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by JBB
15 Jan 2016, 10:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer or Panniers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2468

Re: Trailer or Panniers?

I think a lot depends on what sort of trailer you have. Bear in mind Mick's Carry freedom trailer is the Rolls Royce of trailers and very easy to tow. (I know I have one). The main thing you need to make a trailer work well will cost - good quality wheels and bearings are the main reason for the pri...
by JBB
6 Jan 2016, 10:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sil Hexpeak shelters/tents
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: Sil Hexpeak shelters/tents

I've got the Hexpeak V4 and it suits me. It's definitely an outer pitch first - not very intuitive to get the best results; there is a German video available on YouTube that shows how to pitch it togive good clearance between the inner and outer. It's very spacious with excellent headroom. So, in re...
by JBB
18 Nov 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring luxuries
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Touring luxuries

Alite Mayfly chair when I'm camping...
by JBB
26 Sep 2015, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Crossing the Pyrenees
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Crossing the Pyrenees

Hi, next year I'm planning to cycle from France to Spain. I will be starting in the Dordogne so have planned to cross the Pyrenees using Roncevalles as its historical and not too difficult (I think!) My main concern is traffic so any experiences or suugeestions for a better route over the Pyrenees a...
by JBB
21 Jul 2015, 10:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which chair for the campsite
Replies: 44
Views: 4992

Re: Which chair for the campsite

andrew_s wrote:I use the Alite Mayfly.
This has the advantages that it doesn't sink into soft ground like Helinox-style chairs can, and it's low enough to use inside the tent in case of rain or midges.


Superb chair - pricey but light and very comfortable.
by JBB
19 Jul 2015, 10:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which chair for the campsite
Replies: 44
Views: 4992

Re: Which chair for the campsite

Alite Mayfly - solid strong and light. However a bit pricey!
by JBB
6 Jul 2015, 1:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 787
Views: 114314

Re: New Route Planner

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but no matter what I try I cannot get it to route onto N roads in Spain . I'm pretty sure these are legal to use. It's the A roadsthat are motorways I think?
by JBB
25 Mar 2015, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour of Brittany
Replies: 39
Views: 7980

Re: Tour of Brittany

OK, BB et al, you've succeeded in persuading me! I'm clicking on my Leave Booking app as we speak!! If you regret it you can sue;-) I think you'll have a great time. Brittany is fantastic place for cycling and if you do get 3 days in a row of rain there are always the cheap chain hotels or if you s...
by JBB
26 Feb 2015, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Forest Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: New Forest Tour

Yes i do agree that two weeks is a long time for the new forest however this would be my first tour after being hit by a lorry two years ago. I have a artificial knee, 4 fused vertebrae in my back and also metal holding my right arm together from wrist to elbow. I am in no hurry trust me :-) I will...
by JBB
23 Feb 2015, 6:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour de Isle of Wight - 1-4 May 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3447

Re: Tour de Isle of Wight - 1-4 May 2015

I would not advise leaving your vehicle in a New Forest car park over a Bank Holiday - it is notorious for breakins even when there's nothing on show. Use Google maps and find a residential street in Lymington with on street parking and leave it there. Works well for us. Appreciate that JBB. I've m...
by JBB
22 Feb 2015, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New Forest Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 2754

Re: New Forest Tour

I'd also recommend Acres Down http://www.acresdownfarm.co.uk/campsite.html. The north side of the Forest is quieter and hillier. There are several campsites near Fordingbridge in the NW corner which is a good place to buy food. The route through the Forest edge villages from Downton to Ringwood is l...
by JBB
22 Feb 2015, 10:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour de Isle of Wight - 1-4 May 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3447

Re: Tour de Isle of Wight - 1-4 May 2015

I would not advise leaving your vehicle in a New Forest car park over a Bank Holiday - it is notorious for breakins even when there's nothing on show. Use Google maps and find a residential street in Lymington with on street parking and leave it there. Works well for us.
by JBB
22 Feb 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam > Istanbul - Which bike?
Replies: 55
Views: 7386

Re: Rotterdam > Istanbul - Which bike?

Dawes - In my opinion the Ford of touring bikes. Lots of models all perfectly competent but not especially exciting. Maybe a tiny bit overpriced but discounts are available! Janis - don't know enough about them really; never heard anything bad. If you can get on with the frame shape and bar end shif...
by JBB
21 Feb 2015, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam > Istanbul - Which bike?
Replies: 55
Views: 7386

Re: Rotterdam > Istanbul - Which bike?

So by dint of elimination and given your budget I'd suggest you test ride the Dawes Galaxy Al. It has 36 spoke wheels and STI shifters.
HTH
Julia