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by willem jongman
1 Dec 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1720

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: 2468

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: 494

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: 2468

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: 494

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: 1337

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: 4115

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: 4115

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 ...
by willem jongman
22 Oct 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 2468

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

You could also just use your current down bag inside a cheap wide fitting rectangular bag. My own system consists of an ultralight PhD down mummie complemented in winter by a wide outer bag with their dryshell fabric and an artificial fibre fill. This works very well.
by willem jongman
20 Oct 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 1768

Re: Camping mat recommendations

The crucial difference is the R value.
by willem jongman
20 Oct 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 43
Views: 2468

Re: 4 season sleeping bag

A well insulated mattress will be at least as important. For an alternative sleeping bag solution you can also use your existing bag, plus a duvet brought from home.
by willem jongman
20 Oct 2018, 2:09pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping mat recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 1768

Re: Camping mat recommendations

It is large, both to sleep on (i.e. longer, wider and thicker than the standard mat) and also larger to pack than many others. The inbuilt pump seems to be a copy of the inbuilt pump in some Exped models. It is important to note that it does not have any internal insulation, so it is strictly a summ...
by willem jongman
17 Oct 2018, 7:53am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: The end of "wild" camping?
Replies: 39
Views: 2510

Re: The end of "wild" camping?

I am sure this is primarily another attack on refugees. The human rights situation in Hungary is indeed rapidly deteriorating, not to mention the corruption in the higher echelons of the regime.
by willem jongman
14 Oct 2018, 12:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...

I agree that seeing the huge port and refinery complexes is fascinating. As for bikes on the trains, there seems to be some misunderstanding. It is true that bikes are not allowed during rush hours on weekdays (mid summer excepted). However, this does not apply if you have a cross border internation...
by willem jongman
9 Oct 2018, 9:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling to Greece.
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Cycling to Greece.

This site has many (Dutch) long distance routes: https://www.europafietsers.nl/fietsrout ... sweb#kaart They have (usually free) gps tracks that you can use even though the booklets are less than useful if you do not know Dutch. What is stil lacking is routes south of Rome.