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by wirral_cyclist
15 Oct 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 115
Views: 2791

Re: Anyone living in new lock down areas?

I'm not too far from that gym and I was told it was 4 police officers and none of them carrying weapons (except tazers).
by wirral_cyclist
17 Aug 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Cycle Route Planning

Don't tick yes (or it will just try and take you to the start) Tick no it then just loads the route on screen just as it would be ridden. You can them zoom/roam to the start and check on a tiny screen. OR Plan it in cycle.travel, decide if any points need adding anywhere (but remember this might for...
by wirral_cyclist
13 Aug 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Route Planning
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Cycle Route Planning

Just use the website:- https://cycle.travel/ Put start and finish in and it will calculate the best bike route, you can tweak the route but it generally picks the best, least trafficed route. Paved/unpaved is an option that will make little difference, in this case, but choosing paved makes sustrans...
by wirral_cyclist
5 Aug 2020, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 933

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

My car overreads by 3mph at 70 on the motorway, that's on the current tyre tread, all speedo's allow for new/old tyres that's why the (ONE WAY) 10% is allowed, so you are never speeding if obeying the lollipop limit. Few motorists realise that slower than posted is actually allowed...
by wirral_cyclist
31 Jul 2020, 1:08am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: EBAY

I've used Amazon for years, 99% satisfaction, with few problems and nothing that wasn't resolved to my satisfaction. By coincidence, I'm having a problem now, fortunately only involving a few quid. A couple of weeks ago, vendor on Amazon Marketplace recorded that my order had been dispatched. As it...
by wirral_cyclist
14 Jul 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1106
Views: 81241

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

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Guy in red always dies so it would be a waste of a mask
by wirral_cyclist
7 Jul 2020, 11:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: calculations centering on 12 volts
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: calculations centering on 12 volts

If you have keyless entry then being so smart the car will suck power whenever ignition is even on aux, a modern car with stop/start doesn't even really fully charge the battery fully [1] as that ekes out a mpg or two for the fuel figure improvement [2] [1] I'm told most stop/start Skoda only ever r...
by wirral_cyclist
5 Jul 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1606

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

Post a route and the dates and you might find peope will swing by to say hello and escort you, or see you leave the county :wink:
by wirral_cyclist
4 Jul 2020, 11:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 608

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

Mick F wrote:Hair?

Had to sign the log ....... name and contact number, but they knew who I was and where I lived, and I knew everyone there too and where they lived.



You touched a pen and paper? Hope you use sanitiser immediately afterwards!
by wirral_cyclist
4 Jul 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Secure Vehicle Parking?
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Secure Vehicle Parking?

Ask on here and someone local to start may have a drive you can use for free, or know of a local road that is OK to use, or which local paid for parking is good (or not).
by wirral_cyclist
29 Jun 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

The D2 is fragile from the accounts I've seen on one of the cycle fora, mind you according to the manufacturer it is by far the best device on the planet :wink: so that's good.
by wirral_cyclist
29 Jun 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo to usb advice
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Dynamo to usb advice

ConRAD is the man who knows all about this stuff, lots of puff and bluster about eficiencies but ConRAD has tested most kit and shown some claims are a bit erm theoretical. Farrad something or other is a really good kit that you can buy to assemble since you appear to have some of the tools :shock:
by wirral_cyclist
29 Jun 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 118
Views: 3668

Re: Go Outdoors

Folk can do what the hell they like with their own money/possessions as long as it's not illegal. The fact you may disapprove doesn't make it criminal. Littering is compulsory now then is it? It used to be criminal, and at the very least is what the scum of the earth do 'because they can' - if the ...
by wirral_cyclist
28 Jun 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 118
Views: 3668

Re: Go Outdoors

It is true for many of the tents. In any case what the hell business of yours is it if a person buys a tent and decides to use it only once? It is all our business, criminal waste of resources Folk can do what the hell they like with their own money/possessions as long as it's not illegal. The fact...
by wirral_cyclist
28 Jun 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Average speeds for women
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Average speeds for women

Your solo average speeds will drop on a club ride that runs at exactly your pace! Trying to get 12-20 riders to flow well on even quiet rural roads will never happen BUT you'll have fun and will even likely be pushed on some sections by some members (especially those who want to be big fish in small...