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by sjs
18 Oct 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you love to hate? e.g Moultons ..
Replies: 91
Views: 20167

Re: What do you love to hate? e.g radio 4 ..

BBC pronunciation unit eh? I wish they'd make their mind up. There was a programme some years ago about the committee and they used the word "controversy" as an example. They finally decreed that it would from henceforth be CON_TROV_ERCY. Now? They all seem to pronounce it CONTRO_VERCY. I...
by sjs
13 Oct 2019, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eating and drinking on public transport.
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Eating and drinking on public transport.

Listening with half an ear on the radio the other morning I was baffled by the assertion that a ban on smacking on public transport would help reduce childhood obesity.
by sjs
7 Oct 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another mapping app request
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Another mapping app request

I use Maverick because of its willingness to download OS map tiles. But it will only put them on and use them from internal storage. So I move them to the SD card and use them with Locus Maps, which is a much better app for navigation.
by sjs
7 Oct 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

I sometimes use walklakes.co.uk ....................... After a quick look, it doesn't seem to follow roads, just "direct routing" ....... or am I missing something? Nice maps though. No, sadly you're not missing anything, as far as I know. It's mainly intended for planning walks I suppose.
by sjs
6 Oct 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BikeHikeUK down again.
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: BikeHikeUK down again.

BikeHike was my first port of call for creating a route or track, and even used it for measuring distances on motorways up and down the country when we've been Up North or somewhere. Plotaroute will do similarly but without the luxury of OS maps. I sometimes use walklakes.co.uk, which has a gpx cre...
by sjs
23 Sep 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Topeak QR Beam Rack - Anyone Using One
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Topeak QR Beam Rack - Anyone Using One

I'm thinking about getting one of the above, a friend has one and ended up putting a couple of extra straps up through the saddle rails to give it extra support as it was bouncing even without that much in the bag so thought I'd ask what other people's experiences are with them and if theirs do the...
by sjs
21 Sep 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I’m riding on 25 Schwalbe Luganos, carrying rear panniers. I cycled 69 miles day one, 66 day two and then 54 today(worst road surface today). I’m using the same saddle and bike set up I did LEJOG, the Rhine cycle and St Malo to Nice, plus several shorter trips in Europe on their lovely cycle tracks...
by sjs
9 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you have a "grab bag"?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Do you have a "grab bag"?

Walkers make Grab Bags. Basic ready salted is my favourite.
by sjs
1 Sep 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

I've been on it several times, while on camping trips with my daughters. A pleasant way to visit the strange village of Great Walsingham, if you're in Wells. But not a viable way to arrive in Wells with a bike. In fact cycling would be a much quicker way to get from Walsingham to Wells. As already ...
by sjs
1 Sep 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

I've been on it several times, while on camping trips with my daughters. A pleasant way to visit the strange village of Great Walsingham, if you're in Wells. But not a viable way to arrive in Wells with a bike. In fact cycling would be a much quicker way to get from Walsingham to Wells. As already s...
by sjs
26 Aug 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5230

Re: Bells on bikes

I have bells on one or two bikes, but never use them. To be honest, I think the periodic posts here telling others what to do get a bit repetitive. There are various ways of being polite and considerate. A bell is just one, and is not required by any rule of the Highway Code etc. My personal prefer...
by sjs
25 Aug 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unreasonable expectations,and outright lies.
Replies: 41
Views: 1499

Re: Unreasonable expectations,and outright lies.

Hi, I would just like to point out that I have bought items off R2 :) I've bought items R2 has advertised here and he's bought stuff I've advertised here. These transactions have been good in all respects. I bought a good solid hybrid bike from R2 for my daughter's use. It is entirely as described,...
by sjs
25 Aug 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5230

Re: Bells on bikes

They're probably reluctant to use bells because of all the criticism from CTC types who think bawling at walkers cryptic stuff like "Anya Wright" is more polite than a melodious ring. ;) You make some extreme assumptions in pursuit of your hobby horse. "Bawling" at people is not...
by sjs
10 Aug 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moon Tragedy - We must rescue them!
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Moon Tragedy - We must rescue them!

I seem to remember a flat earth thread on here some years ago, with one professed true believer. Did this come up? I'm not sure if I'm the one referred to, but I do have a login at one of the FE forums . All good fun - why not give them a browse?! Or even sign up! Still trying to figure out how it ...
by sjs
10 Aug 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Day Date clocks
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Day Date clocks

When will it be right again without any manual input? .............. before being wrong again in the next month or so. I reckon my calcs above are right. 1st May 2023 is the next time it'll be right. Yes you're right. The day is always right, so doesn't come into the calculation. I checked it the s...