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by Cachao
22 Dec 2010, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

Thank you everyone for all the help :) We're going to look seriously into maps in the next couple of days, the IGN Yellow (green in the past) the Michelin and whatever else IGN suggests. I think unless there's a solid cycle path which is tarmac we may want to stay on-road because this year we had ma...
by Cachao
21 Dec 2010, 12:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

"But primarily one item we’d leave behind next time would be, surprisingly, the Trangia. Before this tour I swore by the thing, in every sense it is practical. But after 2 weeks we ran out of Metholated spirit and found it hard to locate more. Despite always cleaning it after use and wrapping i...
by Cachao
20 Dec 2010, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Re: Cycling Through France This Summer

Thank you very much everyone, I will look into this. We do prefer off-road routes, but we had some pretty bad experiences with off-road ones that were badly maintained (we cycled through a damn wood up a hill about 30%) so unless they're fantastic off road like canal paths I'm not too bothered. Alth...
by Cachao
20 Dec 2010, 5:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: waterproof Panniers?
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: waterproof Panniers?

Did tour from South to North and back and it poured with rain, Ortlieb backrollers were incredible. Buy them.
by Cachao
20 Dec 2010, 5:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Through France This Summer
Replies: 40
Views: 3424

Cycling Through France This Summer

Plan is either Paris <-> Nancy <->Aix en Provence <-> Paris OR Paris <-> Aix en Provence <-> Nantes <-> Paris starting shortly after 22nd July. 1. How does this sound? What is touring in France like? Only done two tours before and they were from Bristol > Exeter and Bristol > Peaks > Liverpool > Bri...
by Cachao
24 Jul 2010, 12:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

First Road Bike

Okay, I'm new to proper cycling, I justs did about 700 miles touring in the last couple of weeks (all broken up)and that's absolutely it. So, I'm looking to buy a racing bike to get into cycling,. (If anyone's wondering I did the touring on my dad's old Dawes Discovery 601) So, my limit is about £11...