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by Nessie23
12 Oct 2020, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

I've always understood that the magnet that the OP has is designed for single spoke fixing. One side is for round spokes and the other side is for bladed spokes. I believe Norman H has identified the answer. I also agree with Brucey that mounting the magnet closer to the hub is a more ‘reliable’ lo...
by Nessie23
6 Oct 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Home exercise - what equipment?
Replies: 37
Views: 1830

Re: Home exercise - what equipment?

Ive a turbo sitting in the shed, thankfully bought it 2nd hand, just used for setting up gears now. It's the most boring bit of kit imaginable. That’s a brilliant idea. I too dislike the turbo but have decided to persevere with it over this winter. I will deffo use it to set up gears and can’t beli...
by Nessie23
2 Oct 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Exercise bike v trainer
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Exercise bike v trainer

So then I wondered about a trainer - nowt expensive, maybe something like this ( https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/in-ride-300-home-trainer-550-watts/_/R-p-14683?mc=8402844 ) Opinions, anyone? I have that exact turbo trainer purchased about 5yrs ago to keep fit thru winter. However, i seldom used it fo...
by Nessie23
1 Oct 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elevation differences Google to Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Elevation differences Google to Strava

(If you're interested in this sort of thing, the open-source routing engine Graphhopper - which is used by RWGPS and Komoot - is currently trying to work out how they should fix it in their own codebase: https://github.com/graphhopper/graphhopper/issues/2028) Thanks for the feedback. I had a look a...
by Nessie23
30 Sep 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 61510

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Marcia has started a "blog" about her ride:- https://mawonavelo.com/2020/09/28/lejogle-2020-day-1-tales-from-the-road/?fbclid=IwAR2oadO9hafFofkjRnZxt5phRk3DlhizkgJGGgj1XzBK4bOD5FwrR1RBDMw Fantastic read especially the mental health stories which are close to my heart. Cheers James Agree, ...
by Nessie23
30 Sep 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elevation differences Google to Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Elevation differences Google to Strava

Thanks for responses on this topic.... I have done a bit of Googling and it would appear that height discrepancies between map platforms are widely acknowledged. Basically, GPS is reliable as a plan view (x& y) directions but unreliable for height (z). Strava takes the x/y GPS location and cross...
by Nessie23
29 Sep 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Elevation differences Google to Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Elevation differences Google to Strava

I like to use Google maps to plan new cycle routes from my house. I then use Strava to record the actual ride. Today I did a short 20 mile cycle. Google maps: 19.9 miles with 596ft climbing Strava: 19.8 miles with 997ft climbing Note: The above route was followed faithfully and all done on tarmac ro...
by Nessie23
25 Sep 2020, 7:30am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 965

Re: TT Bike Handling (Chloe Dygert)

Ouch, very unlucky to impact barrier just after the padded section but also fortunate to land on thick grassy bank.
I would have thought a tyre rolling off would be visible in video. It would appear something caused the rear wheel to go out of balance instantly and would suspect a mechanical failure.
by Nessie23
24 Sep 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG
Replies: 37
Views: 925

Re: Average speed (laden) for LEJOG

Here's what we're planning to do on our May 2021 LEJOG Start 0900 and look to finish between 1700 and 1800. Our hillier days (Cornwall and Devon) are about 80 miles so, if we assume a couple of hours for stops that means we need to achieve about 12mph moving average. On our flatter days we are doin...
by Nessie23
24 Sep 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )

Sounds like you need an endurance road bike. Your hybrid is great for trails and the pub but for real adventure something of a touring, gravel or endurance bike might serve you better ? Cheers James I agree, and have been looking at endurance bikes such as Trek Domane, Synapse, Giant Defy and Canyo...
by Nessie23
24 Sep 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone know what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Anyone know what this is?

I think that is in Paulatic’s neck of woods and he might have some local knowledge.
by Nessie23
23 Sep 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )

Velo-city and speed6dave: Thanks for info on alternative bars. I had no idea there was so much out there. I have ruled out Jones-H as would change the geometry too much but am very interested in the Ergon up-stands. How will it change the geometry? My issue is the opposite of yours. I have got back...
by Nessie23
23 Sep 2020, 8:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )
Replies: 25
Views: 979

Re: What bike for loaded touring ? ( LeJoG + other tours )

Velo-city and speed6dave: Thanks for info on alternative bars. I had no idea there was so much out there. I have ruled out Jones-H as would change the geometry too much but am very interested in the Ergon up-stands.
by Nessie23
23 Sep 2020, 6:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Working towards a LeJoG in September
Replies: 97
Views: 4232

Re: Working towards a LeJoG in September

Congratulations Bluelagos, sounds like an epic journey but you have made it. Look forward to hearing what your climbing stats were.
by Nessie23
22 Sep 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 886
Views: 61510

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Given Sheriden did 870 miles in total as opposed to the more modern 840, should her time be adjusted to reflect this? This is a good point, and one I thought about when drawing the graph. Really Eileen's graph shouldn't curve off as dramatically as it does for this reason. One option would be to in...