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by doodah
26 Aug 2020, 4:38pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted scruffy Brooks saddle...
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Wanted scruffy Brooks saddle...

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by doodah
26 Aug 2020, 9:48am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted scruffy Brooks saddle...
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Wanted scruffy Brooks saddle...

Hi flash - Gordon? Are you now sorted? I have a tan B17. It was only 2 months old when left out overnight with a cover on it. Unfortunately, the heavy rain penetrated and I had no option but to continue my holiday. The leather has sagged and the saddle is s-agged. I boosted it with expanding foam on...
by doodah
28 Jul 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2132

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

Europe is a pretty big place and infection rates will vary from country to country and region to region just as they do now. So I think it will depend on where you are at the time and what the situation is in that area. You might get lucky and find yourself always in an area where infection rates a...
by doodah
28 Jul 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2132

Re: Longer term cycle touring in Europe after 2020

Let us suppose we are given a 6 month travel of Europe after 1 Jan 2021 - visa or otherwise - what is the consensus on finding a campsite with ease, with facilities and that will accept cyclists given that CV19 could well rear its ugly head in winter? I realise there are implications of Brexit but i...
by doodah
14 Jul 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 913
Views: 121747

Re: Cycle Travel Question

What speedy service.

Any chance of you working behind the bar at my local?

Cheers

Doodah
by doodah
14 Jul 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 913
Views: 121747

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Perhaps I have missed this - so apologies if it has been previously posted.

Looking at the elevation of a route on CT, it is now shaded orange - amber - red.

What do these indicate please? An increase in gradient?

Thank you

Doodah
by doodah
13 Jul 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pennine Cycleway
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Pennine Cycleway

Many thanks for the detailed reply Richard and the links. You have eliminated the doubt of it following the hikers Pennine Way trail. I did use the Google road camera and it stopped using tarmac a few times. I did think I was putting the Google icon man on the correct highlighted road. Yes, a fantas...
by doodah
13 Jul 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pennine Cycleway
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Pennine Cycleway

Thanks, I have already looked into that. I am interested to know what sections are not rideable on the PCW and then I will configure my route around the NCN 68.

Cheers
by doodah
13 Jul 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pennine Cycleway
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Pennine Cycleway

Afternoon all, Has anyone here completed the PCW? I am pondering it at the moment and have downloaded the gpx track from cycle.travel - thanks Richard. My question is the alternative route from Bellingham to Alwinton. This takes you over the hills and past the MoD firing range. The first part of the...
by doodah
23 Dec 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Russian and Kazakh visas.
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Russian and Kazakh visas.

Hi,

Will this help you for Kazakhstan?

https://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan/

Cheers
by doodah
3 Nov 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 54
Views: 6417

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

About that spring. Describes it as external. Does it go inside or around on the outside of the vango 8.5mm pole? It slides over the outside of the pole, a bit like donning a condom I suppose. A bit graphic but you get the gist? The 0:5mm difference doesn't make a hinderance at all. Just exercise ca...
by doodah
3 Nov 2019, 8:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 54
Views: 6417

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

IME pole sections that start straight acquire a bit of a bend with time just by using them. As long as it's not a dramatic curve my guess is it'll be okay. But they're the folk to give you a definitive answer so your plan of an email is a good one. Pete. Cheers Pete, it looks like you nailed it so ...
by doodah
11 Oct 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3683

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

Is the chain REI?

I was trying to find you a link to a couple (Dutch I think) who are cycling rtw. They are using a Marmot limelight tent with great success. I will dig more for the link.

Good luck with your tour.
by doodah
11 Oct 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Recommend me a tent for a world tour
Replies: 78
Views: 3683

Re: Recommend me a tent for a world tour

If your tour starts in the USA, could you arguably get a better tent cheaper there? It could be ordered online and ready for collection on arrival perhaps. I have been trying to find a link for you of a couple (Dutch I think) who are currently cycling rtw. I believe they are using a Marmot Limelight...