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by nirakaro
18 Oct 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

I'm tickled, incidentally, that any descriptions of the whole route that I can find say that it 'starts in Salisbury'. Typical southern English chauvinism – it actually starts in Chester. :D
by nirakaro
17 Oct 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

The Moto E3, AIUI, formats the card as internal storage? It's a micro SDHC, with a 10 inside the little C, and marked A1, which I understand "means that the card is specifically designed to enable the smooth loading of Apps." But it's the obvious (only?) thing to change, and I think I've g...
by nirakaro
17 Oct 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: NCR45 - The Mercian Way - Salisbury to Chester

The prevailing winds in the UK are always from the south-west, which would suggest riding south to north. However they don't prevail reliably, and that's not a very windy part of the country. So if there are no other factors to consider, you might choose to ride that way, but it won't make a big dif...
by nirakaro
17 Oct 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?

I rode out to Silsden today, and got chatting with a Canal and River Trust man, who told me they're currently upgrading the stretch from Kildwick through Skipton to Gargrave, so some stretches may be closed. And they're trying to find the funding to do the two or three miles between Silsden and Kild...
by nirakaro
17 Oct 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 4
Views: 412

The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

I use MapsMe – which I really like – on both phone and tablet. It works fine on the tablet, but when I install it on the phone (Moto E3/Android 6.0) it's fine for a few days, but then vanishes and I have to reinstall it. MapsMe customer support assure me this is an issue with the phone, not the app ...
by nirakaro
13 Oct 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Torino-Nice Rally?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Torino-Nice Rally?

Aye I'd be interested to see the photos. I've ridden a couple of those passes so I know what the landscape looks like. Less at home with riding off the tarmac though. Yes, the bike will be my trusty old rigid steel MTB, with (minimized) touring luggage, as the ride out to Turin will be the "tra...
by nirakaro
10 Oct 2019, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

bigjim wrote: I think any travel with a bike is a hassle though. Much rather just ride from my front door. :)

Agreed.
by nirakaro
10 Oct 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

Yep. Even if the flight's only an hour, the journey door-to-door usually takes most of a day.
by nirakaro
7 Oct 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Torino-Nice Rally?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Torino-Nice Rally?

I'm fantasizing about doing this next year – though at a pretty geriatric pace which will likely take about twice as many days as the organizers suggest. Anyone done it? Reports? Views?
by nirakaro
7 Oct 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: E bike on Leeds to Saltaire canal cycle track ?

Hijacking this thread a little – the last time I was out that way, the towpath was ok to excellent from Leeds as far as Keighley, after which it deteriorated dramatically. I've heard that some or all of the stretch from Keighley to Skipton has recently been upgraded. Any confirmation?
by nirakaro
5 Oct 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brompton - Perpignan to Montpellier
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Brompton - Perpignan to Montpellier

I've not cycled there, but my recollection from visiting that stretch of coast is that it's over-touristed, over-developed, over-manicured and overpriced. I doubt if that's changed for the better in the last fifteen years.
by nirakaro
30 Sep 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1467

Re: Initialisms

No, they aren't wrong, dictionaries themselves change with popular use/acceptance in modern language, thus they are correct in changing the meaning of acronym as people adapt and accept it in common use. This is what nirakaro was saying. Brucey did not say the dictionaries are wrong; indeed he put ...
by nirakaro
28 Sep 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1467

Re: Initialisms

** further pedant alert** **pedant alert** Acronym has a specific meaning in that the abbreviation is made up of the first letter of each word, and the result is a new word. So for example 'NASA' is an acronym, but if you were to pronounce it 'en-eh-ess-eh' it would be an intitialism. Most of the ab...
by nirakaro
28 Sep 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Initialisms
Replies: 47
Views: 1467

Re: Initialisms

mattsccm wrote:You're only here once actually.

Shouldn't that be YOHOA? YMMV of course.
by nirakaro
24 Sep 2019, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1379

Re: New Bib Tights

Ah right. I had something more like this in mind: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Irwin-Record-936h-Tensile-Cutter/dp/B0002JT5AA/ref=asc_df_B0002JT5AA/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=226152056294&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5207970293997368961&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&...