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by timmyhiggy
19 Feb 2014, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: maps of flooded roads
Replies: 7
Views: 5268

Re: maps of flooded roads

sadly the BBC map only seems to care about large roads! I wonder if its possible to crowdsource one? I don't know anything about getting this kind of thing off the ground though... For a central organisation to map every flooded road and keep it up to date (roads flood and clear around here on a re...
by timmyhiggy
19 Feb 2014, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: maps of flooded roads
Replies: 7
Views: 5268

Re: maps of flooded roads

sadly the BBC map only seems to care about large roads!
I wonder if its possible to crowdsource one? I don't know anything about getting this kind of thing off the ground though...
by timmyhiggy
18 Feb 2014, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: maps of flooded roads
Replies: 7
Views: 5268

maps of flooded roads

Hi all,

Is there a map somewhere which has flooded sections of roads marked on it? seems like a good idea since its a bit of a lottery planning a ride at the minute, and I can find maps of flooded "areas" but that isn't necessarily indicative of a flooded road, and vice versa
by timmyhiggy
30 Jan 2014, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reynolds 531
Replies: 24
Views: 12298

Re: Reynolds 531

excellent 531 variations knowledge coming out in this thread!
For sake of comparison, what kind of thicknesses and weights are gas pipes that get used for cheap frames?
by timmyhiggy
16 Jan 2014, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Android apps instead of a cycle computer
Replies: 24
Views: 10340

Re: Android apps instead of a cycle computer

( Do not get too hung up on GPS distances. None agree with reality ) Having cycled up to the A30 dual carriageway and checked my Garmin 705 against the 100m marker posts for 12Km, I feel you are wrong with that statement. :wink: My own experience is that it depends on your route/tracking setup. Whe...
by timmyhiggy
15 Jan 2014, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Toe overlap - incredibly annoying isn't it?
Replies: 63
Views: 10342

Re: Toe overlap - incredibly annoying isn't it?

I've learned to get on with it. I have large feet, and found that I have to have my cleats as far back on the shoe as possible to avoid knee trouble, which inevitably leads to toe overlap on my bike. With practice you can stop it being a problem though, going very slowly I will use my pedals like a ...
by timmyhiggy
15 Jan 2014, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Android apps instead of a cycle computer
Replies: 24
Views: 10340

Re: Android apps instead of a cycle computer

The biggest difference for me between phone apps and dedicated GPS cycle computers is accuracy. The GPS signal has fairly big measurement uncertainties on your position, so most dedicated GPS computer users have a wheel based speed sensor to go with the GPS signal, effectively measuring speed twice!...
by timmyhiggy
23 Dec 2013, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling uphill part two
Replies: 27
Views: 2425

Re: Cycling uphill part two

Very interesting ! Especially that weight plays an even bigger role the faster you go. Kind of an obvious conclusion - you need more energy to raise that mass up the hill. If you raise it faster you need more power. At some point the W/kg will peak, and somewhere around that the W/kg (inc bike) wil...
by timmyhiggy
21 Dec 2013, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cold sweat
Replies: 30
Views: 7873

Re: cold sweat

I got my dhb windslam blade and can't recommend it highly enough! My old problem used to be that I would layer up enough to be the right temperature most of the time, but if I hit I climb I would sweat up and then chill right through on the descent. The windproofing on the front is good enough that ...
by timmyhiggy
18 Dec 2013, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter tyre pressures
Replies: 49
Views: 2304

Re: Winter tyre pressures

As a side note: Do any of you consider the effect of temperature on your tyre pressures? My bike lives in a cupboard in my flat, which is going to be somewhere between 15 and 20 degrees. I then wheel it outside, do the tyres to max pressure, then ride off. This time of year, the tyre is going to los...
by timmyhiggy
18 Dec 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?
Replies: 40
Views: 7277

Re: Does anyone own a Garmin edge touring?

It looks like it is basically an edge 800 without being able to do any of the external connectivity (apart from HRM) or some of the training features to me
by timmyhiggy
12 Dec 2013, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how long it takes to clean a bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 3046

Re: how long it takes to clean a bike?

I did mine in about an hour on sunday, and that was a thorough clean given the last time it received that kind of TLC was in the spring!
by timmyhiggy
14 Nov 2013, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cold sweat
Replies: 30
Views: 7873

Re: cold sweat

I've asked Santa for something similar to a Dhb windslam, which is a long sleeved Jersey with a wind proof front with some zipped vents, and a normal Jersey's back. My thinking being that a base layer (plus Jersey or 2 in really cold conditions) plus that should make me wind proof enough on descents...
by timmyhiggy
14 Nov 2013, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front ‘Dazzling’ light discussion – University project.
Replies: 76
Views: 10564

Re: Front ‘Dazzling’ light discussion – University project.

I have a small "be seen" light attached to the bike, and have my "for seeing with" light attached to my helmet. The helmet light has a very bright, focused beam that I shine on the road. If there is traffic coming the other way, then I tilt my head down and across a bit to take t...
by timmyhiggy
12 Nov 2013, 5:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: winter jerseys
Replies: 1
Views: 2624

winter jerseys

Hi all, I was wondering what people tend to wear in the single digit temperatures. I currently just pile on layers, and this sunday I wore a long sleeve base layer with 2 short sleeve jerseys and a pair of arm warmers on top, but found that I would sweat a bit on the climbs then get chilly on descen...