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by Warin61
17 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Optimum bike for London to Casablanca ?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

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: 6
Views: 379

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...
by Warin61
3 Oct 2018, 4:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Advice and options turning mtb's into touring ones

You've got me worried. If you feel the need to point out you'll take an inner tube, it would suggest to me that you might not have a grasp of the real challenges. Hope I'm wrong though Experienced = a person who has made mistakes and learnt from them. ----------------- If you need some things .. li...
by Warin61
1 Oct 2018, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I am in possession of an Argentinian passport as well as South African. Which passport do you think would be more easier to travel with? :?: Take both! At sometime you will be after more than one visa. Put one passport to one embassy for visa one. Put the other passport for visa tow with the other ...
by Warin61
28 Sep 2018, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Passports and visas https://www.passportindex.org/comparebyPassport.php?p1=au&p2=uk&fl=&s=yes That will get you a rough idea. Climate. The problem is picking the wet on the west coast. Finding others who have travelled there. And lots of info. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ Very ...
by Warin61
12 Sep 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 4892

Re: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

The bad Feeling a bit lonely at the campground. OK .. Sometimes I camp by my self. I don't find that a problem. Perhaps a podcast might help? Or a book - you can get ones that are read to you .. LibriVox is one source. I assume you have a 'smart phone'. If there are people around you .. then go int...
by Warin61
11 Sep 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 4892

Re: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

Where things are in the panniers ... well I find that if your touring for more than a week things will migrate from one pannier to the next. After a week they settle into a fixed spot. Then your list of where things are has to be modified :lol: And setting up the tent .. well that too will change ov...
by Warin61
23 Aug 2018, 12:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 4892

Re: Budget touring, I would be very grateful for advice on gear

Head torches are really great. Allows you to burn both hands at once and to see yourself doing it :D No, really they are much better than a hand torch. And yes to; Microfibre towel Silk sleeping sheet - lighter and quicker to dry. Sleeping bag .. don't bother with a fleece liner .. that adds too muc...
by Warin61
23 Aug 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 30
Views: 963

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

If going to a remote location I take my personal PLB. Most here buy the GPS equipped PLB/EPIRBS .. the price difference is not that much and the extra accuracy in your location just speeds recovery, meaning your less time in pain. If I was to go with the the provision for messages it would either be...
by Warin61
19 Aug 2018, 12:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Downloading Eurovelo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Downloading Eurovelo routes

There is also https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/#routelist?map=5!50.0288!17.6505 This is based on OSM data. Unfortunately the sequential order is not always correct and there can be missing sections. :( But it will give you an elevation profile, height gain/loss distance .. and GPX/KML files. If y...
by Warin61
13 Aug 2018, 3:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Could be used as weapon? Not allowed in cabin baggage.
Flammable? Not allowed.
Explosive? (that includes compressed gas) Not allowed ... unless it is part of a medical device...
by Warin61
9 Aug 2018, 1:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Insurance for a trip >100 days
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Insurance for a trip >100 days

Motorcycle tourist travelling around the world have the same kind of insurance problems. There is a good thread on it here (page 12) http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/staying-healthy-on-the-road/travel-insurance-uk-eu-residents-21155-12 There is an advertiser on that site too .. might be worth c...
by Warin61
5 Aug 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Assembly of bikes at airports
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Assembly of bikes at airports

One reason why you might assemble the bike is to check for damage while there.
However .. you don't do it for the contents of a suitcase and you should still be able to claim for any damages if found later.

Cannot see any reason for it to be compulsory.
by Warin61
3 Aug 2018, 12:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping towel
Replies: 37
Views: 3539

Re: Camping towel

One thing I find that works well is using a flannel to wipe yourself down after you've had a shower, wringing it out as necessary. This removes most of the moisture, and you can then use a small (hand) towel to fully dry yourself. First ... wipe yourself down with your hand - like a squeegee to get...
by Warin61
2 Aug 2018, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small wheel cycle computer
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Small wheel cycle computer

Wherever the sensor is placed along the length of the spoke it will make the same number of revolutions per minute at any given riding speed. There will be no difference in the time taken for it to perform one revolution and no more or less time for the unit to reset. The revolutions will be the sa...