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by Thehairs1970
15 Oct 2019, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Polecamping in Netherlands

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping some more people may have visited. They interest me for a stopover in between more civilised spots.
by Thehairs1970
12 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Polecamping in Netherlands
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Polecamping in Netherlands

Anyone got any experience of these pole camps?
by Thehairs1970
6 Oct 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 2092

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

I'm no expert in this but... To my mind, a tent you might do a fortnights tour in, is going to be different to a RTW tent. Vango s are great but are they durable enough to be used night after night for months on end? I'm not sure. The problem is that you'll have to spend far mor if you want the dura...
by Thehairs1970
4 Oct 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 35
Views: 1077

Re: Round the world(not me)

I've been following these two for a while. Their dumpster meals are amazing!
by Thehairs1970
24 Sep 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Princetown Railway Line

I ride the Princetown to Yelverton bit quite frequently. Here's my update. Starting at Princetown, you take the road past the NP car park and fire station before swinging left in a narrow earth path, through a couple of gates. Lots of walkers on the whole route so be aware but this bit in particular...
by Thehairs1970
21 Sep 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Princetown Railway Line
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Princetown Railway Line

I suspect that in most cases people are unaware that the byelaw exists, rather than deliberately flouting it. It's not that well publicised, and there doesn't seem to be any attempt to enforce it. Nah. I think a lot of us know the rule. What is galling is the NPs attitude to cyclists in general, le...
by Thehairs1970
18 Sep 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Geneva to Lille
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Geneva to Lille

Go to Nancy. It's beautiful.
by Thehairs1970
14 Sep 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 7412

Re: McDonald's

Unfortunately, simple and quick home cooked food tends to be expensive. Food that isn't expensive takes longer to cook, with a few exceptions. But who wants to eat pasta with cheap jars of tomato sauce every day? Also, if you live near McD's, or use the drive through, it *is* quick. A quick as maki...
by Thehairs1970
14 Sep 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 32
Views: 967

Re: Vango or Vaude

My son has a Banshee 300. It's a well built tent and good VFM. Couple of things. He and his teenage sister shared it on a recent tour in the Alps. Storage space is minimal. Ok for a rucksack, two at a push but 6 panniers and 2 handlebar bags didn't work. Luckily we have a huge porch on our tent so w...
by Thehairs1970
10 Sep 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts

Which way to Chamonix? South side of Lake Geneva or Chamonix valley? We cycled the valley route to Chamonix this summer. Cycle.route suggested a route which included a 14% hill. Not good with loads. By staying North, I think the hill I should easier, through Paddy on the D13. The route then crosses ...
by Thehairs1970
8 Sep 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Book of campsites in Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Book of campsites in Holland

I am wondering if anyone knows of a campsite guide for the Netherlands in book or ebook form? I know I can use online but ...
by Thehairs1970
23 Aug 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 7412

Re: McDonald's

mjr wrote: This sort of exaggeration to suggest that any imperfect action disqualifies someone from making any ethical comment is really very silly.


Yes it is very silly. That's my point. But you did that. You suggested that anyone who posted something in favour of McDs was a supporter. This is not true.
by Thehairs1970
23 Aug 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 7412

Re: McDonald's

[...] it'd be a tough life trying to avoid it all. I agree but being hard to avoid it all doesn't mean we have to post in support of any bit of it. Those doing so are going a step further in support. Then if you use anything plastic, you are a supporter of the oil business and destruction of habita...
by Thehairs1970
22 Aug 2019, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 7412

Re: McDonald's

Mick F wrote:. and my loose tea comes from Creber's in Tavistock.


Ooh, Mick. You is posh!

I miss the old Cerberus. Double the size, double the fun.
by Thehairs1970
21 Aug 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family touring
Replies: 21
Views: 1113

Re: Family touring

What time of year was this?