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by cotswolds
4 May 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Looks very like Wakering Stairs to me. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Wakering+Stairs/@51.5482868,0.8392118,261m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x47d9247b8fd62f43:0x7cae690ae50407b7!2sFoulness+Island!3b1!8m2!3d51.5905794!4d0.8842626!3m4!1s0x47d92664a30b6b45:0x45e3a622d8a0ebe1!8m2!3d51.5483066!4d0...
by cotswolds
4 May 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BBC Fake News
Replies: 49
Views: 1972

Re: BBC Fake News

While I agree with the general drift of this thread, I take strong exception to the thread title. First, a couple of definitions (many more similar ones are available). Fake news is a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media or online social me...
by cotswolds
3 May 2020, 7:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

From your description, you went there and back! Going by the driver access steps, I'd say left hand drive. Coast looks too low lying for the English east coast. I'll have a guess Dutch coast/off shore island? I'd guess vehicles like that are rarely used on public roads so only come in one version? ...
by cotswolds
3 May 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Extra ferry service
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Extra ferry service

Wizz Air have already restarted flights to Luton, 2 flights on Friday. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/01/luton-airport-briefly-bursts-into-life-as-wizz-air-flies-in-from-bulgaria ...we all wore masks... you could smell that they had just cleaned the plane... the flight was almost full...
by cotswolds
3 May 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Extra ferry service
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Extra ferry service

As a matter of interest, what would a route from Ramsgate offer that's not already available in south-east England? Seems to me there's already plenty of choice and capacity there. I doubt if many of the passengers who made up the huge growth in air travel will switch to using car ferries. Most do n...
by cotswolds
30 Apr 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First E-Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: First E-Bike

If your measure of success is weight loss, you may be disappointed. Cycling is a great way to become fitter, but because it's not weight bearing, you lose less weight than with weight bearing exercise. What's the evidence for that connection, please? Jonathan You can obviously increase the time you...
by cotswolds
30 Apr 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First E-Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: First E-Bike

The best form of exercise for you is the one that you actually do. Much better an e-bike that you go out and ride than an ordinary bike that sits in the garage. I've read that people do get fitter on e-bikes because they ride them for longer. If using them for commuting, they do journeys they wouldn...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: VERY slow Cadence/rpm
Replies: 67
Views: 2056

Re: VERY slow Cadence/rpm

I would say 'practice' is fundamentally the same as my first point, ie your aerobic/cv fitness. I was thinking of practising the particular skill of pedalling faster with lower force rather than improving fitness. This doesn't come "naturally'" to some people. I think there's something mo...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

It is Brenner (or Brennero in Italien). The zoomed out image suggested a narrow valley (e.g. the cycle path bends round a rise), and a narrow valley with a lot of electric-hauled freight passing through hauled by red locos and somewhere that a cycle tour company would choose as a base suggested the...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

That multi coloured train could be an Austrian eco train ? They appear to have roughly the same colour scheme . The station is on the Italian side of the border and that train is in a bay platform facing Italy, so could only have come from and return to the Italian side. So an Italian train seems m...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

It is Brenner (or Brennero in Italien). Correct. We came up from Innsbruck. Minor roads most of the way, but near the top the only option was the old main road. The motorcaravans were using it to avoid the tolls on the autobahn and the motorbikes were using it because that's the kind of thing they ...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 12:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Thanks for confirming not UK. Zoomed out would probably help the most, please, unless there's a non-UK trains expert in the house? I have since decided the abstract train roof may simply be graffiti anyway! There's electrification equipment and probably air conditioning on some of the roofs which i...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

The platforms look to be low ones with white lines down the edge, like you get in France and elsewhere, so not UK? We need some train spotters. There's what appears to be a goods loco with a red roof to the left, a passenger train with a red roof, and a grey or silver passenger multiple unit that a...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

A functioning railway station. One supported cycle touring company offers it as a start point. We had it in mind for a coffee and cake stop when we cycled through the area, but ended up going straight past and having a picnic further on. Plenty of clues available. Probably instantly recognizable if ...
by cotswolds
28 Apr 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43827

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

No. Not in England Used to have a train station How about Arenig Fawr from Llyn Celyn - but not that far from the brickworks. Right again, how did you puzzle that out? First thing I noticed was wide stony beach both sides. Doesn't look tidal, therefore likely man-made lake with varying levels becau...