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by subandean
27 May 2017, 1:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Choice (Safe Cycle vs Sustrans)
Replies: 5
Views: 6242

Re: Route Choice (Safe Cycle vs Sustrans)

Dave We recently completed the Sustrans route as far as Bridgwater. The route is not the most direct; it follows mainly quiet, traffic free and very scenic lanes. It is also very hilly. Before we started we thought the suggested distances were low, however, after some very tiring days we realise the...
by subandean
19 Feb 2017, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Voyager Hyper Folding Tyre
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Vittoria Voyager Hyper Folding Tyre

Considering a pair of these for touring (sealed roads and occasional gravel track.
Anyone share their experience of using them?
Thanks
by subandean
28 Oct 2016, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Supported cycling holiday
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Supported cycling holiday

http://www.cyclingholidays.org/tours/index.php

I have been on 3, all led by cyclists who ride with you, all have been vehicle supported, all well organised
by subandean
2 Sep 2016, 1:22pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: tent recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 2966

Re: tent recommendation

Thanks for the discussion. Before the Hubba I had several Vango tents (solid inners) and never had the level of condensation we endured with the Hubba hence my original post. Having the mesh inner allows air movement but also the drips of condensation. With 2 people breathing warm air all night this...
by subandean
28 Aug 2016, 8:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: tent recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 2966

Re: tent recommendation

We used a footprint, we tried leaving doors open for venting but each morning the fly sheet was dripping with condensation. The mesh inner allowed free air movement and drops to drip through the mesh inner during the night. Our previous tents (both Vango) had non mesh inner and we never experienced ...
by subandean
27 Aug 2016, 9:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: tent recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 2966

tent recommendation

Looking to buy 2/3 person lightweight tent for touring.
We used an MSR Hubba last year but found the condensation inside the fly so heavy it dripped through the mesh inner on many nights wetting sleeping bags, and this was with doors partially open for venting.
Recommendations welcome.
by subandean
27 Aug 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: euro velo 6 tire width
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: euro velo 6 tire width

I don't think you will have any issues. We rode on 28's Marathons from St Malo to Nantes on the voice verts then along EV6 to Basle. EV6 is mostly smooth tarmac.
by subandean
7 Aug 2016, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortlieb classic
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Ortlieb classic

Can anyone suggest how to repair a small split along the seam at the bottom corner of an Orlieb pannier?
Thanks
by subandean
19 Apr 2016, 12:34pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: novel way to rebrand
Replies: 1
Views: 12816

novel way to rebrand

CTC did it their way whilst CAMRA have a different approach; Camra has today launched a nationwide consultation of its 177,000 members and intends to ask for their views on what its new "purpose and strategy" should be, through a series of surveys and 50 meetings around the UK over the sum...
by subandean
11 Apr 2016, 9:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Good quality, well priced freestanding tent?
Replies: 29
Views: 3303

Re: Good quality, well priced freestanding tent?

We used a Hubba Hubba for two months in France last summer. It has a small, light pack size and is easy to carry on top of rack and quick to erect. W liked having two doors and porches. It is very cosy for two people We did not experience high winds so cannot comment on the stability. We suffered se...
by subandean
24 Aug 2015, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: winter tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: winter tour

Thanks for the suggestions.
Aus/NZ too many hours on the plane (and English speaking).
The Morocco route looks good, my only reservation is the security situation given the general situation in North Africa. I noticed the riders in the link did the ride in 2007.
by subandean
23 Aug 2015, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: winter tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

winter tour

Looking for suggestions for winter tour in January or February, somewhere warm. Considering Far East options, maybe Philippines or Indonesia or Cambodia/Thailand. Looking for good scenery and quiet roads. Have read a few CGOB journals but yet to decide.
Suggestions welcomed.
by subandean
13 Jul 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle camping tour to Burgundy or Jura?
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Cycle camping tour to Burgundy or Jura?

We recently rode through both Borgogne and Jura along EuroVelo 6 and enjoyed both areas. There is an interesting wine cycle loop through the Borgogne area through Mersault, Beaune and Nuits St George. The Doubs valley cycle route through the north part of the Jura from Dole to Montbelliard is very g...
by subandean
12 May 2015, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hebrides tour? Or other Scottish Island tours with young one
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: Hebrides tour? Or other Scottish Island tours with young

I have two other options that may be of interest: Leave car in Oban then; 1 take ferry to Mull (http://www.isle-of-mull.net), cycle around the island, plenty of wild camping opportunities, fabulous cliffs, beaches, sea eagles, fishing. or 2 ferry hop to the smaller islands of Coll (http://www.visitc...
by subandean
11 May 2015, 6:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hebrides tour? Or other Scottish Island tours with young one
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: Hebrides tour

We did a similar tour a couple of years ago, there is so much to see along the way I think a week will be a blur. (and a challenge). Depends if you want to stop and see things along the way or just cover the miles. We took the ferry from Oban to Barra and gradually moved N through Uist, Bernaray to ...