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by sjs
16 Feb 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 42
Views: 939

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Cardiff City Council sent me a nice letter a few days ago which basically pointed out (with photo evidence) that my 20 year old daughter had, in a car registered to me, briefly entered a bus lane on a complicated bit of road late at night in pouring rain, with road markings less obvious than in goo...
by sjs
16 Feb 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Added memory eTrex 20
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Added memory eTrex 20

As with Sweep, my maps are kept on an 8GB card in order to keep the built-in memory free. I've tried a few times to load tracks etc onto the card but as far as I know, it just won't work. That's surprising. I have an Oregon 450, which in all respects I have ever noticed is pretty much the same as a...
by sjs
16 Feb 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Britain's Most Boring Town
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: Britain's Most Boring Town

Not exactly boring as such but the worst place I've ever visited in Britain is Rhyll. Back in the '70s the local buses (Midland General?) in Ilkeston, Derbyshire used to advertise day trips to Rhyl. Perhaps they still do. Ilkeston is not boring; more grimly fascinating, in common with many of the e...
by sjs
14 Feb 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12189
Views: 296675

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

roubaixtuesday wrote:
Mick F wrote:I reckon I live The Real World, and you lot are in Fantasy Land.


He says, atop his Brexit unicorn :lol:


Now LEJoG on a unicorn, that would be quite something.
by sjs
2 Feb 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who do you resemble?
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Who do you resemble?

According to my last passport but one, I'm the spitting image of Carlos the Jackal
by sjs
19 Jan 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Merging GPX files
Replies: 36
Views: 3015

Re: Merging GPX files

Gpsbabel would work. Very flexible but might be considered a bit fiddly.
by sjs
19 Jan 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?
Replies: 36
Views: 2194

Re: NT National Trust going 'downmarket'?

We've been members for some years, but now we've "done" all their properties within a reasonable day trip (by car, alas) it's becoming less good value than it was. Still a good cause though.
by sjs
18 Jan 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Converting GPX file to show up as map on laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Converting GPX file to show up as map on laptop

Walklakes.co.uk will display and create gpx files on OS maps, and not just of the Lake District.
by sjs
7 Jan 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Google Maps cycle routing
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Google Maps cycle routing

Routino you can set the road type and surface preferences under. If you get it to plan one of your known route, you can play with the percentages until it virtually thinks the same way you do. http://Www.routino.org Screwing cycle routes right down works for me and setting unpaved at 10% Works for ...
by sjs
6 Jan 2019, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12189
Views: 296675

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

Cugel wrote: Of course, everyone would get bored with the two-page diatribes and go elsewhere,


Yes, I can understand that

Cugel wrote:perhaps to a forum discussing the wallpapers of 1957 or cars


Or bikes, even.
by sjs
4 Jan 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 6776

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

That's better than any of your jokes on the joke thread.
by sjs
1 Jan 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Big Lie
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: The Big Lie

And Strictly results aren't really live on Sundays.
by sjs
31 Dec 2018, 11:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 550
Views: 91869

Re: A positive thread

Cycling to the station today I prepared to press the button at a crossing as I passed Before I reached the crossing I saw that the light was red, it was stopping the motrons every couple of minutes although no-one wanted to cross, Plus One! Some genius had jammed it with a matchstick, it was still ...
by sjs
29 Dec 2018, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 12189
Views: 296675

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

Having said that, our current chief lady generally makes a lot of sense in her Xmas broadcasts, imho. Hmm. Always the same. Without much real substance or inventiveness, unless it's been an "anus horriblis"! It's "annus". The phrase you quoted usually refers to Mr Rees-Mogg.
by sjs
28 Dec 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 179
Views: 4883

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

brynpoeth wrote:
Sweep wrote:Sorry bryn, dogs bark, ducks quack.
As long as the owner has the dog under control, nothing to complain about.

Often the dog has the owner under control

What if it barks at an elderly frail person who then has a heart attack and then dies?


We seem to have got into a loop.