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by HobbesOnTour
20 May 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Help me! Complete novice who needs to travel with toddler.

For inspiration you could look at https://hollandbikeshop.com Seats: https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-seat/ Trailers: https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-trailers/ They even have a mother's bike! https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/buying-a-bicycle/cortina-bicycle/cortina-roots-transpor...
by HobbesOnTour
8 May 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European summer cycling tour
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: European summer cycling tour

Hi & Welcome! There's 4 of you so daily distance will be determined by the weakest of the 4. Nobody here can tell you how far you can go. As for a route? Europe is pretty big, you know! Go somewhere that you are interested in! Handy hint: Follow a river or a well signposted route. It makes navig...
by HobbesOnTour
6 May 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1619

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

If possible, is better to get it right in the very first place. If there is such a thing as "right" in the first place how come there are so many different types of bike used for touring? Personally, I don't believe there is a "right" way, or even a wrong way, for that matter, j...
by HobbesOnTour
5 May 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers
Replies: 13
Views: 3737

Re: Ideas to Consider for Prospective New Tourers

Honestly, the best advice to give to a newbie tourer would be to ask their questions somewhere else. Threads get filled with highly detailed bickering and sniping. It's a real shame because while there certainly are many knowledgeable, experienced and technically minded people here, I can't but help...
by HobbesOnTour
5 May 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1619

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

Don't agree with the Mtb choice, they're likely to have a longer top-tube than usual, unless this is what you want you may end up finding yourself too stretched forward and have to fit a very short stem (which is not ideal) Angled stems, handlebars can overcome that issue if it's that significant. ...
by HobbesOnTour
5 May 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 236
Views: 20614

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

I've been following your tweets (first time ever using Twitter!) to follow your journey, although you nearly lost me when you started tweeting about the efficiency or otherwise of vineyards. I think what you've accomplished is pretty much off the scale. I know, despite your understated disclosures o...
by HobbesOnTour
3 May 2019, 10:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trailer for a bike with small wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Trailer for a bike with small wheels

I have an extrawheel trailer with the extra rack and used it to carry a tent strapped on, albeit on a 26 inch wheeled bike. Worked fine. I had no issues.
There is a new design of the ExtraWheel this year, not sure if you are referring to the older or newer model?
by HobbesOnTour
3 May 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pootling around northern Italy
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Pootling around northern Italy

I was there a few years ago, following the Alpe Adria and then making up my own route as I went along. Cycle routes can be a bit chaotic so a bit of preplanning is advisable. Having said that, I really enjoyed myself. Traffic was, by and large, very respectful, people were very friendly and the coun...
by HobbesOnTour
3 May 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me find my dream bike?
Replies: 69
Views: 1619

Re: Can you help me find my dream bike?

To be completely boring about it, I think the chances of you finding your dream bike for touring without having done any touring are slim. Sorry, I don't mean that to be negative. :D All I mean is that when you get a bit of touring under your belt then you're better equipped to figure out what is go...
by HobbesOnTour
3 May 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - does the V70 exist??
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: France - does the V70 exist??

Try this
https://www.biroto.eu/en/cycle-route/fr ... rt00002341

Not sure if its what you are looking for, but it's a hndy site all the same.
by HobbesOnTour
3 May 2019, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1092

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

The disscussion has moved on to power needs which is not a bad thing to consider. Toting a laptop places an extra burden in terms of charging, especially if you are not staying in "secure" accommodation such as hotels or B&Bs. I'm not a fan of sitting beside a laptop in a bathroom bloc...
by HobbesOnTour
1 May 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?
Replies: 38
Views: 1092

Re: Planning routes when you are on tour. PC? Tablet?

Leaving aside a discussion on the merits or otherwise of planning a route on a phone or a tablet what you are looking for can be done and relatively easily on an android device, assuming otg (On The Go)compatibility. Don't think it's as easy on Apple devices. There's a full discussion here with exam...
by HobbesOnTour
30 Apr 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 632

All my rides - or the ones on new routes I have not ridden before - are Audaxes and therefore long distances. If I am riding for - say 12 - 24 hours at a stretch then using my android phone will not be practical - but I do have RWGPS on it. Powerbank or dynamohub. I am leaning towards the Etrex but...
by HobbesOnTour
30 Apr 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: GPS Navigation

I think this problem will continue for many of us until, when ...? All I want from a GPS reading device is the same information I get from an excel cue sheet. In other words, I want a note telling me at mile 5.6 to turn left into X road, then at mile 14.7 turn right onto Y street, and so on. All of...