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by jacksonz
13 Oct 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 997

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

The Marathon Tour is aimed at mixed dirt/bitumen riding. The tread is extra deep and thick. I used a pair in Australia.... They are probably tougher, more puncture resistant and will last longer.
by jacksonz
3 May 2019, 7:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: using SD card with Garmin Etrex
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: using SD card with Garmin Etrex

Create the following directory on the microSD card: Garmin/GPX/My Tracks
Put your GPX tracks into the My Tracks folder. That's it.
by jacksonz
21 Apr 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ciclovia Svizzera Mare from Imperia
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Ciclovia Svizzera Mare from Imperia

Ride along the coast road towards Genoa until Albenga and then turn inland and head to the Po. https://www.cyclingeurope.nl/routes/riviera/index.php
by jacksonz
17 Apr 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Upgrading my Tent....looking at Hilleberg options.
Replies: 42
Views: 1954

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

Hilleberg was always too expensive for me. I have a Tarptent Scarp1 that has been excellent.https://www.tarptent.com/
by jacksonz
13 Apr 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long can you store tyres before they go off?
Replies: 46
Views: 5833

Re: How long can you store tyres before they go off?

I bought a lot of S Marathons on sale, I put them in vacuum packing (jumbo size). Might help.....no problems so far
by jacksonz
25 Mar 2019, 6:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire Valley Tours this August ....
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Loire Valley Tours this August ....

The Chateaus of Loire are perhaps the most significant attraction. Chateau Villandry's garden really is something. Still, riding down the river is wonderful as well.....depends on what you like. Tourist Max in August, famous Chateau will be overrun.
by jacksonz
11 Mar 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Finding the right saddle
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Re: Finding the right saddle

Knee injuries/surgery can cause a lot of muscle wasting. You could get somebody to measure the circumference of your thighs and compare.... This could indicate the nature and severity of the problem.

The suggestion of physio/rehabilitation sounds good....
by jacksonz
7 Mar 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Tubus Tara Front Low Rider - suitable panniers?

I use Ortlieb Back-Roller City panniers. Their relatively cheap and hold a lot.
by jacksonz
19 Feb 2019, 6:52am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: 2 person lightweight inexpensive tent options

Have a look at the cheaper MSR or Big Agnes tents. Amazon sell them.....
by jacksonz
11 Jan 2019, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santiago de Compostella
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Santiago de Compostella

Well, start here https://www.biroto.eu/en/find-cycle-routes-and-tours-on-map These are great routes. Pretty much all the bikeways in Europe are here https://www.opencyclemap.org/ Print maps or make a GPS track..... A GPS makes it so easy (especially when crossing Cities). Taking detours? Absolutely ...
by jacksonz
10 Dec 2018, 6:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

Re: Wheel moving in horizontal dropouts

I think a solid axle would be the advice from Rohloff. However, I fitted a QR non-disc Rohloff to a Surly Ogre..... The initial result was an irritating creaking noise coming from the axle on moderate pedal pressure. Subsequently I fitted a Surly tuggnut and a long axle (hex-head) as already indicat...
by jacksonz
9 Nov 2018, 6:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Po?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Po?

The Po delta is certainly interesting, particularly so if you like bird watching. However personally, I would not make it a priority destination. I would suggest riding Bolzano, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and finally Venice. It's mostly bike friendly and if you are interested in art, history and culture...
by jacksonz
8 Jun 2018, 8:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing continental USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

Re: TransAmerica Trail Variants

Well, you can ride down Route 66 and dip your toes into the Pacific... Mission accomplished.

Anyway, whatever route you follow I'm sure you will have a great holiday.
by jacksonz
7 Jun 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing continental USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

Re: TransAmerica Trail Variants

Take a look at this site https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/
The key elements were Great Parks North and South. Use the other routes to connect.
by jacksonz
7 Jun 2018, 8:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing continental USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

Re: TransAmerica Trail Variants

Yes, the Great Sand Dunes NP is very special indeed. If you have already been to the Tetons/Yellowstone then I suggest you don't need to go north. If you are worried about Idaho, don't go! Instead I'd aim for Moab and then proceed westward. Have you been to the Bryce or the Grand Canyons? I don't th...