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by ChrisBL
8 Jan 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 64
Views: 3244

Re: Crank length

I too have short legs, a small bike and 165mm cranks. My knees hurt less than when I use longer cranks (on our tandem).
by ChrisBL
1 Dec 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What route planner?
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: What route planner?

I quite like Strava for planning touring routes on a computer at home. Then draw on a paper map :-O Upload them to Osmand on a phone for backup use.
by ChrisBL
28 Oct 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 52
Views: 3100

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Ferries are not always reliable - you might want to put up with the extra weight to make it easier to change plan when the ferry you intended to use is not running?
by ChrisBL
5 Oct 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 87
Views: 7067

Re: Churches - interesting

perhaps a copy of England's Thousand Best Churches
by Simon Jenkins would help (with England anyway)
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/106/106 ... 46640.html
by ChrisBL
21 Sep 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lap of Britain(ish) finished
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Lap of Britain(ish) finished

'why would i want to do that?' We started cycling as a way to go and visit more of Britain. Then we found the Quest, and use it to invent tours by joining up the dots. It encourages us to go to new places, and we haven't regretted cycling in any of them. Not even London. And the smooth tarmac and l...
by ChrisBL
20 Sep 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lap of Britain(ish) finished
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Lap of Britain(ish) finished

If you are looking for a new target, might I suggest the British Cycle Quest.