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by dnrc
5 Jun 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Berlin - Hook Of Holland Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Berlin - Hook Of Holland Advice

Hi all, I needed a break and today booked a flight leaving next Wednesday to Berlin, going to cycle to the Hook and get the ferry home going to take about 8 days, my only plan is to head along those green bits on google maps towards hamburg and then kinda aim for amsterdam then onwards to the hook. ...
by dnrc
10 Feb 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 15 - the best bits to do?
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Eurovelo 15 - the best bits to do?

basel to cologne is pretty good, mainz through to dusseldorf is all really nice.


stay on the german side after basel though, i thought the bit through france was really boring (i don't personally know if the german side is better but it must be)


one you get into holland ev15 is dull
by dnrc
12 Jan 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: walking shoes for cycling touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: walking shoes for cycling touring

im in the one pair of shoes camp

maybe you could look for a nice pair suitable for on and off the bike

I have just last week bought the shimano XC5 and the TR5 both of which i could happily wear all the time, they're light and comfortable and look pretty smart too.
by dnrc
12 Jan 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How do you carry your camera?
Replies: 29
Views: 3716

Re: How do you carry your camera?

I've got a similar camera (sony hx90v - which is great btw)

keep it in my right back pocket,

if you press the on button at the same time as you grab the camera it'll be on and ready by the time your arm is up in front of you, perfect for shooting quickly while still on the move.
by dnrc
30 Nov 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1864

Re: Cameras on tour

someone mentioned the topend compact sony i have the rxv-hx90v (or something like that) has about 30 zooms and very compact, has been all over the place with me and gives great shots can grab it in a back pocket, pushing the on button at the same time, by the time it's pointing the right way it's re...
by dnrc
24 Oct 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

i spent a sizable chunk of money a few years ago to buy some northwave arctic boots

never regretted it for a second
by dnrc
17 Oct 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hanoi - bike/box logistics
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Hanoi - bike/box logistics

No help but a work colleague has just returned from a three week motor cycling tour of Vietnam including the Ho Chi Min Trail.He says Hanoi is THE scariest place he's ever ridden a bike :o I've not cycled there and have no useful input really but Hanoi is absolutely mental for traffic and it's incr...
by dnrc
17 Oct 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route
Replies: 24
Views: 2602

Re: Bike to Germany for Rhine Route

my last few euro tours i have flown somewhere in europe and cycled back to hook of holland to get the ferry home it's been the simplest option logistically for me given the time i have had available to tour It does limit my options somewhat but i don't want to do round trips and I didn't fancy the h...
by dnrc
20 Jul 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alps night time temperature
Replies: 13
Views: 698

Re: Alps night time temperature

It could well be cold. I've camped reasonably high up an alp in summer (would have been somewhere south of la bresse and sometime between jun-aug, it was a long time ago!) it was a recently mowed meadow, we put a good layer of dry grass under our tents, then used our normal cheap summer camping gear...
by dnrc
2 Apr 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)
Replies: 38
Views: 18188

Re: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)

ok, just looked on the device and i used to have one file for GB and another for DE+BENELUX

no prob though, just different

thanks again
by dnrc
31 Mar 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)
Replies: 38
Views: 18188

Re: OpenFietsMap Europa (=OpenCycleMap Europe)

thanks (again)

good work as always

is there still a garmin western europe map available? I always liked having GB / benelux / germany all in one file (i'm sure that used to be an option)
by dnrc
19 Jan 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40
Replies: 51
Views: 6369

Re: Aldi Selling Down Sleeping Bags Next Week £40

simonhill wrote:Is it any good? Funnily enough I don't know as they don't go on sale till next week.

I picked up the weekly specialbuys magazine in the shop today and it says it is on sale from 25th Jan.

85/15 down feather. weight 900 gms, pack size 18x14 cms,


scans or it didn't happen :-)
by dnrc
13 Dec 2017, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Disposing of bike box
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Disposing of bike box

leave it somewhere. you could end up helping another cyclist who needs one.
by dnrc
9 Dec 2017, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring shoe recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 2807

Re: Touring shoe recommendations

if you are used to and like being clipped in i would suggest using a MTB SPD shoe. you get the familiarity of clipless and a shoe you can actually use to walk in. i use a shimano m087, they look good, are comfy and you can walk in them easily the Louis Garneau Nickel look great too, they are the sam...
by dnrc
23 Nov 2017, 10:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1man tent plus bike
Replies: 60
Views: 5181

Re: 1man tent plus bike

msr hubba cyclist, or whatever it's called.