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    Specialized Sirrus, have camped with this bike...

    Specialized Sirrus, have camped with this bike like my French trip last year but this was only three days from N. Mayo to Galway so stayed in a hostel & B&B.

    You can do light camping with a 2...
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    2010! Someone went back 6 years to find a horror...

    2010! Someone went back 6 years to find a horror story. It happened. it could happen again but you could also be trampled by a runaway horse.

    Wild camping is possible but it's advisable to check...
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    Good source of info on cycling Northern Ireland. ...

    Good source of info on cycling Northern Ireland. Welcome to Cycle NI

    Info on Western coastal routes: Home | Wild Atlantic Way
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    I live in Ireland and have toured the West. ...

    I live in Ireland and have toured the West.

    Ten days seems a lot of time to tour the Galway Bay area, I'd do the whole West coast in that. From this I take it you won't be doing more than about 30...
  5. Thread: Oscars 2016

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    Saw 'Room' (4 nominations) today. Serious drama,...

    Saw 'Room' (4 nominations) today. Serious drama, very well acted. Don't be put off by the basic premise 'woman and kid held captive by psychopath' it progresses into something more. Can't tell...
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    'Room' 8/10. Excellent drama brilliantly acted....

    'Room' 8/10. Excellent drama brilliantly acted. Don't be put off by the story, it's more than a horror crime thriller about a woman and kid locked in a room by a psychopath.
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    I've seen Brooklyn and Carol which got a few...

    I've seen Brooklyn and Carol which got a few nominations but not 'best picture'. Of the two I'd have put Carol higher for 'best pic' although I enjoyed Brooklyn as well.

    Of the others I'm only...
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    Oscars 2016

    Just announced and it's a bumper year for Irish movies with Brooklyn on 3 and Room on 4 nominations.

    Best movie

    Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Maxx fury road, Room, The Martian, The Revenant,...
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    Your written English is excellent and I'd never...

    Your written English is excellent and I'd never have thought it wasn't your first language.

    Best of luck with the touring.
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    Try some short tours on it and see how you get...

    Try some short tours on it and see how you get on. Talk to other cycle tourists along the way about the kind of bikes they use. After a time you will get an idea of the type of bike that will suit...
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    Looks a lot like what's called a trekking bike in...

    Looks a lot like what's called a trekking bike in Northern Europe, fine for touring in Holland or along the Rhine.

    Where do you intend touring and will you self support and camp or stay in hotels...
  12. My avatar was taken on the go with the Canon...

    My avatar was taken on the go with the Canon A460. It depends on what quality you're looking for, if it's just for viewing on a computer screen or small prints, cheaper older cameras with optical...
  13. I like an optical viewfinder as I find it hard to...

    I like an optical viewfinder as I find it hard to see those screens in bright sunlight. You only tend to get them on expensive cameras these days.

    For that reason I use a Canon PowerShot A460...
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    +1 Never understood this problem some people...

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    Never understood this problem some people have with packing a wet tent.
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    I took the photos I posted here...

    I took the photos I posted here http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1043203-post-some-stories-pictures-your-2015-tours-nothing-about-equipment.html with a Nokia Lumia smartphone.

    The only other...
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    Depends where you're touring. The places I...

    Depends where you're touring.

    The places I like to tour you could leave your bike and panniers unattended all day and night without a lock.

    For other places just use common sense, in view,...
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    I've never known it otherwise. It's the moisture...

    I've never known it otherwise. It's the moisture from your body and breath condensing on the inner side of the tent because the temperature is colder outside at night.

    If you've got an inner mesh...
  18. Started in Brittany at the end of May and reached...

    Started in Brittany at the end of May and reached Normandy Coast for the 6th June.

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