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by Kiwisue
26 Jun 2017, 3:08am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 7
Views: 4539

Re: Saddles

Thank you. The reason I have been hesitant to getting the leather saddle was keeping it dry. The West Coast of the South Island can be very wet

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by Kiwisue
15 Jun 2017, 10:38am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 7
Views: 4539

Re: Saddles

Good to think about saddles long before the trip! My wife has used a B17S for around 8 years now, she absolutely loves it. However, like all saddles it's an individual question whether it's comfortable. The good thing about a B17S is that the secondhand value is high so it's not disastrous to try i...
by Kiwisue
11 Jun 2017, 9:30am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 7
Views: 4539

Saddles

I am taking part in the Tour of Aotearoa next summer which is the length of New Zealand in 30 days self supported. This means 100kms a day minimum so there will be many hours on the bike each day. I am interested in the Brooks B17 S saddle and am keen to hear from women who tour on this seat. How co...
by Kiwisue
11 Jun 2017, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ladies cycle hire - New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Ladies cycle hire - New Zealand

Taking your own bikes will be a lot less hassle than hiring something that you might not like or be comfortable on. I agree. Bring your own bikes here to NZ. You will have your own kit on it especially your own seat. Get a cardboard bike box from a cycle shop so you can dispose of it when you arriv...
by Kiwisue
13 Feb 2017, 8:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent to use?
Replies: 100
Views: 5641

Re: What tent to use?

I have decided to use a Hubba Hubba two man tent. It may be heavier but after reading your comments I believe it will be more comfortable and worth the extra weight. Thank you
by Kiwisue
5 Feb 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent to use?
Replies: 100
Views: 5641

Re: What tent to use?

Thanks for your advice. I will do more searching. I am 5ft 7". I like to have room to sit up in, space for my pannier bags and a vestibule to cook in. I plan to bike in the UK and Europe next year so need a study light weight reliable tent. The tour is on cycle trails (can be a bit rugged in NZ...
by Kiwisue
4 Feb 2017, 12:41am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What tent to use?
Replies: 100
Views: 5641

Re: What tent to use?

I am doing The Tour of Aotearoa (NZ) next year that is 3000kms long. We are given 30 days to complete the distance and we are encouraged to be self supporting. It will be in February -usually the warmest month in New Zealand. I want to use a light 2 man tent that is about 1kg. I have looked at MSR c...
by Kiwisue
21 Aug 2016, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Cycle trailer on an equilibrium?

I had a BOB trailer and found that great. I am able to jack knife it when I stop so easy to park. For overseas travel I pack it with my gear and remove the wheel and swing arm. I have had a bag made that I put the trailer and gear into it so when travelling it is another bag . Here in New Zealand I ...
by Kiwisue
3 Aug 2016, 6:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: new zealand end to end
Replies: 17
Views: 6308

Re: new zealand end to end

Moles worth is New Zealand's largest farm and the ride through is well worth it. However you need to check with the Department of Conservation if road open The Rainbow Road is always open and both can be ridden from Hammer Springs. Try and keep off Highway 1. Its boring and busy often if big trucks ...
by Kiwisue
3 Aug 2016, 5:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: new zealand end to end
Replies: 17
Views: 6308

Re: new zealand end to end

Look at my tour in crazyguyonabike.com under Redman in journals.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-N920I using hovercraft full of eels.
by Kiwisue
1 Aug 2016, 2:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: wild camping the LeJog
Replies: 13
Views: 7587

Re: wild camping the LeJog

What is a jogle? I am following these posts with great interest regarding wild camping. It is my much preferred way when travelling the back roads of NZ.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-N920I using hovercraft full of eels.
by Kiwisue
31 Jul 2016, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Warmshowers - Yey or Nay?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Warmshowers - Yey or Nay?

I believe you would enjoy being a host. The basic facilities you provide is a warm shower and toilet. On the warmshowers website you state what you provide and how much notice you need. If it gets a bit much you can make yourself "unavailable for hosting " I'm a trendy consumer. Just look ...
by Kiwisue
31 Jul 2016, 1:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Warmshowers - Yey or Nay?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: RE: Warmshowers - Yey or Nay?

We live on the NCN Route 2 near to Poole ferry port and consequently see several cycle tourists passing through, we very much enjoy our roadside encounters with fellow cycle tourists when we are on our travels so are considering joining Warmshowers. Does anyone have any experiences (good or bad) or...
by Kiwisue
15 Jul 2016, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best time for travel UK
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: Best time for travel UK

keen on orienteering and geocaching

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by Kiwisue
15 Jul 2016, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best time for travel UK
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: Best time for travel UK

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I am going to use them to plan my journey. I shall post some plans and hopefully you will be able to advise me again. I am also a keen oriente

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-N920I using hovercraft full of eels.