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by AMC
19 Nov 2012, 4:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in UAE/OMAN
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Touring in UAE/OMAN

+1 for the turtles, well worth it
by AMC
4 Nov 2012, 4:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in UAE/OMAN
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Touring in UAE/OMAN

We were in Abu Dhabi, Oman & Dubai earlier this year (sadly not on bikes, although driving in Dubai is all super fast) but we did meet a couple in Oman who said it was bliss after cycling the length of India! Dubai I don't know so well, probably less flat & sandy/astoundingly urban towards t...
by AMC
31 Oct 2012, 10:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vietnam maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Re: Vietnam maps

Chris - that's really helpful, I'll have a 7" tablet so may find it quite workable. Simon: Just ridden down from visiting a friend in Nha Trang, mostly on a quiet coastal road. Good breeze off the sea - from N and no rain. This confirms my prospective plans to get the 2 weeks work in Saigon &am...
by AMC
30 Oct 2012, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vietnam maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Re: Vietnam maps

Thanks for that Simon, very useful! I'll follow these up as soon as the work panic subsides (it's a work/cycling trip so will be on the Bike Friday, so hoping to find more tarmac given the smaller wheels!) What's the weather like in Saigon? I'll be there next Thurs..
by AMC
28 Oct 2012, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vietnam maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Re: Vietnam maps

Thanks for the tips, & agree that not having local roads can be helpful! I think I can use Google maps in the towns, but not outside them so was wondering if anyone had any direct experience of using maps in Vietnam recently just in case anything great had suddenly appeared!
by AMC
28 Oct 2012, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vietnam maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Vietnam maps

Anyone have any suggestions as to the best maps for touring in Vietnam? Can't seem to find anything in previous threads or the CTC website. We used a road atlas in the north a couple of years ago which wasn't too bad (although all the names of the towns had been very confusingly swapped around with ...
by AMC
9 Sep 2012, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iceland Tour - Any contacts, references to help planning?
Replies: 21
Views: 6115

Re: Iceland Tour - Any contacts, references to help planning

Me too! Wish we'd gone this summer too now with the weather...
by AMC
13 Mar 2012, 7:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iceland Tour - Any contacts, references to help planning?
Replies: 21
Views: 6115

Re: Iceland Tour - Any contacts, references to help planning

I think that's a really good plan you've come up with given your family commitments. I agree with all that's been said in previous posts - it can be tough - but have to say that our month in Iceland was one of the best experiences of my life and other countries sadly pale a bit in comparison after t...
by AMC
22 Feb 2012, 8:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you help me Boris Bike to China?
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Can you help me Boris Bike to China?

If you are Ken Livingstone, please don't win the Election or I'll have to do a bit of emergency re-branding! I have a feeling that these were Ken's policy to begin with - hijacked by the ever opportunistic Mr. Johnson. But good luck with the trip - even if the cynic in me fears it's more advertisin...
by AMC
27 Sep 2011, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Newark sounds good to me too, & at this stage we can probably easily book a weekend in Sept. Just not sure if I can wait that long - I was already looking forward to June :wink: But we're pretty flexible so Sept should be fine. Edit: Having just said all that, we probably couldn't do the middle ...
by AMC
6 Sep 2011, 12:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

i'm not convinced. infact, i reckon it's overpriced AND substandard.. I agree, I'm no great fan of modern retro-style Pashleys having ridden a Princess (although a much older gent's upright was rather a nice ride,) I was just commenting after a quick glance at the slender seatstay tubes; that was w...
by AMC
5 Sep 2011, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

he should have wiped you on the curtain, when he 'ad the chance :lol:
Or stuck to the sock but I'm getting out now while the going's good :wink:
by AMC
5 Sep 2011, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I'll fink about it Image
In your own time, looking forward to seeing the fruits of your dear old mum's labour :wink:
by AMC
5 Sep 2011, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Girl girl girl girl girl
Girl I may be but I still want that Raleigh oh tall one
Edit. Oh, but I'm not exactly toweringly tall myself am I? Might have to retract that cheap gibe & replace it with a better one :wink:
by AMC
5 Sep 2011, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 218508

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I take it all back - I've just spotted the seat stays on that Pashley. Such fine work...