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Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By HobbesOnTour

A disadvantage of a rackbag is that it limits...

A disadvantage of a rackbag is that it limits access to the two panniers, therefore whatever you may need during the day should be in the rackpack.

Personally, I prefer the balance of 4 panniers,...
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Yes I don't know the tyres but they appear to...

Yes
I don't know the tyres but they appear to be tubeless ready. If your wheels are not equipped to be tubeless then you are overpaying in my book.

Remember, this is mainly a US forum. Your ride...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It's perfectly normal to have doubts and see them...

It's perfectly normal to have doubts and see them bubble up in a quest for the "perfect" bike. (After that it Will be the perfect tent, stove, clothing, handlebarbag, gps etc. You may never get on...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I just did a test there and I could create a...

I just did a test there and I could create a route on the fly on my android phone in Komoot and download the gpx.
Now, the quality of that route I'm not going to debate.
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The relevant point...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It really is horses for courses and of course, a...

It really is horses for courses and of course, a route is subjective. I might like mine, you may hate it.

At home (NL) Komoot refused to take me on quiet and intetesting routes, preferring side of...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,512
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It's a wonderful idea and you wouldn't be the...

It's a wonderful idea and you wouldn't be the first to come up with it.

Can you do it without experience and with little or no planning? Yes. The question becomes will you be successful and enjoy...
Forum: Touring
12-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,219
Posted By HobbesOnTour

You're loading up your bike & you're getting out...

You're loading up your bike & you're getting out there. That already puts you ahead of a whole lot of people, if you want to look at things that way. Personally I think mentality is more important...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,219
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Fair play to you! I think you're downplaying...

Fair play to you!

I think you're downplaying what you achieved, which is a shame.

You packed up and you got out there! I'll bet there's many, many people reading this forum who have never done...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,465
Posted By HobbesOnTour

For what it's worth I think the most important...

For what it's worth I think the most important thing in your toolkit is your head.

For some people what's a showstopper is a minor irritant to others, or maybe even a challenge!

Nothing wrong...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,405
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I don't like to use the word training. To me it...

I don't like to use the word training. To me it implies a focus on the physical preparation of cycling.

A bike tour, in my world, is about far more than the cycling. Yes, we need to be able to...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Hi, First of all, good luck with your...

Hi,
First of all, good luck with your retirement and a Camino is a great way to begin!

To be boring, before deciding what route to follow, I'd suggest having a think about what your goal is - do...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,706
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I can't agree with it's a mad, mad, mad world -...

I can't agree with it's a mad, mad, mad world - most especially not from the saddle of a bike. I don't know when was the last time you went on tour for more than a few days away from home, but the...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,706
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I'm sorry, but describing a solo self supported...

I'm sorry, but describing a solo self supported cross country bike tour as "crazy" in the bike touring forum is an ..... interesting tack to take.


When you say avoiding trouble, do you have...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,131
Posted By HobbesOnTour

You are using the term "bike packing" which can...

You are using the term "bike packing" which can mean different things to different people. And you say that you are trying to "figure out" what to purchase and then to "try them out".

Based on...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Based on the fact that you want to head off and...

Based on the fact that you want to head off and live off your bicycle for an undefined time, then yes, you are making some poor choices. Not that the idea is intrinsically bad, but your preparation...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,411
Posted By HobbesOnTour

If only there was a document that outlined what...

If only there was a document that outlined what was covered and any exceptions to that cover, what the terms and conditions are. You'd think someone in the insurance industry would think of something...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,125
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well, that's just dumb. Visas certainly,...

Well, that's just dumb.


Visas certainly, finances, insurance, language, culture and psychology. There is a vast difference between a typical cycle tour with defined beginning and ending and an...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,125
Posted By HobbesOnTour

jeez! The point I was trying to make and...

jeez!

The point I was trying to make and clearly failing was that most people on this forum do not tour in the style that you plan on touring.
Therefore, for your specific needs with respect to...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,278
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well, it's easy for us to discuss, but the owner...

Well, it's easy for us to discuss, but the owner has made it very clear that he does not want to go down that route.

However, it is very clear that the current system is not working. The...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well done on your first tour! I never train...

Well done on your first tour!

I never train - but sometimes I do practise. Load up the panniers and go off for a day, have a picnic, test out the stove, try out whatever needs to be tried out.
...
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