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by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1680

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

Thank you all for your responses. Trains, when broken down, with all of your excellent suggestions don’t seem quite so daunting, so I suppose it’s a case of manning-up and making a decision ... then sticking with it As with all things, the choices are overwhelming. Flying. Had thought about that. B...
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

Not sure if you might be interested . But we have a Copper Sure 3 that we are selling! Not sure where you are located. We bought the Copper Hotel. Thank you for the offer (this is for my trip from DC to Pueblo) but I want a single man for minimal camping (I already have a 2man hubba hubba). What’s ...
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

I’m wondering whether anyone has seen or tried the bikepack version of the copper spur and whether the features make any difference. I suspect not. Main plan for me is very light as I won’t be doing much camping and don’t want a full camping set up (no cooking etc). Don’t fancy a bivvy. Ps I’m an R...
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

If going to REi in the states, just be aware you'll have to pay import duty on it. It happened to me when I bought a bargain tent. Unless of course you know someone in the states who might send you one as a present... I haven’t in the past (not deliberately- just didn’t occur to me that I’d have to...
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Openfietsmap - map data updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Openfietsmap - map data updates

charliepolecat wrote:I'm new to this thread so could anyone tell me the advantageous of this system over RidewithGPS - which I use all the time. Is it mainly in the UK and Europe that it comes into its own?


I’ve used it to download a set of USA maps to my Garmin. It would have cost £160 with Garmin.
by MrsHJ
5 Apr 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Big Agnes bike pack copper spur?

https://www.rei.com/c/backpacking-tents?ir=category%3Abackpacking-tents&r=c%3Bsleeping-capacity%3A1-person%3Bdesign-type%3AFreestanding&origin=web But of unexpected news re closed B&Bs on the C&O path means I’m going to pick up a tent from REI in Washington DC (I would probably have ...
by MrsHJ
4 Apr 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Openfietsmap - map data updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Openfietsmap - map data updates

wizard wrote:Just updated the Europe maps, enjoy!
http://www.openfietsmap.nl/downloads/europe


It’s a fabulous resource. Thank you.
by MrsHJ
4 Apr 2019, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106620

Re: Cycle Travel question!

No worries- makes total sense. I guessed it could be a mapping data problem/update but I’m a numpty with IT stuff so wondered if i was just doing something stupid.

And of course I’ve been on the USA sections tidying up my transam.
by MrsHJ
4 Apr 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 711
Views: 106620

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Anyone had any problems today- the planner seems to be working but I can’t see anything except the route in the maps- just grey.

I’ve been using the accommodation links organise my first few days in the USA and to send some commissions your way Richard.
by MrsHJ
4 Apr 2019, 6:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 244
Views: 21574

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

Comedy of rookie errors although bike was supposed have been given a check over by a young lad at decathlon Lots of photos and posts on Instagram and Twitter -don’t need to join to read posts. Am now on 3rd day of tour - in Belgium.goot nacht Found and followed on both. Nice change from brexit on T...
by MrsHJ
3 Apr 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Santander to Athens and beyond
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Santander to Athens and beyond

How will your wife be at the airport? If she would find it difficult to pack the bike is it lifting things that’s the issue or mechanical stuff? If its the lifting perhaps a relative or friend can go to check in and oversize luggage with her as just getting the bike from the car park to outsize lugg...
by MrsHJ
1 Apr 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Amsterdam Airport question
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Amsterdam Airport question

I’ve used CTC bags at schipol, summer 2016. No problem then. Very smooth exercise.

Arrivals baggage was a total nightmare though but I think you’re flying into a different airport.
by MrsHJ
1 Apr 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar bag fouling brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Bar bag fouling brakes

Yes-I changed the bag. It depends whether you have droop and need a better fixing system or whether the solidness of the bag is distorting where the brakes should go. The latter can be dealt with by having a soft bag as opposed to a reinforced one or a smaller Size/different shape.
by MrsHJ
30 Mar 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Got the motivation for the ride, just worried about the train
Replies: 14
Views: 1680

Re: Got the stones for the ride, just worried about the train

I totally understand. Cycling is much easier than transporting your bike and it’s exactly that thing about breaking down all the different steps. Agree the general info here- TGV must be booked, TER more relaxed but you might like to prearrange all of your tickets. I ended up booking my last trip at...
by MrsHJ
29 Mar 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: US style hot weather tents
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: US style hot weather tents

Are all the Big Agnes tents of that style? A friend has used her Big Agnes (not sure which model, sorry) in UK and Northern Europe in summer, including inner only on at least one occasion, and is extremely pleased. I did think this might be about the "black out" style tents, which I think...