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by mullinsm
12 Jun 2012, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

Put me on the list as a possible candidate. 50 seperated got all the touring kit on a dawes galaxy....leaving on friday to ride the trans am this summer...so next year I may be up for this. :D Good luck with the Trans AM - would love to give that a go - I'll drop you a line with contact details to ...
by mullinsm
12 Jun 2012, 1:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013

Hi all - I'm similar age to Hudson 1984 also with my own business and grown up kids so very flexible on time and dates. I've done a fair bit of cycling in the French & Swiss Alps + off to cycle the Cote d'Azur next week unsupported. I tend to travel between 50 to 80 miles a day but use a racing...
by mullinsm
12 Jun 2012, 1:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013

where do you do your long sunday rides? I live in norwich but really not keen on riding with the clubs - all seems a bit too serious for me but would really like to start increasing my mileage. also back to the beginning - French I can order beer in french so we're sorted there at least :lol: 2 wee...
by mullinsm
12 Jun 2012, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

I've done this trip starting from Santurzi(?spelling) the port for Bilbao . The main part was to be the pyrenees raid route. Didn't care for the ride through Northern Spain so I eventually got on the Euskatren(Basque railway) to Hendaye (change at San Sebastian/Don Ostia). No charge for bikes, get ...
by mullinsm
11 Jun 2012, 7:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Re: Continental Tour 2013

if your looking for an additional windger count me in :D i'm still quite new to cycling so really looking to spread my wings with cycling in general let alone amazing trips! but for the record im 27, also from norfolk no kids but a job that likes to see me work away. if you fancy giving a noob some...
by mullinsm
11 Jun 2012, 3:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Continental Tour 2013

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by mullinsm
11 Jun 2012, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Continental Tour 2013 anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6038

Continental Tour 2013 anyone?

Having done coast to coast in 2011 and end to end last month, I'm now about to start planning next year's madness. I'm looking at getting a ferry to northern Spain, crossing the Pyrenees and then up through France with a ferry to Dover and possibly taking Route 1 from there home to Norfolk if I'm no...
by mullinsm
3 Oct 2011, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing advice for a tourer
Replies: 24
Views: 1291

Re: Gearing advice for a tourer

I have a 5703 chainset and have swapped the inner sprocket for a 26T TA chainring which works well. It gives more evenly spaced ratios than the original 30T and is much better for climbing.
by mullinsm
23 Sep 2011, 1:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Double chainset for touring
Replies: 14
Views: 5333

Re: Double chainset for touring

I have 30,38, 50 front; 11-34 rear. I have never used the inner chain ring despite having ridden two fully loaded tours, Calais to the Med and LEJOG. If I were building the bike again from scratch I would just have a double. Conversely, I recently did a 4 day tour with only a light load and found t...