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by Farawayvisions
17 Jan 2016, 3:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dolomites Cycle Guides
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Dolomites Cycle Guides

I was there last summer. Got a free paper map with the routes and wrote about in the post below.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/solo-in-cortina-italy-mountain-bike/
by Farawayvisions
16 Jan 2016, 10:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rum, Beer and Cigarettes - Cycling Castro's Cuba
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Rum, Beer and Cigarettes - Cycling Castro's Cuba

As 2015 came to a close, I took my bikepacking journal to Cuba and cycled the eastern provinces before economic changes transform this unique Caribbean island forever. This is part 1 in a story about Cycling Cuba. http://www.farawayvisions.com/rum-beer-and-cigarettes-cycling-castros-cuba/
by Farawayvisions
8 Jan 2016, 6:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it

I booked the Viazul from Havana to Holguin (12 hours overnight) and back to Havana from Bayamo (14 hours leaving Bayamo at 02:50) Regular stops approximately every 2 hours and ice cold air con) Bring something warm. Two food stops of about 20 mins along the route, other stops are long enough to stre...
by Farawayvisions
8 Jan 2016, 2:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Cuba: - You’ll love it or hate it

I'm back from 3 weeks cycling in the East. My partner and I loved this trip. Amazing scenery, wonderful people, so many quirks. The OP said the route was doable in two weeks - we took 3 and would have liked longer so we could have enjoyed more time in towns and villages. Food and water was difficult...
by Farawayvisions
9 Dec 2015, 10:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding with friends - Success or Fail
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Riding with friends - Success or Fail

For me, cycling with friends or family has always been a once in a lifetime experience, but I think I finally managed to break the spell of doom on a day ride in Hampshire.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/riding-with-friends/
by Farawayvisions
2 Dec 2015, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam to Istanbul - Cycling with my son
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Rotterdam to Istanbul - Cycling with my son

Earlier this year, Helen Moat ( a colleague of mine) and her teenage son, Jamie, left their home in The Peak District and cycled together from Rotterdam to Istanbul. Neither of them had experience of long-distance cycle touring, but what they both had was a thirst for adventure. Some people would wa...
by Farawayvisions
30 Nov 2015, 7:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire

Simon, that's quite a compliment. Thank you. Maybe one day, I'll write about Pitsea marshes.
by Farawayvisions
29 Nov 2015, 11:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire

It's only there until the 28th December, after that it will be moved to somewhere near Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock on the Dorset Coast between mid January 2016 and early July 2016.

Late night and early morning is quiet.
by Farawayvisions
28 Nov 2015, 9:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 788

A night on the salt marsh at Keyhaven in Hampshire

A ride along Hampshire's coast. 25 miles from home I found a place to watch the sunrise on a bitter cold night in November.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/observatory-look-in-look-out/
by Farawayvisions
20 Nov 2015, 12:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route planning app?
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Route planning app?

I use Ridewith GPS http://ridewithgps.com/
by Farawayvisions
18 Nov 2015, 7:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Ireland
Replies: 64
Views: 4285

Re: Touring in Ireland

I did a ten day tour of Donegal. 500km of the Wild Atlantic Way. Quiet lanes, national cycle routes that take you across a strand and fabulous people. The route I rode is on my site and can be downloaded as a GPX for your use. Some trip reports as well and lots of pics. Would give you a flavour of c...
by Farawayvisions
10 Nov 2015, 9:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the tea shop close ?
Replies: 67
Views: 3409

Re: Should the tea shop close ?

How about I make some tea and show how I make pancakes using a variable control meths stove. (A little practice before the next cycle tour). Just a bit of fun and definitely involves tea.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/afterburner-stove-review/
by Farawayvisions
6 Nov 2015, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling mags
Replies: 51
Views: 2577

Re: Cycling mags

Boneshaker Magazine is ad free. They earn their revenue from selling their products in their online shop.
http://boneshakermag.com/
by Farawayvisions
1 Nov 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Exped Synmat UL 7
Replies: 18
Views: 18658

Re: Exped Synmat UL 7

I came up with simple trick to inflate this sleeping mat quickly, without getting out of breath.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/inflating-exped-synmat-ul-7/
by Farawayvisions
1 Nov 2015, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taking detours on a day ride taught me about perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Taking detours on a day ride taught me about perspective

Yesterday, I met a guy who told me how he'd ended up in the same place. In his version of events, the fence was 12 feet high and he nearly lost his manly bits. I told him about the suggested method of opening the gate, but he doesn't think it can be opened in the manner suggested either, because the...