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by Warin61
22 Jun 2018, 1:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which currency for India?
Replies: 34
Views: 1131

Re: Which currency for India?

Then you'd require a 98p coin. why? its a basic sales rule 9s and 5s people think they are getting a bargain if it is £5995 or £4.99 so we only need a 99p coin. which does away with a lot of pocket change. Ar .. you still have the 1 p coin. Australia removed the 1 cent and 2 cent coins. So when it ...
by Warin61
21 Jun 2018, 9:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which currency for India?
Replies: 34
Views: 1131

Re: Which currency for India?

crazydave789 wrote:
Alan O wrote:I always wondered why we didn't have a 99p coin.


Then you'd require a 98p coin.
by Warin61
16 Jun 2018, 11:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aviemore Youth Hostel
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Aviemore Youth Hostel

Who knows, maybe heating pipes run through the shed Gas pipes could be better. Place I used to work at had all sorts of pipes.. plumbers got very careful. Hydrogen, liquid nitrogen and return gaseous nitrogen pipes ran all over the place. Oh .. and fires were extremely carefull .. once they learn w...
by Warin61
9 Jun 2018, 4:46am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Replenishing Consumables (Shopping)
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Replenishing Consumables (Shopping)

I have washed my hair using the body soap. Works and saves carrying yet another thing. And not being a liquid it does not spill in my bag :oops: Tissues for blowing your nose? Umm no. I use a hankie when travelling. It never 'runs out', might be a bit damp but still useable. Trouble is finding them ...
by Warin61
7 Jun 2018, 2:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Protection from dogs - in India
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: Protection from dogs - in India

a lot of americans carry pepper spray clipped to their handlebars, I see you can get similar sprays here from amazon etc.. as a former sniper we used to use cayenne pepper for many things and deterring dogs was one of them. Can you take pressurised cans on a plane? Was thinking of a small airhorn o...
by Warin61
4 Jun 2018, 11:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 92
Views: 5093

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

Loading up with water is best. If you find it too much you can empty it out and continue with a lot less weight. Old milk containers, fruit juice containers etc make good temporary water containers for testing purposes. The density of your goods should be less than the density of the water - so that...
by Warin61
30 May 2018, 12:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Roadside Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 1759

Re: Roadside Recovery

What do you do when touring abroad ? Abroad is a rather large place with lots of variability. Ranging from places similar to London - very dense with people .. and public transport to the wilds of Scotland - few people and no public transport Not to mention the weather. Most of the time there is no...
by Warin61
27 May 2018, 2:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First time
Replies: 26
Views: 1376

Re: First time

You will need to have some 'time off'. As in not moving. Things like washing, shopping and seeing things all take time. I generally plan on 1 day in 7 not moving. That day could be the 7th day, or the 6th or the 8th .. just a day off every so often as you need it or find a present place to stop. You...
by Warin61
2 May 2018, 10:36pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Tent Fly repair / replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: MSR Tent Fly repair / replacement

As an ebay buyer ... I have recently had 3 items not arrive .... one of them had tracking and it can be clearly seen where it 'disappeared' :evil: I assume the other 2 'disappeared' in the same ruddy place. It is very disappointing for reasonable people(both buyers and sellers) when things 'go astra...
by Warin61
7 Apr 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: HELP! - Height difference vs height climbed & different sources!
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: HELP! - Height difference vs height climbed & different sources!

Raw GPS heights are subject to random errors - typically about 90% of the heights ( taken every second) will be within 10 m of the true height. 10m ... that would be for horizontal location. And probably at a 1 sigma level. For height I would think 3 times the horizontal accuracy would be a fair es...
by Warin61
7 Apr 2018, 11:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Credit card surcharge by Dutch company - illegal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1631

Re: Credit card surcharge by Dutch company - illegal?

If they offered a non surcharge method of payment there would be less anger.
Say a bank transfer?
Or some access to this 'Holland debit card system'" Is this really limited to Holland only? Would be rather restrictive and will discourage tourism.
by Warin61
11 Mar 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: panniers with all metal mountings?
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: panniers with all metal mountings?

I have an old pair of 'Summit Gear' panniers with metal fittings. They were made in Katoomba NSW Australia .. but they no longer make anything similar. the upper hooks are sheet metal shaped into the form of a tube where it bears onto the rack. The metal fittings ware the aluminum rack to the point ...
by Warin61
3 Mar 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a small and light folded bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: Flying with a small and light folded bike on Ryanair

READ my previous post! You can see that the wheels look like they maybe beyond the maximum dimensions. I can do no more than repeat myself. Google: Ryanair cabin luggage size gets https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage/What-cabin-baggage-can-I-carry one bag: 35cm ...
by Warin61
3 Mar 2018, 7:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a small and light folded bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: Flying with a small and light folded bike on Ryanair

Anyway I am thinking that I am going to desmantle my bike and that way i can fit it in two cases and claim it as bike parts They don't usually ask what is inside 'normal' luggage ... if it does not look like a bike then you should be fine. But it has to meet their size restrictions. They may ask ab...
by Warin61
2 Mar 2018, 6:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flying with a small and light folded bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: Flying with a small and light folded bike on Ryanair

Google: Ryanair cabin luggage size gets https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage/What-cabin-baggage-can-I-carry one bag: 35cm x 20cm x 20cm limit second bag: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm 10kg limit 16" = 40.6 cm so it is going close to their 40cm limit. And it is over th...