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10 ways for hypothetical, imaginary (but reassuringly gender

8 October 2014 - 4:41pm
Bicycler wrote:Penfolds11 wrote:MrsHJ hits the nail on the head when she writes that both parties need permission for away trips. I can understand that the original blog may have been tongue-in-cheek, yet it perpetuates stereotypical sexism unless "the other side" is shown. It would have been a stronger piece had there been "Five Ways for Him and Five Ways for Her" instead of "Ten Ways for Him".
5 for him and 5 for her would be just as open to those same accusations of perpetuating stereotypical sexism. What might really be needed is "ten ways for hypothetical and imaginary (but reassuringly gender-neutral) humanoids..."

Much better

"ten ways for hypothetical and imaginary (but reassuringly gender-neutral) humanoids..."


Thank you all for the interesting comments. Always appreciated.

Re: Spain trip

8 October 2014 - 3:59pm
I rode Cape St Vincent in Portugal to N. Cape recently. I wild camped most of the time, finding spots to camp in Portugal and Spain was quite hard as a lot of the land is fenced off and there are many signs indicating that land is private. Getting out of sight is pretty important for security reasons. I succeeded in finding spots to camp every day but this often involved riding much further than I wanted to. There are very few campsites away from the coast and they are often difficult to find as there are few signs to advertise their location ( I asked about this and was told it was because of officialdom). The sites cost about 8-10 euros a night , pitches were poor and the sites can be very noisy especially at weekends and festivals.

NL

Re: Consent from the Missus

8 October 2014 - 2:53pm
Penfolds11 wrote:MrsHJ hits the nail on the head when she writes that both parties need permission for away trips. I can understand that the original blog may have been tongue-in-cheek, yet it perpetuates stereotypical sexism unless "the other side" is shown. It would have been a stronger piece had there been "Five Ways for Him and Five Ways for Her" instead of "Ten Ways for Him".
5 for him and 5 for her would be just as open to those same accusations of perpetuating stereotypical sexism. What might really be needed is "ten ways for hypothetical and imaginary (but reassuringly gender-neutral) humanoids..."

Much better

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

8 October 2014 - 2:07pm
This Monday, amazingly missed all the rain (though not all the beech nuts!)
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Re: Consent from the Missus

8 October 2014 - 9:41am
I was wondering if there will be a corresponding blogpost showing what is needed to ensure a "permission slip' from "the mister" when "the missus" wants a weekend away with the girls. However, talking to my friends it seems we're all just grateful for a weekend of peace and quiet...

MrsHJ hits the nail on the head when she writes that both parties need permission for away trips. I can understand that the original blog may have been tongue-in-cheek, yet it perpetuates stereotypical sexism unless "the other side" is shown. It would have been a stronger piece had there been "Five Ways for Him and Five Ways for Her" instead of "Ten Ways for Him". Then again, the blog is called Faraway Visions rather than Realistic Views.

And as I work from home, I already provide options 1, 2, and 3 as a matter of course anyway.

Re: How to train for long distance cycle touring

8 October 2014 - 7:00am
Tom Allen, a very nice guy as are most long distance tourers I've met! His words were very inspirational to me when I was planning my current trip. I was getting bogged down in planning until I read his website.

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: touring tyres help

8 October 2014 - 6:52am
I can vouch for the marathon Supremes on the road over 7,500 miles and still going strong.
Good and bad really as I've carried spares that far without needing them. Quite a bit of weight to not be used for so long!

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: Dream about this..

8 October 2014 - 6:49am
Interesting, would be nice to see how much energy is lost in transmitting power. Even with the best dynamo hubs you can struggle to keep everything charged on a long tour.

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: tablet for touring

8 October 2014 - 6:41am
MrsHJ wrote: I'd take an ordinary kindle ( less weight than books and long battery life) just for reading and the iPhone for internet access and get a hub charger.

Depends on where your touring, if your in inhospitable places, electronics seem to die...

My iphone top button stopped working
My kindle died
My netbook touchpad stopped working and the keyboard now only works intermittently.

Top of the list for next tour after this one is durability!

If I was in the UK, I think just a kindle and an iphone with maybe the luxury of a Bluetooth keyboard may suffice (keyboard only for typing blog quickly).

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: Round The Coast Of Britain

8 October 2014 - 6:34am
Excellent site. I'm looking to do around the coast at some point, maybe next summer when I get back.

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: Remote Regions and Disc Brakes

8 October 2014 - 6:31am
Psamathe wrote:gplhl wrote:I've now done over 7,000 miles on the bike and only needed to change the rear pads in Mali!
Is that on organic, semi-metallic or sintered ?

Ian

Hi Ian, Sintered, the pads the Abid BB7 brakes came with.

Yo be fair, the west coast of Africa's quite flat. Now I'm on the East and bits much hillier. I don't think the pads will last as long this side of the continent!

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: Ouistreham ferry disembarkation hazard.

8 October 2014 - 6:26am
Odd, I've used the same ferry several times and not noticed this hazard. You have to walk off the ferry and as with cycling in general always look out for hazards. It tends to only be cyclists who see or care about these problems. Thanks to the OP for pointing out though.

Gary
www.longbikeride.co.uk

Re: Berlin to Copenhagen

8 October 2014 - 5:48am
I too did it (independently) a few years ago, and would be happy to answer questions. It's a good ride: not very demanding, but nice scenery and interesting things along the way. The Bikeline guidebook is worth having, even if you don't read German.

Re: Berlin to Copenhagen

8 October 2014 - 1:43am
June 2014, independently. You have a question?

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

7 October 2014 - 10:17pm
Two tricross sports in France

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