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by Richard
3 Oct 2012, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argentina SAT nav Maps - Bolivia
Replies: 5
Views: 5082

Re: Argentina SAT nav Maps - Bolivia

Hi, One mapping option you've got is to produce your own maps from the data in openstreetmap.com This is a website that has open source mapping data. It's possible to create maps to use on your Garmin. It's a bit complex but feasible. I have created maps for the UK which I use on my Garmin eTrex20. ...
by Richard
20 May 2012, 5:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Travis Perkins lorry
Replies: 72
Views: 7232

Re: Travis Perkins lorry

horizon wrote:
Richard: to cut a long story short, other people call this the fallacy of moral equivalence.


Rubbish.
by Richard
20 May 2012, 3:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Travis Perkins lorry
Replies: 72
Views: 7232

Re: Travis Perkins lorry

This lorry has blind spots big enough to hide pedestrians, cyclists and cars. It shouldn't be allowed anywhere near people. But it is, so we suggest people keep at least 2m (6') clear at all times. Ambulances and fire engines have blind spots as do most cars. Cyclists have blind spots as well, part...
by Richard
20 May 2012, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapping Software
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Mapping Software

I use a software product called tracklogs (www.tracklogs.co.uk) This will allow me to plot a route and download to my Etrex. I can also upload the track and see where I've been.
by Richard
10 May 2012, 10:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: severn bridge
Replies: 27
Views: 6959

Re: severn bridge

I'll be heading into Wiltshire in august to the wilderness gathering. Been every year but I thought I'd cycle this year. Not worried about the distance, I'll do it over two days with a wild camp in between :) . What I may do on the way back is get the ferry from Ilfracombe to Swansea,that's if its ...
by Richard
4 Apr 2012, 4:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Arrrrrgh! Driver dropped out - 9 day LeJog - 6th April
Replies: 7
Views: 6765

Re: Arrrrrgh! Driver dropped out - 9 day LeJog - 6th April

Matt,
It might be useful to post a schedule of the ride (ie where you intend to be each day) in case it could the driving could be done in relays. Also, where is the car located?
Rich.
by Richard
21 Mar 2012, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: St David's Head to Lowestoft.
Replies: 10
Views: 11060

Re: St David's Head to Lowestoft.

Hi Richard
I live in Pembrokeshire - if I can help with route advice or anything drop me a PM.
Regards
Rich.
by Richard
11 Mar 2012, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom Y-frame trailer: small or large?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Re: Carry Freedom Y-frame trailer: small or large?

Carry Freedom might be willing to do the small frame with the 20" wheels if asked.
by Richard
11 Mar 2012, 7:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any got a Polar cycle computer & Heart Rate Monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Any got a Polar cycle computer & Heart Rate Monitor?

I've got a CS200 and it's been ok. The battery in the transmitter died and they are sealed units however a search on the internet revealed that they've got a standard button cell battery inside and gentle knifework to break the seal makes replacement dead easy.
by Richard
11 Mar 2012, 7:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carry Freedom Y-frame trailer: small or large?
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Re: Carry Freedom Y-frame trailer: small or large?

David,
I doubt you're based anywhere near West Wales but if you are you'd be welcome to try my CF small out.
Rich
by Richard
10 Mar 2012, 12:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Swansea to Cork Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 3781

Re: Swansea to Cork Ferry

The train service to Fishguard has recently been upgraded with 5(?) more trains a day instead of the two which didn't always meet the boat. Travel west from Carmarthen can be a bit unreliable - particularly weekend evenings though.
by Richard
1 Mar 2012, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?

I think landsurfer74 has a point. A very small stove and associated gas canister, although not packing down quite as small as the honey stove does have the advantage of being able to produce boiling water very quickly. The honey stove option can take 10 minutes or so to get a cup of water boiling al...
by Richard
1 Mar 2012, 1:20pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Solid-fuel burning folding stove?

My son uses one at army cadets and at home. Does the job ok. Cheap enough to try and chuck it if it's no good. An alternative is the honeystove - more expensive but plenty of options regarding fuel. Takes a trangia, esbit, wood, probably a trangia gas conversion too. Folds flat. http://www.backpacki...
by Richard
25 Feb 2012, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Big decision
Replies: 21
Views: 6461

Re: Big decision

Vorpal wrote:good schools / support for the little ones


That would swing it for me.
by Richard
23 Feb 2012, 7:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ST Davids - Lowestoft
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: ST Davids - Lowestoft

The A road from H'West to St. Davids isn't a great cycling road. I would suggest getting off at Clarbeston Road and riding across country via Wolf's Castle, Hayscastle Cross, Llandeloy, Whitchurch and into St. Davids. I can recommend a good B+B in Llys Y Fran, not far from Clarbeston Road. Very comf...