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by frenchy3
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

So gents, I've reread the posts several times again, cacoon vrs upper + lower quilts, I'm guessing the cacoon is simpler to setup ?? I used my exped mattress everytime with success, never budged. Any of you guys 'rope access' gods for your work life....??? My cancelled TCAT ride for this year has l...
by frenchy3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

We do often feel the need to explain our strange passtime to others as the public perception is you are either tramps,right wing survivalists etc. I don,t particularly like booked campsites as it limits where you ride and when you can stop for the night. I started off with a DD hammock and an ex arm...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Latest restrictions. Rallys
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Latest restrictions. Rallys

Our local bike meet at Old Buckenham in Norfolk on Tuesday night had well over 800 bikes so probably around 1000 people over the course of the evening. Huge area on the green so distancing was no problem. There is three or four outside catering stands,an outside bar and the pub entrance is blocked o...
by frenchy3
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Hammock Wildcamping in UK
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Hammock Wildcamping in UK

My answer to that is very short.....anywhere where there are two trees bbout 12-14 feet apart :D Seriously we have hammock camped all over the UK and a lot of Europe and as long as you tread lightly ie no damage to the area,take your rubbish away and clear up if you have a fire etc. Most of our gear...
by frenchy3
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 516
Views: 96695

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Great idea. You can also use what is called a Nilos seal below the bottom taper roller bearing which does a better job of sealing than the original washer. I took mine apart and drilled the headstock of the frame tapped it M6 and put in a grease nipple so i could fill the void with good quality mar...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which bike?
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Which bike?

I recently rode with a hymalyan on salisbury plain... His suspension was soft and it kept getting stuck bottoming out... But maybe with springs for his weight and a slower pace it would have been better... Park your ass ona few and test ride then you'll find what you want nearly.. Then set it up as...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 516
Views: 96695

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Great idea. You can also use what is called a Nilos seal below the bottom taper roller bearing which does a better job of sealing than the original washer. I took mine apart and drilled the headstock of the frame tapped it M6 and put in a grease nipple so i could fill the void with good quality mari...
by frenchy3
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Update on the situation in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Update on the situation in Spain

Three of us left bikes in Spain, rode them over early mach just before everything closed and got back on 9th March. Finally decided over last couple of days to have them shipped back to us at home as no chance of getting the planned outings. Our local Spanish friends have kept us informed of events...
by frenchy3
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Tarp set ups
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: Tarp set ups

I hammock camp with my motorcycle and i have a DD hammocks 3 x3 tarp. You can set them up with many different configurations.
by frenchy3
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: viewranger subscrition ?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: viewranger subscrition ?

I only paid for the East Anglia OS mapping which lasts for ever rather than an annual subscription for areas i am less likely to ride in. I have loaded the App onto my tablet and phone with preloaded maps so i don,t use any phone data.

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