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by Paulatic
16 Sep 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4-5 day training ride with hills in it?
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: 4-5 day training ride with hills in it?

Hadrians way E to W then back Tynemouth on a C2C. Excellent preparation I would have thought.
by Paulatic
15 Sep 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

bohrsatom wrote:Pocket Earth has a navigation mode which will give you turn-by-turn directions

Needs to be online to create a route though
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by Paulatic
15 Sep 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

MapOut functions offline but wouldn’t give TBT navigation. You can import a route to it or make a route with it which will give you a line to follow. It as has a "Bicycle Network" overlay, amongst others, which allows you to immediately see the course of ncn route #. Haha Pasmathe woke bef...
by Paulatic
13 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 15488

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

I originally planned to do C2C back in the late 90's in a day :lol: Thankfully life intervened. Opinion now I’ve finally done It is it’s a good ride across the country especially with a tail wind. I’m pretty sure I’m going to do it again probably to coincide with the Keswick railway path reopening. ...
by Paulatic
13 Sep 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Charging e-bike battery from motor home
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: Charging e-bike battery from motor home

Could you use something like this https://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/optimate-d ... arger.html
What voltage is an Ebike?
by Paulatic
13 Sep 2019, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2210

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

brynpoeth wrote:You went through between them? I hate that, feels really dangerous


How on earth can it be dangerous when you’ve got both of their attention they are looking at you and have parted for you?
Do you stop and ask them to please stand to one side? No I thought not.
by Paulatic
12 Sep 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2210

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

I give the warning. It stops the rider in front, often unaware of your presence, getting a fright as you pass them which could break their concentration and give them a fright. There is a broad measure of opinion born from experience that actually giving out the warning does quite the opposite. Hav...
by Paulatic
12 Sep 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2210

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

For 25 years I’ve been shouting 'on your right' or left when off roading. On single track you get stuck behind someone slower and when you see your opportunity to get past I give the warning. It stops the rider in front, often unaware of your presence, getting a fright as you pass them which could b...
by Paulatic
9 Sep 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsites in Banchory/Maryculter £25/night
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Campsites in Banchory/Maryculter £25/night

C&CC have a listed site https://www.feughsidecaravanpark.co.uk/camping-pitch/ as closest to Banchory £12/ night for backpackers
by Paulatic
7 Sep 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 349
Views: 15488

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

For those of you that may have been terrified by the plot of Whinlatter Pass on Plot-a- Route .... "we're all going to die !!" Note the much gentler / different scale version from Google Maps ... However i suspect " we're all going to die" still applies ...... :lol: fullsizeoutp...
by Paulatic
7 Sep 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Exercise

Cut out the BBC go to the horses mouth https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... elines.pdf
by Paulatic
6 Sep 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2279

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

I like my 50/34 11-30 bike as I ride it most of the summer providing I’m not carrying much weight. I bought it for that job. It got me from LE to JOG without walking. I also have a £100 couldn’t refuse to buy it bike with Tiagra road triple. I tend to use it in winter and although it’s far from bein...
by Paulatic
6 Sep 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 16
Views: 1530

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

I dont want to say where yet as they may not have fixed them. I was awake as usual at 3am and heard some metal clunking noises outside which did begin to seem unusual but when I heard voices I knew something was up. Fortunately, my room could have a partial view of the bike sheds and with the windo...