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Stoo61

Member since Oct 2020 • Last active May 2022

Scotland

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    Someone who's looking for a massive payday and who doesn't care about the club. I'll do it.

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    Just to clarify the van was a 1986. It was 2018.

    @pdlouche Just to quell that a little it went through 2 alternators, the tank was well over $100 to fill and that was every 2 days minimum and like I say, painfully, embarrassingly slow over mountain passes. But aye, what a tiiiiime.

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    I drove this around BC and the North West of the US for 5 months. Just myself my mountain bike and my road bike. It's was basically an apartment on wheels with a queen bed and while it was 1986 and very kitsch it was a great time. Drive, ride, sleep, repeat. So so so slow.

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    Please tell me this is nonsense...

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    Edit: I didn't go up thread very far...Granda is that you?

    I had a similar set up in my T5, I don't have any pics to hand as I'm away from my laptop but my grandad is a carpenter and a genius.

    The gist of it was, it folded up to the wall of the van. A strut along the length of the side on joists and the wheel well which was screwed in. Then a hinged bed supported by folding out legs came down, very sturdy.

    So it folded flat to the wall when not in use and came down half way when in use. We then made a second half which can be removed completely which made it a double bed with no space for bikes when needs be.

    Annoying I cant get a photo for ya but it was a wonderful solution.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Crater Lake and Mackenzie River were unreal locations in Oregon. The loop of the lake is a lovely ride. Oregon is class, saw whales on the coast too.

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    Currently on EuroVelo 6, perfect for kneehab. Cutting south to Budapest n just south south south. Plenty time in Bosnia and looking forward to Montenegro for instance but no planned end date or stop point. Travelling as light as possible, have already used bike shops here n there.

    Good luck man. Lucky you've got a solid partner there although I know for a fact I couldn't do this with anyone else ha.

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    Next to the big Tesco

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    Well done troops. Had a similar experience with Covid and the big trip. Currently in a tent in Hungary with a gigantic daddy long legs.

    Hopefully those 2 extra years of planning and kit building turn into a blessing.

    My advice, such as it is being a noob to all this just under a month in, is to look after your knees in the first week or so. :) Enjoy

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    Update: Took 2 whole weeks off any meaningful riding. Pumped myself full of supplements and got a train to flat ground (failure underlined) Managed to ride from Passau to Bratislava in 3 stints and really put some power down messing with the Vienna Sunday Warriors.

    It was fine initially but still something not quite right and I could feel my right foot needed to point in a bit. Twisted the cleat out just a touch and I think we are good. All the usual fatigue aches with none of the screaming agony.

    So, time, saddle down, cleat back a touch and right cleat twisted outwards a bit with a garnish of some supplemental recovery enhancers and I am back in the game. The dream lives.

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