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by Warin61
19 Jun 2019, 11:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pack size for credit card tour
Replies: 72
Views: 1359

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: 180

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: 478

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: 1069

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: 1874

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: 1874

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: 711
Views: 105752

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: 1874

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: 45
Views: 1874

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: 45
Views: 1874

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: 12181

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: 12181

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: 5885

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: 584

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: 4198

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...