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by cotswolds
23 Jan 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to gpsies.com for editing gpx on a map?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Alternative to gpsies.com for editing gpx on a map?

As nobody has suggested a website that does what you want can I suggest an alternative approach - an offline programme called gpsprune which I think does everything you want. You can load and display GPX tracks and display them on an OSM background; it displays the total number of points and other s...
by cotswolds
23 Jan 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to gpsies.com for editing gpx on a map?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Alternative to gpsies.com for editing gpx on a map?

As nobody has suggested a website that does what you want can I suggest an alternative approach - an offline programme called gpsprune which I think does everything you want. You can load and display GPX tracks and display them on an OSM background; it displays the total number of points and other s...
by cotswolds
8 Jan 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

Given the physics involved I would imagine it is quite possible for a cyclist to be killed if in collision with a pedestrian*. In such a case, for the purposes of such a report, the cyclist's death will have been caused by a pedestrian. An example here: https://road.cc/content/news/228969-reading-c...
by cotswolds
3 Jan 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?
Replies: 36
Views: 1168

Re: Fitting a crate on front / rear rack, how does it affect handling?

If you're flexible about solutions, when I had the same sort of problem, I opted for something like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BagBase-BG21-Messenger-French-Navy/dp/B00NVJD4VY/ref=sr_1_14?crid=KCW0G2WRZ5NJ&dchild=1&keywords=messenger+bag&qid=1578048826&s=sports&sprefix=messe%...
by cotswolds
31 Dec 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4578

Re: Helimeds.

It comes back to being about culture, and cultural conventions tend to be the starting point for a lot of rules. Sometimes they even make sense, but certainly not always. Pete. I think helmets, especially compulsion, are a sign of a bicycle-hating culture. I don't think that's problem, it's just th...
by cotswolds
31 Dec 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helimeds.
Replies: 212
Views: 4578

Re: Helimeds.

Mick F wrote:https://www.runventureonline.com

Nah, that's not dangerous. This is dangerous.

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by cotswolds
23 Dec 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Russian and Kazakh visas.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Russian and Kazakh visas.

Did you find the journals by locale feature? 51 journals for Kazakhstan, so there's probably more people on that forum who've cycled there than on this one.
by cotswolds
23 Dec 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Russian and Kazakh visas.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Russian and Kazakh visas.

[url]crazyguyonabike.com[/url] is definitely worth a try as well. Just checked. Great site, but I couldn't find anything relevant regarding my visa stuff. Lots of round-the-world type cyclists are active on the forum there, worth registering and posting your question there. Responses may be a bit s...
by cotswolds
23 Dec 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Russian and Kazakh visas.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Russian and Kazakh visas.

[url]crazyguyonabike.com[/url] is definitely worth a try as well.
by cotswolds
13 Dec 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blaupunkt BikePilot 2+
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: Blaupunkt BikePilot 2+

Have you looked at this thread? https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=134339 It might convince you your phone is a better choice than the garmin. The reasons are explained in the other thread, but if you download OSMAND https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand&hl=en...
by cotswolds
13 Dec 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blaupunkt BikePilot 2+
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: Blaupunkt BikePilot 2+

It's worth following through the various links on the page. It's sold from Germany by Cabt GmbH, who only seems to have 3 reviewed sales on Amazon. Curious. I doubt it's German though, it would be far more widely known, almost certainly Chinese. It's worth translating some of the German reviews. Her...
by cotswolds
11 Dec 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smartphone to use with google maps
Replies: 58
Views: 1757

Re: Smartphone to use with google maps

While you can may well find a phone that's a bit better, the problem is more what you're doing than the phone itself: the GPS part of the phone uses power all the time; transferring data from google maps uses more power; the nature of touring is that you will often be in places with weak phone signa...
by cotswolds
4 Dec 2019, 1:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Sprained ankle and after a few months there is no improvement - should I see my doctor again?

I agree with most of what's been said, but would add the following. It sounds like a soft tissue injury that's healing slowly. (A fracture should heal in 6 weeks and it sounds more like the sort of incident that would cause soft tissue damage.) Standard mantra for soft tissue injuries is RICE - rest...
by cotswolds
1 Dec 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2211

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

In case it makes the slightest difference to anyone's vote, interesting comparison of party policies here. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/dec/01/which-partys-general-election-pledges-are-best-for-cyclists#comment-136049200 Brexit party apparently claiming cyclists “as a group...
by cotswolds
25 Nov 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS Unit as external storage on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: GPS Unit as external storage on Android

I've done it on a garmin etrex - an old one that only supported one .img file, so if I needed to switch on a long tour, I used my phone to rename the file. What app are you using to look for your device? Nothing happens automatically when you plug in, you need a file manager type app to go look for ...