re: How much do you take on tour ?

I find this thread interesting. I did 2 tours this year, both taking the same kit, total weight 27kg including pannier bags: 2.7kg tent, plus camping kit, clothes, food, tools & spares. The first time I took my Audax bike with the luggage in a 10kg kiddie trailer, and the second with a steel tou...
by grahamf01
28 Aug 2015, 5:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Johnstone Wheelers rider
Replies: 2
Views: 5411

Re: Johnstone Wheelers rider

This was a while ago, but thanks for the navigation through Preston and to the cafe, it was great to meet local cyclists at the cafe. I consider the day one of the highlights of my end to end trip!