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by Aquila
31 Mar 2021, 6:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Inflatable Sleeping Mats
Replies: 38
Views: 976

Re: Inflatable Sleeping Mats

Try before you buy would me my advice, Many stores allow you to try out the mattress before you buy, I know alpkit do this and have them all inflated or rolled out ready to try instore, Its how I picked my choice and love mine (also a side sleeper).... if you decide to go with the Alpkit ones they are a lot cheaper as well.
by Aquila
25 Mar 2021, 4:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: South Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: South Northumberland

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/208632

Done every section of this this route a few times, Almost all traffic free.
by Aquila
24 Mar 2021, 2:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Mug/Cup
Replies: 43
Views: 1329

Re: Mug/Cup

40 quid ! You've been mugged.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Aquila
18 Mar 2021, 4:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Mug/Cup
Replies: 43
Views: 1329

Re: Mug/Cup

Don't over think the weight thing, yes get a lightweight camping mug but you can always use the space inside the mug to store your tea or coffee for this reason I use a mug with a lid....I use this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zyliss-Hot-Mug-Cafetiere-Red/dp/B00DB4JY72/ref=asc_df_B00DB4JY72/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=223350365745&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2780193620309866117&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046771&hvtargid=pla-387923288145&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 because i don't care for instant coffee but there are many lightweight camping cups out there.
by Aquila
15 Mar 2021, 11:46am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How light can you go?
Replies: 126
Views: 4966

Re: How light can you go?

Am I the only one that picks up my bike at the start of a tour and says to myself "that'll dee" :?
by Aquila
27 Feb 2021, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 33
Views: 2066

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

There's been some moderator action without leaving a note, more likely! It is very confusing. It was far worse when I was having memory problems. I don't think mods realise the harm they can do to mental health like this.


Thanks' for this You could be correct, I was sure I posted this on the main board, perhaps I'm not losing it :D I'm confused as to why it was moved though and put into a totally irrelevant thread and also the reason I didn't get much feedback.
by Aquila
26 Feb 2021, 9:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 33
Views: 2066

Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Thanks' all ...I'm not sure how my post ended up in this thread and not on the main board.... i must of had a senior moment
by Aquila
25 Feb 2021, 4:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.
Replies: 33
Views: 2066

9 days in June (hopefully)

I have a ferry booked, Newcastle to Ijmuiden with a rough plan to take the train down to Frankfurt then cycle back to ijmuiden I have 9 full days. I have 2 routes partly planned if anyone can offer some insight as to which to choose or indeed is there an entirely different route i should consider?
Only consideration is Amsterdam where i will be stopping on the way back to the ferry to stay with friends for a night or two.
below is hopefully the links to the 2 planned routes, Thanks' (average mileage 50mile a day)
https://cycle.travel/map/journey/201700
https://cycle.travel/map/journey/190972
by Aquila
16 Sep 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 143
Views: 5240

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

It comes nowhere on my camping list, but there are lots of plausible differences between freshly ground and preground coffee, including degassing, oxidation, and effects of a different grinding process on extraction.

But the real test is to compare them back-to-back and blinded. If you can tell the difference you can then make an informed choice. And if you can't...


:lol: I must make more of an effort and try grinding some beans, what if I'm missing out here, I do like my coffee on a morning hence never leaving home without my zyliss coffee mug and ground coffee?
by Aquila
16 Sep 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit
Replies: 143
Views: 5240

Re: Essential stuff to have in your camping kit

Oldjohnw wrote:
MikeTr wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:

Coffe beans, sounds good. How do you make the coffee?


I have small manual coffee grinder. Takes some time to grind coffee beans, but it's worth it. Btw I would recommend to take coffee beans that are better for espresso, since not everybody taking milk when camping.


Thanks. I don't have milk anyway. I take ground coffee and a little filter which I use for both coffee and leaf tea. Beans would be better - will look into.


Educate me, why do you take beans and a grinder isn't ground coffee lots of little tinnie tiny coffee beans? I use this cup as a filter https://www.zyliss.co.uk/zyliss-red-hot-mug-cafetiere.html
by Aquila
1 Jun 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 38
Views: 1992

Re: Fast Touring

It's not the bike it's the engine :)
by Aquila
18 Apr 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Eurovelo 15 Along the Rhine to Rotterdam

I have a flight booked at the end of August to Dusseldorf, then i hope to train down to Mainz and cycle Eurovelo 15 back to Ijmuiden, ferry home.

I have checked German trains (https://www.bahn.de/en/view/index.shtml ) and it appears straight forward to book a bicycle even on ICE trains, The Dutch national train website has this https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperk ... skaart-dal
by Aquila
2 Mar 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Hadrians Wall Cycle Way Camping

Fallowfield dene caravan and camping site 10mins from Hexham nr the village of Acomb and around 10mins to the wall itself. I've seen many cycle tourers there, I have a caravan there and if I'm around you'd be welcome to a coffee and breakfast.... it takes me around 4hrs to cycle to the coast from the site going West to East and is around 35mile
by Aquila
6 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 31
Views: 3564

Re: New to me revolution country premier

I thought I'd resurrect this post as I fitted Schwalbe Marathon's 700x38 and throw my tuppence into the pot.

For me personally its such a massive upgrade to running 32" Conti sport contacts. The rough gravel tracks, dirt trails, bridleways, uneven, cracked tarmac and concrete roads are all a lot more comfortable and more pleasant to ride on, Sure they don't feel as slick and quick on smooth roads but its a sacrifice I'm glad I made
by Aquila
24 Apr 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 1453

Re: Price points for sleeping bags, any ideas

I bought a down 3 season bag from millets https://www.millets.co.uk/equipment/133 ... g-bag.html

£42 i've only used it once so far and the temperature was down to -1 no complaints at all .. Im 6"1 and needed a tall bag at 220cm was also one of tallest bags i could find. .... Its an option if it's bang for buck your looking for.