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by Swizz69
31 Mar 2009, 1:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Re: Camping light - what to take???

Thanks for all the replies & wisdom imparted so far :D Andrew, well impressed with your set up also - to get what looks like a comfortable nights kip & breakfast thrown into a saddlebag is better than I expected to hear about when asking the original question 8) Having little experience of b...
by Swizz69
26 Mar 2009, 11:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Map Reading
Replies: 31
Views: 1345

If you want a custom Landranger for a ride, have a half decent image editing program (photoshop-elements or a decent open source equivalent), a printer and a healthy dose of patience, then heres a cheap as chips alternative to wrecking a crisp new map. Have a look at http://www.streetmap.co.uk Find ...
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2009, 11:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Re: Camping light - what to take???

Cheers for the link to your site Stan, got it bookmarked and as well as the touring advice i'm looking forward to reading some travelogues. Different people have different ideas about what makes a good tent. My personal preference is for tents that pitch outer tent first and ones with a good thick g...
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2009, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who pays for Cycle lanes???
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: Who pays for Cycle lanes???

Could well be to a certain degree, and I don't reckon many cyclists would have a problem with anything well designed to give kids safe passage to school. As a parent I certainly wouldn't, but by far the majority of paint I see - if stuck to does nothing to make my journeys any safer or easier - they...
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2009, 11:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Caravan Club Crap
Replies: 124
Views: 5852

Re: Caravan Club Crap

I wish Barry would have a rant at his members for not using towing mirrors, which as well as giving them a rear view, also give caravanners an idea of the extra width of their van when overtaking us lot :evil:
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2009, 9:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who pays for Cycle lanes???
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Who pays for Cycle lanes???

I've just been browsing some of the other threads on here & followed a link to Warrington Cycle Campaigns 'Cycle Facility of the Month' pages - http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/facility-of-the-month/February2006.htm The photos and descriptions are of Viz quality and would be even funnier...
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2009, 7:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: is it a cycle lane or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: is it a cycle lane or not?

Its not Hyde Park is it? (hyde, cheshire - east of manchester) Same deal with council cycling map/no signs in park, though we've had no mither taking the youngest through in her kid seat. The map in this case also has quite a few greenlanes and bridlepaths not shown, and being shiny paper its not ev...
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2009, 7:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly accommodation in France
Replies: 21
Views: 4448

Re: Cycle friendly accommodation in France

Have you read Edward Enfields book - Downhill all the way???

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Downhill-All-Wa ... 1840245603

Its a pretty good read about a similar trip (think he did it in two stints though).
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2009, 5:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Re: Camping light - what to take???

Never camped in a bivvy bag before tbh. Haven't 'rough camped' either & was horrified at the idea till I read Josie Dew's first book :D
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2009, 8:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Re: Camping light - what to take???

From over in Hyde, Martin. If todays weathers a sign of things to come i'll be off the leash sooner rather than later 8) As a sidenote I got a couple of panniers today from Lidl that I read about on here & what buy for £11 each. Probably be of more use for next years camping, but a steal at that...
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2009, 5:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Re: Camping light - what to take???

Okay cheers for your replies - all food for thought (hadn't even considered breakfast Meic, thats now top of the list :) ) I'll have a look at some airbeds also & see how small they pack. One thought since had for a foam mat though, using one under the groundsheet instead of inside the tent - ha...
by Swizz69
15 Mar 2009, 11:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping light - what to take???
Replies: 86
Views: 15271

Camping light - what to take???

Hi i'm considering fitting in some s24o's this year (sub 24 hour overnighters). I read about this style of touring in an american article by the guy who runs Rivendell. The idea is to ride out/camp out/ride home within 24 hours. We have a young family and would like (probably next year at the earlie...