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by nirakaro
6 Dec 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: Chinese Lightweight 1 person Tent

The Chinese are not stupid people and making a decent quality tent is hardly beyond their capabilities. Of course. I don't think anyone suggested that a tent is more likely to fail because it was made in China; more that a tent made to sell at about a hundred quid is more likely to fail than a simi...
by nirakaro
1 Dec 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

When you run out of money…

I had a friend who cycled the length of South America. Reminiscing about the ride, he remarked, 'It's when you run out of money that the interesting things happen.' I'm far too cautious now to get into that kind of situation (and, it has to be said, my tours don't produce many 'interesting' stories)...
by nirakaro
11 Nov 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1354

Re: Winter Air

DrukAir, the flag carrier of the kingdom of Bhutan, may be able to supply you with fabulously expensive Himalayan air, which will amaze and impress all your friends. It may even be pink, like Himalayan salt.
by nirakaro
10 Nov 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1354

Re: Winter Air

I suspect that your Corbynista People's Republic is reluctantly working under financial constraints imposed by the Other Side. But let's keep this a (rare) politics-free zone?
by nirakaro
9 Nov 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1354

Re: Winter Air

I'm a logical sort of chap ............ solstices and equinoxes .............but that doesn't really tell the whole story though I would like it to be as simple as that though I always maintain that midsummer is June21 and midwinter is Dec21. Apparently there's meteorological autumn, which is Septe...
by nirakaro
7 Nov 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: MTB toe clips - difference/advantages?

Noting that the discussion is interesting but SPDs are not for me because I have so far failed to find any footwear broad enough to fit my feet. I am happy with the toe clips on my Spa Wayfarer. This is enough to encourage me to fit toe clips to my old steel MTB. I can feel the difference and I thi...
by nirakaro
6 Nov 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

This phone gives you two options for formatting the SD card – either as 'portable', if you want the card to be readable in other devices, or otherwise as 'internal', in which case the phone treats all its memory as a single block, and doesn't give you options about where to put stuff. Clearly though...
by nirakaro
5 Nov 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Well, that seems to have fixed it, fingers crossed - it's still there after ten days.
by nirakaro
31 Oct 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: SE Asia
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: SE Asia

You hate Asian food? Maybe not a good idea going to Asia.
by nirakaro
27 Oct 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Bordeaux to Chamonix...thoughts

Be careful ...when you ask it how far a town say Paris, is away ,it says say 50km...Then when you say you want to ride to Paris it says calculating route and comes up with 65km...wife didn't like this. Ah yes, when you ask it how far something is, it doesn't look at the roads, but gives you the as-...
by nirakaro
27 Oct 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Thing is (is this a vagary of this particular phone?), it invites you to format the card as internal memory, and then treats all its memory as a single block, without giving you a choice of where to put stuff. Anyway, I've reformatted the card as portable memory, and reinstalled MapsMe, which is now...
by nirakaro
27 Oct 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

All my life I've operated on a principle that has stood me in good stead: there's no such thing as waterproof luggage. Put everything in poly bags, when they puncture patch them with sellotape, when they get tatty chuck them away. I was rather dismayed to see that the heavy duty polythene rucsac li...
by nirakaro
26 Oct 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

AIUI (correct me if I'm wrong) the Moto E3 formats the SD card as internal memory, and then makes no distinction between the built-in memory and the card. There is an option to format the card as portable memory, but then – I think – you can't install apps to it, which leaves you a bit short of app-...
by nirakaro
25 Oct 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Good idea. I've done a factory reset - made no difference. I'll try it with no other apps for a bit, see if that works, then reinstall apps one by one. The mystery deepens...
by nirakaro
25 Oct 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Thanks for the suggestion, Darkman. I installed MalwareBytes, and the scan found no malware and told me that my device is safe. The plot thickens…