D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

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D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Postby Penfold » 6 Jun 2016, 11:17pm

Have posted my blog for this 5 day trip on crazy guy on a bike...

Me and nine other like minded nutters do the beaches. Some of the uys found their bikes at the back of the shed untouched since 1987! :lol:

Link here if you fancy a read.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/17333

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D-day beaches cycle camping

Postby Penfold » 6 Jun 2016, 11:20pm

Put this in the touring section, but feel it may be better in here..#daftyhead :roll:

Me and nine mates cycle camp over 5 days visiting various sites along the landing beaches.

All recorded here:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/17333

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Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Postby ReallyBigMonkey » 7 Jun 2016, 1:21pm

That sounds fun, how many miles a day will you be covering? I'm not sure I'm fit enough

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Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Postby mercalia » 7 Jun 2016, 2:12pm

some nice pictures. I see that a few have trailers but then why have they packs on theirs backs, the trailers didnt seem that full?

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Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Postby Penfold » 7 Jun 2016, 7:57pm

RBM......Easy mileage, the longest day was 45 miles and the rest about 25...It was only just over 130 miles altogether. Read the blog link, some of the guys had not ridden since their paper round back in 1987!!

Mercalia....Despite warnings re weight and amount of gear, some still turned up ready for the off at Pompey with enough 'stuff' to last a three month stay in Africa then Antarctica..... Oh well they had to haul the stuff so it was their choice. :lol:
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Re: D-day beaches cycle camping

Postby Penfold » 12 Jun 2016, 10:40am

Few pics of the trip

My Koga loaded.
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Not sure where this was taken
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Campsite with the JB's
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Time for Nose bag al Fresco
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Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Postby Penfold » 12 Jun 2016, 10:46am

Like I say you just cant convince people about weight until they sample it for themselves.... :lol:

To be fair to Springy though he made it all the way carrying all this cr+p and got to 500 metres of the return ferry port in Caen before his saddle bolt snapped and he had his first and last mechanical.

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He says he's gettin panniers for next time. :P
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
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- Anne Frank

There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England.
- Winston Churchill