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by Mattie
3 Nov 2013, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any tripod tourists?
Replies: 19
Views: 3720

Re: Any tripod tourists?

I took a SLIK Sprint Mini II, it is compact and light but still a proper tripod with a ball head.

Used it for this and many other pics:
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by Mattie
23 Oct 2013, 8:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 65997

Re: Netbook for touring

I am not sure what part of Italy you will be visiting, or what time of year. But to give you an idea, when I was in Venice the temperature reached a new record at 38'C on Monday 22 August 2011. And that is northern Italy, by the coast ! it must get much hotter further south. On the rest of the trip ...
by Mattie
22 Oct 2013, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 65997

Re: Netbook for touring

Always taking pictures ! A change of plan in Switzerland and decide to head south because of the constant rain - so here loading the eTrex with Italian maps and campsite data - no trouble as the whole of europe is on the MacBook Air. Date: 06 August 2011 GPS: N 47 29.442, E 9 33.931 Campsite, Lake B...
by Mattie
21 Oct 2013, 1:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 65997

Re: Netbook for touring

Found a picture of my MacBook Air ! Updating blog on Crazyguyonabike, handling pictures, online banking, email and mapping. I still use it now and updated the operating system to mountain lion a few months ago. Date: 16 August 2011 Place: GPS: N 45 29.75, E 010 30.660 Campsite on Lake Garda, Italy. ...
by Mattie
20 Oct 2013, 9:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Netbook for touring
Replies: 114
Views: 65997

Re: Netbook for touring

I took my MacBook Air on my trip to Greece. The only problem with it was that it did not like the summer heat and I remember the fan blowing hard and even shutting the machine down altogether when it got hot. I figured it worked best in the evenings or in the cool of an air-conditioned room ! It did...
by Mattie
14 Aug 2013, 6:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring drinks
Replies: 38
Views: 9331

Re: Touring drinks

On my trip down to Athens in summer 2011, I drank huge amounts of Powerade from petrol stations. It is an expensive way of doing it as you may drink 6-8 of them a day if you are going to cycle the heat of the day in Italy and Croatia. So lets say EUR 2 each 500 ml bottle x 6 = EUR 12 per day. Only w...
by Mattie
9 Jul 2013, 8:45am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 2438

Re: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint

In favour of footprints - they do give you a nice clean dry patch to pack your tent up. As with other tents that have separate footprints it is nice to be able to have a dry patch to roll the tent up, when surrounded by wet grass. Without the footprint... get overthing over the sewn-in groundsheet,...
by Mattie
8 Jul 2013, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: extreme heat concerns
Replies: 42
Views: 2375

Re: extreme heat concerns

Hills are the killer in the heat. I have ridden through +40 C in the Negev with no real issues as it was not particularly hilly. Spain in August was worse because of the hills. Shane is right about how much water can be absorbed by the body - which is different to how much you can drink. Myself I re...
by Mattie
30 Jun 2013, 10:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 2438

Re: Hilleberg nallo 2gt footprint

In favour of footprints - they do give you a nice clean dry patch to pack your tent up. As with other tents that have separate footprints it is nice to be able to have a dry patch to roll the tent up, when surrounded by wet grass.
by Mattie
29 Jun 2013, 9:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66979

Re: Pictures of your tents.

While I am here - picture of first use of new tent taken on a very windy weekend at Rozel Campsite, Jersey; tent Hilleberg Nammtj 2 If you fancy some tips on taking the Nammatj from being "merely" bombproof to the Exocet-upgrade level then Hilleberg have a handy wee film of tips for pitch...
by Mattie
4 Jun 2013, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hand pump for touring
Replies: 52
Views: 15670

Re: hand pump for touring

4 Bar? - that's around 60 PSI - I be mostly inflating mine to around 7 Bar (when I can be bothered to check with a pressure gauge what my thumb has already told me) I suppose that means lots more of those frustratingly short pumps. :D 4 bar for a 26 inch road tyre - sorry this link is to a Dutch sh...
by Mattie
31 May 2013, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hand pump for touring
Replies: 52
Views: 15670

Re: hand pump for touring

topeak road morph and has a gauge http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-road-morph-with-gauge/?referid=googaus&KEYWORD=topeak+road+morph+with+gauge+cycle&MATCHTYPE=Search&AD_ID_G=21979414672&KEYWORD_K=topeak+road+morph+with+gauge+cycle&lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&utm_source=goo...
by Mattie
21 May 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring without cooking equipment
Replies: 42
Views: 3311

Re: Touring without cooking equipment

....and Bocadillos de Jamon :) I have found that I am not keen to go to restaurants and the like in the evenings as a solo traveler. Lunch time is different as there are any number of single drivers and workmen at tables eating lunch, but in the evenings that seems to change to couples and families ...
by Mattie
15 May 2013, 7:40am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66979

Re: Pictures of your tents.

Hover your cursor over the pics :wink: Doh, didn't think of that ! thanks. While I am here - picture of first use of new tent taken on a very windy weekend at Rozel Campsite, Jersey; tent Hilleberg Nammtj 2 http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww155/Mattie660/HillebergNammatj_zpseb11d264.jpg
by Mattie
14 May 2013, 1:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Pictures of your tents.
Replies: 587
Views: 66979

Re: Pictures of your tents.

rualexander - is that a new tent you have there ?

Great pictures, would love to know where they were taken.