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by goosegog
13 Jan 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Eurovelo 15 north to south from Wiesbaden to Andermatt

For cycling the Rhine south of Strasbourg I recommend the French Wine Route through Alsace. At Colmar cross the river at Neuf-Brisach (a fortified Vauban town) and Breisach to Freiburg.
by goosegog
13 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alu post stuck in alu frame
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Alu post stuck in alu frame

My tried and tested method for corroded metal is heating the outer section with a hot-air gun ( used for paint stripping ) then using a plumber`s freezer spray( available in the plumbing section of DIY stores) on the inner section. A couple of goes might be required.
by goosegog
29 Sep 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2507

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

I have just completed my first tour with a pedelec. I tour Germany and Austria and have seen an increase in E bikes over the past 5 years. Last year I estimated the bikes I saw 80% of them were pedelecs that's 4 in every 5 bikes. I saw a lot of them passing me. My epiphany came when I visited a chur...
by goosegog
2 Sep 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Where to buy my ebike ( centred on Northampton )
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Where to buy my ebike ( centred on Northampton )

I live in Northamptonshie and have bought a Pedelec as my retirement present. I have bought a Cube from Rutland Cycles (RC) at Rutland Water. I did about 6 months research. I was looking for a tourer/trekking bike with Bosch system, 500ah battery and a faired in battery mount.I looked a various site...
by goosegog
5 Jun 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rutland water
Replies: 13
Views: 3370

Re: Rutland water

Car parking at the car parks can be expensive. I park at Manton down the old road by the Horse and Jockey pub. I find the anti-clockwise direction the best, due to the usual SW wind. Its a bit windy crossing the dam. Most sections are good. Care should be taken through the steep section of Barnsdale...
by goosegog
14 Mar 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Moselle area
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: Moselle area

If you are driving to the Moselle head for Remich (turn off motorway round Luxembourg at junction before the airport) Luxembourg has the cheapest fuel, as Remich is on the border the road into town is full of petrol stations. At bottom of road turn right at lights for the esplanade alongside river. ...
by goosegog
14 Mar 2017, 4:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kitzbuhel Map
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Kitzbuhel Map

Try Kompass maps, these can be viewed online. Map shops e.g. Stanfords sell them, or you could buy locally in Kitzbuhel.
by goosegog
14 Jan 2017, 6:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Immenstadt, Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Immenstadt, Germany

I have stayed at Oberstdorf and Oberstaufen. I would consider Immenstadt as a `normal` town so there may be a limited choice of hotels and restaurants. Oberstdorf has more options. As you are hiring bikes it is worth considering Pedelecs electric assisted bikes, they are now common in Germany . Some...
by goosegog
29 Jul 2015, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Where to stay with bikes in Rutland?
Replies: 8
Views: 5398

Re: Where to stay with bikes in Rutland?

If you go to `Discover Rutland` website , there is a list but they seem a bit expensive. There a few pubs that do B&B, its worth looking at Oakham ,Uppingham and Stamford. If you want to camp there is a site at Wing Hall south of Rutland Water. As it is a popular area for cycling storage shouldn...
by goosegog
27 Jul 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Canal du Midi towpath
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

Re: Canal du Midi towpath

There was another enquiry about the canal a few months ago. If you use the search you should get more information. I have cycled from Carcassone to Narbonne. As with other posts the towpath is narrow with tree-roots, it is best to follow the canal by the adjacent quiet roads and to cycle along the c...
by goosegog
17 Mar 2015, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC Magazine readers
Replies: 44
Views: 3590

Re: CTC Magazine readers

I enjoy reading the Magazine, but I am disappointed there is no feedback to articles. Why doesn`t the Magazine have its own Board on the Forum, it would give better feedback and information to readers. I was surprised in the latest edition a reader wanted to repair his panniers, there was no editori...
by goosegog
10 Mar 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Narbonne
Replies: 12
Views: 4859

Re: Bordeaux to Narbonne

I cycled Carcassonne to Agde, I used the Cicerone book. I used the towpath to Trebes, as previous posts the towpath is rough due to tree roots it is also narrow more like a footpath. I then used the roads looking at the canal when possible, the section from Homps to Le Somail is pretty. I cycled the...
by goosegog
10 Mar 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Denmark
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Touring in Denmark

I was looking at touring Denmark in June but found out that the Danish school holidays are earlier in June and July
by goosegog
10 Mar 2015, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Orange / Vaucluse / Luberon - ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Re: Orange / Vaucluse / Luberon - ideas?

Orange is worth exploring , Arc de triumph and Roman open air theatre. Heading for the Luberon , Pernes Les Fontaines - Isles sur la Sorgue - Fontaine de Vaucluse-Vanasque. The Luberon is very busy but being on a bike you can get away from the tourists . Gordes is worth a visit with the photogenic S...
by goosegog
2 Nov 2014, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: holiday recommendations for Germany
Replies: 19
Views: 2283

Re: holiday recommendations for Germany

Germany is a wonderful for a cycling holiday. There are numerous posts on this site . For organised holidays search on "Oogle" There are quite a few to choose from . I have been going to Germany for about 30 years , I often used Steven Bent`s cycling and walking holidays but sadly this yea...