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by TerryField
16 Oct 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Which bike?

Thanks for the comments about clothes and tyres. I’m currently using Schwalbe Mondiale for the puncture resistance when touring, but happy to look at something better for riding closer to home and unladen. Had a quick look at the Trek page; I think that is the sort of thing I had in mind, but don’t ...
by TerryField
16 Oct 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Which bike?

Mmmm. Can’t do a lot more training / riding, and fitness levels are not going to improve dramatically at my age. Ordinary lycra shorts and tops, aerodynamics a bit academic at the speeds I ride! Current bike was purpose built to fit me and my riding style (hence the straight bars, not drops) Tyres t...
by TerryField
16 Oct 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Which bike?

Help! I am in my late 60’s and ride about 3-4000 miles a year, almost all on lanes, voie vertes in France, and similar. My main bike is a Thorn Mercury with a Rohloff hub - fabulous for French touring with a full load, but a bit slow and heavy (15kg) for the large part of the year when I am simply o...
by TerryField
27 Jan 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Maps for Italy

Thanks for the link to Stanfords. I picked up a 50.000:1 of exactly the area I wanted.

Thanks for all the suggestions
by TerryField
26 Jan 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Re: Maps for Italy

Thanks for the responses. I don’t really need the map to find a route - we generally just follow our noses down the quietist tracks we can find. The maps just give us a context, general direction etc, to make sure we arrive at the right place at the end of the day.
by TerryField
24 Jan 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps for Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 1138

Maps for Italy

Later this year we will be cycling around Tuscany. Does anyone know of suitably large scale maps for Italy? We use the IGN ones for France which are fine and, of course, the OS for the UK.

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
12 Oct 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Parking in Marmande, France
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Parking in Marmande, France

For various reasons we need to park our car close to Marmande, south of Bordeaux, for a couple of week nexts June, while we cycle the Canal du Midi. Does anyone have any knowledge of where to park reasonably safely or indeed, has any contacts down there who would look after a car for us? Many thanks...
by TerryField
31 Mar 2018, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Re: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem

Gaz, thanks. I have the correct code. I guess I will have to wait until next week to ring them

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
31 Mar 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Cotswolds Outdoor discount problem

I'm trying to buy some panniers from Cotswolds Outdoor using the Club discount. I have the discount code, but when I try to use it on the Cotswold website, the website doesn't recognise it.

Anyone had any experience of this?

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
26 Mar 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

That’s the problem - no apparent mechanism for booking bikes. Oddly, when I first looked at this earlier this year, I am sure it was as simple as ticking the cycle box, which now just says ‘unavailable’

Terry
by TerryField
25 Mar 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train - PROBLEM!

Trying to book 3 bikes onto the TGV but although Trainline says the train can take 3 bikes, it also says they are not available. Anyone know how to break through the system to get the bikes booked on?

Thanks

Terry
by TerryField
5 Mar 2018, 5:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

Many thanks Rob
by TerryField
4 Mar 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Bordeaux to Caen by train

Rob, excellent. Many thanks. We were concerned that the TGV might be overbooked, but from what you say it should be easy. We will be booking as soon as the booking window opens, about 3 months before the trip in late June.

Where did you get the cross Paris route planner?

Cheers

Terry
by TerryField
4 Mar 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selling a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Selling a bike

Mr Smith, Sorry but I don't think I can send you a picture without your e mail, unless I have missed something.

Terry
by TerryField
3 Mar 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Caen by train
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Bordeaux to Caen by train

Anyone done this with a fully laden bike? We are planning to take local trains as these seem easier than the TGV which has limited space for fully built bikes. Is this easy? We have to switch trains in Paris and go from the station at Montparnasse across Paris to the gare St Lazaire. Anyone done thi...