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by skicat
22 Jun 2011, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?

simonhill wrote:Hoooooooorah!!

What an encouraging set of replies.


I totally agree. I'm inspired. Thanks guys (and gals where appropriate) :D
by skicat
21 Jun 2011, 8:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?

Bikes don't struggle, riders do!! :) Agreed, poor choice of words on my part. I was thinking along the lines of gearing perhaps not being suitable for the job, but I've been doing some calculations and if I'm correct, the lowest gear is 22" and the highest 118". From what little I know of...
by skicat
21 Jun 2011, 3:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Garmin Navigation Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Garmin Navigation Questions

The built in European maps are not suitable for navigation though so you have to buy add-on maps which is expensive. Not necessarily. I have just started to use OSM maps (OpenStreetMap) data, which is free. There are several sites around that translate this into ready-to-use Garmin maps, and in dif...
by skicat
21 Jun 2011, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?

I have a Claud Butler Urban 400, unmodified apart from the addition of a Topeak tubular rack and an MTX Trunkbag DXP (with side panniers). I have ridden it up to 50 miles in a day albeit with very little baggage. I'm now considering doing some "proper" touring, initially starting with just...