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by sjs
20 Apr 2019, 1:40am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: Rebecca Twigg

very sad indeed, to see someone who is/was an icon to many, end up this way. Very sad that anyone should be struggling to find their place in the world, regardless of any previous status or admiration. What it ought to do is remind us that it can happen to anyone and it's foolish to think otherwise...
by sjs
19 Apr 2019, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Peak trail
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: High Peak trail

On Wednesday, just in time for Easter, the bridge over the B5056 Longcliffe to Brassington road was accidentally demolished by a big truck. It will have to be completely rebuilt. Difficult diversion as it means leaving the trail and getting back on around cuttings and embankments with little normal...
by sjs
17 Apr 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102776

Re: Cycle Travel question!

There's an Android app called Maverick which will display gpx tracks and has a lot of offline map options including Ordnance Survey if that's your thing. The paid version is very cheap and more flexible for dowloading maps. Simple interface too.
by sjs
14 Apr 2019, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14623
Views: 356585

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I haven't accused you of gleaning your opinions from down the pub. I never said you had. It was suggested on here that I get my opinions from down the pub. I was explaining that other people have opinions and they aren't all at odds with mine. In fact, I don't know any remainers personally. Never m...
by sjs
14 Apr 2019, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I do love safety cameras!
Replies: 48
Views: 1079

Re: I do love safety cameras!

This had me nodding sagely in agreement. But then that's the country that turns a blind eye to convicted drink driving, albeit in a voiture sans permis - oh dear, drink driving is terribly bad, but not that bad, eh? You've lost me. Care to explain? Presumably the French system is being referenced. ...
by sjs
14 Apr 2019, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I do love safety cameras!
Replies: 48
Views: 1079

Re: I do love safety cameras!

Lance Dopestrong wrote:
This had me nodding sagely in agreement. But then that's the country that turns a blind eye to convicted drink driving, albeit in a voiture sans permis - oh dear, drink driving is terribly bad, but not that bad, eh?


You've lost me. Care to explain?
by sjs
13 Apr 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102776

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Garmin always lists the track under the name in the gpx file itself, not the file name, Is there a way to change the name from the default "cycle.travel" without editing the file? If you are signed in & save the route first then it's internal name, that Garmin will show (but may trunc...
by sjs
13 Apr 2019, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Making a PDF map from a GPX file
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Making a PDF map from a GPX file

There's a perl script called gpx2png.pl, easily found online, which creates a picture (spoiler: png format) of a gpx route or track on OSM maps in a variety of flavours and at any zoom level you like. It goes without saying that a detailed map and a long route will result in a very large file. You w...
by sjs
13 Apr 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 653
Views: 102776

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I download as .gpx or .tcx, plug the Garmin Edge Touring into a USB port on my Mac, and copy it across into the appropriate folder. But I have now bought a (secondhand) Edge 520 to develop a cycle.travel Garmin app on. Just need the hours in the day...! This seems by far the easiest method when a P...
by sjs
7 Apr 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14623
Views: 356585

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

There, that should give fair minded people something to discuss. Al Discuss? There's nothing to discuss with you Al because when people raise valid objections to stuff you say you simply ignore them. Or perhaps you're thinking you'll simply throw a firework in and stand back to enjoy the show? I'm ...
by sjs
29 Mar 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apartheid comes to London
Replies: 103
Views: 5513

Re: Apartheid comes to London

landsurfer wrote:Moderators please stop this drivel ...... :(


Or, you could just stop reading it.
by sjs
28 Mar 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14623
Views: 356585

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The EU economy is looking up. They will be glad of some of those manufacturing jobs coming their way from the UK. Broughton (makes Airbus wings), in N Wales voted leave, such was the strength of false propaganda at the time of the referendum! https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47702044 Stevenage als...
by sjs
25 Mar 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14623
Views: 356585

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

pete75 wrote:
Certainly there's no way having another vote can be described as denial of democracy. That is oxymoronic.


I don't think I'd bother with the oxy.
by sjs
20 Mar 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3972

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

East Midlands, despite not having lived in Ilkeston since going to uni in 1976. Still quite strong in family gatherings. There is a series of little books "Ey up mi duck" by Richard Scollins and John Titford, still in print, which deal with it pretty well. And Ilkeston is pronounced "...
by sjs
20 Mar 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3972

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

East Midlands, despite not having lived in Ilkeston since going to uni in 1976. Still quite strong in family gatherings. There is a series of little books "Ey up mi duck" by Richard Scollins and John Titford, still in print, which deal with it pretty well.