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by tempsperdu
1 Aug 2015, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino de Santiago/Way of St James
Replies: 10
Views: 4003

Re: Camino de Santiago/Way of St James

There is always http://www.bike-express.co.uk although never managed to find a space for the dates I wanted to go. Might have to book a year in advance. The camino de santiago forum has a bike section if you haven't already tried that. I think there are people in Santiago who box up bikes for shippi...
by tempsperdu
22 Jul 2015, 12:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: crossing london
Replies: 10
Views: 862

crossing london

I am planning a trip which could involve crossing London on the Thames Path east west or vica versa or approaching/leaving south on Avenue Vert. Distance Reading to Greenwich is approx 34 miles but how far out would I need to go to find a camping ground or place? Had my eye on that stand of birch ou...
by tempsperdu
20 Jul 2015, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: South Downs Double
Replies: 0
Views: 543

South Downs Double

Does anyone know how where or who you contact or register your trip details?
I have looked on the website but cannot see any of this information.
This is the off road end to end inside 24hrs ride.
Thanks.
by tempsperdu
17 Jul 2015, 9:48am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Longitude to date
Replies: 4
Views: 9059

Re: Longitude to date

Thanks but both those threads are 'first impressions' was hoping for an update now a few months have passed.
by tempsperdu
17 Jul 2015, 7:44am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Longitude to date
Replies: 4
Views: 9059

Longitude to date

Any Longitude owners care to share experience to date.
Interested in any mods/upgrades you have made not adding bits but changing/replacing original equipment.
by tempsperdu
8 Jul 2015, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who's got the worst bike, and how far have you ridden it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Who's got the worst bike, and how far have you ridden it

I want to cycle to Santiago in Spain sometime in the future and wondered about one of those bikes you see in French super markets.
I could travel on foot to France buy a new bike for not a lot cycle to Spain and give it to someone.
I wonder what the reality would be?
by tempsperdu
20 Jun 2015, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: off road drinks bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 248

off road drinks bottle

I want to ditch my backpack for day and short rides which means no drink bladder. I want a 0.5l and or 0.75l bottle with a flip top that keeps the dust, sand, grit and mud off the spout. Lucozade Sport bottles have this simple device that covers the spout and saves you getting a mouthful of crud. As...
by tempsperdu
13 Jun 2015, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know of a country that......
Replies: 84
Views: 3506

Re: Does anyone know of a country that......

My vote would be Spain. Hasn't Seville been voted best cycle friendly city in something or other? Also has miles of off road 'green lanes' unmade roads plus mountain areas and off road long distance routes. Steer clear of the pilgrim routes to Santiago - walking pilgrims getting precious about cycli...
by tempsperdu
8 May 2015, 8:49am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?
Replies: 31
Views: 25118

Re: Burly blokes on the pavement - why?

Burly blokes on the pavement - why? This seems to work both ways. I apparently startled a 'lady' pedestrian yesterday after cycling towards her for some distance wearing hiviz. She seemed oblivious to the fact the she was walking on a cycle path and took umbridge that I was there almost stationary ...
by tempsperdu
4 May 2015, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Snugpak softie?
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Snugpak softie?

There is a similar question over on BB website. The Criterion Ultralight 350 Sleeping Bag seems to be getting a good recommendation. £179 for a 2 season down bag rated -3. I was going for a snugpack mil spec sleep system but the pack size and weight against this down bag is too great. The pricing st...
by tempsperdu
27 Apr 2015, 9:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Minimalist smartphone sat nav idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Re: Minimalist smartphone sat nav idea

Will this work on a tablet?
by tempsperdu
6 Apr 2015, 10:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring possibly the South of France along the coast
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Re: Touring possibly the South of France along the coast

If you dont want to stick to the coast a few miles inland you will find the old pilgrim routes into Spain. There is one from Piedmont and/or another from Arles. See https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/cycling-the-arles-route-in-languedoc.9598/ The camino website has a lot of informatio...
by tempsperdu
6 Apr 2015, 12:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Practical GPS 101
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Practical GPS 101

bohrsatom Thanks for that information especially the tracking. I dont know if I would trust a device to record a number of days without saving. How long does recharging take using charging device and how long does charging device take to charge? What is the rating (mAh) of your Anker device and will...
by tempsperdu
5 Apr 2015, 1:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Practical GPS 101
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Practical GPS 101

Any long distance trekking Garmin users care to share the practical aspects of being on the road for several weeks running a device and recording their ride details. Interested in Touring, 810 and 1000 devices. I am specifically interested in managing recharging strategies and non mains charging as ...
by tempsperdu
21 Feb 2015, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: urban mtb guards to keep back clean.
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: urban mtb guards to keep back clean.

Happy to recommend SKS X Blade.
I am riding 29er hardtail.