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by matt_twam_asi
10 May 2020, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downslink (West Sussex) to be closed for 3 months around West Grinstead
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Downslink (West Sussex) to be closed for 3 months around West Grinstead

A quick update on this as I cycled from Christ's Hospital to Partridge Green on the Downs Link today. The whole of Area 2 and 3 is open even though the work is clearly still ongoing from West Grinstead station south for about 1/2 a mile. It's very rideable though, certainly no worse than before work...
by matt_twam_asi
1 Apr 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downslink (West Sussex) to be closed for 3 months around West Grinstead
Replies: 13
Views: 604

Re: Downslink (West Sussex) to be closed for 3 months around West Grinstead

Anyone more local than me care to comment? I suppose it's nice to see WSCC putting the bare minimum of effort into upkeep for our part of the Downslink. Oh, comment about the diversion? Yeah, looks good. ;) I perhaps wouldn't bother getting back on the DL at Partridge Green, just head straight for ...
by matt_twam_asi
22 Jan 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Heathrow or Gatwick?
Replies: 24
Views: 867

Re: Heathrow or Gatwick?

Are you wedded to the National Express? Because there's also hourly direct trains from Gatwick Station to Portsmouth that are comparable in duration and price.
by matt_twam_asi
20 Nov 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best-laid plans of mice and men
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Re: Best-laid plans of mice and men

Hi Rob,

We were also on that flight, sorry to hear you didn't get any further than Toulouse. Our luggage arrived after 4 days. To Easyjet's credit they have (eventually) offered us more money in compensation than the amount that we claimed. We just had the compensation confirmed this week as well.
by matt_twam_asi
10 May 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wikivoyage
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Wikivoyage

From a quick scan it seems to allow a certain amount of "authorial colour". Take this on Crawley: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Crawley Oh I don't know, I think it could be even more colourful (speaking as a Horshamite ;)). I've used Wikivoyage a fair bit and my general one word opinion ...
by matt_twam_asi
12 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7898

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

<snip> How far should we go? I draw the line at re-writing Huckleberry Finn . It would simply make no sense, and surely the most socially-aware reader will understand that... A lot of old stuff is outrageously racist, sexist, ageist etc. I do remember quickly re-reading the Famous Five when I bough...
by matt_twam_asi
5 Feb 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eight O'clock Pips
Replies: 31
Views: 2159

Re: Eight O'clock Pips

If I was listening to (say) The Archers in the workshop on DAB, then came into the house and it was online on the iMac, it would be about a minute behind. Not timed it specifically, but about a minute, maybe a bit less. Yes, the online player uses the MPEG-DASH format which could cause that much of...
by matt_twam_asi
2 Feb 2019, 12:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

mercalia wrote:
mr bajokoses wrote:
mr bajokoses wrote:They must be very sure of the benefits. Perhaps mercalia could list some.


Mercalia, have you remembered any yet?

I want to remain in the EU.


I'm intrigued, if you want to remain in the EU then why did you vote to leave?
by matt_twam_asi
21 Dec 2018, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gatwick Drones
Replies: 133
Views: 3699

Re: Gatwick Drones

My understanding is that it is illegal to fly one of these outside direct line of sight by the person controlling it & I think the legal distance limit is 500m from the controller (assuming flying in the UK & assuming he isn't a licenced commercial drone pilot, which will change the rules s...
by matt_twam_asi
2 Nov 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why didn't she notice the trap door?
Replies: 84
Views: 2727

Why didn't she notice the trap door?

I'll let the title stand as is. We can make our own judgements about the choice of words and how they reflect upon the author. A general observation though. Our brains seem to be pretty good at deciding where to pay attention and where it may reasonably assume that no special attention is needed. D...
by matt_twam_asi
22 Jul 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Downs and Weald and return
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Downs and Weald and return

1) Either route will give you some nice villages to cycle through and moderate terrain. As a general rule of thumb East Sussex is a smidge hillier than West Sussex, especially the Weald area. 2 & 3) I'd avoid Crawley altogether unless you want to use it for cheap accommodation. It's a post-war t...
by matt_twam_asi
15 Jul 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Photos or footage of Leith Hill climb
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Photos or footage of Leith Hill climb

There's a mapillary ride from 12/03/2016 going from Leith Hill Place past Starveall car park: https://www.mapillary.com/app/?lat=51.1 ... ocus=photo
by matt_twam_asi
8 Jul 2018, 11:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 178
Views: 17009

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

There's so much that could be done by communities if it was treated as an opportunity rather than a problem. Part of treating this event as an opportunity would be on the organisers to publicise it and it's advantages well in advance to the people of West Sussex. I can't speak for other areas but a...
by matt_twam_asi
5 Jul 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 541581

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Could be great if leaving leads to less trade, there is far too much of it now That's... a novel argument. Making money is... bad? people should get used to eating fewer bananas and more porridge, swedes, apples. Bananas should be an expensive treat As yes, those wretched European banana farms, pro...
by matt_twam_asi
26 Jun 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand and garmin co ordinate matching
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Osmand and garmin co ordinate matching

I don't know about the Etrex settings but you can change coordinate formats in Osmand, go to Settings -> Global app settings -> Coordinate format. Hth.