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by Revolution
5 Sep 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3415

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

Suggesting that the OP could have avoided the incident is, however its worded, arrogant and annoying.
The OP posted with a specific request not asking for lame advice on how to ride a bike. :evil:
by Revolution
9 Aug 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 688
Views: 121616

Re: A positive thread

Last year, on the way home I found my view dangerously blocked when joining a busy A road because of a temporary traffic sign for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta Flax Bourton.JPG I wrote to the AA (who were responsible for the sign) Imagine my pleasant surprise when yesterday I found that this year, the ...
by Revolution
8 Jun 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Thanks Bez for pointing me to your 'Navigation Nailed or Failed' blog - very informative to have someone test side-by-side Garmin & Wahoo in exactly the criteria I'm interested in ie navigation rather than fitness metrics. I can see that the off course issues with the Wahoo could be a real pain ...
by Revolution
7 Jun 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Thanks everyone for the useful info. THE main problems i've had with the Garmin are its low battery life (4hrs using navigation) and regular and unexplained failure of TBT mid-ride. I think its fair to say that a fault free navigated ride is the exception with my Garmin. In my experience the TBT doe...
by Revolution
7 Jun 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 833

Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

Hi, I have a Garmin Edge Touring GPS which has let me down so much that I have started looking for an alternative device. My needs are as far as I'm concerned, fairly simple - I create routes using RideGPS which I then load into my device and then follow them. I don't ever ask my GPS to create its o...
by Revolution
15 Apr 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1
Replies: 36
Views: 5427

Re: 5mph signs on national cycle route 1

A couple of years ago, Bristol City Council painted Cyclists Slow 10mph over the roads through a public park Ashton Court. IMG_0419.jpg Apart from park maintenance and when there are special events like the balloon fiesta, there is no access to motorised vehicles. It is however a well used route for...
by Revolution
1 Mar 2019, 11:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6102

Re: BBC Bias again

Just tried to make a complaint and the process is absolutely awful, I made one mistake, hit the back button and it went right back to the start.... If you are not successful making a complaint through the usual channels at the BBC you can always email the programme direct Youandyours@bbc.co.uk The ...
by Revolution
1 Mar 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6102

BBC Bias again

BBC R4 You & Yours today with an unbelievably bias presenter interviewing (If you can call it that) Nick Chamberlin from British Cycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002r0c To save yourself having to listen to the whole programme the item is at 20:40 I urge anyone who finds this appaling ...
by Revolution
22 Dec 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tights / Trousers Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Tights / Trousers Help

Here if you are, or can eat your way to, XXL https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Altura-Cruiser-Cycling-Tights_65170.htm?sku=192746&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3taMtLix3wIVhTLTCh3lRwK_EAQYASABEgJFNvD_BwE Yes - I have seen these - presumably t...
by Revolution
20 Dec 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tights / Trousers Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Tights / Trousers Help

I have been wearing Altura fleecy tights over my usual cycle shorts from November through to March for years. They have been brilliant and even protect against the rain unless it is really tipping down. They have now worn a big hole in the seem around the crotch and to my dismay, Altura don't seem t...
by Revolution
27 Oct 2018, 11:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: The not-so-invisible man

Well, whenever you look behind you, you'll be showing a red light to the front, which would be illegal if the light was attached to the vehicle rather than you ("No vehicle shall be fitted with a lamp which is capable of showing a red light to the front [...]" - RVLR section 11). I think ...
by Revolution
26 Oct 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

Re: The not-so-invisible man

mjr wrote:Well, whenever you look behind you, you'll be showing a red light to the front,

I am not an owl !!! I recon I can turn my head about 80degrees not 180 ! if you are able to turn your head to that extent you should go to A&E

:roll:
by Revolution
26 Oct 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The not-so-invisible man
Replies: 16
Views: 1218

The not-so-invisible man

I always use 2 rear lights so that if one fails during a ride I still have one to get me home safe. On my main bike a continuous red is fitted to the rear rack and a flashing light on the seat post. On my fixed gear which has no mudguards or rack I have the seatpost light and have attached another l...
by Revolution
9 Oct 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2538

Re: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation

I have a Garmin Edge Touring Plus and have never had problems with it crashing.

That must be what the plus in the name means - it works :D
by Revolution
8 Oct 2018, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation
Replies: 23
Views: 2538

Re: Getting the Garmin 820 Explorer to do turn by turn navigation

They repeated the various suggestions raised on this forum - Factory reset incl delete user data - reinstall maps It should be noted that if you contacted Garmin Support reporting that your house was on fire they would suggest that you perform a factory reset and reinstall the maps! :roll: I have a...