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by Davidwd
25 Jan 2017, 3:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Empty bike bag transfer in france..!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1979

Re: Empty bike bag transfer in france..!!

or use a ctc bike bag and carry it with you?
by Davidwd
20 Jan 2017, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle loading
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: Bicycle loading

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Will hopefully get out this weekend to try it!
by Davidwd
20 Jan 2017, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: Cycle touring magazine

I think its called cycle traveller in wh smith, so similar name, £9.95 though and its mainly adverts, not as good as the free ctc magazine!
by Davidwd
20 Jan 2017, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle touring magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Cycle touring magazine

Found this whilst googling around, its a brilliant touring magazine and whats more its free!! I have really enjoyed some of the touring articles, it seems such a long wait for the CTC magazine every 2 months so this was a nice find.
http://www.bicycletraveler.bicyclingaroundtheworld.nl
by Davidwd
19 Jan 2017, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bicycle loading
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Bicycle loading

Sorry if this topic must have been covered before but I have never toured with panniers, I have done a lot of supported tours. I have a kona dew deluxe stubby on 700x32 tyres. The ortlieb rear panniers weigh 6kg each including tent and gear. I have an ortlieb bar bag but no front panniers. Will the ...
by Davidwd
19 Jan 2017, 6:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 555
Views: 44822

Re: Statins - side effects

I have had bad side effects with many statins, now I am on Pravastatin and the side effects are much less.
by Davidwd
18 Jan 2017, 8:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Eighty is a perfectly sensible age . . . Just keep pedalling
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Eighty is a perfectly sensible age . . . Just keep pedalling

I did the Manche to med last year, 900 miles one of the guys i rode with turned 83 whilst we were ther. He featured on the front page of the audax uk magazine a few months ago. Many of us younger ones couldn't keep up with him!!
by Davidwd
17 Jan 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: European Trains

Thank you, i am exploring all these options, Bahn uk are being quite helpful.
by Davidwd
14 Jan 2017, 6:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The Mediteranean diet
Replies: 83
Views: 6874

Re: The Mediteranean diet

I'm 4 stone over weight but was 8 ..! Cycling is my exercise and the initial weight gain coincided with stopping cycling for 15 years due to work issues. My experience of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) has been through living and working in Cyprus, Italy and Sardinia and the understanding of the MD in...
by Davidwd
13 Jan 2017, 9:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycle to santander
Replies: 23
Views: 4100

Re: cycle to santander

Has anyone tried taking their bike on the Euskotren its the basque narrow gauge railway that runs from santander to hendaye?
by Davidwd
13 Jan 2017, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route maps - Holland
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Cycle route maps - Holland

I have just ordered this http://www.piedaterre.nl/nederland-fiet ... lk-p-50437

I will post a review when it arrives
by Davidwd
10 Jan 2017, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle route maps - Holland
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Cycle route maps - Holland

Can anyone recommend where i could get cycle maps of Holland which feature the new route numbering system? I have looked on amazon and theres are from 2011 so very much out of date.

Thank you
David
by Davidwd
9 Jan 2017, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: European Trains

This just seems so difficult, I can reserve on Eurostar to Paris and paris to strasbourg but you can't reserve from strasbourg to basil! I can't think of any other way to do it but i may get stuck in Basil. This is 2nd May I am trying to book.

David
by Davidwd
8 Jan 2017, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: European Trains

If I were to use a CTC plastic bike bag could I use eurostar and the TGV?

Thank you
by Davidwd
5 Jan 2017, 7:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: European Trains

Thank you all so much for this fantastic information.

David