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by thayer19
4 May 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps tips
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Maps tips

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Didn't think about the lack of contours on the atlas'. Going to check out that the OS tour again of Scotland tomorrow I think. Those nicolson's maps look good as well, never heard of those before.
by thayer19
3 May 2015, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maps tips
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Maps tips

Hi guys Just wondering for those people who still use paper maps what scales you generally aim for? I've read ideally 1:100000 - 200000/obviously showing b roads and ideally cycling routes, along with the standard fare of camp sites etc etc. I'm touring the western isles (inc Hebrides) and then cycl...
by thayer19
24 Apr 2015, 11:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: We are going around the world!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3331

Re: Were going around the world!!!

Best of luck guys, a very interesting twist as well in terms of the reading to reading thing. Out of interest have you guys got a year or even a month in mind in which you'll finish or you just going to see how it goes?
by thayer19
16 Apr 2015, 3:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mark Beaumont is off again
Replies: 10
Views: 3599

Re: Mark Beaumont is off again

What he has achieved is impressive, however, his 'ethos' is the opposite of what touring cycling actually is. I also find it a bit annoying how everything he does is based on struggles and pain i.e I felt most of his docu was either him struggling to find vegetarian food and complaining or cycling i...
by thayer19
15 Apr 2015, 8:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: General route query regarding Manchester and the wider area
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

Re: General route query regarding Manchester and the wider a

Thanks for the information on the roads west of Manchester. I thought that I may be missing some glaringly obvious cycle network that goes right the way through that area, hence my question on this thread. Its good to know it can be done so I'll have a further look into it. To be honest, I haven't y...
by thayer19
15 Apr 2015, 5:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: General route query regarding Manchester and the wider area
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

General route query regarding Manchester and the wider area

Hi guys I'm cycling Oban - Bristol (following tour of Hebrides) in June so not technically JOGLE but thought my question would be most relevant here as it concerns typical JOGLE routes. Basically, I've noticed most routes seem to go through/in between Liverpool and Manchester or generally hugging th...
by thayer19
12 Apr 2015, 8:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget Sleeping Bag Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1997

Re: Budget Sleeping Bag Recommendations

Noticed DD Hammocks sell a sleeping bag (Jura 2), its designed for hammock use but I don't why you couldn't use it in your tent. It appears pretty well priced as well. Does anyone have any experience of using it? Seems like there should be a hitch with it for the price, maybe the weight as it is 170...
by thayer19
24 Mar 2015, 10:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Budget camping mat
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Budget camping mat

Should check out alpkit, their sleeping mats have been re-stocked (currently on pre-order) and are a decent price.....https://www.alpkit.com/featured/sleeping-mats
by thayer19
22 Mar 2015, 12:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best saddle for touring
Replies: 41
Views: 8229

Re: Best saddle for touring

Another B17 owner here and this may sound controversial but I'm not entirely impressed it. I've been doing 60-80 miles a week on it for 5 months so its most definitely worn in, my main gripe with the saddle is that where the leather is continuously evolving shape you are forever fine tuning the sadd...
by thayer19
21 Mar 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag views and costs
Replies: 51
Views: 11363

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

Mmm yeah sounds like its a pretty good bar bag then especially in terms of waterproofness. I've been thinking of going for a super c so would be interested to hear how they compare, though to be honest I think I might give this bar bag a go especially for the price.
by thayer19
21 Mar 2015, 6:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag views and costs
Replies: 51
Views: 11363

Re: Handlebar bag views and costs

Has anyone had use of this handlebar bag? Creprello your noted flaws though sounding annoying wouldn't affect a non garmin user and bar end shifters bike so I'd be interested in this. 20 pound seems a steal though maybe its waterproofness could be tested? Never heard of New Looxs either.
by thayer19
22 Feb 2015, 1:30pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Wet camping and bikes
Replies: 28
Views: 2003

Wet camping and bikes

Hi guys Think this question is mainly due to the fact that I've just spent the last hour cleaning my bike in the garage whilst its been tipping down outside, but anyway, i was wondering if anyone took a bike cover to put over their bike for when its lashing down in the night? I know its only rain bu...
by thayer19
21 Feb 2015, 9:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Storing your tent when not in use
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Storing your tent when not in use

PH, yeah I'll post up a review of the tent on here once I've got some use out of it. On first pitch it seemed a real nice tent, I like the idea of sleeping across the tent and the inner pitch first I can't see causing too many problems, as with all tents there is always going to be trade offs which ...
by thayer19
21 Feb 2015, 11:29am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Storing your tent when not in use
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Storing your tent when not in use

Thanks for input guys, spoke to Terra Nova and they said in the bag provided is fine. Think i'm going to go for loosely kept in a larger kind of pillow case type bag though, I'm aiming for maximum life span with this so I'm going to be pretty anal in regards to the maintenance of it. All that will g...
by thayer19
21 Feb 2015, 11:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: New alpkit sleeping bags and mats
Replies: 6
Views: 878

New alpkit sleeping bags and mats

Hi guys Was wondering people's opinions on alpkit's latest sleeping bag offerings (see link below)..... I've been pretty excited about this release, however, I'm a bit disappointed on first glance. I'm pretty sure they will be releasing another model but 175 for a 1-2 season down sleeping bag is pre...