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by DougieB
8 Dec 2008, 3:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tent (free-standing, inner-only, 1+) recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 4415

the super light says the seams are not factory sealed. is this just a case of laying it out and rubbing some sort of goo on the seams, to make it waterproof?

cheers
by DougieB
8 Dec 2008, 2:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tent (free-standing, inner-only, 1+) recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 4415

OK, thanks. I'll take a look at them.

Do you guys have any experience with the widgets required to pitch inner only? Ie, how robust, rough size, etc?


cheers,
Doug
by DougieB
7 Dec 2008, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tent (free-standing, inner-only, 1+) recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 4415

tent (free-standing, inner-only, 1+) recommendations?

Hi, I am looking for a free-standing tent (needed for sand or indoors), which can also be pitched inner only. Enough space for 1 plus a couple of panniers, though they'll probably be pillows. The tent will be used with pegs in the winter up here (Scotland), so needs a waterproof outer and strong eno...
by DougieB
7 Dec 2008, 8:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GLOVES
Replies: 23
Views: 1964

yep, those in the second pic are Bar Muffs.

you can fashion your own hand guards/wind-deflectors from the plastic milk bottles (the ones with handles) and a pair of scissors.
by DougieB
7 Dec 2008, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GLOVES
Replies: 23
Views: 1964

I use the plastic gloves from petrol stations, when motor biking. Don't really feel the need when cycling (don't go that fast). But the plastic gloves under my (waterproof/windproof ha ha..) motorbike gloves make a really positive difference. essentially they are 100% windproof, which is what I find...
by DougieB
1 Dec 2008, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map suggestions...
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Michelin 792 'haute résistance' : all of France 1 cm : 10 km. This was my end of day 'tomorrows plan' map, giving a good perspective of just where the blazes I was. I also used an IGN map 1 cm : 2.5 km (the purple one, €5.20) of the region I was cycling in. This was a great day map, as it has lots o...
by DougieB
25 Nov 2008, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11069

I think once I started to understand that pattern recognition thing, life on two wheels got a little easier. It's not 100% full-proof, as there are just some nutters out there intent on proving their point. when cycling and motorcycling, I move road position sometimes when approaching a car that's a...
by DougieB
25 Nov 2008, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: High viz jackets
Replies: 125
Views: 11069

I've been riding motorbikes for ages, as well as cycling. These days (EU law) motorbikes have to have dipped lights on all the time, there's now no off-switch on motorbike lights. Sort of ok, though I would like the choice. The problem is, some bright spark in an EU office thinks this is such a good...