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by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 25
Views: 811

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

A launderette is best because of the size of the drum. As suggested using some balls also helps break up the clumps.
by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 25
Views: 811

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

In that case I think you will struggle.

You need to fluff up the down and the best way is warm air and regular movement to break up the clumps.

It may work.

Borrow a neighbour's or launderette. Worth a few quid against the cost of new.
by Navrig
17 Sep 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?
Replies: 25
Views: 811

Re: Can my down sleeping bag be saved ?

Long low temp tumble dry?
by Navrig
31 Aug 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Cycling from Dunning to Kinross - Path of Condie

Have a Google for the Kinross Sportive. Their red and black routes generally do that journey. I've done it twice and remember there is a long hill involved.
by Navrig
31 Aug 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Edinburgh to Carsisle
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Edinburgh to Carsisle

Try here

https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/info/200 ... 97/cycling

If you avoid the A68 and the A7 the cycling will be great.
by Navrig
13 Aug 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Bikes on planes Again

I've never used the CTC bag but from a common sense point of view I can't see a problem with you plans.
by Navrig
13 Aug 2019, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on planes Again
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Bikes on planes Again

Don't wish to be alarmist but have you read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=129829
by Navrig
7 Aug 2019, 9:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 4813

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

How tall are you? A friend was selling her brothers Ridgeback tourer. It was very large. A 64 I think. He was 6' 4". The bike is in excellent condition and in Edinburgh. Rum brakes tho. I've got photos if you are the right size and interested. From my research I think it was £1400 new. I'm a t...
by Navrig
6 Aug 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 4813

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

How tall are you? A friend was selling her brothers Ridgeback tourer. It was very large. A 64 I think. He was 6' 4". The bike is in excellent condition and in Edinburgh. Rum brakes tho. I've got photos if you are the right size and interested. From my research I think it was £1400 new. I'm a tr...
by Navrig
6 Aug 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A7 South of Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: A7 South of Edinburgh

If you use Google maps to route Edinburgh to Stannesburn by bicycle the route it offers is the one to consider.

88 miles but nice roads for cycling.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my CPH1979 using Tapatalk
by Navrig
6 Aug 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A7 South of Edinburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: A7 South of Edinburgh

A7 and A68 are key routes into the borders so are busy with more lorries than is ideal.

If you have time there are much nicer twisty routes through the borders. I only ever do a couple of miles on the A7 and A68 to link up the twisties.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my CPH1979 using Tapatalk
by Navrig
2 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 62
Views: 3807

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Imagine doing the NC500 in 3 days! Just to say that you've done it. They speed around so they have no idea how brilliant it is just so they can say they have done it. Seems to be a fashion of the most recent tourist generations. We used to see people "doing Scotland" by spending a week in...
by Navrig
31 May 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 62
Views: 3807

Re: Scotland north coast 500

Well I'm glad I did the '500' back in 1980 before it was classified as such. Met some Scots lads recently when in Mallorca, they feel it has been ruined by defining it as a route; overpriced accommodation, sports car racers, etc etc. Yup, some of whom are now doing the entire route in one go so, ot...
by Navrig
30 May 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 62
Views: 3807

Re: Scotland north coast 500

I would be surprised if most motorhomes were hired in Inverness. I simply don't see there being that much demand for pickup in Inverness. There are a number of hire places in Perth, Fife and the central belt areas which are closer to the main incoming hubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow. It's also worth d...
by Navrig
29 May 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: the North Coast 500: A Great Wilderness?
Replies: 62
Views: 3807

Re: Scotland north coast 500

There is no economic benefit from the motorhomes on the NC500. They damage the, already poor, roads leaving the council with the repair bill. The council could impose a tourist tax on B&B, hotels and hostels but that doesn't cover the motorhomes. I fancy one for post retirement but wouldn't vent...