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by climo
1 Oct 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Bike route gate size

Do you have any Pictures of "A" & "K" frame type barriers. Look in "kbarriers.co.uk" for pictures. They work reasonably fine for everything but bikes as they can be sized for wheelchairs, buggies, recuments, etc. But they're just to narrow for bicycle handlebars to...
by climo
28 Sep 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Bike route gate size

ambodach wrote:My Ice Adventure could get through 32 inches which I think is 82cm. The height you mention would be ok as my flagpole is easily removed.

I've added 35+cm for pannier width which is far too much unless you misjudge it. :( Think we just have to ignore flagpoles.
by climo
27 Sep 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Bike route gate size

A local landowner with a bike route through his land wants my advice on the size of gate he's specifically making so that trikes can pass through. He wants an arch. Here's what he wrote "Would you be able to provide a picture of what you classify as a trike, we can then look at constructing a m...
by climo
27 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park

A fascinating find on this website. Immediately struck how interesting it would be to visit for a couple of nights but access without the car wouldn’t be fun; means a train trip to Ayr as nearest mainline station. Getting to Ayr is a beggar from anywhere down South ie Watford and lower. Anyway, tha...
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Tyres for trike

[XAP]Bob wrote:Yep - the tryker sidewalls won’t take too much abuse.
Marathon racers?

They're interesting. Less than half the weight.

Anything else out there?
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Tyres for trike

Flint & Blackthorn - a deadly combo.
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Tyres for trike

Running on Marathon Pluses which are almost puncture proof. They're slow though so I'd like to try something else on the front at least. I've got front suspension so balloon tyres like Big Apple aren't needed. Don't want Trykers though Has to be 20", reasonably light, puncture proof and fast. T...
by climo
20 Sep 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

radek wrote:Dear colleagues:)

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way or a app for iPhone that enables offline opencyclemap for gps navigation?

On android phone, I used to have Lucus app that allowed me to use opencyclemap offline but there is no Locus for iPhone... I really miss this app :(

Osmand
by climo
15 Aug 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

I"ve been in every option trying to change the colour of the route line but can't find out how? Any ideas please? In menu Configure Map - GPX files (turn on) - in dialogue box "Show GPS data". Top line "Appearance" "Medium" (coloured dot). Click on word "Medi...
by climo
15 Aug 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2825

Re: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?

Me too. I've rarely paid over 10€ for camping in France. Some campsites along the velodyssey route do a special rate for cycle tourists. Mostly for solo cyclists. 3 years ago Mrs C and I paid 5-25€ per night in May and we haggled at the top prices. Cost was not always a sign of quality. As usual mu...
by climo
13 Aug 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help! People + cycles transport needed Bristol -> Portsmouth
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Help! People + cycles transport needed Bristol -> Portsmouth

If the trains are regular two of you could take one train and then the other two take the next one, might only be an hour between them. Have you considered riding, maybe two getting the train and two riding? I only mention it as I've done it a few times and it's a nice ride. Bath, Bristol railway p...
by climo
11 Aug 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NC 500 altnaharra food
Replies: 24
Views: 1065

Re: NC 500 altnaharra food

Seems cheap to me. Think of it as the payment for being in a fabulous area slightly off the NC500 motorhome madness route. I think the nearest shop is Lairg.
by climo
11 Aug 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

Al's right of course but if you want to be slick go to
https://jeroenmols.com/blog/2016/07/21/cyclinggps/
by climo
10 Aug 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

Al Surely if you export it from Osmand on a tablet it's a gpx file and reimporting it back into Osmand on the phone results in the same problem as the OP has overcome. Question is - is there a native Osmand format which preserves all the extra info that you get by plotting it in Osmand. Hope that m...
by climo
8 Aug 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

Perhaps you can save it as a favourite and transfer the favourites file.