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by cotswolds
29 Mar 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Openfietsmap - map data updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1733

Re: Openfietsmap - map data updates

I'd be surprised if the updates were that infrequent. This page http://www.openfietsmap.nl/downloads/worldwide suggests updates to the lite version are monthly. There's an easy way to find out. Find something local to you that's missing/incorrect, register to edit then correct it, then see how long ...
by cotswolds
21 Jan 2019, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Self-riding bicycles???
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Self-riding bicycles???

I thought this was an early April fool at first, but it appears to be true. Uber are working on self-driving (their word) bicycles. https://thenextweb.com/cars/2019/01/21/uber-is-now-working-on-self-driving-scooters-and-bicycles/ The benefits are clear when you think of a rental network - bikes can ...
by cotswolds
16 Jan 2019, 8:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2603

Re: NCN5 Blockage due to Roadworks

There was a case some years back which established contractor liability for an unsafe route for cyclists because of road works https://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/multi-million-pound-damages-for-roadworks-accident-cyclist-26607/ . You could try writing a letter along the lines of "your diver...
by cotswolds
18 Dec 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Anaemia ?
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: Anaemia ?

Thanks for the advice. I went to a GP (it's pot luck at my local surgery unless you want to wait even longer ) who sent me for a blood test. Had that on the 27th November. Not heard yet from the surgery - perhaps they are waiting for me to get in touch. I'm still riding but definitely slower - I ev...
by cotswolds
1 Nov 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Everday cycling hall of fame
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Everday cycling hall of fame

Piece in the Guardian by Carlton Reid on who should be in a hall of fame for everyday cycling. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2018/nov/01/who-belongs-in-the-everyday-cycling-hall-of-fame Top of the list for me would be Chris Boardman who I think has done most to contribute to a ba...
by cotswolds
31 Oct 2018, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3494

Re: Route creation software

You need the app "GPS transfer" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.michalbures.garmin.transfer&hl=en_GB which I think costs less than £2. (Because I have it installed, I can't see the price.) Don't think it requires the paid version of OSMAND. You create the track, save...
by cotswolds
30 Oct 2018, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3494

Re: Route creation software

To do this you would need? Osmand paid version compared to the free version? An OTG enabled smartphone, something that needs checking with my cheap Alcatel and a microB to miniB OTG cable.https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-0-5m-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B00DCZWIY6 and probably more smartphone familiarity and pa...
by cotswolds
30 Oct 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route creation software
Replies: 126
Views: 3494

Re: Route creation software

That doesnt work with the Etrex range as they can only store .gpx files on the SD card and not read them from it. May be different for the Montana. You can get an Android app that will work with an OTG cable to put usable tracks on to an etrex. I generally create my gpx files at home but have done ...
by cotswolds
29 Oct 2018, 1:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heel Pain
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Heel Pain

What makes you think it isn't plantar fasciitis? This can commonly present as heel pain. A good indicator is that if after sitting, you get a sharp pain with your first step which becomes more bearable. On the practical side of holding an insert in place, double-sided tape should cope with the force...
by cotswolds
16 Oct 2018, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 1689

Re: How Do You Find "Nice" Cycle Areas And Routes

Goldeneye do a good series of cycling maps. https://www.goldeneyeguides.co.uk/cycling/

I've used the Cotswold lanes one and it gives good choices. They're nice maps to use for cycling at a sensible 1:100,000 scale.
by cotswolds
20 Sep 2018, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NEW HERE....need advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: NEW HERE....need advice please

I don't think you need to be too concerned about your weight as long as you avoid anything too cheap and cheerful. Lots of men weigh 13 stone or more and tour with full panniers, tent, etc, which must take them above your weight. I've done thousands of miles with loads of 14 stone or more and use de...
by cotswolds
22 Aug 2018, 9:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leaden achy legs
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Leaden achy legs

Pretty much agree with everything everyone else has said. I train with a running club, and if our legs ache the day after a training session we think it must have been a really good session. If you ask your muscles to do more than they're used to, they get slightly damaged and the body responds by r...
by cotswolds
13 Aug 2018, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: slowest porsche in the world (it's a bike in disguise)
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: slowest porsche in the world (it's a bike in disguise)

Do they all steer, are they all driving? Is the Captain in sole charge of a ship, although she could not "drive" it without help? I think the captain at the front is in charge on a tandem, but are there types where the stoker steers too? Who decides when to change gear? :? Referendum? Ter...
by cotswolds
13 Aug 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: slowest porsche in the world (it's a bike in disguise)
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: slowest porsche in the world (it's a bike in disguise)

The "captain" is actually the commanding officer and in sole charge of the conduct of his vessel. He delegates his authority to others to operate the ship and navigate it. He cannot delegate his responsibility so the buck stops at him. Same as anyone in command. You can delegate your auth...
by cotswolds
11 Jun 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem seatpost sizes. GAAAAAH!
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Tandem seatpost sizes. GAAAAAH!

I had a very minor version of a similar "what on earth..." moment this afternoon while tweaking the position of Acor crosstop brake levers and discovering that the clamps need different sized Allen keys. They were bought as a pair some years ago. I can see there might be reasons for differ...