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by albal1
25 Jun 2015, 10:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on a Roadrat
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Touring on a Roadrat

My colleaggue is on one as we head south from nordkapp, hes ridden it all over the place. FB clive rogers and chat to him? :D
by albal1
20 Jun 2015, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 2015 Tour arrived!
Replies: 1
Views: 400

2015 Tour arrived!

Flying out tommorrow, at a reasonable hour to Norway. 1st time flying with SAS, hope it goes ok as it has 3 changes. 4 landings.
Blog here: www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/nordkapp-tarifa.
by albal1
15 Jun 2015, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly B+B in Roscoff
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Cycle friendly B+B in Roscoff

Hi,

I did stop in Roscoff couple years back. The B+B opposite the Brittany terminal was excellent. around 50 bucks. Cant remember the name, but it has white walls and light blue shutters, single story block. She let me park the bike in her garage. Sorry that's all I remember.
by albal1
31 May 2015, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: USB-Werk or E-Werk?
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

Re: USB-Werk or E-Werk?

Thanks conrad, tho me and electrics go together like qpr and the league of greed. I daren,t open it up. I see bike discount are selling them for £62. I may buy and haggle with b&m when i return from tour. I dont have time on my hands, depart uk june 21. Interesting points you made about cable le...
by albal1
30 May 2015, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: USB-Werk or E-Werk?
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

Re: USB-Werk or E-Werk?

My ewerk has stopped working. The son dynamo is working ok. I am no techy, so any ideas would be useful. Is there a fuse inside the ewerk? Anybody have same problem? HELP PLEASE? THANKS
by albal1
3 May 2015, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Loire v Danube
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: Loire v Danube

I rode EV6 last year & trying to rack my brain for informative info; Passua was very busy along the DAnube with day riders who hop off their luxury floating hotel. I did enjoy Austria, so much spent a few days in Vienna wondering around. Camped in Krems, and Grein. Through Wachau wine region. On...
by albal1
3 May 2015, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Sweden
Replies: 30
Views: 8469

Re: Touring in Sweden

Andrew , Yes may well see you. Thanks for the info Have emailed the store in Honningsvag, awaiting reply. Pretty much kitted out except for the mozzie net. Like Andrew I'll skip on the back up fuel stove. Getting ever closer to departure, exited. :D
by albal1
13 Apr 2015, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Sweden
Replies: 30
Views: 8469

Re: Touring in Sweden

Departing Nordkapp Jun 22. Heading through Sweden. looks like wild camping is the answer there. Any gas available from Nordkapp? anyone?
by albal1
1 Apr 2015, 9:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EuroVelo 6
Replies: 4
Views: 4270

Re: EuroVelo 6

I rode the EV6 last year. Great ride and not difficult , many tourists use the Austrian section off the Danube boat trips.Blog on crazy guy.
by albal1
18 Mar 2015, 9:47pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: wessex ridgeway
Replies: 4
Views: 15939

Re: wessex ridgeway

Thank you
by albal1
9 Mar 2015, 9:17pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: wessex ridgeway
Replies: 4
Views: 15939

Re: wessex ridgeway

Yes, thanks. I rode it from Lyme a few years back and this section to Champernhayes is walkers only. Tough going by bike walked a lot of it. Such a shame they've not upgraded this bit.
I just thought maybe someone has uploaded the route to some site?
Setting off from Tollard Royal Mar 28.
by albal1
9 Mar 2015, 6:42pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: wessex ridgeway
Replies: 4
Views: 15939

wessex ridgeway

Are there any GPX files to upload to garmin for this route? anyone? Thanks
by albal1
14 Dec 2014, 6:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tanker lorry, spot on driving
Replies: 20
Views: 2996

Re: Tanker lorry, spot on driving

I drive HGV and have been for tooo lonngg. Currently freelancing. Nice to read your comments most being HGV positive! I would say any transport manager would welcome praises for their drivers. Since Sept 2014 we have to hold a DCPC card, from 7.5 ton and above(Driver cert of professional competance)...
by albal1
9 Nov 2014, 8:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: French End to End
Replies: 18
Views: 7107

Re: French End to End

At present am planning doing this end of May 2015 and back.
by albal1
19 Oct 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new steel touring frame advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: new steel touring frame advice

Had a similar story tho mine was a steel frame. The BB shell threads were f***d, so I sent it to Argos in Bristol, who reamed out a new thread. Can't remember the cost but it was worth it. I would never touch threadless BB's personally on a used daily bike.