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by HobbesOnTour
18 Jan 2018, 3:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam to Arnhem route
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Rotterdam to Arnhem route

Hi, The problem is less trying to find a route, more choosing which one. :D If you want to follow a signposted route, follow the LF2 riute then join LF4. Longer, but well signposted. If you want to make up your own route there are many, many options. I'd recommend looking at the CycletoTravel websit...
by HobbesOnTour
15 Jan 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to the Vennbahn
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Getting to the Vennbahn

Hi, as you've discovered it's not the most accessible to get to. Did you try Flixbus? Never used them, but they seem cheap & take bikes whole. You would need at least one connection though. Or else fly. There is an Aachen Maastricht airport, but I've no idea who flys there from the UK. The Vennb...
by HobbesOnTour
11 Jan 2018, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 35
Views: 1605

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

The other problem comes where you have a complicated route with very short leg lengths and changes in direction at junctions where the Garmin processor isn't fast enough and can't keep up and it is easy to miss a turning. This happened to us in the centre of Vienna where there was a myriad of bike ...
by HobbesOnTour
23 Dec 2017, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 35
Views: 1508

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

wow, but I guess the snow would be nice to see. Where in NL did you arrive and how did you get to Arnhem? I'd prefer to avoid France ;) Well, I live in Holland. Caught the train from where I live to Arnhem. I enjoy France, just the couple of times I wanted to grab a train there was drama ;-) You wi...
by HobbesOnTour
23 Dec 2017, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 35
Views: 1508

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

I have had good experience of giving a small bribe ( a tip!) to get bikes on a French train!! Ha Ha! I like your style :-) I was never refused to take my bike on a train, just generally getting information was difficult. It can be stressful if you're that way inclined. If you're relaxed, the eccent...
by HobbesOnTour
23 Dec 2017, 12:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route
Replies: 35
Views: 1508

Re: Getting to Andermatt for the Rhine Cycle Route

Hi, I did this trip last year, so my first helpful hint is not to do it until at least the middle of May - Andermatt was snowed in at the end of April! I booked a ticket for me and the bike from NL to Bern using the international section of the Dutch train service. https://www.nsinternational.nl/en/...
by HobbesOnTour
19 Dec 2017, 10:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping
Replies: 57
Views: 3861

Re: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping

Good Man!

Well done & great pictures!

Frank
by HobbesOnTour
13 Dec 2017, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping
Replies: 57
Views: 3861

Re: Tips for Carrabridge to Pitlochry + Winter Wild Camping

Hi Radek,
I've been following this thread with interest and some degree of fascination!

I've absolutely no input for you, other than to wish you the best of luck!

Frank
by HobbesOnTour
13 Dec 2017, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?

Hi, A bit late to the party, but I did this in reverse a few years ago. I caught the train from San Sebastian to Hendaye because I was under a bit of pressure for time. I was glad that I did because it was quite hilly and the views from the comfortable train were very nice! :-). No problem bringing ...
by HobbesOnTour
12 Dec 2017, 6:23pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1man tent plus bike
Replies: 60
Views: 3427

Re: 1man tent plus bike

Gattonero wrote:
20D fabric with 1500mm HH, plus a square shape means "dry summer time only". That thing won't stay up in winds, and water will pool on the top.


I wasn't actually advocating this contraption :D

Frank
by HobbesOnTour
30 Nov 2017, 1:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1man tent plus bike
Replies: 60
Views: 3427

Re: 1man tent plus bike

Hi, Going to leave this here without any comment ;-) nsr-riding-mtb-bicycle-tour-camping-tent-neon-olive-a_1024x1024.jpg More info @ https://nsrriding.com/collections/nsr-riding-bicycle-tour-camping-tent-mountain-bike Similar discussion taking place over on CGOAB Personally, I can't ever see a reaso...
by HobbesOnTour
22 Oct 2017, 1:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hotels/B&Bs but would prefer own hot cooked meals
Replies: 34
Views: 2125

Re: Hotels/B&Bs but would prefer own hot cooked meals

Maybe I'm missing out on the obvious, but as I see it, you have 2 variations of a solution open to you... The first is to stop to eat before your accommodation. I mean when you're reasonably close to your destination. Stop, cook, eat, ride a bit then check in. If it's noodles etc. that you want to e...
by HobbesOnTour
18 Oct 2017, 1:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Defining cycle touring...
Replies: 36
Views: 2154

Re: Defining cycle touring...

No offence but..... I really dislike any attempt to define something that I experience essentially as freedom. It seems that once labels start getting attached the fun becomes less. For example, this past weekend I took 2 days to cycle to Arnhem to see the Rolling Stones and 1 day home again. I camp...
by HobbesOnTour
18 Oct 2017, 12:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is undertaking the TransAtlanticWay a completely unrealistic & foolish idea for me?
Replies: 28
Views: 2186

Re: Is undertaking the TransAtlanticWay a completely unrealistic & foolish idea for me?

Hi John, I just had a long post written out based on the humour of trying to ride a bike across the Atlantic..... and then I googled it and saw that the TransAtlanticWay is an actual race! Silly me! (In fairness, it is a silly name!) Looking at the results from last year about 50 people finished; th...
by HobbesOnTour
29 Aug 2017, 8:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Camino of St James

Try also http://www.caminodesantiago.me - it's a discussion forum on all Caminos, including a section on biking. Taking the Way of St. James, there are a variety of different routes, although the "Frances" is by far and above the most popular. You also need to consider whether to follow th...