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by elduderino12
28 Mar 2012, 8:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: RTW through iran/pakistan
Replies: 5
Views: 3821

Re: RTW through iran/pakistan

That Emily Chappell chick did that route a few weeks ago. Maybe get in touch with her for some first hand experience http://thatemilychappell.com/
by elduderino12
9 May 2011, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet staff told me I HAD TO HAVE CANVAS BIKE BAG
Replies: 19
Views: 4183

Re: Easyjet staff told me I HAD TO HAVE CANVAS BIKE BAG

Second that. I've flown numerous times with a bike in the CTC bag and the only place I've ever had problems is Liverpool airport. They too told me I needed a canvas bag. I'll try and avoid that airport in future.
by elduderino12
25 Apr 2011, 5:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cannondale Bad Boy 2011 for touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

Re: Cannondale Bad Boy 2011 for touring?

Fair point schnell. I'd probably stick with the flat bars too and spend the money saved on the trip. I think Pete Gostelow had V-brakes.
by elduderino12
25 Apr 2011, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cannondale Bad Boy 2011 for touring?
Replies: 12
Views: 7445

Re: Cannondale Bad Boy 2011 for touring?

Pete Gostelow (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/alongridehome) put 30,000 miles on one biking from Japan to England so they can't be too bad.
by elduderino12
10 Apr 2011, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes on Easyjet
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Bikes on Easyjet

Just flew back from Copenhagen (today) bike in a ctc plastic bag, pedals off, handlebars turned. Job done. No problems, bike was fine.
by elduderino12
23 Mar 2011, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight Spring/Summer sleeping bag
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: Lightweight Spring/Summer sleeping bag

I've used one of these twice around Europe in summer and it was fine http://www.khyam.co.uk/detail.asp?p=597 It packs small and doesn't weigh too much. I'd add a silk sleeping bag liner for a bit more flexibility as mine got a bit chilly down to about 6 Celcius.

Only £20 too :D
by elduderino12
15 Jan 2011, 5:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping in Estonia - any experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Camping in Estonia - any experience?

I've only used one once, along the coastal road, a stone throw away from the beach. The trees on the left of the picture below is where the one I used was. So pretty close to the road. Facilities were basic as you'd expect. I only remember there being a portaloo, I couldn't find water, but maybe tha...
by elduderino12
28 Oct 2010, 8:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baltics in mid-December
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Baltics in mid-December

Can't really offer any advice, but this guy did Estonia in the winter and it looked perversely fun http://www.enbicicletaporelmundo.net/1/ ... nia/1.html
by elduderino12
25 Mar 2010, 11:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Arctic Circle
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Arctic Circle

I got eaten alive by mosquitoes in Kiruna. Other than that it's a nice little town. The guy who ran the hostel was a top guy, I'd love to go back that way again.
by elduderino12
6 Jan 2010, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping in Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Camping in Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)

I toured the Baltics summer 2008. And I remember there being a few free campsite's along the coast in Estonia near to the border with Latvia. I used one once, I wasn't sure if it was free at first, I searched the entire place for somewhere to pay but in the end gave up and assumed it was free. It wa...
by elduderino12
6 Jan 2010, 11:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice required to buy bikes for a European tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1299

Re: please help need bike advice

I've got an 'entry level' touring bike. A Dawes Horizon which I have used and abused over the last two years. I'll soon be hitting the 10,000 mile mark with it, and you know what the damn thing still keeps going and it looks like it'll continue going for another 10,000 miles at least. Which annoys m...
by elduderino12
24 Dec 2009, 3:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 700c- Inadequate for touring?
Replies: 44
Views: 4057

Re: 700c- Inadequate for touring?

My 700c touring bike has been more than adequate for over 8000 miles of fully loaded touring. Didn't Mark Beaumont et al also use 700c wheels for their 18,000 mile record attempts.
by elduderino12
19 Apr 2009, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: airport shrink wrapping machines
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: airport shrink wrapping machines

Istanbul has one, it's how I got my bike back.
by elduderino12
1 Feb 2009, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dawes Horizon good choice for first touring bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 7535

Yep, thumbs up from me. Nearly 5000 miles on mine and zero problems, performed exceptionally well on my recent tour, even on some short sections of off-road. The standard tyres that came with the bike far out performed the other tyres I used Vittoria Randonnuer Pro and a Schwalbe Advancer. 2500 mile...
by elduderino12
23 Jan 2009, 7:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: touring norway
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

If I could go with you I would, for me Norway is my favourite country to cycle in. I did 3 weeks in Norway last June and it rained ALOT, 17 out of 21 days it rained at some point during the day. I only had two beers in 3 weeks as they were bloody expensive. Other than that and the odd tunnel everyth...