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by KamelTrek
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 32
Views: 889

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Thank you for putting this on my radar. I've always wanted to ride the Dolomites.
by KamelTrek
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 35
Views: 1691

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

This event is truly bringing bikepackers together as a community. The tone and mindset is very inclusive. It's also my first time at the Dales, a region very high on my bucket list. It's worth noting that completing 600kms in four days is going to be a challenge! My plan is to stay on pace and at th...
by KamelTrek
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 107
Views: 2996

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

I did the route of caravans last April. I highly recommend Morocco on so many levels. The people were incredibly kind and diverse. The scenery varied and epic. The food was brilliant. And you can get 4g reception anywhere better than London.
by KamelTrek
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

After trying most apps I've settled on Komoot as I find it great at creating off road mountain biking routes. It's seems to be the standard in Germany!
by KamelTrek
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight merino top recommendation?
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Lightweight merino top recommendation?

I used the Rab 120 merino in Morocco for eight days of riding. From cold mountain passes to very hot and long desert stretches. I was surprised by its temperature range and was very satisfied with its performance. Washed the sweat away every couple of days or so to remove the salt stains.
by KamelTrek
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Morocco April 19 for 10-14 days
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: Morocco April 19 for 10-14 days

Thank you for the offer. Here is my main plan, please let me know if I should reconsider anything. I'm planning to fly into Marrackesh airprot, and leave my bike bag there. Then take a taxi to the main station and then a bus to Agadir with my bike. Then a taxi from Agadir to Tiznit for an over night...
by KamelTrek
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Morocco April 19 for 10-14 days
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Morocco April 19 for 10-14 days

Looking to ride the Route of Caravans next April. Fly into Marrakech, bus to Agadir then private hire to starting point. Kick off April 20th. Avg 100 kms a day. Mostly off road. I'm joining up with two other riders that I met at the Navad 1000 2017. I'm riding for ten days as I have to be back and t...
by KamelTrek
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: ultralight but cheap bivi bag reccomendations
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: ultralight but cheap bivi bag reccomendations

How was the ride? Please share the link to your fundraising site. Thx
by KamelTrek
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvi bag recommendations please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: Bivvi bag recommendations please?

I was looking for something lighter than the terranova laser one and for faster pitch and packing with a smaller volume. I ended up with the Outdoor Research Helium which I used in the Navad1000 last year. Highly recommend it. Was breathable. Slept in it over a rainy night without any issues. Has a ...
by KamelTrek
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: And another HT550 ramble
Replies: 14
Views: 4824

Re: And another HT550 ramble

Thank you for sharing. Great write up and terrific ride. I'm alwsys curious what poeple eat!
by KamelTrek
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OR Helium Bivvy
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: OR Helium Bivvy

I recently used one instead of my terranova laser tent and very pleased with the results. Had one night in rain and stayed dry. The net is a welcome feature to keep the bugs out. Some condensation as to be expected but nothing problematic or over the top.
by KamelTrek
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How's your year panning out?
Replies: 55
Views: 14220

Re: How's your year panning out?

New home in April (next to my favourite trails in Kent) Navad 1000 in June Chill the f'out July and August Maybe Cairngorrms in September Puppy in November We got a watt bike at work which really helped my training except that its mind numbing. Overall grateful for how things have turned out so far ...
by KamelTrek
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to recharge light batteries on multiday ride, e.g. HT550
Replies: 17
Views: 4413

Re: how to recharge light batteries on multiday ride, e.g. H

I did the ht550 with a revo light and dynamo + 5mah power pack and a krog helmet light. I use a garmin 800 which needs daily recharging. Pros: you make your own power in remote areas. I'd recharge the power pack and just use that for everything else. Cons: weight, not helpful on posty, fisherfields ...
by KamelTrek
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: R.I.P. Mike Hall
Replies: 69
Views: 6399

Re: R.I.P. Mike Hall

Truly saddened by the news. Such an inspiration at the TDR. RIP.
by KamelTrek
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - the book
Replies: 93
Views: 9229

Re: Highland Trail 550 - the book

Got my two copes. Living the ride again. Thank you!
by KamelTrek
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms loop in April group.
Replies: 40
Views: 9742

Re: Cairngorms loop in April group.

I sent an e-mail application, fingers crossed I hope to be there at the start in April.

I rode it over three days with some friends from Germany and they were blown away, as I was. We did have perfect weather though and a slower pace. I feel this ride will be a very different animal.
by KamelTrek
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South coast winter Bivi 10/ 11 December
Replies: 25
Views: 7671

Re: South coast winter Bivi 10/ 11 December

I'm not able to make that weekend. Enjoy the ride.
by KamelTrek
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South coast winter Bivi 10/ 11 December
Replies: 25
Views: 7671

Re: South coast winter Bivi 10/ 11 December

Interested. Alfriston area is very nice. What's the total distance you have in mind?
by KamelTrek
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2017
Replies: 799
Views: 135379

Re: HT550 - 2017

Looking to 2018. But thinking of Navad for next year....Talk me out of it now before I get fully obsessed with preparation.
by KamelTrek
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit BruKit - £29 - worth it? (PSA)
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: Alpkit BruKit - £29 - worth it? (PSA)

I have one and really like it. Can't go wrong for that price either. There are lighter set ups for bike packing, but for camping, and weekend rides it will do really well.
by KamelTrek
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Bivvy?
Replies: 55
Views: 7237

Re: South West Bivvy?

I'd be more inspired knowing there is a place to dry / warm up on a December night.
by KamelTrek
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mental!
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Mental!

Wow.....Like Russian dudes doing hand stands at the edge of high rises.....same difference.
by KamelTrek
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries - panic ye not.
Replies: 39
Views: 3659

Re: BB200 entries - panic ye not.

Assuming I will be offered a spot, I was wondering if there will be some ride sharing opportunities! I'll be heading up by train from London, so looking forward to any advice on destination station and any kind offers.
by KamelTrek
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 76470

Re: Tour Divide 2016

Congratulations to Mike Hall. A legend!
by KamelTrek
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 76470

Re: Tour Divide 2016

What's amazing about Lael was that she rode the tour in 17 days, went back home to Alaska, rode 800 miles back to the start in Banff and did the tour again in under 16 days.