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Forum: Touring 04-09-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,739
Posted By JoeLonghair
Supply shops in the UK with Alloy Wheels, Tyres,...

Supply shops in the UK with Alloy Wheels, Tyres, Body kit & suspension systems, all after market stuff. The good thing is my wife works in my company and really does not like flying, long train...
Forum: Touring 02-20-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,902
Posted By JoeLonghair
After climbing Stelvio, Italy to Swiss border,...

After climbing Stelvio, Italy to Swiss border, climbed for 4/12 hours, just under 3000 m climb, Brakes on the way down, no way hosee I thought. Well the road was clear, no car in sight and weaving in...
Forum: Touring 02-20-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By JoeLonghair
Thanks for the pictures, really great enjoyed...

Thanks for the pictures, really great enjoyed them loads. Always wanted to do an off road tour, guess you need equipment like your though, as in bikes. ummmm fuel for thought, just what one needs in...
Forum: Touring 11-28-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By JoeLonghair
Its also to do with the distance you are...

Its also to do with the distance you are travelling, ie if you were spending 3 days riding the alps then you would average 3-5mph fully loaded on tour with a tent etc. If you were to say do Venice,...
Forum: Touring 11-12-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,027
Posted By JoeLonghair
I used puncture repair once whilst touring, did...

I used puncture repair once whilst touring, did not work, in the end I got storm proof gel, whatever you use like a gel based glue works well. The trick is to deflate the pad, use your mouth to...
Forum: Touring 11-12-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By JoeLonghair
Cycling through Italy in 06, we passed Salerno...

Cycling through Italy in 06, we passed Salerno and saw this green bit of land, which looked like a piece of England. It was, mostly british war garves. We stopped and asked a guy if it would be ok to...
Forum: Touring 11-12-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,695
Posted By JoeLonghair
You can get from Liddle's or most department...

You can get from Liddle's or most department stores, motion detectors, 30 feet range covering 180 degrees, anyone trying to steal or chew your saddle an alarm goes off. Handy for effing off animal as...
Forum: Touring 11-12-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By JoeLonghair
Enjoyed the teaching whilst touring, cool number..

Enjoyed the teaching whilst touring, cool number..
Forum: Touring 11-12-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By JoeLonghair
What a fantastic thread, loved reading it, what...

What a fantastic thread, loved reading it, what goes round, comes round... good & bad.
Forum: Touring 10-25-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By JoeLonghair
Yeah I really wish I could do this ride, I will...

Yeah I really wish I could do this ride, I will but cant see it hapening this time round, anyway this guy I met on my travells I was telling you about did iran from turkey and to pakistan and expand...
Forum: Touring 10-23-07, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By JoeLonghair
Just tried out your website, excellent job my...

Just tried out your website, excellent job my man, its really a streamlined search engine, definitely will add it to favourites, hats off to you, thanks...
Forum: Touring 10-23-07, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By JoeLonghair
Welcome to this great forum, lovely bike, hope...

Welcome to this great forum, lovely bike, hope you enjoy this place learn from it and put your teaching into it.
Forum: Touring 10-23-07, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By JoeLonghair
I do allot of winter touring. Feet as stated...

I do allot of winter touring. Feet as stated earlier has to be dry and warm, in swimming pools/gyms you get these plastic socks that you slip on, I always carry a load of these, I slip them on my...
Forum: Touring 10-23-07, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By JoeLonghair
Hello Frankie, Always wanted to do China and I...

Hello Frankie,
Always wanted to do China and I will one day, actually waiting for a friends youngest child to reach 18, 6 years to go, then we will do this ride, London to China then India. It would...
Forum: Touring 09-26-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By JoeLonghair
Great, glad you enjoyed Italy, also enjoyed...

Great, glad you enjoyed Italy, also enjoyed reading your bolg. Bet you got caught out in Italy about the shops shutting at lunch time for 2 -3 hours. I did and my mother is from Rome.....
Forum: Touring 09-25-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By JoeLonghair
There is this gadget available that emits high...

There is this gadget available that emits high frequency which repells mosquitos, you will need to google this as I have seen a friend use this. I usually burn incense sticks as the smoke is heavy...
Forum: Touring 09-25-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By JoeLonghair
Na I just take what I need, and usually when I...

Na I just take what I need, and usually when I come back I dont think I could have done without this or that. But I have started weighing things recently and found eg My candel latern holder was a...
Forum: Touring 09-17-07, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By JoeLonghair
Actually xilios I have to thank you for this as...

Actually xilios I have to thank you for this as I was 2 years ago reading about your trip to Greece, I think I e mailed with regards to climbing hills and as I remember you quoted your friend saying...
Forum: Touring 09-13-07, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By JoeLonghair
Cycletouringjoe: Cycling Venice to London Via Stelvio Pass

Hello all,
Cycled 1058 miles, approx 6900 meters climbs in total, Ride time 102.50 hrs, Avg 10.49.
This was from Venice to London which took 15 days.

Slidshow is on the link below: ...
Forum: Touring 08-16-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By JoeLonghair
Camping in Spain , Italy, France, and eastern...

Camping in Spain , Italy, France, and eastern Europe is cheap, about 15- 20 euros, add another 10 euros, per person, for food including good table wine. If you are a good cook as you say you will...
Forum: Touring 08-16-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By JoeLonghair
After not knowing what the fuss was all about,...

After not knowing what the fuss was all about, and quite happy with my rear sack and back rack only, I thought I should try this new school of thought, 60/40 or front racks as well since I am going...
Forum: Touring 08-13-07, 02:35 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 253,844
Posted By JoeLonghair
Yes Dar agreed, I tried the 60/40 and what...

Yes Dar agreed, I tried the 60/40 and what adifference to the bike, very much in control and found it much easier to climb, also you can section stuff out, I got the kitchen in the 2 fronts so it...
Forum: Touring 08-13-07, 02:32 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 253,844
Posted By JoeLonghair
Sport drinks kipibenkipod, never use them, I...

Sport drinks kipibenkipod, never use them, I think the sugar hit in them gives you the needed boost, but what goes up comes down and the down is lower than where you were before. good on the last...
Forum: Touring 08-03-07, 02:50 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 253,844
Posted By JoeLonghair
Yes they are some sort of pills. Minerals that...

Yes they are some sort of pills. Minerals that get flushed out of the system, on tours, we drink plenty, sweat and pedal plenty. At the end of the day the minerals get flushed out of the system and...
Forum: Touring 08-02-07, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By JoeLonghair
Here is my slide show of my trip in Italy ........

Here is my slide show of my trip in Italy ..... enjoy


http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l140/cycletouringjoe/cycletouringjoe%20Italy%2006/
Then click on View album as slideshow ...
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