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Offline crazyhorse

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How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« on: July 28, 2015, 00:00:10 »
Hello

Just wondered how other riders make a cuppa on their holidays/long ride/ or just on a day out?

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 00:25:50 »
Usually one teabag and a splash of milk.
Sometimes I use a spoonful of coffee to mix things up a bit. ;-)

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 08:20:03 »
Coffee in tea?  :shock:

I've seen tiny kettles that plug into cig sockets, but then you have to take all the stuff with you.  I tend to just buy a cuppa when I want one or take a flask  :thumb:

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 08:28:07 »
+1 flask.

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 08:32:24 »
I have brewed up at the side of the road occasionally if I have my camping stuff with me but to be fair, it's a bit solitary & tight.
Throu a few quid into the local economy, get a brew, have a seat & a natter.







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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 09:05:43 »
Day out - flask. Caff not always where or when you want.
Week away - stove back with tent, flask or caff on the move. Couldn't be arsed setting up a stove in a layby.

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 09:13:22 »
I tend grab a coffee/tea when I fill up on long journeys but always take my brew up kit with me just in case ..  :thumb:

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 09:23:39 »
Usually incorporate a brew stop at a cafe or burger bar. Have a chat with my buddy and he tells me how slow I am etc.

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Nice little cafe in Slaithwaite
Chippy at Hollingworth Lake

Tend to use same places.

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2015, 09:48:28 »
Café, every time.
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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2015, 12:19:54 »
MartinW goes to cafés with someone else's wallet... lol

I've been toying with the idea of putting a cold bag with a few freezer blocks, some bacon and sausages in the topbox. And taking my coleman stove, frying pan and a small pan with tea/coffee supplies.

I tend to ride off the beaten trac and stop in remote places that don't have any facilities. Then I go hungry and thirsty.

Will have to give it a go soon.



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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2015, 12:48:23 »
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MartinW goes to cafés with someone else's wallet ...
lol  :shy:

So I forgot my wallet once ... Good job I didn't need petrol that day
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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 18:00:11 »
2 flasks of hot water, mug (not me), coffee in a pot and a teaspoon.

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2015, 18:37:23 »
I decide before going out if its a coffee or a teat day [tea day, tea day! heh!] and fill up flask with decent brew of the chosen beverage. Then sling the flask into my tooltube/ flask containment vessel thus

Must admit, though, plain hot water is handy, if you chuck some packet soup/coffee/noodles in your topbox, you can eat like a King! Especially with a mars bar for Your pudding.
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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2015, 18:42:00 »
Teat???

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2015, 19:09:09 »
It's a North East custom I guess... I will show you on the next ride out!

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2015, 19:11:50 »
Stroll on, Ridaz! I can't wait to see that!!
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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2015, 19:17:15 »
Quote from: "Ridaz"
It's a North East custom

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Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 19:21:21 »
    Quote from: "Gassoon"
    I decide before going out if its a coffee or a teat day.
    Well only fair to give her prior warning
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    Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
    « Reply #18 on: July 28, 2015, 22:39:30 »
    Quote from: "mr_diver"
    I've been toying with the idea of putting a cold bag with a few freezer blocks, some bacon and sausages in the topbox. And taking my coleman stove, frying pan and a small pan with tea/coffee supplies.

    Isn't that camping?


    Anyway all that aside. FLASKS

    I've been looking for a decent stainless steel flask. It should keep it's contents hot for eight hours. I don't want one with a pop-up pouring lid. I want a proper screw lid. Any suggestions on supplier / make?
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    Re: How do you make a cuppa on the move?
    « Reply #19 on: July 29, 2015, 09:58:43 »
    For the price of a rip off motorway service brew, one of these should see you right.

    Easy to stow in a top box or large pocket and just enough to raise morale on your first brew stop!

    Had one for work/bike/rallies/camping for years and have saved a few bob on the way!!

    http://www.sportsdirect.com/gelert-ther ... lsrc=aw.ds