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Re: Asus T100: Good value tablet for touring

20 October 2015 - 6:25am
Regarding weight, 1.1Kg is a lot for a tablet but not very much for a laptop .

I needed a laptop in order to run Garmin Basecamp, which is only usable with a keyboard and mouse. BaseCamp lets me plan routes offline, as you never know whether an internet connection will be available at a hotel or campsite. Then I transfer the routes to my Garmin Edge to follow during the day. The keyboard also makes blogging a bit faster and easier.

If you just need a larger device for web browsing then you can definitely find something smaller and cheaper - I'd probably take my Hudl2!.

Re: 2 weeks cycling hollidays with 4 kids in Europe

20 October 2015 - 5:56am
Denmark is great with a family. There's lots to do. It is both child-friendly and bike-friendly. Accomodation is not cheap, but youth hostels are reasonable, have secure cycle parking, and often have en-suite family rooms. I can recommend the one near Givskud Zoo. I think you can expect to generally pay under 1000 Danish Kroner per night for a family of 6, and some places it will be as low as 500 per night for a family room.

Edited to add: I haven't hired bikes there, but where I've been they seemed readily available. Also, bikes go on Danish trains with no problem. Most trains have one or two carriages just for bikes. I understand that cross-border trains, and some regional ones require bookings, but I have never booked a bike. I've just tunred up and gotten on, and I saw lots of people taking trailers, cargo bikes and families with bikes on the trains there.

http://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/nat ... g-holidays

Re: Post a photo of your commuter

20 October 2015 - 5:01am
I see that you are joking about lining up the valve, but I do that to help locate the cause of punctures if and when I get them.

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