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by Navrig
15 Jan 2021, 11:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Touring overseas 2021

The medium term problem is likely to be the recurrence of variants because every time one appears there will be a period of uncertainty whilst the medical specialists confirm that the vaccine works for that particular strain. Meanwhile there could be temporary border closures, travel bans and lock d...
by Navrig
14 Jan 2021, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Touring overseas 2021

You probably won't get insurance - travel or health, unless the pandemic is declared clear by the WHO.
by Navrig
14 Jan 2021, 12:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Touring overseas 2021

northerncyclist wrote:Good question....I mean generally from March / April onwards....I am looking at December.
You guess is as good as Boris' planning.

My view we might be sorted by then. Might as is in doubtful.
by Navrig
14 Jan 2021, 12:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring overseas 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Touring overseas 2021

Do you mean now or December?
by Navrig
5 Jan 2021, 4:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gopro / ipad advise
Replies: 38
Views: 1732

Re: Gopro / ipad advise

I question the need to edit video whilst touring. Tablets are not known for great video editing capability plus you are adding weight and volume to your bags. ..... It must depend on the output the individual is seeking. If e.g. a sequence of clips showing the highlights for the day/week (passing c...
by Navrig
4 Jan 2021, 6:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gopro / ipad advise
Replies: 38
Views: 1732

Re: Gopro / ipad advise

I question the need to edit video whilst touring. Tablets are not known for great video editing capability plus you are adding weight and volume to your bags. I suggest spend some time getting the Android app working with the GoPro. All you need is the ability to control and adjust the camera settin...
by Navrig
2 Jan 2021, 2:25am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia gas burner v cheap Chinese version
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Trangia gas burner v cheap Chinese version

I've still got a Triangia which was bought circa 1978. Still works tho' hasn't been used for a few years now. The seal ring will be persihed I guess.
by Navrig
2 Jan 2021, 2:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13105

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

Jdsk wrote:IMO this thread is doing fine. All information and thoughts appreciated.

Thanks, everybody

Jonathan


I did say "almost" :D
by Navrig
1 Jan 2021, 2:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Any ideas for cycling with thumb problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Any ideas for cycling with thumb problems?

Trekking bars may give you more choices for hand positions and orientations.

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by Navrig
31 Dec 2020, 4:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13105

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

We are almost at a stage where this thread can be unstickied and a new, factually correct, sticky created.

The new post could cover:

EU Visa requirements for UK citizens,
Info on Schengen areas,
Proving movements in and out of Schengen countries,
EHIC or equivalent.

Anything else?
by Navrig
27 Dec 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 282
Views: 10951

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

My Father was a very heavy drinker, always in the pub and never drank at home. It caused my parents to divorce and he died at 57 years old of cancer of the aesophagous. That was in 1992. He was a tough, burly bricklayer with a good sense of humour and sharp wit and the bonhomie of the pub atmospher...
by Navrig
23 Dec 2020, 2:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Applecross on SA AW?
Replies: 29
Views: 1122

Re: Touring Applecross on SA AW?

The other point about that peninsula is the costal road north of Applecross can be harder than the Beallach itself. It follows the coast and includes numerous down and ups at burns/streams. Typically the bridge is on the apex of the U bend so you can't carry speed onto the uphill. It saps the legs q...
by Navrig
17 Dec 2020, 5:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Artificial sphincter
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Artificial sphincter

uppadine wrote:Thanks Navrig, that's the best and almost only thing i've read on the subject.
Any other leads gratefully received. I'm sure there must be CTC members with this piece of kit in them.


There is more of you Google


Cycling with an artificial sphincter
by Navrig
15 Dec 2020, 4:02am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: dumb or smart
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: dumb or smart

I ran a smart turbo for a while. Typically "smart" means that the trainer is ERG, that is, the trainer can automatically adjust the resistance on the fly wheel in response to a software app which has been connected to the trainer. This helps simulate hills and hence harder effort which we ...