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by jdthebrit
8 Feb 2015, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northumberland Coast route queries
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Northumberland Coast route queries

PS If touring you must go inland after Dustanburgh past Embelton.
by jdthebrit
8 Feb 2015, 9:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Northumberland Coast route queries
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Northumberland Coast route queries

Done it - perfectly OK hard turf - cycling prohibited but no -enforceable. Usually no walkers and very wide footprint . No problem if discreet.
by jdthebrit
3 Mar 2014, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towing a lab on an open trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 7241

Re: Towing a lab on an open trailer?

Good points - I didn't think of the fly problem. Thanks for the input.
by jdthebrit
2 Mar 2014, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towing a lab on an open trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 7241

Re: Towing a lab on an open trailer?

Thanks for that Cunobelin - I would of course harness dog to the trailer walls..... but I like the idea of his ears flapping in the wind :lol: I was just thinking of the wind resistance on the classic dog chariot as in your pic, and I'm looking for something a little more rugged, without the fabric ...
by jdthebrit
2 Mar 2014, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towing a lab on an open trailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 7241

Towing a lab on an open trailer?

Dog.jpg Hello! Could the board please help me? I would like to tour on country roads in northern Europe and help out my very lazy dog when his pawz are tired. I don't like the idea of a covered wagon and the wind resistance and anyway he loves the wind and rain, so I would think an open flatbed wou...
by jdthebrit
19 Mar 2013, 12:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds Liverpool canal
Replies: 21
Views: 2330

Re: Leeds Liverpool canal

Yep :D It's a bit ropey west of Skipton - I took to the byeways - so I guess it doesn't count? :D I suppose you could do it in a day if serious about it? But that would spoil the fun of it. :) Lots of decent boozers on the route but not much in the way of camping spots that I got wind of. Lots of in...
by jdthebrit
11 Feb 2013, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has anyone on here used the A9 cycle path?
Replies: 25
Views: 1910

Re: Has anyone on here used the A9 cycle path?

It got me from Aviemore to Andrew Carnegie's house in Dunfermline in under 10 hours while fully loaded - where a very nice lady gave me a cuppa from her flask :)
As an Expressway when your highland tour is done and dusted it's a boon. So no complaints from me :)
by jdthebrit
31 Dec 2012, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route through Preston centre
Replies: 30
Views: 994

Re: Route through Preston centre

Liverpool to North Wales through Runcorn is even worse! That had me going pedal crazy with full touring gear in circles for two hours up and down dale along the southern ringroad - luckily in the middle of the night :D
by jdthebrit
15 Nov 2012, 9:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland Winter Bike Ride
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Scotland Winter Bike Ride

Mmm - thanks all. Imagination whetted. Seriously thinking of an over Christmas trip to the Hebrides. No direct flights to warmer European climes from Poland :twisted:
by jdthebrit
14 Nov 2012, 10:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67518

Re: Pictures of your tents.

wow 900euro for a tent fantastic as it is i dont think i would go that far. :roll: A pal bought it from the States for me. Far cheaper there than rip off Europe. It's too heavy for cycle touring really but I carry a lot of beer and stuff as a rule, so what the hell, Hillebergs keep the Highland bea...
by jdthebrit
13 Nov 2012, 11:42pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 67518

Re: Pictures of your tents.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6089/6026953515_92408f8a0a_b.jpg Above Milngavie, Glasgow July 3rd 2011 Midge proof Hilleberg Staika. Merida Mtb. And get your meths before you hit Glasgie - it's a pain to buy anywhere as they take it for granted you would like to neck it :lol: ..... bangers cooking o...
by jdthebrit
6 Nov 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Poland and Kaliningrad 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 21336

Re: Poland and Kaliningrad 2013

Interesting Gordy. A cycle up the Hel spit above Gdynia is a must for a kick off!
by jdthebrit
6 Nov 2012, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Italy, Tip to Toe or Toe to Tip Route Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Italy, Tip to Toe or Toe to Tip Route Needed

I covered Rome to Salerno via Latino/Anzio/Terracina/Naples/Pompeii/Sorrento last Christmas.
Blue skies, nice people, scenery just so so....
Mountains if you're man enough.
PS Wild camping in Southern Italy is very difficult. Everywhere is private property. Public parks do not exist.I
by jdthebrit
22 Aug 2012, 8:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do you like to tour alone?
Replies: 84
Views: 22650

Re: Do you like to tour alone?

It's nice to be on your tod sometimes. But. Last summer I met a very nice chap in the public car park toilets in Grantown On Spey..... Luckily he understood my happy repartee, when I hastily explained that I'd been touring the highlands for 5 weeks and was sick of sheep's company and talking to myse...
by jdthebrit
22 Aug 2012, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help with Italy
Replies: 20
Views: 7890

Re: Help with Italy

My twopenneyth worth. Ride aggressively - as in - hold your line, and keep up with the traffic. Italians appreciate cyclists who don't hold back, you will be safer if you ride as they drive. Like with a rabid dog, don't act timid. Of course, the lorries are a different case in point, and you have to...