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by Davidwd
5 Jan 2017, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycle to santander
Replies: 23
Views: 4100

Re: cycle to santander

ossie wrote:As stated there is no ferry from Santander to Poole.

The coastal route you refer to is Eurovelo 1, however to reach it from Cherbourg you will have a 200 mile road ride down to Nantes.


Eurovelo 1 starts at Roscoff so you could take the Plymouth - roscoff ferry!
by Davidwd
5 Jan 2017, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

European Trains

I am sure this topic must have been covered in the past but I know regulations regularly change. I have recently been diagnosed with kidney disease and I must not travel by plane or coach due to the DVT risk from the drugs I am on. I desperately want to do the rhine from source to sea (eurovelo 15) ...
by Davidwd
20 Dec 2016, 9:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bayonne to LaRochelle via EV1 - a report
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Bayonne to LaRochelle via EV1 - a report

Thank you for sharing this great report, hopefully i will be able to offer some updates on the route when i do it in June.
by Davidwd
20 Dec 2016, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best files for Garmin
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Best files for Garmin

Thank you, I have managed to convert them to GPX files on gpsies and they seem to be ok. I just hope they work when i am out there
by Davidwd
16 Dec 2016, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best files for Garmin
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Best files for Garmin

I have a garmin 810 touring and I have downloaded the eurovelo 1 route files from velodysey.com. The files I downloaded are .xml files I can uses gypsies.com to convert the files but i don't know which files are best should i use gpx track or gpx waypoint or tcx etc etc

Thank you

David
by Davidwd
16 Dec 2016, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: where to go 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 4448

Re: where to go 2017

What about one of the eurovelo routes?
by Davidwd
16 Dec 2016, 3:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycle to santander
Replies: 23
Views: 4100

Re: cycle to santander

I am doing it a slightly different way, I am taking the bike express to Bayonne and then cycling around 20 miles to Hendaye. From Hendaye I will be taking the eurovelo 1 all the way to Roscoff and the taking the Roscoff - Plymouth ferry which is quite cheap.
by Davidwd
29 Sep 2015, 4:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear ratios
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Gear ratios

The only person who knows is you, or maybe somebody who rides with you. The route you've asked about is essentially flat or rolling until you get to the final peninsula where it is a bit more choppy. I do not know the specific route involved but I have ridden roads over the whole length carrying ab...
by Davidwd
29 Sep 2015, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear ratios
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Gear ratios

I have a single front chainring of 38 teeth and a rear sprocket 9 speed 12-36 teeth. I am going to reduce the front chainring to 36 teeth. My question is will this give me enough range of gears to ride the velodyssey? My climbing gear will be 36 front 36 rear. I will have 15kg of luggage the bike is...
by Davidwd
29 Sep 2015, 9:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssey first timer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

La velodyssey first timer.

Dear all, I have decided to undertake my first adventure riding the velodyssey from Hendaye to Roscoff. Is that the best way to do it? As all the routes seem to cover it from Roscoff to Hendaye, am I right by thinking the prevailing winds mostly blow northwards? I am allowing 2 weeks including takin...
by Davidwd
28 Sep 2015, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sweat rash
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Sweat rash

I have suffered with sweat rash at the tops of my legs, I have had it quite a long time now. Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of this please.
by Davidwd
28 Sep 2015, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Solar charging for long distance touring
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Solar charging for long distance touring

Hi, I have just bought the Anker 15 watt folding solar panel and it fits on top of my panniers perfectly. The problem is when it is cloudy the panel will charge but it is not enough to switch on the charging process for my iPhone or garmin. Does anyone know of a battery type device which would absor...
by Davidwd
12 Sep 2015, 6:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought

Do you use a GPS? I found mine brilliant in France, you can pre load all the municipal campsites on it and towards the end of the day just get it to direct you to the nearest. I don't think I've ever had to go more than about 15km and never been turned away, even when they've looked full. Another a...
by Davidwd
12 Sep 2015, 4:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought

I have done the route, it's fantastic! I just arrived at campsites and stayed the night, food is easy and plentiful so no cooking equipment needed for me. For me the camping is such a great way to sleep, municipal campsites in France are cheap, usually in a great and peaceful location and very clea...
by Davidwd
12 Sep 2015, 12:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: St Malo to Nice - lots of advice sought

Would I need to book B&B/hotels in advance or would that restrict me too much? I have thought about camping but at 50 years old I don't relish the thought of sleeping on the ground. At the wrong side of half a century old, my views are fairly unusual - France is stuffed full of decent campsites...