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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Home made stew and bread roll or two for tea massive drugs or whiskey,as apparently that's not a drug,for after dinner entertainment,porridge and 'nana for brekky

.Milk and teabags if you're old.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:25 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Ok, Ok. I have booze, drugs, an old HGV tarp and a selection of eye watering early 80's porno mags.

What else do I need......


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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One or two of these http://www.jandd.com/search_results.asp ... 2&subcat=5


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Location: The Home Of Mountain Biking, And All Great Things.
We carry one of these when we head out only for a night or two, not travelling too far.

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http://www.campmania.co.uk/Item-13-34-c ... istro.aspx

We are lucky in the Highlands as we have a plethora of bothies too. Often the tent stays folded up.

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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:35 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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highlandsflyer wrote:

We are lucky in the Highlands as we have a plethora of bothies too. Often the tent stays folded up.

:)


Fascinating: http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/

I like to look of the cooker also.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:50 am 
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Location: Montpellier, France
I'd take a shelter top (like a big waterproof sheet) and a Gore-Tex bivvy bag and sleep mat. You can prop your bike against a wall, fence, post etc; and run the shelter top off it, and sleep under it in the bivvy bag. Always worked for me. Very lightweight solution.


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:54 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: New Forest, UK
Personally, I prefer a tiny tent to a bivvy bag - a Jack Wolfskin Gossamer is just on the tent side of a bivvy and around £80. For one night I'd take some basic dried food with a single pan and camping Gaz burner like a Twister Plus with smallest gas cartridge (half the size of the one pictured).
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Trangia pan system is much better for a longer tour though. Rubbish photo attached...


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Here's a cool tent ! the Topeak bikecamper. Has won a design award !

http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/Bikamper


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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:34 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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xeo wrote:
Here's a cool tent ! the Topeak bikecamper. Has won a design award !

http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/Bikamper


Great design but a little too expensive for me, thanks for posting the link though. Great to see a tent which used a bike as part of it's design, not for those who may want to use it walking however.

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 Post subject: Re: Retro MTB Touring.
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:03 am 
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xeo wrote:
Here's a cool tent ! the Topeak bikecamper. Has won a design award !

http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/Bikamper


Is that not going to fill the disc calipers with mud?


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