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by st599_uk
11 Sep 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 928
Views: 122207

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I have a similar issue using an Android Phone and Navman Bike 1000. Using an OTG cable, the GPS is not mounted by the phone. If I use a Raspberry Pi ZeroW I can mount the device and connect to it via network storage. A faff, but useable. (I carry the Pi Zero as a camera backup device anyway)
by st599_uk
10 Sep 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Train travel despair
Replies: 55
Views: 1695

Re: Train travel despair

The new East Coast trains are awful for bikes. The bike space is a cupboard with 2 hanging devices. I reckon you might get two road bikes in if you're lucky. My Marathon 700c/32s only just fit in the hanger. The chap who'd booked the other space had a mountain bike - his handlebars didn't fit throug...
by st599_uk
8 Sep 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA "post Covid"
Replies: 51
Views: 1955

Re: YHA "post Covid"

ElaineB wrote:To ‘be aware’, to wake up to what is going on. The yha need to be aware of what people need or want.


Woke is usually used to mean awareness of social injustice and inherent privileges.
by st599_uk
19 Aug 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Updating OpenStreetMap
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Updating OpenStreetMap

Hi

Just wondering if there's an easy guide to updating the Open Street Map with surfaces and blockages.

There's a few issues near my house that I would like to clear up.

Simon
by st599_uk
18 Aug 2020, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4020

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

Disk brakes are banned in the Tour de France. Apparently they act like a bacon slicer in the event of a pile up. Plenty of teams using disc brakes in the Tour de France last year. TDF.jpg Okay, they were banned the last time I worked on it with France TV. I remember them desperately adding weight a...
by st599_uk
18 Aug 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?
Replies: 129
Views: 4020

Re: Bestest ever bicycle brakes... ?

Disk brakes are banned in the Tour de France. Apparently they act like a bacon slicer in the event of a pile up.
by st599_uk
17 Aug 2020, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: War on Two Wheels
Replies: 33
Views: 1721

Re: BBC: War on Two Wheels

A lovely BBC Radio 4 program by Lois Price about cycling (and motorcycling), and how it should be a normal thing. I'm not sure if she's a CyclingUK member, but her message is very familiar. We should be able to call ourselves "people who get around on bikes", and not just identified (ofte...
by st599_uk
17 Aug 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Disagreement with AGM resolutions
Replies: 124
Views: 5580

Re: Disagreement with AGM resolutions

I tried to organise a couple of tours this year, travelling by rail: 1) I get sent to Geneva quite often by work - that's where the international standards bodies are and they only allow in the room voting. I was sent to give a demonstration to back up the UK's position so was taking equipment, I wa...
by st599_uk
15 Aug 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Reviews (index)
Replies: 77
Views: 17870

Re: Campsite Reviews (index)

Ling's Meadow Campsite, near Barningham, TL976754 Great little campsite which has been built to be eco-friendly. Big meadow with a small number of pitches (max 30 people). Woodfires encouraged, outdoor cooking area, including a woodfired pizza oven. Can arrange delivery from local bakers and butcher...
by st599_uk
7 Aug 2020, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

I've got a bright orange climbing jacket with pockets, map pocket and a hood that's designed to go over a helmet.

Got it with over 50% off from SportPursuit - well worth signing up and watching for these deals.

https://fjern.equipment/catalog/product/view/id/1820497
by st599_uk
4 Aug 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Casual t-shirts?
Replies: 24
Views: 1323

Re: Casual t-shirts?

What I'm after is a casual polo-short style jersey, with a dropped hem and potentially some back pockets (though the usage case is evolving and I think these are less of an issue than they were). Proper cycling jerseys, I have many of but the children are critical of the lycra look... I use Decathl...
by st599_uk
4 Aug 2020, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Erotica and retro-cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 2551

Re: Erotica and retro-cycling

L'eroica - not really hipsters, it's over 20 years old. It was an Italian cycling festival, but they now run them all over Europe They run a sportive during the day and have local food, drink and music in the evenings. But the bike must be pre-1987 and the clobber mustn't be made of Lycra. (I think ...
by st599_uk
3 Aug 2020, 10:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1660

Re: Using your watch as a compass

At night, you can use Ursa Major as a watch. Only if you have a nautical almanac handy, or printout therefrom, or a very good memory! Navigating with a watch - if you can see the sun at all you don't need to fiddle with the watch except to tell the time. 12midday GMT it's approx due south, 6am it's...
by st599_uk
3 Aug 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1660

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Heading Up North by train return costs a fortune. Cheaper to drive there and back and pay for the petrol. Why, for goodness sake! Government transport policy. For example in Germany/Czechia I did Berlin - Leipzig, Leipzig - Colditz, Colditz - Dresden, Dresden - Prague. Al four tickets came to £85 p...
by st599_uk
3 Aug 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1660

Re: Using your watch as a compass

At night, you can use Ursa Major as a watch.