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by Callmedave
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Black Friday deals

Yeah I wasn't sure if it was best to get a down one or the synthetic one. There is 110g in it. The down one is 2.5x more expensive and not good damp.
by Callmedave
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: First bikepacking trip

Love the trips on your blog, very inspiring. He would love the idea of going abroad and riding. Think I'll start with something closer to home for our first trip.
by Callmedave
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Black Friday deals

Not sure if it's a black friday promotion but Decathlon have their Forclaz padded hooded jacket on sale for half price at £15

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/men-s-mou ... R-p-176952
by Callmedave
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: First bikepacking trip

Thanks for the offer for the gpx's (have msged you) and for the forum threads. Great reading the tips!
by Callmedave
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: First bikepacking trip

Haha - I could have gone with Gavin from Gavin and Stacey too
by Callmedave
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: First bikepacking trip

Thank you, yes I thought about plotting a route and incorporating the flitch way. Staying near to home is probably a good shout for the first trip. Noddy question - how do I find where to camp? Should I just look for campsites in Essex and book in for the night?
by Callmedave
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: First bikepacking trip

Thanks for your help. Suffolk looks lovely. I don't mind if we have to travel a bit first, adds to the adventure. Although there is something to be said about just riding from the front door too.

Think I would prefer the majority to be off-road.

I'm in Billericay which is near to Chelmsford.
by Callmedave
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 734

First bikepacking trip

Hello, I'm new here and looking for advice on a route to take for my first bikepacking trip. In my mind, I imagine a 1 to 2 night trip with my son who is 14. I plan to go in the warmer weather so April/May time and ride a pretty trail with some stunning scenery. We will camp in a 2 person tent and c...