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by Richard Fairhurst
15 Sep 2019, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 6481

Re: Cycling World magazine

Weirdly their Facebook page has a posting from February saying "Cycling world has been acquired by BLAZE watch this space for further updates", accompanied by a logo. https://www.facebook.com/cyclingworldmagazine/photos/a.1818751458139644/2587693614578754/ The Blaze logo appears to be that...
by Richard Fairhurst
13 Sep 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 151
Views: 5199

Re: What3words

Well, I didn't know that Wetherspoons had opened a branch on the Kamchatka Peninsula: https://what3words.com/mullet.headed.buffoon
by Richard Fairhurst
13 Sep 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: May only motorists teach Bikeability?
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: May only motorists teach Bikeability?

It's actually been the case that since the 70s local authorities have been responsible for delivery (or deciding not to bother) and police services would often deliver given the wider community involvement back then (i.e., "more bobbies on the beat". However, given that a widespread minds...
by Richard Fairhurst
12 Sep 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2246

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I don’t take many photos but have a couple of observations from touring with someone who takes lots of good ones. Convenience is important (if it’s not convenient there won’t even be a photo)) I use a Sony RX100 compact camera, which is a wondrous little thing. But I've always struggled with where ...
by Richard Fairhurst
12 Sep 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!
Replies: 46
Views: 1987

Re: 2019 Vuelta; spoilers!

I'm just going to leave my quote from a fortnight ago here...

Richard Fairhurst wrote:True enough... yesterday Quintana was all set to take the red jersey until he was attacked by... Valverde. It happens every time and it never gets less funny.
by Richard Fairhurst
11 Sep 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 is driving me mental with bad 'PDC' and 'Series' tagging
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: ITV4 is driving me mental with bad 'PDC' and 'Series' tagging

Curiously ITV4 seem to have finally got the "on demand" screening under control for the Vuelta. It's usually available on the ITV Hub thingy by 9/9.30ish, often earlier, whereas with earlier tours it's often not been uploaded until 11 or even later.
by Richard Fairhurst
9 Sep 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 38
Views: 2410

Re: cycle computers, generally

As I said (twice now), a USB cable isn't an option on iOS. Nor is an SD card. If you don't download routes on-the-fly then you're clearly better at advance planning than me!
by Richard Fairhurst
9 Sep 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 38
Views: 2410

Re: cycle computers, generally

Yes. You can do that from Android but not from iOS.
by Richard Fairhurst
9 Sep 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle computers, generally
Replies: 38
Views: 2410

Re: cycle computers, generally

As for GPS, again my favourite has been mentioned by nobody so far: Garmin Etrex 30x. This is because the British cycle trade wears blinkers like a racehorse and for the same reason: all they want to know about is sport! So they sell everyone a Garmin Edge, even when an Etrex serves their purpose b...
by Richard Fairhurst
9 Sep 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling app and equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Cycling app and equipment

Ultimately Zwift and Peloton are both funded by massive amounts of venture capital. They're Silicon Valley companies whether or not they're based in Silicon Valley itself, if you see what I mean. (As it happens I think Zwift is headquartered in LA and Peloton in NYC.) You could try RGT, which is Bri...
by Richard Fairhurst
8 Sep 2019, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?
Replies: 25
Views: 1171

Re: Folding bikes - good Brompton alternatives?

Two more names for your list: Bike Friday (I have one) and Airnimal (Mrs F has one). Both produce superb bikes suitable for longer rides but still just about foldable small enough to get on a train: of the (...counts...) seven bikes in this household, the Airnimal is the fastest by a long chalk. Ple...
by Richard Fairhurst
4 Sep 2019, 10:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 736
Views: 109131

Re: Cycle Travel question!

1. Yes - on the to-do list. 2. At present the auto-selection is city for under 25k, local for under 100k, touring and long-distance for over 15k. Scales are roughly 1:12,500 for city, 1:25,000 for local, 1:75,000 for touring, 1:125,000 for long distance. 3. It's something I want to look at but getti...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Sep 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 736
Views: 109131

Re: Cycle Travel question!

The server's playing up and has been doing so since mid-afternoon. Haven't figured out why yet but I'm looking at it! (Edit: it seems to be behaving better now. I don't think it was anything I did - I couldn't find anything obviously amiss on the server. Possible that it was something at the hosts -...
by Richard Fairhurst
2 Sep 2019, 8:06pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

I think the Downslink and the Formartine & Buchan Way are generally accepted to be the longest in the UK.

Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llyn Celyn is my favourite "trackbed that isn't a cycle route but really ought to be"!
by Richard Fairhurst
1 Sep 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Great North Trail

Interesting initiative by Cycling UK: a mostly off-road, bikepacking-style route continuing the Pennine Bridleway up to John O'Groats. https://www.cyclinguk.org/press-release/new-800-mile-trail-launched-promote-access-countryside https://www.cyclinguk.org/current-campaigns/great-north-trail I'm gues...