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by Millhouse
28 Aug 2011, 5:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping in the pyrenees
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Camping in the pyrenees

When I came off the col d'Aubisque I called into the tourist office in Argeles-Gazost. They were very helpful and gave me details of several campsites in the vacinity. I ended up staying in Agos Vidalos, on the road to Lourdes, a quiet site but with a good showers.
by Millhouse
15 Jul 2011, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunnels in the Pyrenees
Replies: 20
Views: 1988

Re: Tunnels in the Pyrenees

I climbed the Aubisque with my trailer in tow, I don't recall the need for lights, nor do I recall a tunnel. What I do remember is a short covered length of road where one side had frequent large 'portholes' overlooking the long drop to the valley bellow. In my opinion their is really no need for li...
by Millhouse
14 Jul 2011, 5:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tunnels in the Pyrenees
Replies: 20
Views: 1988

Re: Tunnels in the Pyrenees

Having used the Bike Express I arrived in Bayonne at about 09.00. I only wanted a short first day so I rode to St. Jeann Pied de Port, about 60k. There is a cracking municipal campsite in the town by the river. The showers were good and if I remember correctly only 4.50 euro's (2008 prices). The onl...
by Millhouse
13 Jul 2011, 4:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Historic Counties of England: Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Historic Counties of England: Journal

Out of interest, apart from the saddle have you changed anything on the Tricross and what do think of it for touring? I use mine for touring (just done Spain to St Malo) commuting and day rides..a great all round bike but have my eyes on something a bit more solid (Surly LHT or similar). I removed ...
by Millhouse
12 Jul 2011, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Historic Counties of England: Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Historic Counties of England: Journal

Thank you for those generous words Pedal Pusher.
I enjoy reading other peoples cycling adventures, including your humerous take on things, so I thought I would give it a go.
by Millhouse
11 Jul 2011, 4:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Bretagne
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Cycling Bretagne

I have camped here http://www.brittanycamping.com/
It's on the canal and the campsite owners are British.
The village is small but has everything you may need in the way of shops.
by Millhouse
7 Jul 2011, 9:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Historic Counties of England: Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Historic Counties of England: Journal

Journal completed. It can be viewed here http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8969
by Millhouse
22 Jun 2011, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Historic Counties of England: Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Historic Counties of England: Journal

If you are interested I have started a journal on the Crazy Guy On A Bike website.
I am up to day 4, so plenty of days to go, and it can be viewed here http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8969

Regards
Millhouse
by Millhouse
21 Jun 2011, 4:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Is a Hybrid Suitable for Touring?

Personally, I like the Urban and what I can do with it - reasonable on-road speed and comfort, and it copes with forest tracks and bridleways when necessary. As someone who has never toured before, would touring be taking the bike into a zone which it would struggle with? Bikes don't struggle, ride...
by Millhouse
20 Jun 2011, 9:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Is my bike suitable for long tour?
Replies: 17
Views: 1666

Re: Is my bike suitable for long tour?

3 years ago I used a Ridgeback Horizon on a 4 week 1600 miles camping tour around France. The tour included the full length of the Pyrennes and part of the Alps. The bike, and I, coped perfectly well. As long as you are comfortable in the saddle and have got the riding position set up correctly you ...
by Millhouse
17 Jun 2011, 4:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!

Thank you for the 'congratulation', my legs are still suffering but it was a great trip. I have had the Tricross for over 2 years. I have covered over 15000 miles on it on all terrains, I love it. I bought it with tours in mind. Also with a group of friends I ride with we often use tracks and paths,...
by Millhouse
16 Jun 2011, 5:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

Arrived home yesterday, 28 days in total. Almost 1500 miles and all 39 Counties cycled through. What an excellent tour, I would recommend it to anyone with a few weeks to spare. I camped on all but three nights. I had two non cycling days and a couple or so low mileage days. The weather was varied, ...
by Millhouse
18 May 2011, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England. DONE!
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England

I'm setting off in the morning (19.5.11). Just getting all my stuff together, I'm quite excited :D It would be great to meet fellow forum users on the route, if you spot me stop me for a chat. I'm riding a Specialized tricross and pulling a trailer with a grey plastic box attached, I will probably b...
by Millhouse
7 May 2011, 11:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family Cycle Tour in Brittany
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

Re: Family Cycle Tour in Brittany

For a slightly different approach try googling 'Breton Bikes'. They will provide all the camping equipment,cycle routes and bikes and are child friendly.
I used them a few years ago and found them to be excellent.
by Millhouse
6 May 2011, 9:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommended bike for trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Recommended bike for trailer

If you scroll down to the bottom of the Board index you will find a section called 'Technical too good to loose'. There are two items in there on trailers, you should be able to find an answer to your questions. I towed a trailer through the Pyrennes and the French Alpes with a 'fast tourer' it was ...