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by Rasta
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rolling clearout (Goretex Jacket added)
Replies: 23
Views: 1714

Re: FS: Rolling clearout (hubs reduced)

Those Ergon grips are the bees knees.

No more numb fingers.
by Rasta
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDF 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1739

Re: TDF 2019

Such a shame for all the spectators on Cormet de Roselend who would have camped out in their 100's. Some up to a week in advance to get the best spots.

And it was bypassed.

The TdF is all about the spectators.
by Rasta
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Too Many Sleeping Bag Options!
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Too Many Sleeping Bag Options!

A summer rated down bag may get compressed by the weight of a bivi bag. Especially the heavier 3 layer Gortex or when it is wet. A lot of cold spots.
by Rasta
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 93
Views: 6206

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

I hope to be up Scotland way for a month this Aug/Sept. First trip will be the Great Glen Way then maybe this one.
by Rasta
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 6 Days in Southern California
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: 6 Days in Southern California

Brought back some memories. I can remember camping out in the San Bernadinos with amazing views over LA - with bears trying all night to steal the food. Not an honest bunch. A bit nerve wracking when trapped in a bivi bag. Was that Hidden Valley Campsite in J Tree? If it was - I camped there for a c...
by Rasta
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tuscany Trail 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Tuscany Trail 2019

FLV wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm
I dont see why not. Resupply might be more difficult if things are closed. Theres plenty of signs in various places demanding tyre chains for winter but its never high as such.

High season might be worse. Hotter and less accomodation available
Cheers!
by Rasta
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tuscany Trail 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Tuscany Trail 2019

:-bd

Would you recommend the route off season? That area should be doable even in winter.
by Rasta
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Great Glen Way
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Great Glen Way

:-bd
Canoed and walked the GGW. Never cycled, but it's on the list.
A great trail for interacting with the wildlife. One morning, on the hike, I woke up with about 50 ticks crawling all over me.
And lochside camping with the canoe was midge heaven. Horse hair worms and Ospreys. Loved it.
by Rasta
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 101
Views: 6706

Re: New Route in Central Spain

"There is a place in Spain with an area twice the size of BELGIUM"

That made me laugh. Who knows anything about Belgium! (beer excluded). And the size of Belgium?
by Rasta
Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Albanian Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Albanian Tour

I hope there is some camping in pt2, otherwise it's a lot of gear for CC touring. :grin:
by Rasta
Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Albanian Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Albanian Tour

:-bd

I did a trip in southern Albania. Beautiful women.
by Rasta
Thu May 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones Morphs (buffs).
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Bear Bones Morphs (buffs).

Picture please?

And you know what of....
by Rasta
Tue May 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TT)

How about Trekkertent in the title instead of annoying click bait?
by Rasta
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasses. Plastic/glass. Safest?
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

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: 1041

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: 1041

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: 1041

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: 926

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: 819

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: 658

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: 1185

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: 819

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: 1249

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: 2514

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: 923

Re: Baja Divide

Cheers!