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by MrsHJ
27 Mar 2019, 6:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 244
Views: 21652

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

And think this will be my route as much as possible and will break this into 2x @50miles as want to take it easy at the first https://cycle.travel/map/journey/89024 Have already had one Maps.Me misdemeanour cycling from Reading in the dark and accidentally found myself on a slip road towards the M4...
by MrsHJ
25 Mar 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 45
Views: 2050

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

brynpoeth wrote:Plus Two, both are right, one invests a bit of cash in a custom solution, the other crafts something for free
Both are right
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The big elephant in the room=Washing ones hands?


Hand sanitiser.
by MrsHJ
25 Mar 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 45
Views: 2050

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

Ladies of a certain age have this problem as well but it’s more awkward for us. I’ve always used a Pot Noodle pot (having eat the PotNoodle obviously). After I’ve had a comfort break I put it outside the fly (away from spying eyes) and empty it/wash it out in the morning. I then use it during the d...
by MrsHJ
24 Mar 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?
Replies: 29
Views: 2789

Re: Essex to Plymouth by train - practical?

I’d split the journey if affordable to solve your crossing London time issue. My trainline ticket ( one way) from Totnes (just east of Plymouth) to Paddington in April is £20. Then I’m taking the heathrow Express (ok on a Saturday) to Heathrow for £8.80. Bike ticket to Paddington reserved over the p...
by MrsHJ
13 Mar 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 130
Views: 11848

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Well you'll probably want to budget for a couple of bikes. And ride them from now. Unless your wife is taller than you, then she's probably much weaker than you and you should basically plan on bringing all the luggage for you both. Ooohhh no one told me to bring a man with me to carry all my lugga...
by MrsHJ
13 Mar 2019, 11:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 244
Views: 21652

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

So about a fortnight until you leave? I leave for the USA a month today. I hope the weather is kind to both of us. My exercise is going well- not enough cycling but lots of everything else so my endurance is good and I’ve been getting 3 or 4 hours minimum of exercise a day for the last month. Increa...
by MrsHJ
11 Mar 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 130
Views: 11848

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

If you can cruise at say 10 mph, then riding 70 miles means seven hours sitting on a bike, plus the time for any stops on top of that. Not everybody's idea of fun. +1. And don't under estimate the potential for crippling saddle soreness, especially if you are overweight. All the fitness in the worl...
by MrsHJ
11 Mar 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why I like single touring
Replies: 45
Views: 8688

Re: Why I like single touring

I'm afraid the most interesting thing for me is how only 2? of the original posters are still active. What's the average life of a forum member. I've been on since 2007 and am surprised I didn't contribute to this thread. Pretty much a die hard solo tourer now, not only because I prefer it for all ...
by MrsHJ
11 Mar 2019, 6:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 130
Views: 11848

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

Sounds like fun. I would find your distances too much but I get easily bored and like to do other stuff in the afternoon than spend another couple of hours on the bike. I like big plans- I am cycling across the USA this year, starting section one in a month or so. In terms of routes here is the outl...
by MrsHJ
27 Feb 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Re: Cycle route 2: prevailing winds

I’d go east to west. Potentially into the wind but nastiest climbs at the end when I’m a bit fitter. YMMV.
by MrsHJ
24 Feb 2019, 11:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galicia and the Picos de Europa
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Galicia and the Picos de Europa

We’ve just winged it before ok but not recently. We also stayed in paradors a few nights (the heady days of the strong pound!).

NB we have been snowed on in June in the Picos.
by MrsHJ
24 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 51
Views: 4122

Re: Churches - interesting

Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts) DSCN0674 - Copy.JPG Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features. Is it just a tower? Can't see the rest ...
by MrsHJ
23 Feb 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on cross channel ferries
Replies: 26
Views: 2872

Re: Bikes on cross channel ferries

Nope. You wheel it on (cycle in the old days), park up using rope they provide and leave it. A couple of bungees might be helpful Depending on layout etc. Nb i see you have carbon fibre- yes, there is a good chance of other bikes being next to yours and leaning against it- your panniers will usually...
by MrsHJ
22 Feb 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 723
Views: 107500

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Found my answer! Boy am I quickly!! Appears the route has to be 300k or less to move to a PDF and print. I break my long route into daily sections. Having said that I don’t bother with a cue sheet but it could be a good idea ( probably not printed out for a longer tour though as it would probably e...