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by Clouded Leopard
6 Aug 2020, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car speedometer accuracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 892

Re: Car speedometer accuracy.

Picked this up. Make of it what you will.

“speedometers must never underreport a vehicle's speed, while it must never overreport by more than 110% of the actual speed + 6.25mph. So if you're going 40mph, your speedometer may read up to 50.25mph - but it can never read less than 40mph.”
by Clouded Leopard
28 Jul 2020, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out-and-back or circuit?
Replies: 69
Views: 1915

Re: Out-and-back or circuit?

Normally Circular (prefer anti-clockwise) or figure of eight routes. However I always plan routes to enable a quick escape route back to the start if necessary.
by Clouded Leopard
6 Jul 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Weather - just noting...
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Weather - just noting...

Set off yesterday (Sun) for a short ride. Had only gone a couple of miles when a side gust nearly blew me to the centre of the road. Lucky no traffic. Gave up and returned home for the sake of staying safe. Had about 2 weeks of ‘Orrible weather here.
by Clouded Leopard
4 Jul 2020, 8:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 21
Views: 635

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Rather than use a dedicated cycling computer I have the ETREX Touch 35 with OS maps on SD card. Simply because I hillwalk and cycle so could not justify two GPS units. Yes there are drawbacks however I like to plan my routes and then load them to the unit. Quite a large downside is that the screen i...
by Clouded Leopard
27 Jun 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Casual shorts...
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Casual shorts...

As mentioned previously Rohan Shorts are brilliant. They may seem expensive but I am still wearing some I bought in the late eighties along with is now called “Goa” top. Nice and baggy with plenty of pockets. Bye the bye most of my Rohan kit is over 20 years old, still looking good even the green la...
by Clouded Leopard
25 Jun 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1330

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Clouded, please, why are you still using a film camera? I used to love using mine, but I have 30 kg of paper pictures (need to sort them sometime) Someone said: discard all your poor pictures, then you only have a few left and people think you are a good photographer :wink: Processing film is magic...
by Clouded Leopard
25 Jun 2020, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1330

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Still using an Olympus OM1 Film camera plus the OMD 10Mk3 and OMD Mk5. Although the digital cameras are 4/3 they are producing superb images. Just love the OM 1 but sadly my favourite film Agfapan 25 is no longer available The DSLRs are far too heavy and bulky for me. So it looks like Sony from now ...
by Clouded Leopard
19 Jun 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12526

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Cyril Haearn wrote:Cars should be fitted with friendly bells for that porpoise


My ambulance was fitted with bells way back in the early 70’s. Made a great, melodious sound.
by Clouded Leopard
18 Jun 2020, 8:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12526

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Out last weekend cycling on quiet country lanes in the Ribble Valley. Heard a gentle beep of a car horn. Looked behind to spy a BMW X series. I saw a small pull in about 100 yards up the lane so pulled over. The car driver stopped and apologised for sounding his horn and thanked me for pulling over....
by Clouded Leopard
6 Jun 2020, 11:00am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Bike rack how to tie on / secure bikes

I use the Thule Ride On 3 Tow Ball Mounted. In addition to the Thule supplied straps us two additional straps to really secure the cycle(s). Downside is of course you need the towing kit on your car.
by Clouded Leopard
3 Jun 2020, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 326
Views: 50841

Re: Currently listening to .......

“Nevertheless” Eclection.
by Clouded Leopard
28 May 2020, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 326
Views: 50841

Re: Currently listening to .......

“After The Goldrush” Prelude
by Clouded Leopard
24 May 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1649
Views: 472379

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

This is Myfanwy. Got her yesterday. ‘‘Twas only a seven day wait. Ridgeback Expedition 2021.
by Clouded Leopard
23 May 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 326
Views: 50841

Re: Currently listening to .......

A brilliant song writer. In my mind she is up there with Dylan, Seeger, Paxton, Young et al. Just love 1960’s folk scene and the protest movement in particular. There were so many excellent artists still having a huge following today.
by Clouded Leopard
23 May 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Currently listening to .......
Replies: 326
Views: 50841

Re: Currently listening to .......

“Until It’s Time For You To Go”. Buffy St Marie.