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D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Posted: 6 Jun 2016, 11:17pm
by Penfold
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

Penfold

D-day beaches cycle camping

Posted: 6 Jun 2016, 11:20pm
by Penfold
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

Penfold

Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Posted: 7 Jun 2016, 1:21pm
by ReallyBigMonkey
That sounds fun, how many miles a day will you be covering? I'm not sure I'm fit enough

Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Posted: 7 Jun 2016, 2:12pm
by mercalia
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?

Re: D-day landing beaches, cycle camping

Posted: 7 Jun 2016, 7:57pm
by Penfold
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:

Re: D-day beaches cycle camping

Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 10:40am
by Penfold
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

Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 10:46am
by Penfold
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