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by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

I apologise if this comes up twice. The first one seemed to disappear. looking forward to reading about your exploits. I've read loads of cycle touring books and yours is easily the best one! Wow! Thank you. I'd be up for coming along, but I'm actually doing my own tour the other way from Roses - Gi...
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 5:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Does anyone know if the French Pharmacists still have to know what funghi are safe to eat or not these days? I heard it was part of their requirements to practise. Might be good to know or not. Someone mentioned that earlier, or over on CycleChat. I'd never heard of it. Could be useful. Sounds a ha...
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 1:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

nirakaro wrote:Crikey, struck a nerve there. i don't recollect advocating any such thing.


Joke. :D
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

I was told in Pakistan that Islamic law doesn’t consider it theft if you pick what you can eat as you pass through a field. I don’t know if that’s true, but it sounds like a reasonable approach. I'm not sure that grabbing the occasional legal fruit is enough justification to advocate the adoption o...
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 9:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

jamesgilbert wrote:It's a shame that websites like this one aren't more popular: http://www.urbanforager.org.uk/


Interesting site. Pity it's not more used. According to it there's barely a plant to be had on our route. :(
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 9:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Ah, different accounting styles. I take the sum of my outlay and divide it by the number of miles cycled so far. So my newest bike is "costing me" 10p per mile just for the frame and forks at the moment . Yes, that's roughly what mine has cost using your accounting method. But to work it ...
by smith4188
12 Mar 2015, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

I think forty miles a day would average out at twice your budget for my cheapest bike! Really? I haven't spent anything like that much. If the bikes are in good condition before we start and we already have a couple of inner tubes and a spare tyre before we get going we shouldn't need much on the r...
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Don't know how you'd access wifi though. With the original Kindle (not sure about newer ones) you access the internet with their 'experimental' (i.e. rubbish) browser via Amazon's Whispernet, which means, unbelievably, it's free. The browser is almost unusable, unless of course you're trying to liv...
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

I can thoroughly reccomend steven's previous book - one of the best cycling books i have ever read.** Cheers, Sweep! Isn't one of the conditions that you need to give consent to be filmed? Originally, friends of mine were planning to travel down in a van with us filming the whole thing. That's fall...
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 8:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Are you hoping to use the kindness of strangers along the route for showers/sofa surfing/warm meals? I'm away touring until Oct, but if you're around the Liverpool area any time after that, all of the above will be available to you. That's very kind of you, thanks. Unfortunately the ride will be ov...
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Sounds very interesting. Will your blog have an RSS feed? I don't use Twitter or Facebook but would like to follow this. What technology will you be using to record the trip and how will you power it? What sort of daily mileage are you planning? Getting enough calories will be tough. Catching fish ...
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Here's a good read: http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/271211/the_wild_life_by_john_lewisstempel.html I didn't fall out any trees today BTW, I ended up planting more instead. Where does that leave me on my book challenge? I think I'll buy it anyway! [emoji1] Thank you. I'm glad you survived....
by smith4188
11 Mar 2015, 2:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

I'm not sure how lucky you'll be finding mushrooms in the summer, but in France you can take wild mushrooms to any pharmacy and they'll tell you whether they are safe to eat (it's a public service thing, so free of charge as well). As there are so many pharmacies in France this may be useful! That'...
by smith4188
10 Mar 2015, 11:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Roadkill? :) Unlikely. Vin Cox (round-the-world record holder for a while) attempted something like a ten day cycle/forage ride (but without the £1 per day) from Devon to Scotland. He ate roadkill, got sick and had to quit. It's not worth it. And it's his attempt that made me think it would be impo...
by smith4188
10 Mar 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted
Replies: 95
Views: 11788

Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

When I lived in France, in my area fishing was strictly controlled and pretty well everywhere you had to have a license. In fact I had a river running across my land (which was well big enough to catch decent fish in) and had I wanted to fish in my bit of river running across my land, fishing from ...