Top Touring Tips

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Maggot, 10 Jul 2007.

  1. Deafie

    Deafie Veteran

    I never use half of what I take, usually coz I cant be bothered to rummage around and find it
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Yep there is that too. :laugh:

    The times it was really useful was in setting up a tent with sleeping bags and cooking gear etc then cycling back home leaving the trailer there in the tent in order that my partner and I plus the dog could travel up to it by Train/Bus without having to cart all that weight (neither of us drive) then after a week or so return home on public transport and I'd cycle back up there and pack the trailer up and cycle home again. You may think this a bit 'long winded' but I got to cycle around 100Km to the campsites (in the Peak district) which took most of a day with the trailer set up the tent and have a kip then have a bimble around on the bike before heading home the 3rd day. It's only about 4 hrs to get home 'sans trailer' so an early start for me meant we could all leave Leicester before lunch to arrive at a ready pitched tent in the evening. :becool: coming back was the same thing in reverse.
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  3. Deafie

    Deafie Veteran

    I like your style!
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  4. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    I like the idea of a trailer for local load carrying, I had some plans for a DIY one.

    I probs do more nights out backpacking, overall than cycle touring, so all my usual kit - tent / sleeping bag / stove / clothes food electrical etc comes to about 11 kg..

    Plus I spose maybe half a kg of bike related kit, which all goes into my four square panniers, and back rack pretty neatly.

    I often wonder what folks have got in those massive ortlieb cargo holds they lug everywhere.

    Plus all the additional stuff strapped to the top :wacko:

    But I'm far too polite to ask :stop:
  5. iwantanewbike

    iwantanewbike Senior Member

    When showering, spend a minute wiping down as much water off your head and body before using the towel. That way you can pack a smaller towel and give it the best chance of being dry for next time!
  6. robjh

    robjh Legendary Member

    A tip that I've learnt in the last few days :

    If you buy a pie, pasty or other pastry product to eat en route, then try to eat it on the same day. They are very crumbly (and in hot weather, slimy) 2 days later.
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  7. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Potentially rotten too. I've been unwell after keeping cheesy food half a day (30+°c) before eating it, when I didn't have my cool bag.
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