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by Warin61
15 Mar 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 39
Views: 1333

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: 653
Views: 102820

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: 39
Views: 1333

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.
by Warin61
13 Feb 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 39
Views: 1333

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

1 litre milk bottles here have wide mouths .. and they are PET - meaning they are light weight. Cannot do anything about the size.

If your regularly going more than once a night you need to talk to your doctor. Bladder capacity ~ 200 ml .. max ~ 300 ml (YMMV).
by Warin61
10 Feb 2019, 5:58am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 39
Views: 1333

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

Pee Bottle. No need to get out of your sleeping bag. Also relives the morning dash to the toilet.
by Warin61
3 Feb 2019, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 12129

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

It's one of the more incredible features of the world's weather that it does remain so relatively constant. Over vast swathes of time. Sea-surface temperatures in the Australian region have warmed by 0.9°C since 1900. https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-campus/australian-climate-...
by Warin61
2 Feb 2019, 7:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…
Replies: 110
Views: 12129

Re: Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

londoncommuter0000 wrote:Anything less than 2°C, I don't cycle in.


Anything more than 30°C, I don't cycle in.
by Warin61
28 Jan 2019, 2:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?
Replies: 30
Views: 5826

Re: Sweden - any bike rules/laws I need to be aware of?

They also value cars being able to swerve round unexpected hazards in the road and have a test whose name I've had to look up: Undanmanöverprov. Neither of those seem to encourage driving within the distance you can see to be clear. I think at least the swerving has to do with unexpected objects in...
by Warin61
25 Jan 2019, 12:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: https://www.freedomcampingclub.org/
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: https://www.freedomcampingclub.org/

Extra special thanks if you can point me at an online rogues gallery of these offensive caravans. If you must .. camper vans... do not hire in Australia from 'Wicked Campers'! https://www.google.com/search?hs=NhC&channel=fs&q=Offensive+Wicked+Campers&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=...
by Warin61
7 Dec 2018, 9:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice
Replies: 76
Views: 4124

Re: New Bikepacking/ Touring Bike Advice

I think that a carbon fork is reasonable since it can be more easily replaced than the frame and it also fits into my price range. I might have to compromise on front rack mounts Putting a front rack on a carbon fork ... not something the carbon fork designer/maker may have envisaged? Given how fra...
by Warin61
29 Oct 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 1936

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Heating wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:Ethiopia was fun.
Honest.
I was there earlier in the year for 4/5 weeks.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o= ... 20467&v=T2

Oh really? Do give more info please.


More info :?: You have read all 32 pages from the link?
by Warin61
27 Oct 2018, 1:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Return from the Arctic
Replies: 30
Views: 2078

Re: Return from the Arctic

I’ve found a flight from Heathrow to Kirkenes for £146 minus hold baggage ( I will be battered with the bike, but that’s life). On another note I’ve got an old set of Tatonka panniers that are still in good nick but the inner-some kind of rubberised-waterproofing has perished. Anyone out there with...
by Warin61
27 Oct 2018, 1:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Sending an eBike by air

However, there are carriers advertising such transport -- has anyone had experience of them ? If so, what is involved ? The answer is; Contact those carriers and ask them what is required. You will probably need to state the battery capacity, approximate weight and size of parcel. You may need to s...
by Warin61
17 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Optimum bike for London to Casablanca ?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Optimum bike for London to Casablanca ?

The type of bike will depend on the trip... While you tell us start and end points .. there is nothing about the trip itself... Carrying on the bike? All clothing, camping, water +food? Nothing, fully supported with backup transport vehicles. Roads? Sticking to paved roads the whole way. Taking some...
by Warin61
10 Oct 2018, 12:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?

I don't think you'll find one that is 'waterproof' while being charged. Well at least if the charging is done with a connector rather than these magnetic field things. So if you need to charge it on the move then I'd put it in a 'waterproof' case. When the case leaks there will be a little pool of w...