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by mikeymo
2 Aug 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 17 year old calls us out...
Replies: 69
Views: 2423

Re: 17 year old calls us out...

Yes volcanoes - they have been spewing toxic gases into our atmosphere for (it's claimed) millions of years maybe a few billion, so what impact are humans going to have now in this 100 year window we have been living in, that's going to be worse? CO2 and CH4 are not toxic. Those are the principal g...
by mikeymo
31 Jul 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice

RideWithGPS have announced a "popular routes" type thing: https://ridewithgps.com/news/4859-introducing-popularity-influenced-routin?otu= Yep - they've been working on this for a while. My personal opinion (we discussed this a bit in the Bike Show podcast the other week) is that a good ro...
by mikeymo
31 Jul 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice

Have you tried Kamoot ?: Not recently. I don't like riding across ploughed fields! I tried using it for my test not-suitable-for-ordinary-bike segment. Komoot sent my along it when I had preferences set to "touring". If I changed my preference to "road bike" Komoot avoided it. S...
by mikeymo
30 Jul 2020, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: cycle.travel route planner

Please don't change tags just to test what a router will do. If a particular router makes an odd decision on a route, let them know . You might be right, that would be naughty of me, wouldn't it? But as it wouldn't affect the routers who do get it right, it wouldn't really matter, would it? I'd cha...
by mikeymo
30 Jul 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: cycle.travel route planner

If you are minded to do so, you can edit OSM and change/correct the flags on the path/s in question so that appropriate routing works. I think it takes a while to work it's way through the system, but is a possible long-term fix. I believe the different routing apps and sites may still plot differe...
by mikeymo
30 Jul 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: cycle.travel route planner

What it seems to stem from is that the path/route in the underlying Openstreetmap (OSM) layer has not had a flag set as being suitable as a cycle route. Which flag in OSM does that? Ideally, bicycle=yes, permissive or designated, but the routing apps try to infer it from other tags if absent. https...
by mikeymo
30 Jul 2020, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting cycle.travel route planner to follow MY route choice
Replies: 33
Views: 802

Re: cycle.travel route planner

geomannie wrote:What it seems to stem from is that the path/route in the underlying Openstreetmap (OSM) layer has not had a flag set as being suitable as a cycle route.


Which flag in OSM does that?
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2020, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 75
Views: 2093

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

Another is that the majority of my service was as a patrol inspector, when it was assumed you would take a flexible attitude to being messed about over things like shifts. A chap I used to work with (in music) joined WYP, and was confident that he would know his shift patterns weeks in advance, so ...
by mikeymo
29 Jul 2020, 10:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 75
Views: 2093

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

My point was that it's not at all steep, just a drag on my ride home from my mother's in Armley in those days, Yes, I thought that's what you meant. I agree with you (and not the doctor) - long, but not steep. I've since come to realise that rotating shifts are a killer. I've never smoked and my ch...
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2020, 10:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans no good for touring
Replies: 143
Views: 4259

Re: Sustrans no good for touring

I'm not sure, but you could probably upload them to a personal page on their wiki and refer to it from the changeset discussion. I think you can add photos to Cycle Streets? I'm pretty sure I've done that before, though it was some years ago. Yes, you can. I'm not sure whether you can link from OSM...
by mikeymo
28 Jul 2020, 10:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 75
Views: 2093

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

My own personal experience was that when, as a frequent cyclist, I began to get pains in my chest when climbing hard, I explained to my GP with reference to a local modest hill so he would have an idea of what I was talking about. He simply could not believe that I was cycling all the way up. (For ...
by mikeymo
24 Jul 2020, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 66
Views: 4356

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

Unfortunately rectifying the problem in an otherwise sound frame may not be economically viable. Obviously we all have different ideas about what constitutes "economically viable". I know nothing about frame building, but is it possible to replace traditional drop-outs with, er, holes for...
by mikeymo
23 Jul 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 85
Views: 3595

Re: sustrans cuts routes

And weren't far more of the complaints about Sustrans about the off-road routes that were basically MTB-only and unusable by most children? It looks like all of those were kept, yet they deleted long stretches of back roads (including some with formal "Quiet Lanes" designation and signs) ...