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by Thehairs1970
18 Apr 2019, 7:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail

Just one thought extra. Despite the Dutch being excellent at cycle routes etc, we found railway stations difficult. You may have to use lifts to get to your platform. Are sure you allow time doff this. As a family of four that meant for lift rides. If you are changing at Amsterdam, the station is bi...
by Thehairs1970
17 Apr 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Hoek van Holland Ferry and onward by rail

I seem to remember it being pretty quick. Less than an hour after docking I reckon.
by Thehairs1970
15 Apr 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK

Yeah. Sorry, I meant Hatherleigh not Holsworthy. That bit is shocking really. I think I'd do the A road. Sounds like you are familiar with it so good luck.
by Thehairs1970
15 Apr 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Child friendly cycle routes in the UK

Re Devon coast to coast. You do realise that about 40miles of the route is on roads. I'm not quite sure If this is child friendly. There are a few hills as well. Leaving Ilfracombe bring some back memories of hills. Tarka Trail south to Meeth is a long but easy climb. The area between Holsworthy and...
by Thehairs1970
10 Apr 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Holland tour
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Holland tour

I love Holland. Yes it is flat but there is so much mire to it than that. The west coast is beautiful with stunning North Sea beaches. Don't miss Leiden and The Hague as you head up to Harlem. Head over to Amsterdam for a few days then head North. Visit the windmill museum at Zaandam then head east ...
by Thehairs1970
7 Apr 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

Re: Camping spares

[Rolling up tents? golly gosh, not done that for decades as it can cause early failure of the materials.


How do you do it then? Fold or stuff? I can't see how this would be better.
by Thehairs1970
7 Apr 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 59
Views: 1813

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

My seal went all hard and brittle (sounds nasty but not a medical complaint).

I also lost a Sigg bottle after it corroded with meths in it for a long time.

Any scientists able to explain?
by Thehairs1970
6 Apr 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK
Replies: 59
Views: 1813

Re: Buying petrol for multifuel stove in UK

[quote]Because the cap is leak-proof, provided one has not been so foolish to use the cap to extinguish the flame, the burner can always be kept full so there's no need to top-up while cooking.]/quote]

Don't leave meths in once you have finished your trip. It 'rots' the seal.
by Thehairs1970
5 Apr 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

If going to REi in the states, just be aware you'll have to pay import duty on it. It happened to me when I bought a bargain tent. Unless of course you know someone in the states who might send you one as a present...
by Thehairs1970
4 Apr 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping spares
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

Re: Camping spares

The drawstring on the side is Vango's way of doing things now. It makes quite a lot of sense. The bag mouth is now easily wide enough to stuff the tent in but everything can then be cinched down. Pegging points - buy some bungee cord from a DIY store, then cut it to length leaving enough spare that ...
by Thehairs1970
3 Apr 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring bike show?
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Touring bike show?

Thanks for all the replies. I forgot to mention I live in SW Devon. The places you've mentioned are all a bit far away. But thanks.
by Thehairs1970
3 Apr 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Bar bag fouling brakes

That extender looks the thing. Gonna check it out and hopefully get one.
by Thehairs1970
1 Apr 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Bar bag fouling brakes

My bike has flat bars. Despite angling my brake levers downwards, the bar bag touches the cable enough to prevent the rear brake from releasing. I'm considering getting a handlebar extender to help alleviate the problem. Anyone else had the issue and how did you get round it.
by Thehairs1970
29 Mar 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring around Cornwall
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: Touring around Cornwall

Haven't done much in the way of touring round Cornwall but... The upper end of the camel trail is really picturesque but come from the east to enjoy he downhill. Did a family over night from Marhamchurch to Wensford bridge on sustrans trail. It's hilly! Further west, St Ives to Lands End an along th...
by Thehairs1970
26 Mar 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Help needed in alps route
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Help needed in alps route

It's open . And this isn't till the summer, so hoping there won't be any major snowfalls then!