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by Cachao
28 Jun 2011, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

Re: Cut That Kit!

Thanks for all the help :D Are your straps for the tents ? Use a bunjee each mate. So much easier than straps. I agree about their limited longevity but you arent going around the world. Plus you can hang your wet washing from them, extra things slip under them. I took both on my recent Spain / UK t...
by Cachao
20 Jun 2011, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shaving en Tour
Replies: 40
Views: 2249

Re: Shaving en Tour

The electric shaver is not an option either because of its weight - as you can see from my other thread, we have cut a lot of kit so we're not even considering a super-heavy electric shaver. Also taking a mirror, wet wipes or anything vaguely comfortable is not something we would consider, but thank...
by Cachao
20 Jun 2011, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

Re: Cut That Kit!

The Mechanic wrote:Cachao, I can't see on your spreadsheet any mention of saddle bags, panniers or similar to carry your stuff in. What will you be using?


Everything will be taken in waterproof rear panniers
by Cachao
20 Jun 2011, 1:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is my bike suitable for long tour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: Is my bike suitable for long tour?

That doesn't look like much of a touring bike today, but it seems quite similar to the spaghetti tourers of years gone by. Therefore don't expect it to take what true modern tourers will take. I would say it's fine, but I take up to 10kg on my 1980s tourer, and only on the rear pannier. I wouldn't a...
by Cachao
20 Jun 2011, 12:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

Re: Cut That Kit!

Hello everyone and thank you for the help and comments. After much argument and a 178-mile tour through the Brecons this is our revised kit list. Everything has been re-weighed, but there may still be some antimatter. Item is first on the left, then OVERALL quantity BETWEEN US is to the right of tha...
by Cachao
20 Jun 2011, 12:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shaving en Tour
Replies: 40
Views: 2249

Shaving en Tour

I am one of those electric shaver-types who has never dared use a manual razor, but for lejog this summer I will have to brave it. We are camping and already taking shower-gel as all-purpose soap, but how should I shave? I don't want to take a brush, a mirror or anything other than the absolute mini...
by Cachao
28 May 2011, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brecon Beacons
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Brecon Beacons

Hello, my friend and I want to do a pretty tough two-day tour, about 90 miles a day, constantly hitting big hills coming from north Bristol in the Brecon Beacons to help prepare for lejog this coming summer. Does anyone have any ideas about the best hills and (as we also want to enjoy it) most remot...
by Cachao
25 Apr 2011, 3:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Scotland

My friend and I are doing lejog this august and we need advice on Scotland, what is the most scenic route, without HGVs and heavy traffic?

One route we are looking at is going up towards Fort William, how would that work?

Thank you :)
by Cachao
20 Mar 2011, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

Re: Cut That Kit!

have you loaded up that lot and done some cycling ? there's no point cutting your kit if the weight doesn't bother you, or you have Mick's trailer. it also depends on what level of comfort you are used to / happy with. if it's only ten days (and you aren't planning on entertaining anyone in your te...
by Cachao
19 Mar 2011, 12:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

Re: Cut That Kit!

Thank you everyone, This is the new list: Kit for Tour REVISED 2011 Anything asterisked needs looking at Quantity must be marked Camping 5625g * Tent, Tent poles 975g repair 50g pegs 400g * Trangia 900g+meths burner and fuel there are no pros or cons about meths or gas as we can’t buy either * Swiss...
by Cachao
16 Mar 2011, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!
Replies: 83
Views: 93717

What to take on tour = Cut That Kit!

Hello, this is the kit list for my lejog this summer, with my friend. Does anyone have any suggestions? Especially on how to reduce weight. Thanks :) EDIT: The most recent list is here https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsW-kvF0X0c4dG9ESVZtMGViZTJnelFGaVItTmVMd3c&hl=en_US&a...
by Cachao
16 Jan 2011, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

If anyone can suggest any more diversions and attractions, especially for Paris <-> Nancy leg then it would be much appreciated.
by Cachao
16 Jan 2011, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Second hand prices of dawes super galaxy
Replies: 25
Views: 14690

Re: Second hand prices of dawes super galaxy

What do people predict the price range of this to be once it's finished?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dawes-Galaxy-Tour ... 27b7dc836e

Thanks :)
by Cachao
9 Jan 2011, 2:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

Thanks very much for the response, you've all been very helpful. So on our route, what other highlights should we visit on the route? The google map is here: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=212575606448495753882.000497e13529f5105b3e0&sll=49.525208,-0.483398&sspn=15.101242,43....
by Cachao
8 Jan 2011, 3:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

So what is French countryside like in comparison to the British countryside? What highlights would there be on our route? (reminder of our route: Paris <-> Nancy <->Aix en Provence OR Paris <-> Aix en Provence <-> Nantes <-> Paris - we haven't decided which way round yet though) Thanks :)