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by T
27 Jul 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: cycle.travel - works for me!! :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 1520

Re: cycle.travel - works for me!! :-)

Thanks for bringing this site to my attention, I'd not come across it before. My first impressions were that it's pretty good: ⋅  The website feels very responsive. ⋅  It's easy to tweak the route by dragging it to add a waypoint (One of the flaws with a similar website, cyclestr...
by T
25 Jul 2014, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Suit you, Sir!
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Suit you, Sir!

...detachable fluorescent pocket flaps, trouser turn-ups and collar.

It would probably be quicker to change your entire outfit than faff around trying to find and attach all your fluorescent flaps.
by T
11 Jul 2014, 9:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Normandy Queries
Replies: 8
Views: 5156

Re: Normandy Queries

1. Has anybody any experience of riding on the Avenue Verte from Ceaux (near Mont St Michel) to Mortain to Vire: is it all open, what is the ride & surface like, is it any good? We rode this section last autumn in the other direction (We did Cherbourg to St Malo along the Tour de Manche). As fa...
by T
2 Jul 2014, 7:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa
Replies: 19
Views: 12492

Re: Surly Long Haul Trucker or Thorn Sherpa

Monsieur wrote:Can bikes such as LHT be bought over the web from the UK and then delivered to a UK address?

As far as I'm aware, Surly stopped selling complete bikes via online retailers in 2011. See here: http://surlybikes.com/blog/post/the_way_we_do_things .
by T
19 Jun 2014, 8:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Comparasion - Road Bike about £800
Replies: 20
Views: 4669

Re: Comparasion - Road Bike about £800

I also note that on the same page it says 'lifetime warranty on frame and forks' and then elsewhere '5 year warranty on frame and forks' . Which is it I wonder? Could be both. Lifetime warranty often means the lifetime of the product. 5 years doesn't seem very long for the lifetime of a frame, but ...
by T
30 Nov 2013, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Railway map of the UK
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Railway map of the UK

Since you say 'on-line', this may do what you want: Go to http://www.openstreetmap.org/ . Open the layers panel by clicking the 4th icon down on the right. Switch to the public transport layer. Railways are shown as black lines when zoomed out. Zoom in a bit and stations appear as red circles. (Also...
by T
13 Nov 2013, 3:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front ‘Dazzling’ light discussion – University project.
Replies: 76
Views: 10591

Re: Front ‘Dazzling’ light discussion – University project.

My thoughts on dazzling lights: If you are in an unlit area, especially on a poor surface, you want the brightest light possible to light up the road. Nobody wants to spend more money than they have to on lights. As far as I can tell, as you go up in price, the lights available are roughly as follow...
by T
11 Nov 2013, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SatMap / Opencylemap combo...
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: SatMap / Opencyclemap combo...

simonineaston wrote:I see they are currently offering an attractively priced bundle...

That is how their business model works. They offer the hardware heavily discounted, then make their money from the maps people are forced to buy from them in order to use their hardware.
by T
8 Nov 2013, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SatMap / Opencylemap combo...
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: SatMap / Opencylemap combo...

Deliberately using incompatible formats to lock customers in is not a new strategy. An obvious example is amazon, who designed their .mobi ebook format with incompatibility in mind. If they had designed their ereaders to use the already established .epub format, their customers would have been able ...
by T
8 Nov 2013, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SatMap / Opencylemap combo...
Replies: 17
Views: 6459

Re: SatMap / Opencylemap combo...

Does seem a bit steep, but: There are several costs that apply to both open and proprietary data: The cost of the SD card itself, handling, shipping. I have no idea what file format the SatMap GPS unit reads. It is possible that the original OSM data needs converting, possibly to a proprietary forma...
by T
8 Nov 2013, 8:24am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Discussion...
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: Discussion...

The pedestrian figures will include I suspect a high proportion of the very elderly... No need to 'suspect'. Look at e.g. page 24 of the report. On a slightly different note: The data is often divided by the distance travelled. However, I don't think I've seen a plot of KSI per time spent on the ro...
by T
28 Oct 2013, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How was your storm?
Replies: 29
Views: 6661

Re: How was your storm?

I cycled through about half a metre of water on the way to work this morning.
by T
28 Oct 2013, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Orange! :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 8361

Re: Orange! :-(

My commiserations. I tried to get an orange contract quite recently, because it appeared to be the cheapest. At first I tried to apply online. It failed. In retrospect, I should have given up then. As it was, I tried to set it up in person in their shop a few days later. After an hour of getting now...
by T
22 Oct 2013, 7:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cheapest crossing to France
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Cheapest crossing to France

Where are you starting from, and how are you getting from home to the ferry port? (No point us suggesting super-cheap crossings from somewhere if it costs you a fortune in train tickets/petrol to get to that particular ferry port)
by T
18 Oct 2013, 8:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike space reservations on trains
Replies: 23
Views: 38900

Re: Bike space reservations on trains

...but you can't reserve bike spaces online :evil: If you use East Coast, Scotrail, & others, which I can't remember use the same background system (you don't have to use any of their trains - I've used East Coast to book a journey using Virgin & Crosscountry, for example) you can book your...