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by slowpoke
19 Sep 2015, 3:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you do when the going gets tough?
Replies: 52
Views: 4475

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

Even though your training regime may be internally enforced - i.e. you are doing this without the external immediacy of a race to finish - there's no reason you can't do it with a partner. It is amazing how much further you can go when you're chasing someone and how that takes you out of thinking ab...
by slowpoke
19 Sep 2015, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long Distance Cycle Routes
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: Long Distance Cycle Routes

You will rarely see people going the same direction as you are since you tend to stay the same distance apart as you move along - you pass lots of recreational cyclists because they are going more slowly than you - but distance bikers all tend to zip along around similarly and so don't see each othe...
by slowpoke
19 Sep 2015, 3:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning a trip using SNCF (French railways)
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Planning a trip using SNCF (French railways)

We have taken standard bikes on TGVs in a bag as regular walk on luggage with the wheels off so it's just a big ugly bag. And having switched to a folding tourer, i cannot extol its virtues too much when multi-moding. An expressive eybrow or two went up at our not so cunningly disguised big bikes - ...
by slowpoke
19 Sep 2015, 2:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weight when touring - how much is too much?
Replies: 66
Views: 5272

Re: Weight when touring - how much is too much?

Each time we go we take less. If you meet us on night one we will look exactly like we do on night 15 (old, moth-eaten, bad hair). But fitter! We do it like this. We handwash clothes at night. One set of underwear on, one perhaps still drying from the night before, one spare. Same with socks. If eve...