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by MrsHJ
14 Apr 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 53
Views: 2270

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

Thank you all for your considered replies. The CTC bag is just too difficult to manage into taxi and at the airport with panniers etc. All I am concerned about is folded size and weight so that I can cycle 1,000K with it without lobbing it aside on a bad day! It will sit over the panniers on top of...
by MrsHJ
11 Apr 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

I have now got the tent. Will try to take some photos when it’s up.
by MrsHJ
10 Apr 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Slovakia-paper maps?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Slovakia-paper maps?

http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Slovakia

It’s years since I went to Slovakia but Stanford’s is always my map purveyor of choice- better range than amazon usually.
by MrsHJ
10 Apr 2019, 6:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106592

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Not a major issue Richard but cycle travel doesn’t show a preview on Facebook at the moment, just a blank. I noticed it on tyre lady’s Facebook feed and just tested it on mine and it didn’t show there either. I’m thinking it might be helpful to attract new users.
by MrsHJ
8 Apr 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 244
Views: 21571

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

My main concern is to get to Trieste by 325th April By the way just noticed getting some cysts down below!!!! The chaps are better at this sort of thing but maybe try zinc cream (like for babies). Have you measured your remaining distance against the time available? What daily average do you need- ...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 50
Views: 5089

Re: Travel Insurance

Just an update - it seems that ETA no longer offer specific cycle touring insurance, so back to square one... Have you looked at the other thread in insurance which has a table with a list of insurers? It’s now on the non technical too good to lose. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&am...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106592

Re: Cycle Travel question!

iPhones/iPads are difficult because they don't easily talk to external peripherals like GPS units. But there is one way to do it... The idea behind building a Garmin app is that it'll be something that sits on your Garmin (anything with Connect IQ support). It then uses your phone (via Bluetooth) t...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106592

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Ah- I think this may be the gap for me ie how I used to do it on the laptop- but if I’m on my iPad or iPhone (as I am when on tour) I don’t think that you get the import button in the app like you do on the web browser. Agreed that garmin are a pile of poo- don’t get me started in battery life! I’m ...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106592

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Just a quick note on the current method for downloading cycle.travel routes to the garmin. For numpties like me only- competent people will have it all figured already! I used to be able to do it in a more shortcut way but this seems to be the current method. 1. You should get your phone or iPad and...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September
Replies: 23
Views: 3556

Re: Velodyssee Eurovelo 1,. September

Sorry to hijack this thread briefly , but wondering how busy campsites in France will be first three weeks of July. Contemplating doing this then, but only heading halfway down, as did Santander to Caen last year, much on Velodysse July and August are, as I’m sure you’re aware, the French school ho...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 53
Views: 2270

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

Just had a look at the tardis bag which looks good but I don't think it would work if you had a bike with mudguards. I would like to keep the bike complete bar pedals off and handlebars turned and a clear case but foam or card round the rear mech. I have only flown with my bike a few times and had ...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 6:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 244
Views: 21571

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Completed 170k on 4th day. Body felt fine,head tired from lack of sleep from past 3 days and rushing ariund So stayed a day more in one place to catch up with sleep. Off to Netherlands and then Germany Eek. Don’t overdo it- it’s supposed to be enjoyable! I’ve just been reading Jill Homer’s book abo...
by MrsHJ
7 Apr 2019, 6:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.
Replies: 53
Views: 2270

Re: Bike bag light enough and small enough to carry on tour.

Given that it’s regularly discussed on here presumably you’ve dismissed the uk cycling bag available from wiggle? It’s basically a mattress bag.

Ps you can cut about 25% off the end to reduce weight and it still does the job.
by MrsHJ
6 Apr 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2133

Re: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?

What was the purpose of doing a stove? that would never occur to me? I wanted a combination of features not available on a comercial stove. And I like a challenge :D The unique feature not obvious from the photo is that it can be connected to either screw threaded canisters or CampinGaz canisters (...
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One Week in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: One Week in Ireland

I can't say our route was the best route as I don't know Ireland well enough but we had a fabulous week flying into Shannon and back out from Knock. Mostly we were on the coast- Doolin, the Burren, Galway, Clifden, Delphi, Louisburgh, Westport, Croagh Patrick, Achill Island, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemor...