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by MrsHJ
28 Jul 2014, 8:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SNCF TER trains, has anyone ever been kicked off?
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

Re: SNCF TER trains, has anyone ever been kicked off?

Thank you so much for all your comments everyone. I was hoping no news was good news, but at least none of you seem to have been kicked off! And the general sentiment seems to be it's ok. sorry, I don't seem to be able to change the typo in the title. The SNCF site doesn't show all the TER trains bu...
by MrsHJ
22 Jul 2014, 10:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2720

Re: Cookset recommendations

Depends what sort of cooking you're doing and how light you want to go. I have an MSR Pocket Rocket with titanium pot and also a Trangia 27 with kettle. The MSR is very light and compact, but I much prefer the Trangia – it's windproof, bombproof and I can cook proper food on it. Much more versatile...
by MrsHJ
22 Jul 2014, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SNCF TER trains, has anyone ever been kicked off?
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

SNCF TER trains, has anyone ever been kicked off?

We are travelling with the kids (8 & 10) to Brittany in August, ferry tickets are booked. We need to get the train from Roscoff to Redon in order to give us our planned route back. A sLight glitch with our tour plans appeared on my visit to SNCF in Picadilly today. I'd already researched the tra...
by MrsHJ
20 Jul 2014, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Devon (Cookbury)
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: West Devon (Cookbury)

Hi, Discovered that bridle way several months ago, nice training on my skip trainer, 9 " of mud :) Was not sorry to see they have spent 200k on tarmacking it :( But still use it and yes see the gravel probably knocks 1 mph off my 2 " tyres :) Do the tracks Newton Abbot to Tiegngrace over ...
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Affordable Combo Pannier/Backpack
Replies: 19
Views: 4133

Re: Affordable Combo Pannier/Backpack

I had this carrying problem multiplied when travelling easy jet etc and having too many items of luggage. So I have a large lightweight roll bag made from the same fabric as those reusable shopping bags and folding up like a PAC a mac. It's not exactly what you're after but it does the job to a cert...
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are many anti TDF on here?
Replies: 58
Views: 3530

Re: Why are many anti TDF on here?

Like many posting here I'm always watching the highlights, and the main tv coverage if I'm not working. I watched the finish in the Mall the other day, not that I saw very much but I was working in our London office which is very close so it was too good an opportunity to miss. I've also, whilst on ...
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Devon (Cookbury)
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: West Devon (Cookbury)

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Tarka Trail from Meeth through Torrington, Bideford, Barnstaple & Braunton. A bit of a trek from Bude in a car, but all off-road ex-railway line & nice scenery. http://www.devon.gov.uk/tarkatrail Mark I did :wink: looking forward to Making it there one d...
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Devon (Cookbury)
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: West Devon (Cookbury)

Hi, At Powderham castle (south of next to railway) is where a track goes to join the EXE Trail at Two Lock Gates Pub (could be double lock gates?) But the track leads to railway which you have to cross so not suitable at all and narrow path leading to exe trail so no good. Exe trail is along estuar...
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Devon (Cookbury)
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: West Devon (Cookbury)

Hi From Okehampton town, you can ride the Granite Way all the way to Lydford. Castle to explore, and a pub next door plus the wonderful Lydford Gorge. http://www.dartmoor.co.uk/cycling/the-granite-way-cycle-route How was the update on the joined up section :?: It is on road some part..................
by MrsHJ
19 Jul 2014, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: West Devon (Cookbury)
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: West Devon (Cookbury)

My kids and I cycle from Plym bridge on the DrAke trail up to clearbrook. You could easily extend that to Tavistock depending in abilities etc, That is part of the coast to coast route ( also part of the Eurovelo 1) or sustrans 27. I fancy doing the tarka trail in north devon one weekend to try to g...
by MrsHJ
17 Jul 2014, 11:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clothing layers for Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Clothing layers for Touring

I've always taken the wear one and wash one approach. Ie 2 cycle kits. I'd make it one pair of shorts and one of longs and a couple of technical tops but YMMV. Then a thin layer fleece and a thicker jacket fleece, and a waterproof jacket, cycle shoes, socks and gloves has done me on the bike. In lux...
by MrsHJ
16 Jul 2014, 10:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 68161

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Image.

Thank you. Ancient picture of my Vaude tent, being brought out of retirement as him indoors has decided to join the kids and me on our trip on the Velodysee.
by MrsHJ
16 Jul 2014, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Useful Info & posting guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 56583

Re: Useful Info & posting guidelines

Could we have the image posting system explained here for noddies like me. I'm sure it's explained all over the place but it seems to fit into the useful information category.
by MrsHJ
15 Jul 2014, 11:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: campsites southern Brittany
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: campsites southern Brittany

We go to camping des abers in L'Aberach( phonetic spelling, sorry). That's the north coast though, fabulous beach, quiet roads for cycling. The hubby sometimes take the kids to a place in Benodet on the south coast in the first week in September which looks fab but would be too busy mid summer I sus...
by MrsHJ
13 Jul 2014, 9:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: On the road one year.
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: On the road one year.

I've been really enjoying your posts and catching up on some of your blog/journal. It is SO impressive. I think I would like to cycle a fair chunk of the world one day but the Central Asia thing doesn't really appeal ( although Georgia and the other European bits I'm totally sold on as they play to ...