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Forum: Touring 06-30-14, 05:04 PM
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Posted By wiiiim
thanks storrkel, you make some good points

thanks storrkel, you make some good points
Forum: Touring 06-29-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By wiiiim
Cycling around the world while developing apps for mobile devices

Hello!

I wanted to share my story, in the hopes of finding some support, ideas or just general advice! I'm Wim, 29 year old from Belgium, and I recently came back from a 20 month bicycle trip that...
Forum: Touring 02-23-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,236
Posted By wiiiim
have a look at Exped's tents as well (Suiss...

have a look at Exped's tents as well (Suiss brand), they have great 4 season tents, quality-wise you can expect something along the lines of Terra Nova and Hilleberg but less expensive

I've got my...
Forum: Touring 02-22-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By wiiiim
smartphones don't have internal zoom though, only...

smartphones don't have internal zoom though, only digital zoom as far as I know, a tiny lens with poor aperture, hence they perform bad at low light with or without 'flash', overall sharpness is a...
Forum: Touring 02-22-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By wiiiim
Thank you! I didn't make a blog really, but I...

Thank you!
I didn't make a blog really, but I could try and put some more pictures on Flickr later on if people are interested
Forum: Touring 02-20-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By wiiiim
Halfway around the world, photo trip summary

Hello,
I made a short summary with photos of my latest trip, about 20 months worth of cycling (24000km) with a lot of projects along the way, through 25 countries, parts of Europe, Africa, Central...
Forum: Touring 05-29-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By wiiiim
im mostly intersted in using this in combination...

im mostly intersted in using this in combination with paper maps, you could power on your device just once a day to seeif youre still on the right track, say in Morocco where road names can be in...
Forum: Touring 05-28-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By wiiiim
thanks everyone! it feels really good to be on...

thanks everyone! it feels really good to be on the road :)
Forum: Touring 05-28-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By wiiiim
offline gps for smartphones/tablets

heya!
I was digging aroundon the internet searching for good offline gps navigation for long distance tours in remote country, and came across this neat app for android devices called Mapdroyd. I've...
Forum: Touring 05-11-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By wiiiim
Leaving tomorrow, butterflies in stomach!

Hello fellow bike lovers!

It's been a long time coming, but finally.. after quitting my job, building my 'dream' touring bike, enjoying some smaller pre tours in Belgium, postponing departure...
Forum: Touring 02-27-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,501
Posted By wiiiim
my 1st rule (there are not many ;-)): either camp...

my 1st rule (there are not many ;-)): either camp far away from a big city or stay right in the center, city outskirts is where most of the **** happens
or avoid big cities completely, usually the...
Forum: Touring 01-31-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By wiiiim
good stuff!

good stuff!
Forum: Touring 01-31-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By wiiiim
tbh if its just 1500 km i'd keep using what i have

tbh if its just 1500 km i'd keep using what i have
Forum: Touring 01-30-12, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,780
Posted By wiiiim
Salsa Gordo's, bombproof!

Salsa Gordo's, bombproof!
Forum: Touring 01-21-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By wiiiim
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/ has a section on...

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/ has a section on traveling with pets, personally I like this blog: http://cyclinggypsies.wordpress.com/
i think any bike will do, its just a matter of personal...
Forum: Touring 01-20-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,004
Posted By wiiiim
I'm curious though, what is this 2 lb 9 oz tent...

I'm curious though, what is this 2 lb 9 oz tent you already own? If it's some light weight free standing model like the MSR carbon reflex or hubba or Big Agnes copper spur you can put it up without...
Forum: Touring 01-18-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,530
Posted By wiiiim
haha, great stuff!

haha, great stuff!
Forum: Touring 01-18-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,083
Posted By wiiiim
i usually stuff the little bag from my sleeping...

i usually stuff the little bag from my sleeping bag with my jacket or fleece
Forum: Touring 01-18-12, 04:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,566
Posted By wiiiim
Its just that elitism is a huge turn off for me,...

Its just that elitism is a huge turn off for me, it go's against the very nature of bike touring
Whether you are cycling with a crappy mountainbike without bike bags but having everything strapped...
Forum: Touring 01-16-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,530
Posted By wiiiim
there are other pictures i like more, but this...

there are other pictures i like more, but this one really struck me as a road 'meant to be ridden'

http://i.imgur.com/xk8FB.jpg (http://imgur.com/xk8FB)

South of Chile
Forum: Touring 01-16-12, 04:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,566
Posted By wiiiim
great idea actually, just poorly executed by...

great idea actually, just poorly executed
by reading the submission guidelines, seeing how all images are branded with your website (while these are clearly not your property), no credit or link to...
Forum: Touring 01-06-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,004
Posted By wiiiim
that's what I thought too :P, but in reality...

that's what I thought too :P, but in reality you're there all groggy from having no sleep, rain is poring down and there you are with a smelly jacket on your face which is getting soaked and muddy...
Forum: Touring 01-06-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,004
Posted By wiiiim
I've used a bivi bag on several 1 week treks in...

I've used a bivi bag on several 1 week treks in the Alps

* if you are serious about camping with a bivi in the rain, don't buy a cheap one with frabric that isn't breathable! they will try to...
Forum: Touring 12-15-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By wiiiim
thanks everyone! so far the Tamron 17 to 50mm...

thanks everyone!
so far the Tamron 17 to 50mm 2.8 is at the top of my list, while you can get longer range lenses for the same price (18 to 200 etc) I'm thinking the extra aperture here will prove...
Forum: Touring 12-14-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By wiiiim
Favorite DSLR lens when touring?

I was wondering, for those that tour with a DSLR, what is your favorite lens? That one lens you can't do without!
I'm going on a long tour in a couple of months, but can't decide what lens (or...
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