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by skelo
18 Jul 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Great Glen Way

We did the Great Glen Cycle Route last May on recumbent trikes. You'll be fine on a Raven. There's only 1 day on gravel forest road which is tougher on a trike. Inverness to Oban is easier for the sole reason that the pass on the first day is a lot easier on the Inverness side. I'd hate to do to it...
by skelo
4 Jul 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Camino by Trike?

[quote="Tilley"]How do people organise the return leg? Especially interested as I too am a trike rider.[/quot I guess the return leg is always difficult with a trike. Mine is a non-folding Kettweisel so any public transport is a definite no-no. I am in York so can cycle to the Hull Ferries...
by skelo
4 Jul 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Camino by Trike?

If you are able to do the whole thing would the reverse of the second option not be better? Cycle across France and join the main Camino Frances at St John Pied de Port. Once at Santiago hire a vehicle to drive back to Santander for the ferry. This would allow you to join in the full experience of ...
by skelo
4 Jul 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Camino by Trike?

Upright or recumbent? I have not ridden the Camino in any great distance but have crossed the route several times. However, I have ridden an upright from Bilbao to St Malo when I was attending a tricycle race in the Deux Sevres area. I don't follow any sort of preplanned route. I knew that the coas...
by skelo
3 Jul 2020, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Camino by Trike?

simonineaston wrote:been done by donkey...


Donkey on a trike?
by skelo
2 Jul 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Camino by Trike?

Bit of a Long-shot, just wondered if anyone has done the Camino on a Trike? I am thinking of having a go at it with a mate on two wheels, probably in April/May 2021, or more likely 2022. being 'limited mobility' and with the restrictions of a trike I like/have to plan well in advance. (as well as sa...
by skelo
11 Jun 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Several day tour with e-bike
Replies: 64
Views: 1966

Re: Several day tour with e-bike

Apologies if I have replied to this already. I cycled my e-assist trike from York to Lucca (Italy) roughly 1500 miles avg. 40 miles/day staying in hotels/B&B so re-charging every night. Didn't take a spare battery so had to 'grin and bear it' when it ran out. battery is good for 50 miles on the ...
by skelo
19 May 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Securing your bike
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Securing your bike

Thick cable and hefty padlock that makes a mockery of all the lightweight gear I've spent a fortune on!!
by skelo
21 Mar 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Weak leg on ebike
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Weak leg on ebike

I have an imbalance of roughly 90-10 right to left leg, done about 5000 miles to date on e-trike with a bottom bracket torque sensor. haven't noticed any imbalance Other than my own). it may be different on two wheels.
by skelo
26 Feb 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Itching to do it
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: Itching to do it

weather likely to be the same as UK. you are only going for 3/4 days so you can look at the forecast before you set off and decide on clothing based on temp. take your wet weather gear whatever the forecast! We cycled there in July last year. Day 1 we were soaked to the skin and freezing. By day 4 i...
by skelo
16 Jan 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Calais to Brussels - navigation
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Calais to Brussels - navigation

last summer I did south Holland & Belgium, roughly Europoort-Utrecht-Kinderdijk-Bergen op Zoom- Antwerp-Ghent-Ypres- Brugge- Zeebrugge out and return on the ferry from Hull. (softy southerners an use Harwich) I planned the route using Cycle Travel taking in interesting places en route and simply...
by skelo
13 Jan 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Cycling with foot drop - I'd like to hear more

Yes, I have pretty severe foot-drop and left-side paralysis post-stroke. I wear a carbon fibre AFO (splint) have tried getting on a bike but can't control my foot enough. Ok on the back of a tandem with help placing my foot on the pedal. My solution was to get a recumbent trike (Kettweisel) which ha...
by skelo
2 Dec 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1705

Re: hotel laundry service?

so that's what the bidet is for.... :lol:
by skelo
6 Nov 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: Recumbent Trikes

Get Cycling in York usually have a good range of Ice, Hase, and other weird & wonderful machines to try.
by skelo
29 Oct 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Via Francigena (Canterbury - Rome)
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Via Francigena (Canterbury - Rome)

Rode quite a bit of it in Italy between Lake Maggiore and Parma 'by mistake' a couple of years ago. kept seeing little brown signs with a monk, only realised chatting to a group of cyclists in Lucca on their way to Rome! hoping to use more of it for our planned York-Dubrovnik trip in 2021 (wife perm...