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by doodah
18 Jul 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 57
Views: 1333

Re: Hat

Try looking at Rohanhttps://www.rohan.co.uk/mens-travel-and-outdoor-accessories Trailblazer or Escaper might suit. I have the Escaper - it folds away easily into a jacket or trouser pocket and has a cinch cord to adjust for fit. I would definitely consider the trailblazer with optional fold away cow...
by doodah
9 May 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands
Replies: 31
Views: 1152

Re: Cycle lights regulations in France, Belgium and Netherlands

How about a penny farthing recumbent?
Certainly will see and definitely will be seen :)
by doodah
20 Feb 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

[quote]I doubt if 'prepared' is the right term! :lol: /quote] Quite right, foxy. So many things come into play - Mental attitude, stamina, time of day, weather, crumpet and French tartes - the list is endless, ooh la la. The 2nd + 3rd days of the Pennine Cycle Way last year were brutal, notably the ...
by doodah
20 Feb 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

[quote] MrsHJ » 20 Feb 2019, 4:36pm Ouch 17.6% but at least you’ll be prepared. /quote] Yes, one would think so. There are a couple of 17% climbs very near to me and I use them as a benchmark for both my physical and mental ability to assess long rides. The only real problem is ascending the climbs ...
by doodah
19 Feb 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

Hi, Just re plotted the section that I was anxious about. Amazing to see the % profile and give a true understanding of what the whole actual ascent is going to be. Looking at the spike in the big picture sent my sphincter into palpitations, but once seeing it unravelled was more palatable albeit 17...
by doodah
19 Feb 2019, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

Unread postby Richard Fairhurst » 19 Feb 2019, 8:30pm It doesn't do it for long routes (roughly 80 miles and over). If you split into shorter routes it'll be fine.t doesn't do it for long routes (roughly 80 miles and over). If you split into shorter routes it'll be fine. Ah, that explains it then. S...
by doodah
19 Feb 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

Afraid not Andrew. I get the bubble showing the height but no bubble showing the % - no matter how close to the line or on it even.

Thanks for your time though.

Doodah
by doodah
19 Feb 2019, 5:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

% Gradient sometimes shown

Evening All, I have been using https://cycle.travel/map for planning a bike route. When I use the elevation key I get a profile of the route and a height and distance indicator - excellent. However, there have been occasions when the pointer of the mouse has hovered on the ascent / descent of the pr...
by doodah
29 Jan 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: camping chair hunt
Replies: 92
Views: 15097

Re: camping chair hunt

Hi Sweep, Have a gawp at this, a dead ringer for the helinox but at a fraction of the price. I managed to get a deal for 2 x of these and a folding table for £25.00. You may have search the site a tad more. I can recommend them for comfort and ease of assemble and dismantling. Good luck. Doodah http...
by doodah
5 Jan 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to China. Access and Visa info please!
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: London to China. Access and Visa info please!

Hi,

Try this link for up to date info.
https://caravanistan.com/

Hope it helps.

Doodah
by doodah
8 Jan 2017, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to travel the world with no money?
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: How to travel the world with no money?

It makes my blood boil! I say everyone on this forum turns up outside her house and asks for a meal and to camp in her garden, and film her reaction. Invite people from the countries she's travelled in too. A more practical suggestion is to write to and boycott her sponsors and give them hell on so...
by doodah
5 Jan 2017, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to travel the world with no money?
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: How to travel the world with no money?

Marvellous - the clip wont upload.

EDIT Sorry folks, it does upload. My mistake. Go back and try again.

His name is Karl Bushby - Google him - it's worth a squint.

Doodah
by doodah
5 Jan 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How to travel the world with no money?
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: How to travel the world with no money?

What about this fella then? Admittedly not a cyclist and definitely not a scrounger. One is perhaps inclined to think that given the right contacts, then the political and admin obstructions would have been removed. No knighthood for him I guess - hope I'm wrong. Bet it wouldn't bother him either!! ...
by doodah
7 Nov 2016, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where in the world...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Where in the world...?

Hi, Is Europe out of the question? How about starting at Rotterdam to Istanbul to Gibraltar and back to Rotterdam. Scenery, culture, different cuisines and languages in abundance. I'm up for it but obviously altering the start date would be required. I would also be interested in cycling elsewhere i...
by doodah
9 May 2016, 8:24am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: iPhone app for European campsites
Replies: 25
Views: 1395

Re: iPhone app for European campsites

BE1 wrote: Sadly, Vernon is no longer with us, but would no doubt encourage doodah to just jump on his bike and sample as much, tarte, kuchen, strudel, burek and pita as he can I have just read your post and it has hit me like a ton of bricks . My condolences to all his family. I will name my new T...