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Forum: Touring 10-05-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By toekneep
Round The Coast Of Britain

We did it! We completed our round Britain bike ride last Saturday. It didn't entirely go to plan but then what adventure does. We still had a life changing experince and now have something very...
Forum: Touring 04-06-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,068
Posted By toekneep
We started using our Hilleberg Nallo GTII last...

We started using our Hilleberg Nallo GTII last year on a tour of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It's going to get a real test soon on our trip around Britain: Clockwise Words | Round Britain by...
Forum: Touring 03-25-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By toekneep
I have a Nexus 7 for our forthcoming tour around...

I have a Nexus 7 for our forthcoming tour around the coast of Britain. I don't anticipate too many problems with glare from sunlight.:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring 03-10-14, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By toekneep
Knackered I would imagine! :) But that's because...

Knackered I would imagine! :) But that's because we normally ride nearer fifty.
Forum: Touring 03-03-14, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By toekneep
Fair enough Sstorkel. If you commit to mileages...

Fair enough Sstorkel. If you commit to mileages because of accommodation then I can understand the benefit of being really confident that you can do it. My take comes from being just the opposite and...
Forum: Touring 02-26-14, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,269
Posted By toekneep
Ridgeback Expedition comes with what I would call...

Ridgeback Expedition comes with what I would call touring gears, 36 at the rear and 28 on the front triple. I think you might be making a compromise though. I would look for the right bike in terms...
Forum: Touring 02-24-14, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By toekneep
I've never trained for a tour. I do ride fairly...

I've never trained for a tour. I do ride fairly regularly so I am reasonably fit but as staehpj1 mentioned time in the saddle is the most important thing. Being knackered at the end of a days tour...
Forum: Touring 02-19-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By toekneep
As others have said not much in my opinion. I...

As others have said not much in my opinion. I cover the saddle when leaving it in the rain purely because I don't want to get back on a wet saddle, nothing to do with protecting it. I got a tin of...
Forum: Touring 02-17-14, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By toekneep
Thanks for the tip Pricey Socks. Just been to...

Thanks for the tip Pricey Socks. Just been to Rick's blog and it looks like a great source of opinion and info.
Forum: Touring 02-16-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By toekneep
Blogs are good places too. Especially those of...

Blogs are good places too. Especially those of people doing long distance tours as they really put the gear through it's paces. Just try searching on Wordpress or other blog sites for Cycle Touring.
Forum: Touring 02-13-14, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,631
Posted By toekneep
364169 On a recent trip to the Hebrides....

364169

On a recent trip to the Hebrides. This is at the top of the Quiraing on Skye.
Forum: Touring 02-08-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,720
Posted By toekneep
Thank you antokelly. We certainly plan to if...

Thank you antokelly. We certainly plan to if health permits. We are going with touring bikes, electric bikes, mopeds, campervan as we deteriorate. :lol:
Forum: Touring 02-08-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,811
Posted By toekneep
I bought the new 32gb Nexus at Christmas. Love it...

I bought the new 32gb Nexus at Christmas. Love it so far and with the Kindle app on it and a bit of jiggery pokery my wife and I can share her Kindle books. I don't have a sim card in it but I've...
Forum: Touring 02-08-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,720
Posted By toekneep
Should have looked for this thread before I...

Should have looked for this thread before I posted previously. My wife and I are setting off in April to do a tour of the coast of Great Britain. We have the luxury of six months so should have time...
Forum: Touring 02-08-14, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By toekneep
thanks for your responses. antokelly thanks for...

thanks for your responses. antokelly thanks for the fellclub tip. I'm on CTC and YACF thank you. Can't believe I have never come across bikeforums.net before but it seems like a pretty busy place.
Forum: Touring 02-06-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By toekneep
Going around Great Britain

Well my wife and I's dream (http://www.gillandtony.co.uk) is finally going to come true. At the end of April we will set off to ride around the British coast and we have the luxury of six months to...
Forum: Introductions 02-06-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By toekneep
Ey up!

Hello everybody from Lancashire UK. I've been a member of several mostly UK based cycling forums but only just discovered this one. My wife and I are off on our 'big adventure...
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