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by doodah
23 Dec 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Russian and Kazakh visas.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

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: 5598

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: 5598

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: 2664

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: 2664

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...
by doodah
26 Sep 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world 2020/21
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Round the world 2020/21

Decision made...... well, thats a good start at least. Seems as though you will be against the prevailing winds all the time? May I enquire who you have used regarding insurance - if any at all? As regards going solo again after Samarakand, are you thinking that you will be able to cycle home in 90 ...
by doodah
19 Aug 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112693

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Got it!!! Hallelujah!!

I was pressing the Quote button in the header bar and not the " button in the topic review post.

Normal service has resumed.....but not for long.

Ye know not not what ye have unleashed.
by doodah
17 Aug 2019, 8:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112693

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Thank you both for your help. I have tried both ways without success. I presume one is supposed to see the finished article in Preview? All I ever see is [quote][/quote]. I highlight text and paste in the middle of the quote quote. Obviously I'm missing something.... "BRAINS!!!" - I heard ...
by doodah
16 Aug 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112693

Re: Cycle Travel question!



Thanks for the info.

Highlighted your text and pressed the quote button and got what you see on the first line.



Did it again - just to be sure I was doing it wrongly.

As I said, my help would make for a lively debate.
by doodah
16 Aug 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112693

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Thanks Richard, [quote]It weighs up a lot of different factors: surface type, climb (both total and gradient), signposted routes, motor traffic, minimising turns, and so on. So there's no hard and fast answer - it won't necessarily choose the lowest pass or the shortest route, but will look for a &q...
by doodah
16 Aug 2019, 8:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112693

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Morning All, First off, I have used cycle travel quite a lot and am very content with it. I know how to use it but would like to understand how it arrives at some of its planning. eg. If a route is asked for from Nantes to Constanta, CT gives a route at variance to EV6 - which is for cyclists. Not a...
by doodah
18 Jul 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hat
Replies: 58
Views: 3542

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: 1391

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: 1405

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 ...