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by donnieban
1 Sep 2012, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

Hi Al,

Respectfully, you aren't known for travelling light so could you please explain your robust wheel touring choice?

Cheers

donnieban
by donnieban
1 Sep 2012, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Touring wheels - advice please

Brucey,

Flip, hadn't expected a response from the boss. But sincerely appreciated, your pushing me towards where my head has directed me before...Do the right thing Donnie, believe...

So fair does, Sputnik or Grizzly? now you have lost me a Tara lowrider rack....feel free to direct me...
by donnieban
1 Sep 2012, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?

Patrick & DaveP, An overdue thank you for your very helpful advice. My limited free time has been helped by your guidance. Thankfully the mist is starting to lift and the difference between passive tracks and active routes is starting to sink in. http://cycleseven.org/gps-waypoints-routes-and-tr...
by donnieban
1 Sep 2012, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring wheels - advice please
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Touring wheels - advice please

Hi, Looking for some before purchase advice on a new set of touring wheels as part of my preparation for my unsupported LEJOG. Given its going to be a loaded (4 pannier tour) what wheel set should I go for? 700c wheels and 32 tyres and standard 135 OLN. Options via Spa - LX hubs with Rigida Grizzly ...
by donnieban
19 Aug 2012, 10:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?

patricktaylor wrote:
BTW I rarely use Waypoints for navigation. I use tracks (not routes) but that is just a personal preference.

Could you please expand on this Patrick?
by donnieban
19 Aug 2012, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?

Cheers DaveP. The Garmin 450 & the GPSMAP62s share the same spec. The exception being that the 62s has a 1.7gb internal memory where the 450 has only 850mb to play with: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=143&compareProduct=63349&compareProduct=63801 Which City Navigator mapping ...
by donnieban
18 Aug 2012, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Oregon 450 & City Navigator maps - best to save maps to?

I would be grateful for some advice before I fork out & purchase Garmin's City Navigator Uk & Ireland maps. The City Navigator mapping has won me over because the Navigator maps can be zoomed into without the blurring or pixelation problems that the 1:50 000 Discoverer mapping suffers from. ...
by donnieban
29 Jul 2012, 2:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

actual data and scientific methodology?

Why do some people insist on being spoon fed the specifics of Road Sense when all that is needed is a sensible reaction?

Self reliance, anyone?
by donnieban
29 Jul 2012, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Some interesting and strongly held opinions which suggest that being seen was never the problem to begin with. Does Hi Viz make you easier to be seen? Presumably and selectively - only to those that want to see you? Driver appreciation and considerate interaction forms some but not all of whats need...
by donnieban
29 Jul 2012, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Absolutely, each to their own. Incidently most of my cycle tops are running kit :wink:

As we know, the naked rambler doesn't have any problems being seen. Wish he would try it here with our midges :roll:
by donnieban
29 Jul 2012, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Recumbent's attract attention and arouse curiosity in equal measure. They also afford a more defensive road position, but they can be more difficult to see when flanked by traffic presumably that is why most sport a small flag in mitigation for their Napoleon complex? This discussion has touched on ...
by donnieban
25 Jul 2012, 9:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

Risk assessment.

Simply put any assessment involves an examination of what could cause harm, so that you can determine whether you have taken reasonable precautions so as to prevent harm.

donnieban
by donnieban
25 Jul 2012, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

We are our own Road Safety Officers whenever we take to the roads. As cyclists, we have to accept that we are vulnerable to acts of stupidity at the hands of other road users... If we accept the frailty of the human condition then perhaps cycling carries too great a risk and clearly no measures such...
by donnieban
24 Jul 2012, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

I was there 2 months ago and it [inappropriate term removed] down (and snowed) solidly for the entire week! Ha, glad we were able to pull out all the weather stops for you peter99. In fairness, I think you may have been right about that week in May, but I would oherwise standby my comment about the...
by donnieban
24 Jul 2012, 10:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be Safe, Be Seen.
Replies: 181
Views: 12663

Re: Be Safe, Be Seen.

thirdcrank, Your perception does you credit as did mine earlier today, but the point I had served to illustrate on topic was that those we are obliged to share the road with sometimes don't see enough - smidsy! The chap who overtook a string of traffic didnt see the lone cyclist bedecked in mourning...