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by Rasta
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?

I didn't know there were safety sunglasses.

But I know they won't work for me. I need good quality lenses. I can't wear bad ones, they drive me nuts, except my evening yellow ones.
by Rasta
Mon May 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?

:cool:
Or is it this one?
by Rasta
Mon May 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?

:ugeek:
Sorry - forgot to insert the sunglasses emoji.
by Rasta
Mon May 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?

I've started wearing my Rayban sunnies (glass lenses) because my cycling specific ones are dying and the 3 replacements - with 100's of great reviews on Amazon - are rubbish. Because the Raybans are glass, I'm a little nervous about what would happen if I crashed. Are plastic/polycarbonate safer? Or...
by Rasta
Fri May 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Swallows

Saw my first wolf of the year last week. :grin:
by Rasta
Thu May 02, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Oman?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Oman?

Sorry. I was stuck in a beautiful valley in the French Alps for a week - without reception.

If I can get a good deal on a flight then I may try dec/jan which should be the coolest months.
by Rasta
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wolf.
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Wolf.

Good Morning. Yesterday I was driving up the Col de la Cayolle, French Alpes, and got stuck at 1800m in a snow storm (I have a camper van - so perfect). This morning, 07:45 (french), a wolf walked past my van. About 50m away. 5 minutes in passing. Only seen 2. Last one was in Alaska. Very happy. Enj...
by Rasta
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Isle of Mull with video
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Isle of Mull

I've done a fair few scuba dives just off your bivi spot. Lots of scallops there.
A great island for cycling round.
by Rasta
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Oman?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Oman?

I'm trying to get some ideas for this autumn's trip. 3 to 4 weeks. I'm after desert riding and 1st on my list is Namibia. But prices for flights are too high. (Just read The Sheltering Desert). Oman is next. Flights are good. Maybe transiting through or starting in Dubai. Crazy fast drivers, but lot...
by Rasta
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Packers cafe breakfast
Replies: 18
Views: 1534

Re: Bike Packers cafe breakfast

I like scrambled tofu
I've just wet my pants. =)) =)) =))
by Rasta
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 3411

Re: Round the world cycle

I have been thinking about doing an rtw for years. Having read most of the rtw books; one thing that puts me off and is common to all the books, is it is almost impossible to complete without riding on some very dangerous highways. You can read chapter after chapter of great countryside riding but t...
by Rasta
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Baja Divide

Cheers!
by Rasta
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Baja Divide

Didn't see a blog only instagram?
by Rasta
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Baja Divide

The North Wind!
You have really pis-sed me off!

I just had a look at your 'ramblings' link. My heart rate is now up and I can't stop thinking about it!

x( x(
by Rasta
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Baja Divide

U tube - Ryan Van Duzer. He did a few vids of the trail. The best part was riding along the coastal desert (Pacific) between very remote, little fishing villages. This was a long time ago and was all dirt tracks. It may be all roaded now and full of RVs. The inner desert was beautiful, if you like d...
by Rasta
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Baja Divide

I did a 2 week trip down through the top part of Baja. Starting in San Diego. But it was long before the 'official' route was made. I don't bother mentioning it any more because it seems these days, that if you don't do the Bikepacking-com route then you didn't do it properly. A bit like my first de...
by Rasta
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Various road tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Various road tyres

redefined_cycles wrote:
Rasta wrote:I'm confused!
Are these for American or UK wheels?
All road tires Rasta....

So American then?
by Rasta
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Various road tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Various road tyres

I'm confused!
Are these for American or UK wheels?
by Rasta
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA - one for climbers
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: PSA - one for climbers

I spent 5 months camping in Yosemite. What a place!
by Rasta
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent advice - Lunar Solo
Replies: 48
Views: 4149

Re: Tent advice - Lunar Solo

Interesting I'd avoided them in the past on the basis that they're too small for tall people. But there is indeed conflicting information here For those above 6'2, do you find the side walls to be sloping down in your face? Particularly when raining or windy. And if it's not 100% flat do you find y...
by Rasta
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent advice - Lunar Solo
Replies: 48
Views: 4149

Re: Tent advice - Lunar Solo

From reading the above posts, it looks like there may be a lot of variation in sizes between them. 6'2" is too small. But mine would easily fit someone 6'6" in a thick bag. Flappy v not flappy. Bath tub floor v not. Maybe the final 'cuts' of material is not very accurate. Or again, maybe just the se...
by Rasta
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Medical cirtificate of fitness?
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: Medical cirtificate of fitness?

I have had a few, but in France. It's a basic check-up. Make sure the doc names the sport you are going to do. And any other sports such as scuba diving etc that you may want to do as well. It usually has to be done within a year. Main problem is that some 'Frenchies' refuse them if they are not wri...
by Rasta
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent advice - Lunar Solo
Replies: 48
Views: 4149

Re: Tent advice - Lunar Solo

I have one. A few points worth mentioning. The advertising shows it as dark forest green. Mine arrived as bright light green. Which stands out in most areas I have used it. Not happy with that as I do a lot of wild camping. The zip is fragile and am I not sure it will last long. The bathtub floor is...
by Rasta
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Andalucia - Winter Sun
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Andalucia - Winter Sun

2 years late but nice post.
Just doing some research as I am down here now. Looking for a route. Only problem is - in the hills it's about 2°C at night. And my 4 season bag is big. Days are great though.

60kg?

How was Thailand?
by Rasta
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11832&p=146488&hilit=+spain#p146488 Read this post. Both. If you are using any of the refugios on a pilgrims trail you will need a pilgrims pass. Borderer - they must have moved the trail since I did it. As it used to be along the very wes...