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by st599_uk
12 Oct 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cam software
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Bike cam software

Shotcut is well respected, easy for new users (it you watch their tutorial) and has quite a few filters for effects.

It also aims to look a bit like a more pro tool, so the next jump up isn't huge.
by st599_uk
7 Oct 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help for a Geordie girl.
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Help for a Geordie girl.

I think it's mainly a footpath.

There are some quiet roads that would get you to EuroVelo 12.
by st599_uk
2 Oct 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhine Ferries
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Re: Rhine Ferries

Thanks for all the info. It will be after Karneval (thankfully, last time I was at that I ended up on TV singing a Koelsch folk song - which is odd as my German is terrible)
by st599_uk
30 Sep 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 87
Views: 5262

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

As I see it, that restriction on its own is likely to be unworkable if the premises are allowed to be used as a cafe. A cyclist's meet is clearly NOT "distinguishable from use as a café where visiting cyclists might be at the premises for the primary purpose of taking refreshment", hence ...
by st599_uk
30 Sep 2019, 10:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to China. Access and Visa info please!
Replies: 34
Views: 3587

Re: London to China. Access and Visa info please!

The Chinese visa will depend on your employment history and your proposed itinerary. They'll normally let you in but your visa conditions may make the trip annoying. You may have to give them a daily hotel list and they may check up on you every day (like Russia), or you may be assigned a minder. A...
by st599_uk
29 Sep 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: London to China. Access and Visa info please!
Replies: 34
Views: 3587

Re: London to China. Access and Visa info please!

The Chinese visa will depend on your employment history and your proposed itinerary.

They'll normally let you in but your visa conditions may make the trip annoying. You may have to give them a daily hotel list and they may check up on you every day (like Russia), or you may be assigned a minder.
by st599_uk
26 Sep 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rhine Ferries
Replies: 10
Views: 504

Rhine Ferries

Hi Just wondering if anyone has a website listing ferry crossings on the Rhine. Thinking of going riding there next year and it would be very useful for planning. There were a couple of great ferries in Holland last year - really useful to give you a little break and time for lunch and a bit of read...
by st599_uk
15 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: 4 train Q: Eurostar LNER

It's definitely an issue. The bike spaces are designed for small, drop bar racing bikes with skinny tyres. LNER have 4 bicycle spaces in pairs per 5 car Azuma train, but have decided to use one pair for excess luggage. So in fact there are only 2. You have to lift your bike up and on to the wheel ho...
by st599_uk
9 Sep 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: BBC World Service 50 things - The Bicycle

Just heard it. Rather USA-centric I thought but interesting that bike growth was double car growth. Interesting too that a robot car will be less likely to wipe you out through being hostile or just inattentive - hadn't thought of that. As long as you're actually riding it, rather than wheeling it:...
by st599_uk
7 Sep 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPX/TCX conversion to Garmin FIT
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: GPX/TCX conversion to Garmin FIT

Can you open it with a text editor, like notepad?

May be human readable.
by st599_uk
15 Aug 2019, 11:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6610

Re: Kicked. Converged. Soccer.

Looks quite interesting. They have basically come up with an algorithm that creates a unique 3 word key for every 3m x 3m block on the Earth's surface. Lonely Planet have started putting them in guide books. The app allows you to input the key and then use another navigation app on the phone (like g...
by st599_uk
14 Aug 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2798

Re: Things we need not invented yet

I fitted a Dutch Bike Lock Its simple, you can lock the bike in seconds and you cant lose the key so easily. You just change the opportunities for losing the key. Because the key is in the lock whilst you are riding, it can't be on your keyring with the house door key. When you get somewhere, the k...
by st599_uk
13 Aug 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16327

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

landsurfer wrote:A page for the WIMPS to plan their latest adventure ...


Dumb question time - who or what are the WIMPS?
by st599_uk
13 Aug 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 63
Views: 2983

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

Confusedbycycling wrote:If someone is interested on more details of my journey through Wales, I have written a report in German http://www.radreisen.stephan-zitzmann.de/radreise-2019/ with many pictures.


Nice write-up, I'm a struggling learner in German.

I got a bit confused by Zoll meaning both Customs and Inch.
by st599_uk
10 Aug 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why CO2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1476

Re: Why CO2?

Surely using hydrogen would make the bike lighter.