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by b1galus
8 Aug 2013, 6:54pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild/Stealth/Free Camping Whilst Cycle Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: Wild/Stealth/Free Camping Whilst Cycle Touring

unobservant people or just don't care, i have made camp in laybys , picnic areas and on more than one occasion on a roundabout . the hardest thing is finding somewhere nice and quiet
by b1galus
7 Aug 2013, 6:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wild/Stealth/Free Camping Whilst Cycle Touring
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: Wild/Stealth/Free Camping Whilst Cycle Touring

why is that getting close to camping time you see nothing but every bloody morning within 5k you always spot a perfect pitch lol
by b1galus
4 Aug 2013, 7:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Square sleeping bag, which is 3 season, not too bulky and ca
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Square sleeping bag, which is 3 season, not too bulky an

why bother with a sleeping bag just take a quilt , PHD do a lightweight down double not cheap but pretty damn good http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/product_info ... cts_id=325
by b1galus
18 Jun 2013, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Corail lunea trains and unbooked bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Corail lunea trains and unbooked bikes

i took the pedals off mine and tied two flattened cardboard boxes round it one on each side and they let it through , didn't take the wheels off or anything else
by b1galus
13 Jun 2013, 7:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sod the energy gels - other suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2834

Re: Sod the energy gels - other suggestions?

those little plastic tubs of honey you find in hotels at breakfast , i always carry a couple for emergencies
by b1galus
20 May 2013, 10:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: A good sleeping mat for a bad back?
Replies: 35
Views: 3654

Re: A good sleeping mat for a bad back?

i use an exped ul and it is superb whether it is good for a bad back i couldn't say but it is comfortable and warm in winter ,
by b1galus
7 May 2013, 7:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3661

Re: Camping stove

petrol to me is always the most widely available fuel, the motor car is everywhere
by b1galus
15 Apr 2013, 8:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Liner
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Sleeping Bag Liner

when tumble drying it in future, chuck in some tennis balls they help to break up any clumps in the filling .A silk liner will roughly add one season in thermic value to your bag lookout for cheap ones they are every bit as good as the posh ones
by b1galus
9 Mar 2013, 7:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Msr Dragonfly
Replies: 17
Views: 1480

Re: Msr Dragonfly

I like your thinking Beekeeper :D
by b1galus
14 Jan 2013, 6:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Way of St. James
Replies: 17
Views: 1735

Re: Way of St. James

i did the camino a few years ago and at one point a bloody great rottweiller came over a fence and ensured i remembered how to sprint , luckily i only had to sprint about a hundred metres before it got bored
by b1galus
12 Apr 2011, 10:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: best tent for uk cycle touring.
Replies: 70
Views: 13320

Re: best tent for uk cycle touring.

i have a couple of big agnes tents the four season string ridge is pretty much bombproof , my favourite though is the three season seedhouse two sl i have used it in winter up in glencoe and found it as warm as my nallo 2 and a lot better vented though i do use an exped down mat and a rab sleeping b...
by b1galus
30 Mar 2011, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hostels/auberge de jeunnesse
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: hostels/auberge de jeunnesse

thank you both, this is for my brother-in-law i remain firmly in the camping sauvage camp, but as i get older i do see the advantages lol
by b1galus
29 Mar 2011, 7:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Junior touring
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Junior touring

i toured on an on one inbred last year with full suspension fork with lock out they do a rigid fork as well fairly cheap and will give him a good basic mountain bike for later
by b1galus
29 Mar 2011, 12:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hostels/auberge de jeunnesse
Replies: 3
Views: 754

hostels/auberge de jeunnesse

looking for some help with youth hostels for a tour of brittanny . i am usually a tent and camping type so have no idea about hostels ta
by b1galus
21 Feb 2011, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Front rack for disc brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Front rack for disc brakes

tubus do one that fits disc brakes and suspension forks