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by Warin61
6 Dec 2019, 6:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: hotel laundry service?

SA_SA_SA wrote:
Warin61 wrote:[...quote="Sweep" ..quote="SA_SA_SA"..../quote]

Note the 'wash on bike suggestion' was Sweep's not mine as your mangled ( :D )quoting suggests...


Apologies ... to both ... fixed though bit late.
by Warin61
6 Dec 2019, 6:26am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

My most recent tent purchase was made in Vietnam...

Agree, if it fails it does not matter where it is made or what brand it is. You have to cope with that no matter.
by Warin61
2 Dec 2019, 2:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hotel laundry service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: hotel laundry service?

Anyone ever tried putting some warmish water in a drybag with some detergent, strapping it to the top of a rack and letting the day's motion wash it? Water is heavy! I'd think in the bottom of a pannier might be better for weight distribution.. Caravanners do it with a sealed plastic bucket.. rear ...
by Warin61
2 Dec 2019, 2:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1629

Re: When you run out of money…

Running out of money shows poor planning. Go home! It is highly unlikely that you can legally make more real money (payment-expenses) in some foreign country. At home your qualifications and job experience are recognised and you have reasonable knowledge of the job market, how to live economically. ...
by Warin61
19 Oct 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: I thought I carried a lot of stuff.

:idea: Another pair of panniers and another cat could go on the front...

I'd be calling for a taxi.
by Warin61
5 Oct 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 87
Views: 7102

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: 779

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: 4761

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: 265
Views: 8706

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: 949
Views: 123066

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: 8150

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: 60
Views: 4030

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: 2361

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: 231

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: 665

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.