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by Warin61
5 Oct 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 77
Views: 4846

Re: Churches - interesting

St Peter and St Paul's, Swanscombe. A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached th...
by Warin61
27 Sep 2019, 11:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world 2020/21
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Round the world 2020/21

Not sure how predictable wind direction is when you are looking at a global tour over 18 months? Most use the climate data to figure out the 'normal' wind direction. Of course only 'normal average' people get the climate, the rest of us get the 'weather'. and that is a little or a lot different fro...
by Warin61
22 Sep 2019, 3:56am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cooking on small gas camp stoves
Replies: 78
Views: 3335

Re: Cooking on small gas camp stoves

For porridge I use those Aldi instant oat packets 'Oat Sensations'. Boil water .. tare top off packet, put packet into my cup (yes - the paper containing the oats) . Poor water into paper container. Eat from paper container .. it is water proof. The cup gives stability and heat retention. When finis...
by Warin61
22 Aug 2019, 2:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 7396

Re: McDonald's

Talking about toilets at McDonald's, I did go to use one once (without being a customer) but got turned away and asked to leave the "restaurant" by the McDonald's security man. I like to use the toilet before I order - that way have clean hands, and am more relaxed. Not usually a problem ...
by Warin61
17 Aug 2019, 1:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 748
Views: 109943

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Thanks for the info. Highlighted your text and pressed the quote button and got what you see on the first line. Did it again - just to be sure I was doing it wrongly. As I said, my help would make for a lively debate. I press the quote button - no highlighted text - you get the complete thing as sh...
by Warin61
25 Jul 2019, 1:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tap water tips
Replies: 67
Views: 7760

Re: Tap water tips

I was thinking of those drinking fountains one sees which produce a vertical jet to which one applies ones lips. Some are set in a shallow alcove which makes filling of any vessel impossible I imagine these, and the modern ones, took hygiene into account, and have a valve which cannot be left open....
by Warin61
15 Jul 2019, 11:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging whilst cycling touring??
Replies: 57
Views: 3015

Re: Charging whilst cycling touring??

My question though was about faster charging powerbanks. Are there any disadvantages with regard to battery health? The theory is 'fast charging' any battery shortens it life. Having said that ... I believe most of the 'damage' is done as the battery gets hot, so initially -when the battery is cool...
by Warin61
19 Jun 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 73
Views: 1957

Re: Reducing pack size for credit card tour

Your not taking a spare chain, cable, etc probably because you think you can get to a bicycle shop if you need them. Use the same thinking for the second spare tube, etc. If you use the spare tube, seek a bicycle shop - buy 2 and throw the used one away. While your there .. take a look at the jersey...
by Warin61
1 Jun 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Posting Bike ahead (Budapest)
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Posting Bike ahead (Budapest)

You can send it to yourself 'Poste restante'. If the post office will accept it (could be too big, or the responding post office does not do Poste restante ... and the charges might be higher than flying 2 bikes... If you do go Poste restante, select a specific post office .. not just 'Budapest' as ...
by Warin61
21 May 2019, 12:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sources of openstreetmap for garmin
Replies: 10
Views: 544

Re: Sources of openstreetmap for garmin

A list of OSM Garmin maps...https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM ... n/Download

I have downloaded from http://alternativaslibres.org/en/downloads.php before, a different style of map.
by Warin61
15 May 2019, 12:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

If you don't want to get run over you want to achieve two things: you want to be identified as a cyclist, Wouldn't it be better to be identified as something which could hurt motorists? :twisted: :roll: Identified as a threat. Such as a police officer. Back in the old days police used to be low viz...
by Warin61
11 May 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 45
Views: 2095

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

I would not recommend using a bottle less than 750ml as I measure my output and although 400ml is the average I have frequently manage 600 and my record is 800! Normal max is 300 ml ? At least that is my recollection. I did manage (with pain) 900 ml ... but had renal failure to do that and had a ca...
by Warin61
15 Mar 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 45
Views: 2095

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

River_rat wrote:I was told by a rather elegant lady in South Africa, that in that country women use a vuvuzela!


That would keep the theft rate of vuvuzelas down :)
by Warin61
22 Feb 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 748
Views: 109943

Re: Cycle Travel question!

When I've finished some current work I'm doing, I'll rename it to something like "garglesquit" and that will presumably fix it until Chrome breaks it again... Destination? (humm) Goal? (for those of a sporting nature, or of questionable legality) end? (a certain finality in that) journey'...
by Warin61
15 Feb 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 45
Views: 2095

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

mercalia wrote:The trouble with pee bottles is the risk that you spill it inside and thus have a smelly tent and have to wash your sleeping bag etc


Use the cap, that is what it is for. You will also find the bottle is nice and warm after use and can be used as a 'hot water bottle' to warm your toes.