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by Thehairs1970
12 Oct 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Free on road parking in southampton area
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Not free but the big shopping centre has good, secure parking that you can use for an extended period. Really handy for Red Funnel too. I seem to remember paying £12 for Friday to Sunday.
by Thehairs1970
11 Oct 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Confused over clothing
Replies: 26
Views: 1010

Confused over clothing

Help. I used to know what I wanted to buy - now I am confused. In the good old days when I wanted a thermal top, that's what I used to buy. Normally, this would mean Lifa style top. Now we have base layers. Some base layers are for wicking, not warmth. Some are temperature regulatory, which I think ...
by Thehairs1970
12 Sep 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

Bicycle touring pro uses this https://www.amazon.com/MSR-Zoid-Two-Per ... 712&sr=8-3 which is 34" at the peak. I would have thought there were plenty of others.
by Thehairs1970
7 Sep 2020, 10:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: Budget solo cycle-camping tent suitable for very tall folks?

I'm 6'5" and I know the problem. I haven't had a single person tent for a long time but I think the problem can be relieved by getting a wider, perhaps even two man, tent. I am a foetal position sleeper which makes life easier and having the width would allow this. Or if you a flat out type, yo...
by Thehairs1970
20 Aug 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dartmoor: WildCamping banned for 47 days
Replies: 31
Views: 1137

Re: Dartmoor: WildCamping banned for 47 days

That isn't current affairs though and the story was.
by Thehairs1970
19 Aug 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dartmoor: WildCamping banned for 47 days
Replies: 31
Views: 1137

Re: Dartmoor: WildCamping banned for 47 days

Thanks. That's good to hear. Ditto Al's. But of course those experiences won't be picked up by news media, or subsequently used to create OUTRAGE or to stir up hatred and contempt for OTHER PEOPLE. Jonathan Are you saying the media shouldn't report poor behaviour? Our NPs are used by thousands ever...
by Thehairs1970
18 Aug 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas
Replies: 43
Views: 1843

Re: Touring Destination 2 Months Mid Oct to Dec - Any Ideas

Well, you managed one reply before someone told you something you already knew. I don't have any suggestions but maybe look at a couple of possibilities in case lockdown rules change. I agree that a UK tour could be on the cards but I wonder if campsites might be cutting their losses this year and c...
by Thehairs1970
18 Aug 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?
Replies: 39
Views: 2277

Re: Are we going to become a country of cycle tourists?

We recently spent some time in Norfolk and Suffolk. Covid rules varied from site to site. We had pre-booked all our sites to avoid the own facilities issue and knowing some sites might restrict numbers. Covid rules varied a lot. On our first site we were temperature checked before we were allowed ou...
by Thehairs1970
13 Aug 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 91
Views: 2819

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

ossie wrote:Corkscrew


Don't take one anymore. If your wine has a cork, it's too expensive. If the worst comes to the worst, push the cork in using a tent peg. This means you have to drink the whole bottle. Oh dear.
by Thehairs1970
13 Aug 2020, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Cycle Route Planning

Look out for slightly odd routing on cycle.travel. Not sure how the algorithms work but it does pick some oddities at times, even when you use waypoints to force it. Having said that, it's not bad at all. I often use komoot to compare routing and then sometimes check using google earth
by Thehairs1970
11 Aug 2020, 7:25am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 144
Views: 6720

Re: AGM Flying with Bikes

I can see why tes might be annoying for some tourers. However, I can see why CUK wants to promote a greener lifestyle. I don't fly. Too expensive as I can only fly in school holidays so it's a bit of an irrelevant argument for me. However, i do try and lead a greener lifestyle. In answer to you poin...
by Thehairs1970
10 Aug 2020, 8:44pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 91
Views: 2819

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

A proper glass for wine, not a wine glass but glass. A decent size cup for tea.
by Thehairs1970
7 Aug 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1206

Re: Handlebar bag advice

Another thumbs up for Ortlieb. I have puffed around with various bags over time and the Ortlieb is by far the best though not without compromises. With regards to security, having it in front of you is a good reminder and keeping a lock or the key step in there will help. Bumbags are prime pickpocke...
by Thehairs1970
16 Jul 2020, 6:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 149
Views: 5223

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

I know the leader of Lincs CC who lives in my village. He's a keen cyclist. But what does he do for it? Derek Murphy, former leader of Norfolk CC, is a keen cyclist, but NCC were still pretty poor for cycling under him. Unless the leader is willing to make the case for decent space for cycling (of ...
by Thehairs1970
14 Jul 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke
Replies: 52
Views: 1899

Re: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

My first tour was on an Orange P7 mountain bike. I threw on some slicks, a pannier rack and bought some cheap secondhand Karrimor panniers. It was great. I might never have changed if I hadn't broken the frame. Next up was a Claud Butler Hybrid. Again, chucked racks on, including front and got on wi...