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General Discussion / Re: Your top 5 things to take on tour
« on: July 18, 2011, 05:40:39 am »
Just make sure the funnel is in the bottle or it gets  messy ???

General Discussion / Re: Your top 5 things to take on tour
« on: July 17, 2011, 04:22:38 pm »
Moisturizing cream(or nappy cream)
The bottle

General Discussion / Re: B&M e-Werks Cache Battery
« on: June 19, 2011, 03:41:02 pm »
Over 117 views and no one has one of these?  :'(


I went down a different track by using a varta usb battery charger (AA/AAA), not as efficient as the buffer battery from B+M but alot more versatile, can use it to charge batteries, or recharge my phone/ipod via the batteries, or as a buffer for my gps:).

I only know a couple of people using the B+M buffer and haven't heard any complaints yet....Good luck finding a solution..


General Discussion / Re: Astoria or Florence?
« on: June 02, 2011, 04:24:34 pm »
I chose Florence because of the time issue, 3 days later i was in the high desert (left the Transam after that though ::))

General Discussion / Re: Making the Commitment
« on: June 02, 2011, 04:22:05 pm »
+1 What John said,

Last year I got an expensive course through my work which meant a 2 year binding contract, most people hate these things, I thought great I have 2 years to plan an awesome trip.

A couple of months later I asked my girlfriend what she thought if I wanted to go for a 2 year trip, she said, "I wont wait for you, but live your dream"...after many discussions the bottom line was "if you love someone, set them free".

After many plans, nightmares, waking up in cold sweats, the rest is history as they say...

Shane Cycles Africa, D-155

General Discussion / Re: Camelbak / Water Bladder
« on: May 07, 2011, 01:33:39 pm »
Do you really want another 3kg on your bum? Saddle pain can be an issue at the best of times, without the extra weight...

And whats the biggest advantage of a camelback? It means you can drink without stopping (which you can do with bidons), but why the hurry, its nice to stop for 30 seconds now and again and have a look around, maybe take a photo?

I think you'd have a better chance of getting funds if you did $5 instead of 25, most people will give $5 for a great idea(no comment on wether your idea is great or not ;)) but $25 seems alot.

For tips just browse the forum or ask specific questions on the forum

or look at my site  ;)

Good luck and have fun.

General Discussion / Re: World Tour-Companions Wanted
« on: May 07, 2011, 12:28:26 pm »
A rough idea of which countries and when you plan to do them could be handy? ;)

International / Re: Uganda
« on: April 23, 2011, 01:34:48 am »
The trip has passed and the next one is on the horizon.

But should you want to go cycling in Uganda, >Here< are my tips, info and gps tracks.


International / Shane cycles africa
« on: April 23, 2011, 01:31:50 am »
Just another couple of months and my biggest trip to date starts.

Leg 1: Flight from Amsterdam to Cape town(+/- 12 hours).
Leg 2: Cycle back to Amsterdam (12-18 months).

The route: Zigzag a little through the Southern African countries, hang a left at or just after DR congo then keep the Atlantic on the left until Morocco, take a boat, then its just the 2000 mile sprint to the end.

Should you have tips, contacts, idea's or just want to send me your life savings as sponsorship visit my site

Thanks, and enjoy the read!

General Discussion / Re: Mistakes and Attitude while on the road.
« on: April 05, 2011, 05:32:44 pm »
With all the preparation in the world, Gps, maps and more than 10,000miles in the sadle,

Shit still happens <--Click

General Discussion / Re: Traveling This Year? too
« on: March 22, 2011, 04:33:10 pm »
I'm starting in Cape town in November and heading north, any chance I'll bump into anybody?


General Discussion / Re: Complete Newbie Considering Touring
« on: March 22, 2011, 04:31:42 pm »
The bike touring basics guide from Travelingtwo is well worth a look, lots of great tips there!!

General Discussion / Re: Luxuries
« on: March 15, 2011, 04:34:56 pm »
A half litre plastic bottle. Sounds boring? Until....

...its raining cats and dogs, or you see 1000 mosqutio's waiting for you outside your tent and you really need to pee.....

Luxury at its best....

General Discussion / Re: I was asked a question today...
« on: March 15, 2011, 04:30:21 pm »
Untill a few years ago I had the same issues with taking a no2, Wild camping was out of the question because I need to do it with 15 minutes of waking up.

But like all things you get used to it and life becomes alot more simple. And now in many places I visit I'd rather take a shit in the woods than at the public "convenience".


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