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by jonk
21 Oct 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 4990

Re: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?

We cycled on the "A road" through Forsinard and I had no idea that there were other roads available or that they are open to cyclists. One for next time I think.
by jonk
24 Aug 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?
Replies: 15
Views: 3266

Re: Anyone cycled the Welsh coast?

Just come back from riding parts of the r4 around st David’s and Fishguard and it was really nice cycling. Quite hilly but not unpleasant. I think wind direction can be quite a factor near the coast. We also went on parts of the 47 which felt a bit tighter and more hilly on the bits I did, but very ...
by jonk
13 Jul 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging whilst cycling touring??
Replies: 57
Views: 3033

Re: Charging whilst cycling touring??

I was initially disappointed that my sohn dynamo didn’t charge my phone, but as said above, use it to drip charge a power pack all day and it gives enough power to recharge all your bits and bobs when you stop.
by jonk
4 Jul 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.
Replies: 46
Views: 1686

Re: 'Sprintech' rear view cycle mirrors.

I have one of these sprintechs on our tandem. It’s great for keeping a general eye on what’s going on behind you, with a good field of vision without sticking up too much.

I’ve not yet plucked up the courage to fit one to my proper racing bike, but the day will come I expect. It’s really handy.
by jonk
4 Jul 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle trailer for gardening tools
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Cycle trailer for gardening tools

I use one of these for my tools. It’s been really good actually. Longer tools can be poked through the holes or bungeed to the sides and then I just stuck a big plastic box in it for the bits and pieces.

If you are near Worcestershire you could buy mine cheaply because I’m not using it at the moment.
by jonk
13 Jun 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 71
Views: 4990

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Long time lurker here but I’ve been inspired to post. We cycled this route on our tandem in 2017. I nearly cancelled the trip when I was booking a B and B before hand and the woman told me not to bother: “the roads are packed with motor homes. . .you’ll need to cycle at 4am in the morning. . . I’d n...