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by Astrobike
7 Feb 2021, 11:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How light can you go?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: How light can you go?

Sounds like a good set up , should be able to carry some food just in case , with my 4 small paniers I had to go to bed Hungary
once not risking that again.
Will you be wild camping ? as I take 1 power pack and charge it up at campsites
by Astrobike
7 Feb 2021, 10:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How light can you go?
Replies: 30
Views: 1744

Re: How light can you go?

I always carry to much luggage when touring so this year I have gone for a 1 man Helm 1 compact tent this is more due to pack size than weight, I have all so reduced my panniers to 4 x 12.5 litres hopefully this should reduce the weight I carry and give the bike a nice balance heaviest paniers on th...
by Astrobike
28 Jan 2021, 11:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping in England
Replies: 41
Views: 2144

Re: Camping in England

Not sure if this has all ready been mentioned but I have been using a site called pitchup.com seems a really good site ? I
have all ready booked 2 sites for late May early June and have only had to pay a deposit of £3 for each site no great
loss should covid prevent any travel
by Astrobike
3 Jan 2021, 11:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 346
Views: 16825

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

I only tour for 2 to 3 weeks at 1 time so no worries about a visa time wise the problem I have is during the 90 days in 180 will I still have the freedom to do multiple border crossings as I had planed ? Also my European health card is valid until December 2021 is this not now invalid since (Cough) ...
by Astrobike
18 Dec 2020, 7:10am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox-alike chair? Current offers?
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Helinox-alike chair? Current offers?

I purchased a Helionx copy chair from Amazon 5 or 6 years ago , it's the first thing I pack can not do with siting on the floor or stool the back support is pricless after a day's riding . I use milk bottle tops to stop the legs sinking in to the ground ' they are quite well made and will take An ad...
by Astrobike
10 Dec 2020, 11:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 346
Views: 16825

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Thanks Jonathan
That is some what reasuring, I was more concerned what the reception
We will recive at campsites , bars and restaurants , I have never had any
problems in the past but still a concern.
by Astrobike
10 Dec 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Decathlon adventure bike
Replies: 122
Views: 5246

Re: New Decathlon adventure bike

Would the local comuniies not be worse off with no decathlon stores and no jobs ?
the employees do not have to buy in store
by Astrobike
10 Dec 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 346
Views: 16825

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Is this the start of what leavers called project Fear , sorry could not help that. My main concern is not that we will not be able to travel to the E U but that we will not be welcome and who could blame them. Will be ok on a package holiday staying in a all inclusive hotel , different story when ca...
by Astrobike
8 Dec 2020, 11:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Decathlon adventure bike
Replies: 122
Views: 5246

Re: New Decathlon adventure bike

Don't see what the problem with decathlon bikes I own 3 of them , and they are my first choice when I need any Bike and camping gear all of which is of Better value and quality than what can be purchased from Halfords. I have a 6 year old triban on which I have toured carrying 12 to 16 kg of luggage...
by Astrobike
7 Dec 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Decathlon adventure bike
Replies: 122
Views: 5246

Re: New Decathlon adventure bike

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I will stick with my 6 year old triban 520 well traveled never let me down
Touring bikes should have more than 1 front gear in my opinion for what it's
Worth
by Astrobike
3 Dec 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 346
Views: 16825

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

The last 2 post sum up Brexit , old people with nowt to loose screwing it up for the rest of us, I am in my sixties and voted remain. God help us
by Astrobike
18 Nov 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: suggestions for a long, safe route pls
Replies: 28
Views: 1503

Re: suggestions for a long, safe route pls

It's what they call taking back control , you have to wonder how many people realised
That denying people freedom of movement worked both ways hey ho
by Astrobike
3 Nov 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 33
Views: 1854

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Thanks Jonathan
Yes I paid by credit card but it was 18 months ago , I have requested a credit
from P & O but I won't be holding my breath.
Mike
by Astrobike
3 Nov 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 33
Views: 1854

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

I was going to do Europort to zeebruge this year but i accepted a credit note for next year Just as well as my return jurney from zeebruge was cancled at short notice. It would now appear that P & 0 will not be running the Zeebruge to Hull ferry in 2021 which means I can not Do my intended trip ...
by Astrobike
29 Aug 2020, 9:00pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 215
Views: 13858

Re: Membership rates

I joined the clarion because I got fed up of riding on my own , I now have a choice of up to 5 rides
at the weekend and 2 to 3 midweek rides the insurance came with the membership something I was
not aware of when I joined as I joined for the rides.