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by nez dans le guidon
3 Apr 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: downloadable cycle map of France?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: downloadable cycle map of France?

Fabulous. Thanks. It takes a micro SD card and map, but I've never used it outside the UK and the original Garmin map I have only covers the UK. I've done some planning on web based maps but they require you to use a smartphone to navigate - which won't be that much use for cycle camping. The Dakota...
by nez dans le guidon
3 Apr 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: downloadable cycle map of France?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

downloadable cycle map of France?

Does anyone know of a source for a downloadable cycle map of France? I have a Garmin Dakota and could use one. Thanks
by nez dans le guidon
3 Apr 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Gas stove or petrol?

another anecdote alert; many years ago I had a motorcycle with a tiny tiny fuel tank, which was a problem, because at that time filling stations which were open after 9pm were as rare as rocking horse poop. Thus if was going places in the evening, I had to be sure to top the tank up, or risk runnin...
by nez dans le guidon
2 Apr 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2979

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

My best mate has never even done 120km in a day, his general rides are @ the same as yours. I just enjoy going out for a days ride, it could be 100km or 200km, I rarely set out with a set route in mind. OTOH I know that I can do the 200 so there isn't a mental barrier to it, likewise I don't worry ...
by nez dans le guidon
1 Apr 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2979

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

30kph avg for 10 hrs. Good luck :shock: I've done over 35kph for flat 200km events and it's taken me 13hrs to do a mountain 260km (5500m ascent). Pretty sure 300 in 10 in rolling terrain would be quite doable providing you've done the training and do the right fueling. Yes I’m sure you are right. I...
by nez dans le guidon
1 Apr 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2979

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

PH wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:30kph avg for 10 hrs. Good luck :shock:

That's the maximum average speed for Audax and there's some who feel it's restrictive! Outside my experience, but not unrealistic for some.
I don’t doubt it’s true. But still :shock:
by nez dans le guidon
1 Apr 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness
Replies: 57
Views: 2979

Re: Keto Diet and Cycling Fitness

30kph avg for 10 hrs. Good luck :shock:
by nez dans le guidon
28 Mar 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2133

Re: cycling and ageing

How sickening, gym membership co$ts a lot too, it's the economy stupid But.. could a gym be a good place to meet new people, particularly a new partner? :? Since most people wear earphones and listen to music (or in my case podcasts) it's difficult to see how that would work. Maybe if you were issu...
by nez dans le guidon
28 Mar 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2133

Re: cycling and ageing

someone pointed out to me I don't use the warm down bikes at the gym. 'I cycle home,' I said.
by nez dans le guidon
24 Mar 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2133

Re: cycliing and ageing

avalonian wrote:I don't own any beige clothing and I am over 60.

Me too - long past 60. I wear black.
by nez dans le guidon
24 Mar 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Brompton Electric Conversion Advice please

the torque isn't that high (like brake torque is) and it isn't 'pulsy' (like pedalling torque is) so it is probably going to be OK. It might be better to build even x1 but if this makes the spokes go into the rim at a funny angle it is a question of choosing the lesser of two evils. BTW I thought t...
by nez dans le guidon
24 Mar 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

Thanks to all for replies. The website worked fine. The trouble is of course they only allow an hour to get from Liverpool st to Paddington. Possible but no room for error. I used to live in Shoreditch when I was thirty and would have expected it to allow an hour to Paddington without luggage. Aged...
by nez dans le guidon
24 Mar 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

Thanks that’s a great help. My pal lives in Tregiuer and after a little time with him I intend to head east as far as my energy and the weather takes me. I lived outside st Malo for some years and speak French pretty well so I’ll make enquiries and ensure I’m not trying to green lane my touring bike...
by nez dans le guidon
23 Mar 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

Yes I got a booking for the bike. Of course I have no idea at all where that booking will be on the train. Not too far from my booked seat I hope.
by nez dans le guidon
23 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

I often cycle Liverpool Street to Paddington. There's a fast route (via Oxford Street - almost a straight line) and slow route (pleasanter). Allow plenty of time for both. Thanks for that advice. That's exactly how I would have done it (will do it). I was wondering from the route planning software ...