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by BruceJ
3 May 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 8121

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Strong NNE winds today with wintry showers but forecast to be back to westerlies on 11th (XC weather) - that's for NW Scotland. Good luck Puffin.
by BruceJ
16 Oct 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 50
Views: 2447

Re: Stay indoors?

When it's gusting to more than 25 mph I resort to the trike - much safer, and no, that flag pole is not attached to my head!
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by BruceJ
24 Feb 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Cape Wrath

Nicholas Fairweather describes how he walked from Sandwood Bay to Cape Wrath with his bicycle in the book "Coasting around Scotland". It was not easy!!
by BruceJ
31 Dec 2017, 12:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Snow?
Replies: 86
Views: 3627

Re: Snow?

Only a light covering of snow here in Wester Ross but lethal patches of sheet ice on the roads, so no tandem trip to local café today, I'm afraid. Just about to put another peat on the fire.
by BruceJ
18 Nov 2017, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thule pack and pedal rack
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Thule pack and pedal rack

I've used the Tour Rack + Side Frame Kit for four years on the front forks of my tandem and have had no problems with them. Use narrow strap each side to secure panniers.
by BruceJ
7 Nov 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4302


SWRVE is worth looking at - not cheap, but 3/4 trousers I have are excellent quality.
by BruceJ
5 Sep 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European bike express
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: European bike express

Excellent service - using it this Friday for the tenth time to France, and that's with an eight hour drive to the nearest pick up point.
by BruceJ
30 Aug 2017, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Valence 0520 arrival - suggestions?

Bon voyage! We'll be there a week after you. Have had a four hour stay in hotel in Lyon one year for snooze/shower/breakfast which was very nice after 24 hours on bus, but not this year - heading west following drop off on a short, leisurely ride to near Le Cheylard.
by BruceJ
27 Jul 2017, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling uk cycle jersey
Replies: 37
Views: 8786

Re: Cycling uk cycle jersey

Any sign of these jerseys yet? I've scoured the website but cannot fine the shop!! Short sleeved weather nearly over in the frozen north.
by BruceJ
26 Jan 2016, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in the Bordeaux region
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Cycling in the Bordeaux region

Chateau de Crecy, in Romagne, five minutes south of the bike path from Bordeaux to Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, is a very comfortable, bike friendly, place to stay. We liked it so much in 2011, when we spent one night there, that in 2014 our stay was for two nights. Martine and Bruno really do make you fe...
by BruceJ
2 Sep 2015, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you do when the going gets tough?
Replies: 52
Views: 4475

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

We tandemists quite often burst into song towards the end of a long hard day ....... good for team morale and, of course, breathing.
by BruceJ
18 Aug 2015, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: european bike express
Replies: 13
Views: 3991

Re: european bike express

We've been using the EBE each year since 2009 and found the service excellent. There's even vegetarian options on the menu.
by BruceJ
17 Jan 2015, 2:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tandem front rack (high rider)??
Replies: 3
Views: 9005

Re: Tandem front rack (high rider)??

This Thule rack might suit your needs ... -pp_100016, but speaking as a tandemist, much prefer to use low rider front rack or tow a trailer if carrying lots of gear.
by BruceJ
9 Dec 2014, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Circuit of the Luberon
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Circuit of the Luberon

Have a look at There's a section on French campsites which might be useful. Also the Michelin Camping guide. We did the Luberon loops in 2013 on a tandem, but stayed in b & bs, and found the hills fairly easy. Strong wind was a problem though on one day in September.
by BruceJ
27 Nov 2014, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting folding tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1540

Re: Fitting folding tyres

I understand exactly what you are getting at, DaveP. Received three such tyres from PlanetX yesterday and had a grand wrestling match in the bike shed fitting two of them to the tandem today with the help of toe straps.