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by dodger
6 Apr 2007, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bikes/trains/housse
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

If your bike is not in a carry bag SNCF will carry it as freight, but it might take an extra day to get to you.
by dodger
3 Apr 2007, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice needed: want to buy a touring bike
Replies: 15
Views: 5101

Butterfly bars are good for giving a variety of hand/wrist positions and are more upright than drops. I find mine the best design for me rather than straights or drops so well worth a try.
by dodger
3 Apr 2007, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sardinia info please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Why not record your tour and pass it on to CTC tours list so we can all have a look.
Won't help you but it will help others coming later.
by dodger
31 Mar 2007, 9:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: brittany
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

The Brest - Nantes Canal towpath is pleasant to drop in on at times, but it's not a quick riding surface. Josselin, Pontivy, Malestroit are all on the canal and worth visiting. It's also usually more sheltered. A CTC member has a new B&B in Huelgoat - Alan Edwards 07949900907. Haven't visited bu...
by dodger
20 Mar 2007, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roscoff Plymouth ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Hi Noel We had a lot of correspondence about this a few weeks ago, sparked off by my comments. Basically, B/F only allows you to book 1 bike per party, so you have to book each person separately, and if you book with a credit card they charge you £3 each time. They say they are trying to sort it, bu...
by dodger
16 Mar 2007, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bicycle versus the bus
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

On the other hand, maybe next time the stupid driver will think twice when he remembers what happened last time!
It's nice to fight back sometimes.
by dodger
16 Mar 2007, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Beaten by a Hill!
Replies: 99
Views: 15157

That hill should be erased from the landscape.
What I don't understand is - What happens to all that kinetic energy built up coming down towards the hill? It all seems to evaporate in the first 10 metres and then it's hard work and stops for oxygen.
by dodger
12 Mar 2007, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes inside car
Replies: 19
Views: 6361

Well said Reynard. I do agree with Thirdcrank on the low likelihood of having one pinched. It's not the sort of vehicle thieves target thankfully and it is probably the most useful car I've had. You can carry a fair sized cement mixer and numerous bags of sand and cement and still get 40mpg. Bit slo...
by dodger
11 Mar 2007, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes inside car
Replies: 19
Views: 6361

Hi Thirdcrank. The bikes are diagonal with the wheels turned 45 degrees+. Some bikes are best put in head to toe. Maybe it all depends on the size of bike. I usually have a Dawes Sonoran and either another Sonoran or a friend's Raleigh. If you leave the single back seat up, a single bike can rest ag...
by dodger
11 Mar 2007, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes inside car
Replies: 19
Views: 6361

Don't be put off. My Berlingo has done nearly 90K miles without major problems and it certainly does hold 2 bikes upright in the back with both wheels on. It's not a luxury vehicle but that's reflected in the price! The 1.9 diesel does about 40mpg, although the 2.0 litre HDI diesel supposedly does 5...
by dodger
10 Mar 2007, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes inside car
Replies: 19
Views: 6361

Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner (same thing, different name and logo)
I carry 2 bikes in mine easily.
Dodger
by dodger
27 Feb 2007, 7:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Brittany
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Huelgoat is a great first stop if you get off the late ferry.
Alan, please let me have your contact tel no. and/or e-mail address.
Dodger
rogerthomson@btinternet.com
by dodger
15 Feb 2007, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brittany Ferries
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Perhaps I ought to just carry it in then?
by dodger
14 Feb 2007, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brittany Ferries
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Luckily there are only the two of us, but I agree it's senseless.
I was tempted to try what one forum contributor said and simply book as a pedestrian and then walk in with the bike, but I don't want to chance being thrown out!
by dodger
13 Feb 2007, 7:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brittany Ferries
Replies: 15
Views: 3432

Brittany Ferries

There was some correspondence a while back about the hassle of booking. Basically, Brittany Ferries' web booking only allows you to book one bike and one person at a time, so if a party of 10 are travelling, and you then make 10 separate bookings, you spend ages and pay a credit card charge 10 times...