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by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

RIP wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:06 pm
"Don't wild camp", "Come during the day but don't stay overnight". Sort of half-open then :wink: .
Bugger! :shock:
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 1972

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

It appears that Dartmoor is welcoming visitors again https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/ho ... rus-update

Can anyone recommend some routes for a 2/3 night trip please? :cool:
by Blue Wheeler
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 50
Views: 7079

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

Just completed this last week (for the second time as I did it in last years HOT summer). Carried camping gear again and stashed it in Rhyader as we stayed at The Bluebell Inn in LLangurig on the second night (far more civilised especially as it rained continuously for the last day). This is a great...
by Blue Wheeler
Sat May 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: WRT 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: WRT 2019

I really should keep up to speed with this forum ..... I didn't know about the WRT and was the Muppet riding Route 8 going the opposite direction today ....doh!
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Gower Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Gower Loop

Did this a couple of weeks back http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/gower ... king-loop/ highly recommended! My GoPro mount broke so hence the lack of decent footage in the (thankfully short vid) ... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AXnCmD4SrQ&t=6s
by Blue Wheeler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Trans Cambrian Way

Have you considered doing it backwards? Dyfi junction is a total anti-climax, there's nowt there. Knighton has shops and feels more like a destination. Also, W to E will likely put the wind at your back and remove the draggy grassy climbs out of Knighton. Hmmm ... hadn't considered it TBH. I've got...
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Trans Cambrian Way

Planning a week or so of cross country/downhill/bike packing (not all on the same bike) :smile: I'm spending a day riding Forest of Dean then a day at Bike Park Wales. If I survive the downhill mayhem I'm heading to over for a short overnighter on the Gower Loop http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/gow...
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ruta De La Plata
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Ruta De La Plata

Downloaded from Ruta de la Plata site
[url]http://www.larutaenbici.com/es/etapas-all/url]

Yes, I bumped into some English guys riding from Salamanca to Zafra and they told me about wiki loc
. I've yet to try any of their routes but looks great
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Our Highland Trail 550 write up.
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Our Highland Trail 550 write up.

Good work men! The scenery looks stunning and I'm sure the riding was every bit as hard as it looks!! Looking to do this next year in early May when the midges are (hopefully) fewer. Thanks for sharing and amazing effort by your lad :-bd
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ruta De La Plata
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Ruta De La Plata

Hi Bluewheeler. Joe and I did the Ruta via de la Plata this April. I couldn't see much to recognise in your video but maybe I didn't look hard enough! http://www.weirdosonbikes.com/2018/06/04/spain-c2c-part-2-seville-to-astorga/ Probably a combination of the off road gpx files and getting lost! :ro...
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Elan Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Elan Valley

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
The Trans Cambrian Trail Trail incorporates Rhyader (I have the the gpx file) but it's 3 days?
Or just under 11 hours :wink:
:lol:
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ruta De La Plata
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Ruta De La Plata

Here we go warts and all ......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH4e1T6idVE
by Blue Wheeler
Sat May 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ruta De La Plata
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Ruta De La Plata

Just spent the last 3 days cycling from Seville to Caceras. Bit of a brutal journey if I'm honest as I should have allowed more time. Met some guys along the way who were riding from Salamanca to Zafra (North to South) which from the sound of it is a far better choice. I've recorded a video blog alo...
by Blue Wheeler
Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Ruta De La Plata
Replies: 13
Views: 2136

Re: Ruta De La Plata

In Seville now ready to start the ride next Weds :cool:
by Blue Wheeler
Thu May 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Elan Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Elan Valley

How long do you have? The Trans Cambrian Trail Trail incorporates Rhyader (I have the the gpx file) but it's 3 days?
by Blue Wheeler
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking - the dream v. the reality
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Bikepacking - the dream v. the reality

I love this and because of 10 it's all worth the effort :grin:
by Blue Wheeler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: many happy returns to our leader
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: many happy returns to our leader

Hope you had a great day happy birthday :cool:
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Coleman Exponent Avior 2 Tent £75
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Coleman Exponent Avior 2 Tent £75

I've only ever pitched this in the garden to try it out (bought on fleabay secondhand) but can confirm that it's in excellent condition with no rips or tears. It's marketed as a two person tent but in reality it's more like a 1.5 Plenty of room for one person and ample storage space with the seperat...
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forclaz ultralight trekking tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Forclaz ultralight trekking tent

Thanks for the tip regarding the Vango F10 Helium Go Outdoors are doing 15% discount for everything using code Easter18 so I snapped one up for £152 delivered :-bd
by Blue Wheeler
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forclaz ultralight trekking tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Forclaz ultralight trekking tent

I'll try and be of more practical help this time ... for an additional £40 you could buy a Force 10 Helium. A superb tent that weighs just over a kilo but can be tweaked to weigh just under, which in my mind puts it into the realm of real ultralight tents. https://www.alloutdoor.co.uk/tents/tents-/...
by Blue Wheeler
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forclaz ultralight trekking tent
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Forclaz ultralight trekking tent

Anyone heard of Forclaz tents? At 1.6 kg and a small pack size they seem like a good deal?
Decathlon supply them for £95 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/900-1-perso ... 92462.html
by Blue Wheeler
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: sod the kids ,
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: sod the kids ,

Great photos looks like you had a blast. Can't wait to ride Wales this year :cool:
by Blue Wheeler
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wkd camp twas Baltic
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Wkd camp twas Baltic

Wow! :o your a braver man than me!!! Good going, whereabouts?
by Blue Wheeler
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS REDUCED Genesis longitude 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: FS Genesis longitude 2016

I have pretty much an identical set up including Alpkit bags and can highly recommend these bikes :-bd