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by BE1
23 Jan 2010, 9:38am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans
Replies: 7
Views: 5463

Re: Evans

I too have found Evans to be very fair when it comes to price matching, mind you with some of their initial prices they need to be :D
by BE1
23 Jan 2010, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ireland southwest coast
Replies: 33
Views: 2304

Re: Ireland southwest coast

Very good news :D but I'm living further afield so will still have to fly into Crok this Easter :( Therefore, can anyone recommend a cycle hire shop which rents a good enough bike for a four day tour? I'm not expecting anything great just something that I can "forget" I'm riding if you see...
by BE1
23 Dec 2009, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bradford to San Remo Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Bradford to San Remo Advice?

Sounds like a great ride, have fun. For a flattish route, in broad terms follow the rivers Loire then Rhone, nice scenary, great food and wine! 00 should get you a good enough lower spec new tourer (unless prices have gone up again :( ) or a very nice second hand Dawes Galaxy. Harrogate is not too f...
by BE1
14 Dec 2009, 6:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Plans
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Plans

March/April: 2 weeks in Sicily sans bike. May: Northern Croatia? (I usually cycle Italy in May, but see above.) June: Like Patrick, a return to Denmark for fab free camping. Return from Amsterdam? July/August: Baltic States? September: Corsica Helen, depending on where in Northern Croatia you want ...
by BE1
12 Dec 2009, 3:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Plans
Replies: 30
Views: 2373

Re: Plans

Probably the Drava river, Maribor (Slovenia) to Osijek (Croatia) in May. If not, a week in South West Ireland.
by BE1
25 Nov 2009, 6:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6
Replies: 49
Views: 13092

Re: Eurovelo 6

For the Serbia/Croatia to the Black Sea section this is a very good ressource, with route, maps and accomodation (although teh quality varies between countries) http://www.danube-info.org For my own very modests partial Budapest to Belgrade trip http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id...
by BE1
11 Nov 2009, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?
Replies: 12
Views: 4615

Re: Which Carradice Saddle Bag and Support?

Hello I use the Carradura bag plus the SQR and it all works perfectly. But the Carradura is lightweight, holds a lot and I've never had any kit get wet despite the terrible Summers in France over the last couple of years. It also has loops for attaching a tent, cape or similar The SQL is brilliant,...
by BE1
23 Sep 2009, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 6 anyone done it? suggestions for easy riding EU?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Eurovelo 6 anyone done it? suggestions for easy riding EU?

You could have a first attempt at the official site. It now has a forum with a Q&A. http://www.eurovelo6.org/practical-info There are a few other bits and pieces around: i have mislaid the link to a french guy who has mapped EV6 across France but have a google.. Beyond that Bavaria in November c...
by BE1
11 Sep 2009, 5:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Danube Cycle way.. Is camping an option?
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Danube Cycle way.. Is camping an option?

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&doc_id=4804&v=HE is my route in July. Austria, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary have multiple sites and a lovely set of cycle-specific facilities. Vienna itself has Aktiv Camping in the city. After Hungary it gets a bit erratic. Ask if you want any s...
by BE1
3 Sep 2009, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: MTB tyres for winter hacking/commuting
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: MTB tyres for winter hacking/commuting

I have used both conti Double fighters and travel contacts on my MTB. The latter are much faster on the road and have enough grip for unpaved cycle paths, gravel, and hard packed sand. If you want something just for road use then something really slick is needed and I have no experience of these.
by BE1
24 Aug 2009, 11:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - cycling advice
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: France - cycling advice

I'd just keep driving. The sole attraction of the northeast of France (unless you hug the border and dip into the Vosges etc) is the autoroutes that head to all the other nice bits. Why spend a valuable day pedalling through some flat fields when you could spend it in the Vercors or the Chartreuse?...
by BE1
28 Jul 2009, 10:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budapest to Belgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Budapest to Belgrade

Constantin

As regards the route it is mainly on quiet roads with a few hills (ilok area and between Osijek and the Hungarian border). The best route guide I found was the bikeline danube 4 (Budapest to the Black sea) . You will need to reverse the direction and the instruction.

have fun. :D
by BE1
17 Jun 2009, 7:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurolvelo Route 5 (Dublin to Switzerland)
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Eurolvelo Route 5 (Dublin to Switzerland)

The "best" starting point is the European Cyclists' Federation website, where there is a Eurovelo section. Some of the routes have dedicated websites some do not, route 5 does not. So the real best bet is to contact the national cycling federation members and also to use your search engine...
by BE1
3 Jun 2009, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budapest to Belgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Budapest to Belgrade

Tom's post shows why its probably better to cross the Danube in Hungary, pass through Mohacs and then take the Croatian bank of the Danube. There is Kopacki rit nature reserve, Osijek with its art nouveau architecture, Vukovar and the legacy of the Yugoslav wars plus excellent wine in both Baranja a...
by BE1
22 May 2009, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Budapest to Belgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: Budapest to Belgrade

Hi http://www.Danube-info.org is probably the best on-line source for the parts of the route in Croatia and Serbia Crazy guy on a bike has various journals for the route. This may give you some broader info about the countries http://www.danubebybike.eu . I'm registered for this and if things go to ...