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by Rasta
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Baja Divide
Replies: 12
Views: 879

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: 879

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: 879

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: 879

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: 495

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: 495

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: 1442

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: 3208

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: 3208

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: 1857

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: 3208

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: 1326

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: 921

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...
by Rasta
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?

Borderer wrote:Nah - Galicia is the top left hand corner.
?
by Rasta
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: Anybody b/packed in Galicia/Galizia?

I started the Via/Ruta de la Plata southbound from Santiago de Compostella. Is that in Galicia? Flew direct with EasyJet.
by Rasta
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

Hmmmm! :YMDAYDREAM: :YMDAYDREAM: Your comment could be interpreted in different ways.
But a bit of a coincidence, as I had some scorpions for lunch yesterday (Spain).
The zappings were on a different trip a few years ago.

Also, the bird that puts its food on the spikes is a shrike. Butcher bird.
by Rasta
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hilleberg Unna tent
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Hilleberg Unna tent

Hilleberg Unna tent.
Sand colour. Free standing (comes with pegs).
Excellent condition. Bought new a couple of years ago.
Used on 2x 1 week canoe trips and a couple of 1 nighters.
£475.
by Rasta
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down bag for the wide not long...
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Down bag for the wide not long...

Most bags have side zips. Can't you just turn 90°?
by Rasta
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

Just got back. 3 1/2 weeks of winter sun. First couple of weeks were great but then I ended up having a lot of problems with the police. I'll post separately on that. It wasn't a pleasant experience and you need to be aware if going out there. Have a read of this - https://www.pushbikegirl.com/nr-82...
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route from an airport
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Route from an airport

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... =7&t=13668

I did this a few weeks back but it may be a bit short for what you want.
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageCliff cave by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

Paid cave accom. But I am claiming it, as it was a tough sandy offroad trail to get to. A cave, up a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic. The building is the kitchen.
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageLizard spiked by Hola Siesta, on Flickr

There is a bird that stores its food on the end of spikes in trees and cactus. Sometimes they are still alive. Next to this lizard are a couple of crickets still kicking (batting) away.
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/45751223905_8e7881e2f9_c.jpg Thorns by Hola Siesta , on Flickr These thorns come from the most common tree in the area. My Schwalbe Marathon Mondials can ride over these all day and have done. Although not trendy with the bikepackers. You will also need to sift t...
by Rasta
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Rasta in Morocco.
Replies: 41
Views: 4169

Re: Rasta in Morocco.

ImageMassa Park by Hola Siesta, on Flickr