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by Psamathe
3 Jul 2018, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6203
Views: 174256

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Nothing has fixed the rift in the Tory party over this. Things seem to be coming to a head (yet again.).... It seems totally daft to me that the Brexit the UK will get is to be determined by what sort of compromise (if any) May can negotiate. Seems like what is best for the country has long been fo...
by Psamathe
3 Jul 2018, 7:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt review (vs Garmin 820 Explore)
Replies: 16
Views: 794

Re: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt review (vs Garmin 820 Explore)

I’ll hi-jack somebody else's review with my own experiences of my Elemnt (not Bolt but apparently the functionality is the same). I’ve a few negatives but overall I love the device and am impressed, my negatives are more irritations (and it may be that all such GPS devices suffer similar issues. I u...
by Psamathe
28 Jun 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travel Insurance for people with health conditions
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Travel Insurance for people with health conditions

Reviving an old thread (sorry) but adding my recent experiences for a long trip time in Europe: (And I had a couple of pre-existing medical conditions to declare) Saga expensive and as their online web site was not working had to get a quote over the phone and got really worn down by the continual s...
by Psamathe
28 Jun 2018, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Con of the Week?
Replies: 34
Views: 1101

Re: Con of the Week?

Partially related (and not worth starting a new thread) but interesting report about our own [UK] Home Office who, as the previous Home Secretary insisted does not have deportation targets Home Office pays out £21m after mistakenly detaining 850 people ... The document also reveals that bonuses were...
by Psamathe
27 Jun 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Space Availability (Waterloo to Portsmouth)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Train Space Availability (Waterloo to Portsmouth)

Many thanks

Probably be early afternoon and I can always wait for the next train or even the one after if need be.

Sounds like I should be fine anyway.

Ian
by Psamathe
27 Jun 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Space Availability (Waterloo to Portsmouth)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Train Space Availability (Waterloo to Portsmouth)

Not the generic discussion about bikes on trains but specific route. I'm looking to train it to the ferry port and the 1st into London leg I can book my bike on the train but the Waterloo to Portsmouth leg is 1st come 1st served. I can miss a train or 2 as times are not crucial (ferry departs late) ...
by Psamathe
27 Jun 2018, 12:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 172
Views: 5714

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

......and I prefer to give my money to independent landlords and not Tim Martin...... Agreed. 1. I prefer not to support him. I agree with Michael O'Leary of Ryanair on Brexit but I also avoid using Ryanair due to its poor staff practices and because MOL is also loud and obnoxious. ..... (Hoping I ...
by Psamathe
27 Jun 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.

.... Thanks. Yes, it's actually getting the gpx into the app that is often the problem. Some apps respond to opening it from the mail app, but it's all a bit messy, considering what a simple thing it should be to do - 'moving this file onto the phone, open it with this app'. It is, I think the reas...
by Psamathe
26 Jun 2018, 12:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Third runway at London-Heathrow?
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Heathrow Airport expansion

At least Boris was in there, representing his constituents on something they feel very strongly about, honouring his election campaign promises, etc. Reliable and as predictable as ever, Buffoon.

Ian
by Psamathe
26 Jun 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Third runway at London-Heathrow?
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Third runway at London-Heathrow?

Apparently Wales is more dependent on the car than any other part of the UK. For a fraction of what will be spent on another London infrastructure project we could see real changes for the better. The UK Government could not even find money to electrify the main rail line between Cardiff and Swanse...
by Psamathe
25 Jun 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Loaded Camping Gear Weight
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: Loaded Camping Gear Weight

+1 for the folding chair. I carry an Alite Mayfly, and consider it essential comfort on long tours. I don't bother on short tours, but by the end of that week or two i'm usually wishing for it. .... I went for the Thermarest "chair" that uses the their sleeping mat. I appreciate you are i...
by Psamathe
24 Jun 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.

freeflow wrote:Try Osmand.

OsmAnd on iPhone is something of a battery eater (plus the screen). I tried it hoping for it to be a viable navigation solution but on a 5s with a brand new battery only around 2hrs!

Ended-up buying an Elemnt and it's brilliant.

Ian
by Psamathe
24 Jun 2018, 12:45am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bike Alarm
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

are they not a tad easy to remove? They are vibration sensitive so removing them will set them off (hopefully - yet to try mine). When I 1st got mine I tried it up under the saddle and it fitted hidden up there across the two rails, bit of a fiddle to get in but a few cable ties and even if assaila...
by Psamathe
24 Jun 2018, 12:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: GPX onto iOS - apologies for my stupidity.

An iPhone 4 is getting quite old and I'm not sure what apps would still be supporting it. But ignoring older iPhone support, you need to consider what is in the file you are sending (the gpx). Are you expecting turn by turn directions? does the gpx you created include turn by turn directions? Are yo...
by Psamathe
23 Jun 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bike Alarm
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Just tried to see if these are on AmazonUK ................. ............. and there is. Free delivery too, and cheaper than US. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/260-3078859-7052820?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Wsdcam+113dB+Wireless+Anti-Theft+Vibration+Motorcycle+Bicycle+Alar...