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by Thehairs1970
15 Jan 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon C2C options
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Devon C2C options

. Spent the first night at campsite at East Yarde, very small, delightful café and some nights is also a restaurant and well worth going to – if it’s still open. Next night we stopped at campsite in Plymouth then returned the same way, stopping at East Yarde again. Last time I looked East Yarde had...
by Thehairs1970
5 Jan 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Please help solve a route planning dispute for family trip in France

No idea about Loire. Looks flat from what I have seen. If your family don't like hills, I wouldn't do Roscoff to Morlaix as suggested above. It has hills. Also, my family didn't rate the off road stuff down to Carhaix much. You can't see much as the track us densely wooded and the surface gets very ...
by Thehairs1970
7 Dec 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good website
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Good website

I've also been following Iohan in YouTube. He's mad as a box of frogs but his positive view is truly inspiring. Plus he has developed into an amazing cameraman and his vid so are things of beauty.
by Thehairs1970
3 Dec 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pannier rack for urban bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Pannier rack for urban bike?

If it's only for a bit of shopping then go cheap and heavy.
by Thehairs1970
28 Nov 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1622

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

I don't know anything about the two you mentio. I have this: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/bottles-cages/alloy-xl-bottle-cage/ It does the job. My problem was that it won't fit on the down tube. It has to go on the seat tube to stop it interfering with the front wheel. Have you checked with a short ca...
by Thehairs1970
26 Nov 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: Which way to London?

[quote="Paulatic"]A starting point might be to reverse this route then refine it. :) Which bits didn’t you like and how could it be made shorter?[\quote] Wow, you've got a memory to dig that out. I'm just wondering if there is something better than reversing it. I sometimes find that the w...
by Thehairs1970
25 Nov 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: Which way to London?

Tinpoflowers I hope you didn't type all that :D

I'm struggling to make out the actual place you went through. Any chance of a list or link so to gpx file?

Many thanks
by Thehairs1970
25 Nov 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: Which way to London?

Tinpotflowers wrote:[Where about in London do you wish to finish ?


Tower bridge
by Thehairs1970
24 Nov 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: Which way to London?

I know it's a long way but I'm thinking of doing it as a fundraiser. Might need to steal a younger man's legs.
by Thehairs1970
23 Nov 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which way to London?
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Which way to London?

Thinking of a ride over two days, Exeter to London, on road bikes with lightweight overnighting. Two days. Which way would you go? Are the off road sections road bike rideable?
by Thehairs1970
9 Nov 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 1088

Re: Solar panel

Thanks for all the info. I would prefer a hub dynamo but the pricing of SON means it's out of the question. Are the Shimano ones any good? I've heard mixed opinions.
by Thehairs1970
3 Nov 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 1088

Re: Solar panel

Some depressing data. However, I do need something. It's all very well having a battery pack but the large capacity ones take forever to charge so sitting at a campsite while it does seems a bit tedious. Any other suggestions?
by Thehairs1970
3 Nov 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Solar panel
Replies: 19
Views: 1088

Solar panel

Anyone bought a good solar panel they can recommend? Prefer one that does 2A output.

I'm thinking if putting one in my Christmas list.
by Thehairs1970
29 Oct 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: La Velodyssee

B&B isn't cheating. Horses for courses. We have done some Velodyssey bits but I'd recommend using the roads. They are much quieter than the UK and drivers are overall more considerate. Plus, as you aren't going down an old rail line that is hemmed in by trees, you get to see more and pass throug...
by Thehairs1970
23 Oct 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Book of campsites in Holland
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Book of campsites in Holland

I've used the nature campsites before. Lovely.
I like to browse through an independent review book. You don't seem to get them these days. I remember when.....