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by simonineaston
10 Nov 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps and OSGB grid references
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Google maps and OSGB grid references

Cheers Andrew - I'm working on your 'tell google more about your reference' theory :-) I've been reading a bit more about maps and location references since I first posted and it's all very interesting. In summary, I think it is unreasonable for me to imagine that Google - a mapping tool of literall...
by simonineaston
9 Nov 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps and OSGB grid references
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Re: Google maps and OSGB grid references

What is the benefit of using Google? Well... I have a free account, it's (usually) quick and easy and produces shareable results, my chums can all readily access Google maps and know how, the maps look good and seem to work across multiple devices. Chums have reported that Google maps are one of th...
by simonineaston
9 Nov 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Google maps and OSGB grid references
Replies: 18
Views: 1116

Google maps and OSGB grid references

Hi, p**ing down with rain this morning (what's new???) so am alternating between painting the kitchen and dreaming of spring rides. I have a list of rides, done as well as planning to do, which have their starting point recorded in the form of an OSGB grid reference - for example, one starting in ne...
by simonineaston
9 Nov 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight cycling overtrousers
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Lightweight cycling overtrousers

Bought Altura Nightvision recently for my commute & can report that they do well for keeping out the rain, good fit on me, with the OP-requested velcro straps - 2 between knee and ankle, poppered hem for good length, elastic waist and 2 mesh pockets at front. Teeny-weeny bit boil-in-bag however ...
by simonineaston
22 Sep 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?
Replies: 59
Views: 3216

Re: Can anyone recommend to me a breathable, brightly coloured & reflective waterproof jacket?

I've had a Paramo Ciclo jacket in hi-viz yellow for 2 years now and have been thoroughly delighted with it. Very comfy, very weather-proof, great fit for me and beautifully made. It is heavy and it was expensive and I suspect it'd be too warm for vigourous cyclists, but for me, it's perfect! I look ...
by simonineaston
22 Sep 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Over-trousers with reinforced seat - recco?
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Over-trousers with reinforced seat - recco?

My aged Altura trousers that come out every year for the winter commute have gone done :-( I've just spent the last hour trying to find a pair of robust over-trousers to replace them. Top of the things I want is a reinforced seat but I can't find a pair so equipped anywhere! Anyone got a recomendati...
by simonineaston
10 Apr 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lidl GoPro-a-like...
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Lidl GoPro-a-like...

landsurfer wrote:Don't bother ... i get mine from Prime for £8.99 ... including lots of mounts and a waterproof shell ... 4k is ok but 720P is fine ...
8.99 ? - how cool is that? What or where is Prime, please?
by simonineaston
9 Apr 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 7833

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

All I know is that for one reason and another, my cycling use was tailing off a couple of years ago & after I had a nano conversion on my Brompton, it perked up again. Nuff said, I think.
by simonineaston
9 Apr 2019, 11:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: safe to eat old eggs?
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: safe to eat old eggs?

In all the years I've bought & eaten eggs, I 've never ever tested them once before cooking them. I can remember one occasion only when I cracked an egg and found it was very obviously unfit for consumption...
by simonineaston
9 Apr 2019, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lidl GoPro-a-like...
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Lidl GoPro-a-like...

Anyone sprung the £70 to try the Silvercrest-branded 4k action camera from Lidl yet?
by simonineaston
23 Mar 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton chain tensioner jockey wheels - clean or replace?
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Brompton chain tensioner jockey wheels - clean or replace?

The plastic chain tensioner that doubles as the derailluer mech. has a pair of jockey wheels that I find partcularly hard to clean. Dirt seems to get impacted deep into the recesses and no amount of soaking or brushing seems to get them really clean. Today, I spent waaaay too long poking about with ...
by simonineaston
23 Mar 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hilary Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

Re: Hilary Stone

The few times I bought stuff from him, all went well. With respect, I would categorise the man as A Great British Excentric - life would be the poorer without the likes of Hilary Stone.
by simonineaston
2 Jan 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Edit a gpx file - advice
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Edit a gpx file - advice

Cheers, folks - no Viking for Mac, but there is indeed a Mac flavour BaseCamp - and it's free! Jolly Hockey Sticks!!
by simonineaston
2 Jan 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Edit a gpx file - advice
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Edit a gpx file - advice

Hi folks, been a while since I visited this forum as I've been walking as opposed to cycling a lot recently, but that shouldn't stop me dropping by and also, saying A Happy New Year to all you lovely readers! I've been enjoying Satmap's rejuvenated Xpedition webiste, built I think on up-to-date html...
by simonineaston
30 Aug 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 5737

Re: Lady pedestrian fighting for life following ebike hit and run

Hope to goodness she's alright but it reads like she's badly injured... my fear (as a very happy user of an electric bike and habitual stopper-at-red-lights) is the inevitable & growing knee-jerk reaction, both from the public and the press, against e-bikes & their users. The article in The ...