About

My name is Dave Meehan.  I am 46 years old and live with my partner Melanie in the UK.

2015 sees me viewing life somewhat unconventionally, travelling in our motorhome rather than living in our home, which has now been rented out. In the winter you’ll find us somewhere in continental Europe, trying to keep on the good side of the weather, or at least having some fun in the snow. We both love mountains and hills, both on foot and on the two wheels of a bicycle.

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  1. Jill Winwood

    Hello Dave, I’ve enjoyed reading your adventures on the Ojos Negro vv and have a question. The husband and I are planning to cycle Jerica to Soneja and next day Barracas to Jerica. We’re in our 70’s and have cycled several vvs using Decathlon folding Hoptown bikes, only ever going downhill or on the flat! Is the Ojos surface in reasonable condition on these sections can you remember?

    I’d value your advice.

    Greetings, Jill

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    1. Dave Post author

      Jill, thanks for the message. If my memory serves, most of the western part of the route was compacted earth/gravel rather than sealed tarmac, but it was in good condition and perfectly ridable on anything with road tires. Wouldn’t ride it on a racer. The eastern part was more sealed I think. There are some long incline/decline sections, whichever direction you are heading, but the impression is always flat. You just start to wonder why you are making slow progress after 10 miles of apparently ‘flat’ rail bed, but that’s the nature of railway lines!

      Its a great route, the western half has some stunning scenery, so much so that it made me go back again at the later end of 2013, although only driving through this time. Aragon is a region I will definitely spend more time in given the opportunity.

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  2. Jill Winwood

    Many thanks for reply Dave, we’ve now ‘done’ the via verde and had a wonderful time. We toured by car as well and Iike you discovered how beautiful Aragon is.

    Happy cycling,

    Jill

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  3. Jordan Nicholas

    Hi my name is Jordan I am from Kingsmead school and I am currently doing an ICT project. In my project I would like to use an image on this website. Would you be able to give me permission to use your image in my ICT course work? I would really benefit from using your images.

    Thank you very much,

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  4. Sam

    Hi Dave, am just wondering about Internet usage while driving around. Are you using your phone as a hot spot to access a mobile account for an iPad/laptop and how reliable and expensive is this compared to a landline? Am thinking of doing some extended travel in a van but not sure what contract or set up to have for ease of use and cheapness. Is this a hassle when going to Europe? Also do you charge up with solar panels or just plug everything into the lighter socket when you’re driving? Sorry if this sounds like a complete ignoramus! Thanks, Sam.

    Great sky and landscape photos by the way!

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    1. Dave Post author

      Sam, sorry for the delay in replying. Get a ‘mifi’ box, this takes a SIM card so you can easily switch carriers depending on coverage. It provides a local wifi network for your gadgets. Also, take a look for long-range wifi extenders, there are now some especially for motorhomers, and allow you to reach campsite wifi or guest access on other networks from a greater distance whilst in the comfort of the van.

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  5. Eric Kachur

    Dave, Thank you for all your “techie” comments that you leave for other people to get support on Apple products!

    I have a four year old Apple wireless keyboard that I use with my iPad, and it has recently stopped pairing with devices! I have tried changing the batteries, and un-pairing it with my iPhone and iPad, and NOTHING WORKS!

    Now that it his stopped pairing, it is also not able to be found by other Bluetooth devices; when the power is turned on, the light blinks every two seconds, and nothing changes, even if you hold down the power button, and try and turn the keyboard completely off. It does not show up under unpaired devices on any Bluetooth device that I have found in the last two weeks.

    Any suggestions that you have would be AWESOME!

    Thanks for what you do, and your love for Apple devices!

    Happy vacationing and traveling,

    Eric

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    1. Dave Post author

      Sounds a little more like the keyboard has a fault if it cannot been seen by other devices, and cannot be switched off in the normal way.

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  6. Steffan Stringer

    The only way I could get my keyboard to reset was to leave the batteries out for about 24 hours.

    Only then did it offer me the option to pair by entering the passcode.

    All other options had failed.

    I think the cause was that it powered down completely before I could replace the batteries.

    At least it works again now :^)

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