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by cotswolds
23 Apr 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Looks like Poole to me.
by cotswolds
22 Apr 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Do you always 'hurt'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Do you always 'hurt'?

I guess it could just be stuff repairing itself, i suppose i do give my body a hammering, a gentle ride is four hours, a short walk, 5-6 miles, i mean, other than utility usage its not worth getting the bike out for less than forty miles is it? :lol: And yes, i know i should do more stretching, i'v...
by cotswolds
21 Apr 2020, 6:57am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Do you always 'hurt'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Do you always 'hurt'?

Any exercise that's hard enough to be considered "training" causes damage to muscles which rebuild themselves stronger to cope with the new workload. They will ache a bit but recover. If they still ache after a few days rest (maybe a bit longer after really strenuous exercise) then somethi...
by cotswolds
20 Apr 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Correct, May Hill. Visible from large areas of Gloucestershire, but a sailor would have to be a long way up the River Severn before the saw it.
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by cotswolds
20 Apr 2020, 3:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Sticking with the hills theme, this one was allegedly used by sailors for navigation purposes. I'm sceptical of that myself, but is visible over quite a wide area. I would not be surprised if it was used for navigation. Old charts often have the note (conspic.) meaning conspicuous, next to prominen...
by cotswolds
20 Apr 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Sticking with the hills theme, this one was allegedly used by sailors for navigation purposes. I'm sceptical of that myself, but is visible over quite a wide area.
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by cotswolds
20 Apr 2020, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

And another distinctive hill in Somerset, although not as famous as Glastonbury Tor. Cider drinkers have a distinct advantage on this one, as the hill features on a certain cider maker's bottle and pump clip labels. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49792653258_6c00a91001_z.jpg I assume it's Burr...
by cotswolds
19 Apr 2020, 8:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS pinger
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: GPS pinger

The Garmin Forerunner 10 seems to do what you want: Understanding Virtual Pacer on the Forerunner 10 Virtual Pacer is a training tool designed to help improve the running time by encouraging running at a set pace. To turn on Virtual Pacer or to edit the set pace: Select Run Options by pressing Down ...
by cotswolds
19 Apr 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I'm guessing sort of N or NE coast of Scotland? Major (A) road as 2 lane. The middle photo seems to have the remains of a narrow guage railway. I'd say the coast line (or road at least) has some form of meandering in/out, as in the 1st photo the cyclist's shadow is on the left, and in the 3rd photo...
by cotswolds
19 Apr 2020, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Enquiry for cyclists and drivers
Replies: 46
Views: 1417

Re: Enquiry for cyclists and drivers

There's a particular right hand bend I used to cycle round daily on my way to work. Got a few dangerous overtakes, but most waited until they could see it was safe. For a while I was surprised how long people delayed overtaking once the road straightened out. Then I realised the obvious: not only di...
by cotswolds
19 Apr 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I'm stumped as well. I worked out the tidal thing. Clear difference in water level between the summer/winter pictures; not due to flooding, because a flooded river would be running faster. Also, both pictures show slack water, suggesting small difference between high and low tide, which means it's s...
by cotswolds
18 Apr 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

I think I know the unique feature but can't track down the location. Is it on the southwest coast path?
by cotswolds
18 Apr 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

The Black Country Living Museum would be about the right distance, but I don't remember them having anything like that.
by cotswolds
18 Apr 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

backnotes wrote:The lighthouse / point west of Sintra in Portugal - westernmost point in mainland Europe?


Correct. The name is Cabo da Roca. Over to you.
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by cotswolds
18 Apr 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1245
Views: 28119

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

An easy one to get things going. Only cycling connection is that I cycled there.

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