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by Heating
28 Nov 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: Standard versus compact gears

I've read all the comments then came across this video.
Please have a look and give me your views.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S9qeEPR3UU
by Heating
28 Nov 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: Standard versus compact gears

I'm lighter now than I have been for decades. For years, I was 13st as well as being a fit fast cyclist. I have Garmin records dating back to 2004 and if I compare my speeds and times to now - same bike, same gearing - I'm much slower even though I'm just under 12st. Maybe I'm less strong as I've b...
by Heating
28 Nov 2018, 12:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Thanks to everyone for all the links. I have been reading them bit by bit and wow, so useful!
by Heating
21 Nov 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: Standard versus compact gears

Cugel wrote:<SNIP>Meanwhile, a chainset with a small ring of 34 rather than 39 might help.
Cugel


Hi Cugel
I will try the chainset with small ring of 34.
by Heating
13 Nov 2018, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Standard versus compact gears

Hi All I modified my standard from 11t -28t to 11t - 34t. I used to suffer a lot uphill, hence the change. Now, my question is, the dude with a compact version, will he ride better uphill than me or not? Or if there is any other change I should make? I really don't like seeing the other dudes pass m...
by Heating
13 Nov 2018, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

For those who wish to read more blogs about cycling through Africa, check out this guest post I placed on the World Biking blog. It contains a list of English language Africa blogs plus some tips from experienced Africa long distance cyclists. http://www.worldbiking.info/wordpress/2018/08/brief-gui...
by Heating
5 Nov 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Warin61 wrote:
Heating wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:Ethiopia was fun.
Honest.
I was there earlier in the year for 4/5 weeks.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o= ... 20467&v=T2

Oh really? Do give more info please.


More info :?: You have read all 32 pages from the link?

:lol: Oh oops, I didnt see the link!!!! Thank you.
by Heating
1 Nov 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

simonhill wrote:Here is something I read recently on the BBC website about the difficulties for Africans travelling in Africa.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45677447

Thanks so much for the link, will have a look later.
by Heating
29 Oct 2018, 11:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

matt2matt2002 wrote:Ethiopia was fun.
Honest.
I was there earlier in the year for 4/5 weeks.
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o= ... 20467&v=T2

Oh really? Do give more info please.
by Heating
23 Oct 2018, 3:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I suggest you read this book. That way you will avoid a lot of problems… https://wordery.com/around-africa-on-my-bicycle-riaan-manser-9781868423514?currency=GBP&gtrck=cnc0R29GaHFiS081aFhGSjFvelBGS0pBSERTeWJBZXJpd3BVSUNUM093SDEvbmlCRy9EWndwa05NMVpXam44VGRIZzkyWEZqVE53bnRkQi9rSFNWUUE9PQ&gclid...
by Heating
18 Oct 2018, 11:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I guess I thought about it for about a year. I have no problem traveling alone, as you always make friends as you go. I should cross the border into Bolivia this week, then basically continue north till I reach Canada :D Wow!! Feeling envious but have my cycle tour to look forward to. You really an...
by Heating
15 Oct 2018, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I have duel citizenship/passports ie British and South African. As I understand it you are not allowed 3 different passports. When traveling in Africa, I use my SA passport, just about anywhere else I use my British one. Right now I’m in Argentina, part way through a bicycle tour from Rio de Janeir...
by Heating
9 Oct 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I'd love to cycle through Zimbabwe following my recent trip there (although clearly not consistent with your plan to cycle the west coast). What's your outline route countries wise? I had a recent warm showers guest who is heading down the east coast once she's finished south east Europe. She's hav...
by Heating
5 Oct 2018, 1:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

I've no idea about those 2 passports, my point was that no one could advise without such info. I doubt anyone on this primarily UK based forum can. Nonetheless, I just had a quick look on that passport index link mentioned above and at first glance both passports seemed about the same. Also, virtua...
by Heating
5 Oct 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Africa to Europe
Replies: 36
Views: 2020

Re: Cycling Africa to Europe

Not that I have done it, but I think you have to be a bit careful flip flopping passports. It's common for countries to check exit stamps from the previous country. This is difficult if it is in a different passport. Does anyone have any experience of this? Again, you need to heck on a country by c...