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by willem jongman
4 Mar 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11731

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Since people are referring to me, yes I am Dutch but have worked in Cambridge for a number of years in the late 1970's and twice thereafter. As for what the UK may expect out of Brexit, the cost of a hard Brexit was recently estimated at 8% of GDP and is probably increasing now. The longer term pros...
by willem jongman
4 Mar 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17542
Views: 424262

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Since people are referring to me, yes I am Dutch but have worked in Cambridge for a number of years in the late 1970's and twice thereafter. As for what the UK may expect out of Brexit, the cost of a hard Brexit was recently estimated at 8% of GDP and is probably increasing now. The longer term pros...
by willem jongman
2 Mar 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 11731

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

It has something to do with the EU in the sense that within the EU no provider is allowed to charge more for international roaming within the EU than for domestic mobile internet. Of course, individual providers may opt to continue to offer this (and not just within the EU) on a voluntary basis to m...
by willem jongman
2 Mar 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17542
Views: 424262

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

It has something to do with the EU in the sense that within the EU no provider is allowed to charge more for international roaming within the EU than for domestic mobile internet. Of course, individual providers may opt to continue to offer this (and not just within the EU) on a voluntary basis to m...
by willem jongman
2 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17542
Views: 424262

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Maybe some will still come to their senses and put the whole thing off. If not, I would not plan to travel in the immediate aftermath. Make sure you have proper health insurance, a current passport, and be prepared for a pound that will buy you less. Beyond that, of course you are welcome, just as y...
by willem jongman
24 Feb 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Platypus wine "bottle"
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: Platypus wine "bottle"

I have had one for the last few years and have been happy with it. It will not leak, and the wine does not taste any worse after a day. Compared to a glass bottle it saves weight and is easier to pack into a pannier. During last summer´s heat wave it also served as a very welcome additional water bo...
by willem jongman
1 Dec 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1633

Re: Cameras on tour

Yes at close range this is possible, but in many other situations not. In 35 mm I used to photograph with fast Nikkor lenses, and that effect is hard to replicate or even approach. But then my wife's m4/3 camera and its lenses are massively lighter and smaller than my case with 35 mm Nikon gear. I o...
by willem jongman
1 Dec 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1633

Re: Cameras on tour

My wife is into quite serious photography and also video on the move, so I bought her a Micro 4/3 system which she is very happy with.The smallest cameras in that system have become really small by now, and with two primes you can have excellent image quality on the go, just like I had on my minimal...
by willem jongman
13 Nov 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

Sorry, I copied the web adress in my email inbox.
by willem jongman
13 Nov 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting skinny 650b tyres in europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: getting skinny 650b tyres in europe?

That is fine, and not a bad idea at all. I am similarly considering/dreaming of a fast bike with 650b wheels for light touring. In my plan this would have clearance for the 42 mm Grand bois Hetre or Compass Babyshoe Pass tyres. You can get those from m-gineering in Holland and maybe a few other outl...
by willem jongman
12 Nov 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

deleted because of bad link. What I posted was a link to the PHD winter sales.
by willem jongman
12 Nov 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: getting skinny 650b tyres in europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: getting skinny 650b tyres in europe?

Schwalbe do one, but I doubt you would find it in just any shop - they would be a special mail order thing. But why would you want to use tyres this narrow?
by willem jongman
11 Nov 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Route navigation

I use an Etrex 30 with OS map and downloaded tracks. For longer European tours I get the tracks from the route guides that I buy. For more local tracks in the Netherlands I use the Fietsersbond routeplanner. Garmin is not particularly user friendly, but on balance I still think it is the best bet. D...
by willem jongman
23 Oct 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

Current ones do not have DAC poles either. That only comes with the slightly more expensive ultralight series, which is fine with me. I will probably see one of their product managers soon, and I will raise the lacking mesh covers. On the other hand, and to be realistic, this tent will not be used m...
by willem jongman
22 Oct 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

I think my original question about the conditions in which it will need to be used still stands. I mention this since I recently used the Decathlon Quickhiker 2 and that I had liked this summer. However, this time the temperature was cold (around freezing) and even though I had a warm Exped Downmat ...