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by Angstrom
2 Oct 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

So I bought an Android phone! Great!! Thank you Richard. Would other members of this forum consider inappropriate my pointing to those who do use CT regularly and haven't noticed yet that they can join the Patreon crowd? Richard obviously can't write this but I feel I can (if not, let me know). I t...
by Angstrom
23 Sep 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

@mjr - I'll look - I think there's probably a bit of tweaking I can do to make sure small climbs always show up. I know some apps slice the track in steps of different lengths depending on hill length. 1 km for the long ones (as most sites present altigraphs, as well as signs on the roads up to the...
by Angstrom
22 Sep 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Very nice improvements Richard. Thank you. By the way I went up Col de l'Iseran this summer (among others) and I think the new way to calculate the graph is a definite improvement, at least for mountainous terrain. It might puzzle UK cyclits where there are very steep but short hills but for me it i...
by Angstrom
10 Jun 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1678

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

BTW the campsite I had my tent gone through was in rural Aquitaine, while there's obviously high and low risk areas I don't think anywhere is immune. I agree, of course. It's amazing that although we all know that we could be severely injured and even killed on our bikes, we accept that risk with i...
by Angstrom
10 Jun 2020, 10:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum
Replies: 36
Views: 1678

Re: Bike touring- What to do with bike at museum

I'm French and I tour. Here's my contribution. Short answer first: 1) It all depends (and I'll detail later) but overall, the first advice is right: take your valuables and don't worry too much, if touring in rural France. 2) Long answer: stuff gets stolen because either: ⋅  it has high va...
by Angstrom
9 Jun 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Hi Richard.

I like the (relatively) new map base in CT named "OSM German style". It is more colorful (not an end but a means to an enhanced readability and more information)
Could it be possible to add a layer for contours and shading on that base map?

Thank you.
by Angstrom
28 May 2020, 11:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 38
Views: 1899

Re: Fast Touring

Decathlon Triban RC 520 28 spoke wheels. Is that adequate for such a ride? Why not? It's isn't the number of spokes that matter, it's the quality of the wheel. One needs many spokes when a a heavy loaded bike. This bike ain't going to be heavily loaded. It might not be a bad idea to change the whee...
by Angstrom
27 May 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 38
Views: 1899

Re: Fast Touring

Decathlon Triban RC 520 28 spoke wheels. Is that adequate for such a ride? No chance, as many on here would know. :wink: No place for a double either.....at least my old CX came with a triple and I was further able to reduce the granny ring. The wheelset would be my priority, suitable gearing not f...
by Angstrom
27 May 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 38
Views: 1899

Re: Fast Touring

Decathlon Triban RC 520 28 spoke wheels. Is that adequate for such a ride? Why not? It's isn't the number of spokes that matter, it's the quality of the wheel. One needs many spokes when a a heavy loaded bike. This bike ain't going to be heavily loaded. It might not be a bad idea to change the whee...
by Angstrom
27 May 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fast Touring
Replies: 38
Views: 1899

Re: Fast Touring

Hi! My 2 cts: It's a great project and since you seem to feel the "planets align" for you to do it soon, I can only encourage you to carry on. What follows is no advice. It's what I would do if I were to do the same. I would buy a Decathlon Triban RC 520 which is a road bike designed for c...
by Angstrom
27 May 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3423

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

AS a follow up, I think if ban does happen, the solution would be to outsource the bike carrying service to someone who will see it as a business opportunity. It could take the form of buying a ticket for crossing on a standard ferry line loading bikes i a special container or van/truck which could ...
by Angstrom
27 May 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?
Replies: 68
Views: 3423

Re: Post-Covid-19: Could some ferry operators ban cyclists?

Nowadays, businesses have to take into account the legal risks that might appear in everything they do. We live in this kind of world now, wether we like it or not. Their liability in case they get sued because of one cyclist being injured whilst boarding/unboarding amongst motor vehicles and lorrie...
by Angstrom
18 May 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: balcony road from bourg d oisans
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: balcony road from bourg d oisans

HI MAP OF THE BOURG D'OISANS AREA? I have had a cycling hol based in Bourg D'Oisans for the last 6 years now. Enjoyed very one! And have done all the usual climbs that I'm sure everyone has. This year, I'm planning on tackling a few of the balcony roads, that I've seen here and there. Can anyone re...
by Angstrom
30 Apr 2020, 8:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Good improvements Richard. I did notice the changed icons for waypoints and like them. About the increased number of waypoint limit, it's a good thing although as you write, the previous one only rarely caused problems. I once hit a ceiling when I endeavoured to map published in 1898 in the Guide &q...
by Angstrom
14 Apr 2020, 7:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 947
Views: 122986

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I've always been a little nervous about doing that - if a route gets shared a lot, then sharing a link containing the waypoints is more work on the server (which has to recalculate afresh each time) than sharing a saved route (which is stored in the database without the need to recalculate it). But...