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by Dean
9 Nov 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Altmuhl cycle path
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Altmuhl cycle path

I think I preferred the Tauber. http://aroundtheworldbyaccident.blogspot.ca/search/label/Germany I rode from Frankfurt, along the Main, down the Tauber and then the Altmühl to Landshut and across to the Danube. It was mainly for an easy route, rather than for the scenery, though Bavaria's a decent p...
by Dean
9 Nov 2015, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dieppe
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Dieppe

by Dean
9 Nov 2015, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old A roads
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: Old A roads

Ah yes, I was thinking of the old A1 when I saw the title. The first time I rode south through Aberford, I was very taken with the old coaching inn, much like Stamford in Lincs or Belford in Northumberland. A few hours later, I rode through Wakefield, and spotted that I was riding along Aberford Ro...
by Dean
5 Nov 2015, 10:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old A roads
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: Old A roads

Ah yes, I was thinking of the old A1 when I saw the title. The first time I rode south through Aberford, I was very taken with the old coaching inn, much like Stamford in Lincs or Belford in Northumberland. A few hours later, I rode through Wakefield, and spotted that I was riding along Aberford Roa...
by Dean
13 Oct 2015, 2:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A19 Doncaster to Thirsk - safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: A19 Doncaster to Thirsk - safe?

I've ridden it a few times - notably last month from York to Thirsk, as the bridge over the railway at Shipton was closed. http://wayoftheroses.info/news/story/bridge_closure_near_york Monday morning, heavy rain, it wasn't much fun. It's usually OK at 6 am onna Sunday. It's important to get off at T...
by Dean
7 Sep 2015, 11:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone Done Hungary, Austria and Slovakia?
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Anyone Done Hungary, Austria and Slovakia?

I thought Hungary and Austria should do some sort of swap - if you had the lovely Hungarian people in lovely Austria, it would be a perfect destination.
by Dean
30 Aug 2015, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nutrition during P-B-P
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

Re: Nutrition during P-B-P

Oh yes, eat and drink plenty before the ride, and get plenty of sleep.
by Dean
30 Aug 2015, 5:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nutrition during P-B-P
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

Re: Nutrition during P-B-P

Hmmm. There are probably at least as many approaches as there are cyclists! Two cyclists, three nutrition regimes, as they say ;) FWIW, on PBP I ate what I fancied at the controls (lots of cold rice pudding, pasta when I spotted it, the obligatory baguettes, croissants and pain-au-chocolat), drank l...
by Dean
14 Mar 2015, 9:34pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Arthur Caygill Cycles, Richmond Yorkshire
Replies: 6
Views: 21867

Re: Arthur Caygill Cycles, Richmond Yorkshire

It's only downhill if you're coming from the golf club!

I'm in Darlo - nearly everywhere's uphill from here...

As an aside, I remember when Arthur had his shop on Northgate in Darlo, taking over the site from Chris Thompson, where I worked a few Saturdays as a spotty youth.
by Dean
8 Jan 2015, 11:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Flying back from a tour with a Trangia
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Flying back from a tour with a Trangia

I flew Dubai to Delhi and Delhi to Heathrow (and onto Newcastle) with a trangia, had no problems with it.

Actually, when I flew into Delhi, the fuel bottle under the down tube was still 3/4 full...
by Dean
11 Dec 2014, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in remote locations - advice please
Replies: 40
Views: 3703

Re: Touring in remote locations - advice please

I wouldn't fret too much - I don't think you'll be far from civilisation, where all problems can be solved with a credit card. Unless you're going offroad and expect to be away from towns for yonks, in which case carry a water fillter, filtration tablets and loads of spare food. And check up on the ...
by Dean
23 Nov 2014, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Favourite country?
Replies: 36
Views: 6511

Re: Favourite country?

Eastern Europe, particularly Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Beautiful scenery, very cheap and nicely weird. I really loved Serbia - partly cos I was feeling homesick and the rolling limestone valleys in the east reminded me of the North Pennines. Belgrade is a cracking city, and the Fruska Gora ...
by Dean
23 Nov 2014, 9:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards
Replies: 28
Views: 3379

Re: SKS Chromoplastic mudguards

Alternatively, you could bore two pairs of holes in the guards and thread a couple of cable ties through - it's a fairly common bodge, and considerably more secure than the crappy bracket.
by Dean
23 Nov 2014, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?

Pah. I ride round there on fixed before breakfast ;)

What was your route?
by Dean
10 Nov 2014, 9:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Reivers coast to coast on skinny tires?

Have fun! There's a decent tea room in Falstone. And if you're going west-east, don't forget to look back on the climb up towards Bewcastle, as there are cracking views back over the Lakes and the Solway Firth. And watch out for the coos ;) http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/9060349113_83fda33420_z....