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by robert32asp
24 Oct 2017, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: My review of a one week boat-bike tour on the Danube River
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: My review of a one week boat-bike tour on the Danube River

In June, 2017, after riding from Amsterdam to Passau, Germany, I boarded a river cruise ship with my wife and two friends for a one week, round trip bicycling cruise on the Danube. It was the first time I've spent more than an overnight on a boat and my first "cruise ship experience." ......
by robert32asp
29 Sep 2017, 11:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?

Not only might you have a bit of a problem getting a license for one of those (let alone find one to buy), you would also have to likely make your own ammunition for that caliber.
by robert32asp
29 Sep 2017, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Greece - watch out for the dog packs?

If this is the story I am thinking it is, it wasn't dogs, it was a pack of wolves. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/27/greek-coroner-british-hiker-attacked-devoured-by-wolves/ THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A missing British hiker whose dismembered, fleshless remains were found in the hills of northe...
by robert32asp
25 Sep 2017, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you need for cycle touring?
Replies: 44
Views: 3444

Re: What do you need for cycle touring?

That was more than enough pannier capacity for my Camino Francis and my English C to C. In this day and age, I always take a fairly complete first aid kit that includes a large battle wound dressing and a blood clotting sponge & latex gloves. You never know when you or someone you come across wi...
by robert32asp
21 Sep 2017, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bilbao to Gibraltar
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Bilbao to Gibraltar

You could do a Camino Norde to Santiago and then head down to Gibraltar. Any time you follow one of the many Camino's you will have lots of great signs and tourist facilities for individuals or small groups of travelers. Actually there are so many Camino's some going to the places you desired route ...
by robert32asp
21 Sep 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggestions for 100ish miles route
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: Suggestions for 100ish miles route

Since you have a back-up or support vehicle, you don't need to do a circle route. You stated you wanted light traffic and/or wooded trails along with about 30 mile stages. I tend to do about 40 mile legs. A recent ride I did included two segments that might interest you. Bristol to Bath (actually Me...
by robert32asp
6 Sep 2017, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino, briefly!
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: Camino, briefly!

I loved most of my May 2016 bike Camino Francis (Pamplona to Santiago). I would echo Franks comments about it being a pilgrimage. On my Camino, I sought to balance being a tourist, being a pilgrim, and being a long distance biker. That meant I took far more time than you are planning. I would warn y...
by robert32asp
6 Sep 2017, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: Camino of St James

I cycled Pamplona to Santiago in May 2016. It was a great experience, but rugged and challenging. It is a wonderful trip. Leave two to three weeks to do the trip in by bike. The thing is that about 200,000 people a year cycle, or hike the Camino. Most on the Camino Francis and most in a few peak sum...
by robert32asp
6 Sep 2017, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

Just to let everyone know. I did my trip across England as planned.......sort of. I had an absolutely wonderful time. For the most part the weather was great. Toward the end of my trip the rain started to interfere with things, especially the last day from Rochester to Canterbury. I took the train a...
by robert32asp
24 May 2017, 9:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do people use for GPS backup on tours
Replies: 73
Views: 20372

Re: What do people use for GPS backup on tours

Just wondering what others do when touring for backup for their GPS if it fails. Another GPS or maps? I carry two identical GPS's and software to download tracks from Gpsies if needed. But that's all extra weight and still liable to fail. Maps dont fail but enough for a long tour would be cumbersom...
by robert32asp
22 Apr 2017, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

For planning information you might want to read this old thread, https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=107532 For buying an off the shelf bike, you could look at the Halfords company. There stuff isn't great but they do have a lot of stores; they sell Chinese made bikes under several brand na...
by robert32asp
22 Apr 2017, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

....The ones we have require you to dismount and scoot or lift the bike, but they look like you can ride through and you might be able to for some of them but not others. Even experienced riders have suffered injury and damaged bikes, just because some NIMBY has popped out with a spanner and narrow...
by robert32asp
22 Apr 2017, 2:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

Heltor Chasca wrote:Plenty of Pagan sites in the South West worth doing. Great Neolithic longbarrow up on the Stoney Littleton hill just off the NCN 24. Perfect for an ethereal wild camp.


I will pass on the camping but thanks for the suggested place to look at.
by robert32asp
22 Apr 2017, 2:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

mjr wrote:http://www.Norfolkchurches.co.uk/ may be of interest. Look up pretty much any place you'll be going through and it's probably got an interesting tale.


Wow that is pretty interesting. Not sure I will have time to see everything, now I just need to look at them and prioritize. Thanks
by robert32asp
22 Apr 2017, 2:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Bristol,Bath,Oxford,Hunstanton,Norwich,Ispwich,Tilbury,Caterbury July 2017

... then route 1 to Canterbury. Some of the off-road sections over that stretch are a little rough but not muddy, almost all have anti-motorcycle barriers..... Thank you for the information. I do have one question as lots of folks have commented on anti-motorcycle barriers. Why is everyone telling ...