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by hondated
25 Jan 2009, 8:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike n Hike Tent
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Tent

Graham

No its a lot better than that. Its actually got what you might call a portico so you can keep your bike inside the tent and it was a lot more expensive as well. Thanks for your reply.
by hondated
25 Jan 2009, 6:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flanders or the Somme?
Replies: 26
Views: 3064

Gotte...

I too have only just seen your message and for the last few years ,on my motorbike I will admit, I have made a pilgrimage to Albert with mates who have not been over to the area. Everyone of them have found it a moving experience and felt humbled by what our troops had done to give us the life we al...
by hondated
25 Jan 2009, 6:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike n Hike Tent
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Bike n Hike Tent

Can anyone remember this tent and if you can do you think that it will still do the job when I go touring or has tent development moved on enough for me to warrant relacing it given how expensive some of those mentioned on this site are. It does seem a big tent to strap onto a bike I will admit but ...
by hondated
25 Jan 2009, 6:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First touring bike - Raleigh Royal?
Replies: 10
Views: 4515

Another..

vote for the Royale. I had one for years and loved it. Definitely good value for money.
by hondated
9 Dec 2008, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My fall on black ice
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Sorry

Sorry I meant eileithyia
by hondated
9 Dec 2008, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My fall on black ice
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Latest news.

I know I know what many of you are going to write when you read this but but I just could not wait up to 4 hours in the A&E. Instead I drove home had another hot bath and rested it. That is until this morning when although it still ached I managed to get out on the bike for a short ride. It felt...
by hondated
8 Dec 2008, 2:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My fall on black ice
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Thanks

Thanks everyone. I,ll be back on line in 12 hours as I am now off to the A & E
by hondated
8 Dec 2008, 12:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My fall on black ice
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

My fall on black ice

Isn't lifr great when you are a cyclist whilst non cyclists look out of their window on a frosty icy Sunday morning, then make a cup of tea and settle down to watch Country File we cyclists look out of the window and are grateful it is not raining, get the gear on and out we go. Well that's what I d...
by hondated
13 Aug 2008, 7:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unfit cycle partners - beware!
Replies: 37
Views: 4886

I,m sorry but ..

Mattman I really can understand how you are feeling and how disappointed you must be that your mate did not treat this trip seriously enough to train up correctly for it but I am sure that your mate was really well intentioned and just did not want to let you down. If you read all the Self Help book...
by hondated
4 Aug 2008, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone seen...
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Anyone seen...

Approximately two weeks ago the wife and I decided to have a cultural week end away and we went to Oxford. We visited most of the sites and went on a guided walking tour and ended the week end by visiting Blenheim Palace.Whilst in Oxford I saw a young fella and his partner standing by their very loa...
by hondated
26 Jun 2008, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: campsite tips and tricks
Replies: 49
Views: 33292

Have a laugh at my expense !

Having just read some aticles about camping it reminded me of the time I stopped in the Lake District on my way up to the Highlands on my mtorcycle. I found the camp site settled in for the night and when I woke up the next morning I thought time for a cuppa. Put the kettle on and of cause the gaz r...
by hondated
26 Jun 2008, 7:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: campsite tips and tricks
Replies: 49
Views: 33292

Echo previous comments

Can I just say thank you for all the information you have given us and how envious I am of you both in having the courage to travel so far on your bikes. Great stuff. Best wishes for your future travels.
by hondated
6 May 2008, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Racks for racing bikes
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Thanks

Cheers Tom. Good point
by hondated
6 May 2008, 8:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dieppe - Antibes getting home
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Dieppe - Antibes getting home

If I could summon up the courage to ride this route on a bike equipped with a tent etc given I would not want to rush it or indeed would be able to what sort of time should I expect to take in doing it. Another question I have is does anyone know how difficult it would be to get back to Dieppe to ca...
by hondated
6 May 2008, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Racks for racing bikes
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Thanks

Thanks for replying everyone. As BT says its good to talk.Why ! well why not.Really its a case of I love using my Bianchi and it would be helpful to me if I could fit panniers for when I cycle to the pool or into town. I know some would say its sacrilege to fit panniers but rather that than leave it...