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by Woodtourer
1 Dec 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 26
Views: 882

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

Hosepipe!
Another new word for those of us across the pond!!
by Woodtourer
28 Nov 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revisiting a route suggestion!
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Revisiting a route suggestion!

The boxes are cardboard ebike boxes. I would prefer to find a place that will hold them as it eliminates having to take the time to source one at the end of a tour.
by Woodtourer
27 Nov 2019, 1:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revisiting a route suggestion!
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Revisiting a route suggestion!

We have been flying Iceland air and they have a generous bike box size. So last year,had to leave them in Helsinki, I got ebike boxes and "modified" them with straps and buckles. Makes it easy for TSA inspector in the US. So they are full size boxes that a bike comes in. Don't have the dim...
by Woodtourer
26 Nov 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Revisiting a route suggestion!
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Revisiting a route suggestion!

For an upcoming tour ,in France, I am researching ways to get from Heathrow to the coast. In an earlier post I asked about Folkestone. I had a number of great replies but maybe I need bto look at other options. Two years ago we took National Express to ports and that worked. But have another idea of...
by Woodtourer
20 Nov 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow to Folkestone??
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Heathrow to Folkestone??

OP here.
It seems like we just consider doing the Heathrow to Portsmouth via National Express. It worked out well last time. Just need to locate a place to store our bike boxes for 2 months!
Thanks for all your replies!
by Woodtourer
19 Nov 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow to Folkestone??
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Heathrow to Folkestone??

Don't we know!!
Two years ago we took Nation Express to Portsmouth from Heathrow. It worked great! But this route appears a bit more challenging.
Would you have some suggestions on car hires??
Thanks!
by Woodtourer
19 Nov 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow to Folkestone??
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Heathrow to Folkestone??

As we start planning next year's tour we have the idea of flying from the US to Heathrow. Then making our way out to Folkestone. There is a WarmShower host who would store our bike boxes. Then ferry to France. I looked at the National Express bus but there are 2 changes to get there. Not sure how th...
by Woodtourer
16 Nov 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: East Baltic touring
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: East Baltic touring

My wife and I rode the Baltic's , Poland and more last summer. Here is the link to our journal
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Eur1019
Poland was fantastic!!.
Tom
by Woodtourer
16 Nov 2019, 2:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubus Kickstand??
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Tubus Kickstand??

Anyone here have any experience with the above item that attaches to the front pannier rack?
Thanks!
by Woodtourer
16 Nov 2019, 2:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Part of Next Year's Tour??
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Part of Next Year's Tour??

As we start the planning phase for next year part of the return ,from France, would possibly be riding from Portsmouth to Dover.
Wondering if anyone might comment on this route as we are from the us.
Thanks!!
by Woodtourer
19 Oct 2019, 2:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Express??
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

Bike Express??

Being here in the US I am not familiar with this company/service. Anyone here have any information about them?
Thanks!
by Woodtourer
18 Oct 2019, 2:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPX for EuroVelo 15
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: GPX for EuroVelo 15

You might also check Ride with GPS.
by Woodtourer
30 Sep 2019, 12:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

Yep, that was me!
Last year we took a bus from Heathrow to Portsmouth. It worked quite well. But looking for a vehicle option to get around and visit before the ferry.
by Woodtourer
29 Sep 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Heathrow and car rental question

Thanks all!!!
No the planning fun begins!!
by Woodtourer
29 Sep 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow and car rental question
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Heathrow and car rental question

Since we live "across the pond" I was hoping that the UK cycling crowd might be able to help. If we fly into Heathrow are there rental vehicles available that would accommodate 2 large bike boxes? Starting to think about next year's tour and part would be driving to visit a few friends the...