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by MartinP
15 Aug 2013, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surley LHT with Roloff Hub
Replies: 28
Views: 2930

Surley LHT with Roloff Hub

HAs anyone got a Surley LHT with a Roloff hub? What's it like / would you recommend the set-up? I am looking to buy a world tourer and am very tempted by the Thorn Nomad but wonder if there is a cheaper and lighter alternative. Any advice appreciated.
by MartinP
30 Jul 2013, 8:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Argentina to Alaska
Replies: 19
Views: 2648

Re: Argentina to Alaska

Mightily impressed with your achievement; respect and well done. I am setting off this November on the same / similar route although I will be taking more time and visiting various highlights on the way. Did you use GPS/ garmin or just maps?
by MartinP
22 Jul 2012, 6:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 7
Views: 5873

Re: Iceland

I suggest the golden triangle via Laugarvatn down to sydra-langholt taking in Pingvellir, Geysir and Gulfoss then go on to Hvolsvollur and Vik and then back to Rek. Pity you will miss the Glacier at Skaftafell unless you bus it.
Enjoy - and pray for good weather! Martin (did the ring road last year)
by MartinP
21 Jul 2012, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5095

Re: Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012

Really appreciate your advice. Will follow your route. How many cycling days did it take you to Istanbul ? I set off tomorrow and hope to be there in 30 to 35 days
Cheers
Martin
by MartinP
4 Jul 2012, 7:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5095

Re: Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012

Thanks for that, I will seek it out
by MartinP
3 Jul 2012, 6:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5095

Norwich to Istanbul departing Sunday 22nd July 2012

Setting off in 2 weeks. Arnhem, Dussoldorf, Nuremburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest, Novi Sad, Sofia, Plovdiv, Edirne, Saray, Istanbul. 30 t0 35 days. Anyone headed that way? Anyone been that way recently and have advice?
Martin
by MartinP
26 Dec 2010, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .

Hello Helen, I completed the ride down to Marrakech in August 2010. I agree Chefchaouen is a very interesting place - blue hue most photogenic. Did you say you started in Norfolk? Have been reading about your trip; amazing. Take care and good luck!
Martin
by MartinP
21 Dec 2010, 10:34am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dehydrated food
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Dehydrated food

While in Morocco this Summer I was very glad I had packed dehydrated food - it was Ramadan and very little available until after sunset, and even then there was not much more than a boiled egg, soup and flatbread. I used 'travellunch'. Very adequate. Martin
by MartinP
21 Dec 2010, 10:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .

Just to say I had a brilliant trip and have posted the route / account on the CTC website. Martin
by MartinP
24 May 2010, 7:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Norwich to Marrakech this summer . .

I am setting off at the end of July to Marrakech solo touring. France and Spain I am relatively happy with although a tried and tested route across Spain (Pamplona to Algeciras or Gib. if a ferry exists) wouldn't go amiss. My concern is Morocco and what route to take. I am planning Tangiers, Tetouan...
by MartinP
24 May 2010, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spanish Ferries to Tanger. Warning!
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Spanish Ferries to Tanger. Warning!

Hi, thanks for your very useful advice. I am planning to cycle from the UK to Marrakesh this summer and ask if you have any other useful advice? How far south did you cycle?
Martin P
by MartinP
6 Nov 2008, 9:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Cycling Russia

Brian, beware of rip-off tour guides, you dont really need them, just do it! I ran out of tarmac just once and only for 20 miles. Not sure about trains, I have heard that you have to package your bike up and it goes seperately from you so beware. I found the local helpful but reserved. good luck Mar...
by MartinP
6 Nov 2008, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 841

cycling in Russia

Helo Brian, I cycled solo, not with a group. Very straightforward really, got sponsored by contacting Vladimir at RCTC. $50 I seem to recall. sent my passport to Russian Embassy for the Tourist Visa. You have to register at a recognised admin. office within 3 or was 5 days of crossing the boarder, t...
by MartinP
1 Nov 2008, 5:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Russia
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Russian tour

I cycled across into Russia from Finland / Vyborg to St Petersburg and on to Moscow. Can answer any questions you may have. Beware of dogs that accompany the many mushroom pickers! Also get use to not being smiled at - it's nothing personal and the Russians I met were reserved but friendly.
Martin
by MartinP
31 Oct 2008, 11:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alaska to Argentina 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Alaska Argentina

Just re read by posting - maths never my strong point. £20 pounds a day =£140 a week !
Martin