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by HobbesOnTour
24 Oct 2018, 2:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use
Replies: 20
Views: 1427

Re: Cycling shoes for cold / winter use

I use regular pedals so wear regular shoes. For winter, they'll be leather uppers and a stiff sole supplemented with an insulating silver foil that I fold to enclose my toes. In very wet weather I'll use waterproof overshoes. This works for me on winter commutes down to temps of -10 for an hour but ...
by HobbesOnTour
23 Oct 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent

A fly that goes down to the ground is a significant win for warmth, but there again it's a significant loss for coolness. You choose, you lose... One tent to do it all I'd take a ground-hugging fly, but if your camping is primarily in summer and particularly in nice weather (which is what a lot of ...
by HobbesOnTour
30 Sep 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 602
Views: 100380

Re: New Route Planner

Really glad it worked well! When you ask for the elevation, it basically goes back to the route-planning server and says "give me the route again, but with elevation". This means the route is calculated afresh, so if the base map data has changed since you first planned the route (e.g. so...
by HobbesOnTour
30 Sep 2018, 11:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 602
Views: 100380

Re: New Route Planner

Richard, Just back from a three week tour from Holland to Ireland and back again, all planned in about 20 minutes on your great site and transferred to my Wahoo Elemnt. I just wanted to pass on my congratulations and gratitude for such a great resource. It was my first time creating and following a ...
by HobbesOnTour
30 Sep 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Cycle computer that works with cycle.travel and has wifi/bluetooth
Replies: 26
Views: 1031

Re: Touring Cycle computer that works with cycle.travel and has wifi/bluetooth

MrsHJ, I've been playing around with the possibility of being able to create routes totally offline and transferring them to my gps device (Wahoo Elemnt) again with no wifi/data connection. The idea is to have an (emergency/back up) option that will work irregardless of phone or tablet connectivity....
by HobbesOnTour
8 Sep 2018, 9:42am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 6041

Re: Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

I've been sorting through my bits getting ready to pack my panniers, and found the klick-fix thing that I thought I didn't have for my bar bag. :roll: I have the tools, tubes, first aid kit, even most of the food to take with me . Now I just need to decide which direction to go and which campground...
by HobbesOnTour
8 Sep 2018, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to cycle touring need help
Replies: 19
Views: 821

Re: New to cycle touring need help

Hi everyone thanks for all the replies I live in the north east of England in Stockton on Tees. I have a budget of around 300 to 400 pounds so I am not on that tight a budget. I already have the bike and rear panniers rack. I intend to do short trips of 3 days several times a year with one 2 week t...
by HobbesOnTour
7 Sep 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Please suggest a good 1-person tent
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: Please suggest a good 1-person tent


Just had a look at that tent.
It's the first time that (I have seen) Decathlon give water-resistance in mm for their tents. At least now their tents are directly comparable to other brands in that measurement.
by HobbesOnTour
7 Sep 2018, 8:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to cycle touring need help
Replies: 19
Views: 821

Re: New to cycle touring need help

Hi after starting to ride again I have found cycling is helping me so much with my depression but I want to have a go at touring and camping. First of all, well done! Been looking at so many sites to decide on the gear I need. I do not have a great deal of cash as I have been unable to with for the...
by HobbesOnTour
5 Sep 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1632

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

I don't know if it was just because it is such a densely populated area, just because of my departure/destinations or because of the routing algorithms my GPS used to create routes. Another thing I found (mainly in S) was that I'd create a route and set it to go via a town that maybe looked an inte...
by HobbesOnTour
5 Sep 2018, 7:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1647

Re: Tyre size poll

Can someone explain, what is the point of this? If it needs explaining you've already missed it. Jim has a point, in fairness. Without knowing what "Touring" means to respondents, without knowing what weight people are carrying on what type of bike, I don't see a lot of use to the poll. B...
by HobbesOnTour
4 Sep 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Holland-touring newbie seeks wisdom...
Replies: 33
Views: 1632

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

1. Does anyone know whether the Zuiderzee route is a) revised yet, and b) easy to follow right now?! Is winging it re route-finding likely to cause me any significant problems? Given the efficiency of the Dutch, I can't imagine a scenario where the route has been changed and the signs haven't. You'...
by HobbesOnTour
4 Sep 2018, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyre size poll
Replies: 38
Views: 1647

Re: Tyre size poll

Let me start off by saying that I really don't understand the obsession with tyre sizes, other than in the broadest sense. A tyre's job is primarily to keep me in safe contact with the surface, and to provide me with some comfort (my bike has no suspension). I'd also consider its propensity or other...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Sep 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 6041

Re: Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

It was indeed a garmin. Etrex 20 that still works (ish) to this day. It didn't occur to me at the time but several forumites here pointed out I could have used the mapping anyway...or the smart phone...or to bring a map. I'm useless with a map though. No sense of direction whatsoever. He se the GPS...
by HobbesOnTour
2 Sep 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 6041

Re: Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

Hi HobbesOnTour My first was started as the UK caught the tail end of Hurricane Bertha so the weather was knocking seven bells out of me soon as I was underway. I got about as far as Great Budworth on my way to Wales. By the time I got there, I was soaked and cold, the front panniers had been const...