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Forum: Equipment Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By Simplyred
Topcase Organisation: how do you do it?

As many others, I have a topcase which I like to pack for my journeys. Everyone has their own packing system, among other things I like to pack my cooking stuff there.

The point is, all items that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,224
Posted By Simplyred
I wish you all the best in the UK. But keep...

I wish you all the best in the UK. But keep touring with your dad if possible, those options can be gone suddenly... And hopefully, we can keep reading about them here and enjoy those magnificent...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Just to conclude this thread: I purchased the...

Just to conclude this thread: I purchased the Exped Syncmat 12 LXW.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,097
Posted By Simplyred
Have the Kermis and also bought the leg...

Have the Kermis and also bought the leg extensions. I would also advise to purchase the extensions. As you get older, getting up from a chair low to the ground grows old very fast. I love the...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,097
Posted By Simplyred
I have a backpacker folding table from Gelert. It...

I have a backpacker folding table from Gelert. It is from aluminium, packs down to really small and comes with a pouch to transport it in. It is a nifty design. I just thought it needed leg...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,770
Posted By Simplyred
There is (in my book) only 1 exception to the...

There is (in my book) only 1 exception to the basic rule not to give unsolicited advice, and that is in situations where direct danger occurs or is eminent to occur if you do not intervene....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,683
Posted By Simplyred
Just so you know: your tales may echo further...

Just so you know: your tales may echo further than you might expect.... I am in The Netherlands and completely following your story!
Well done. I enjoy the posts and videos! Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By Simplyred
No, it's not. You are welcome to try differently,...

No, it's not. You are welcome to try differently, that's your loss. Any leatherworker can tell you this.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for chiming in. Does it feel like a...

Thanks for chiming in.
Does it feel like a normal airbed in terms of how it feels when you are on it? Does it squeek more/less as an airbed? Seems like a very nice product. Some even say it could...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By Simplyred
Oil and Leather are almost ALWAYS a bad...

Oil and Leather are almost ALWAYS a bad combination. It is primarily used to seal off the leather against influences of for instance salty seawater => salty damp. This can affect leather during...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By Simplyred
I always wondered why some manufacturer didn't...

I always wondered why some manufacturer didn't yet come up with a seat that has built-in airflow by means of an air-pump. Tried to build one myself last year creating a pad to fit on the saddle using...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By Simplyred
Sorry, my bad, I meant a spin dryer, not a...

Sorry, my bad, I meant a spin dryer, not a thermal dryer. The thing just spins around with approx 2000tpm and uses no heat. The water will leave the jacket because of the centrifugal force. It does...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Hmmm. I understand what you are saying. I wonder...

Hmmm. I understand what you are saying. I wonder how the exped differs in comfort from a normal 12cm air mattress?
The NeoAir has a memory foam layer, which the Exped does not have. I am also...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By Simplyred
Leather is a natural product. It can withstand...

Leather is a natural product. It can withstand being soaked. Just don't leave it in the water too long, get it out as soon as possible and have it centrifuged. A normal home centrifuge would work....
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for telling this story. It seems you have...

Thanks for telling this story. It seems you have similar issues. The Exped, does it allow for easy turning while asleep? Or do you wake up for it (happens normally to me that way).
How do you wake...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Thanks for all your responses until now. I am...

Thanks for all your responses until now. I am still listening.... Some good tips here!
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By Simplyred
Sleeping Pads: help me choose...

I am about to choose between 2 sleeping mats. Help me make the best choice. If yet another model from another brand makes more sense to you, please advise.

1) Exped SynMat 12 LXW...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,252
Posted By Simplyred
I am not sure I agree. Much is in the design and...

I am not sure I agree. Much is in the design and profile of the tent, not as much as the tent trying to resist strong winds. It is s matter of by design avoiding that the winds get a grip on it.

I...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,339
Posted By Simplyred
So... this is surprising you WHY exactly? Isn't...

So... this is surprising you WHY exactly? Isn't this what EVERY technology company does nowadays? Look at Microsoft... how many times have they announced the release of a product and delayed it.... ...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Simplyred
They are a great company with superior service....

They are a great company with superior service. Have bought there, would buy there again at any time.
Forum: Europe 05-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Simplyred
I am Dutch. Traffic overhere is mostly dense and...

I am Dutch. Traffic overhere is mostly dense and heavily monitored in many different ways. Some of them are speedcameras fixed and mobile, but also with remotely controlled traffic cameras, police...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By Simplyred
Great info! Sounds very logical. thanks!!

Great info! Sounds very logical. thanks!!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,717
Posted By Simplyred
Adventure is between your ears. It depends on the...

Adventure is between your ears. It depends on the individual whether he gains that experience travelling to Starbucks or Farawayistan.
There is really no point in criticizing individuals for either...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By Simplyred
What you are looking for is a post from ownst1100...

What you are looking for is a post from ownst1100 he is the guy who built that setup.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,560
Posted By Simplyred
For cooking have a look at the systems from...

For cooking have a look at the systems from ghilly kettle. Little miracles that work on twigs and small wood to be found everywhere, can even burn dried dunst. Several sizes, several accessories. You...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By Simplyred
I got a back-a-line a few years back and it DID...

I got a back-a-line a few years back and it DID NOT work for me. The belt's support structure seems to press on my spine-fusing-bolts by pressing against my pants-belt, which then presses on to the...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,269
Posted By Simplyred
Ductape.

Ductape.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
Maybe also the Hilleberg Altai is an alternative.

Maybe also the Hilleberg Altai is an alternative.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Simplyred
Even more buttons to remember... press once,...

Even more buttons to remember... press once, press twice, press button "x" together with button "y", press it for 3 seconds... press it for 6 seconds.... the list goes on.
One needs a secretary on...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
Wanted to add yet another tipi, this one looking...

Wanted to add yet another tipi, this one looking of excellent price-quality mix, and that looks quite sturdy, up for all types of weather/environment especially with a stove:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
Does seem nicely priced, but reviews speak about...

Does seem nicely priced, but reviews speak about missing parts, inferior quality (many leaks) etc etc. This does throw up the question whether this is the product to buy. Maybe shell out just a...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
That Megahorn REALLY does look great! Nice thing...

That Megahorn REALLY does look great! Nice thing seems the inner nest too. A pity there is no inner lining though, maybe that will still come some time. More than enough room to live.... the inner...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
This is a very good Tip ! Thank you.... Seems a...

This is a very good Tip ! Thank you....
Seems a very good tent for a very reasonable price?
The difference in price with the Tentipi is huge. But no inner lining available.
Are you using a stove...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,139
Posted By Simplyred
Tentipi

I just had a quick look at the Tentipi tents. Looks like a top-notch product that you could live in for a long period of time. However, quick calculations also learned, that you are very easily...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Simplyred
I have seen a similar thread here about this some...

I have seen a similar thread here about this some months ago. Might need a search?
Forum: Photos 03-29-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Simplyred
Better not leave it roadside when the garbage...

Better not leave it roadside when the garbage gets collected :)
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 113,805
Posted By Simplyred
Shitting in your own food simply doesn´t seem a...

Shitting in your own food simply doesn´t seem a very smart thing to do.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 113,805
Posted By Simplyred
Can't believe how this could be "good business"...

Can't believe how this could be "good business" from ANY point of view. Sure, people make mistakes. But then you mop correct it. Hastely. I think the way things are going is not model for good...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-13-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,908
Posted By Simplyred
It is all a matter of market-value, not of what...

It is all a matter of market-value, not of what you have bought it for. I once sold a bike second hand for much more as the price I bought it for myself. Reason: the gubmint suddenly increased the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,542
Posted By Simplyred
The K75 is arguably the best K among the classic...

The K75 is arguably the best K among the classic series. I owned one long time ago, it is near perfect.
But for THAT price, their should be younger models on the market. I would advise to look out...
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