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by skicat
27 Sep 2015, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Crazy Guy on a Bike Site. Anyone Use it?

Yes, I have documented every tour I've ever done on the CGOAB site. That is precisely one ! :wink: The first journals on the site are from 2001 and I think Neil created the site to blog about his own cycle tour(s). I think it is very much "hand-crafted", i.e. he doesn't use any off the she...
by skicat
23 Sep 2015, 6:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin Oregon 600t
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Garmin Oregon 600t

I have an Oregon 650 which is the same as a 600 but with a camera. I'm not sure what the 't' designates, possibly it means bundled Topo maps. I bought my 650 from Cotswold Outdoor (CTC 15% discount) along with the Garmin Ordnance Survey map product on an SD card. It's good enough to use for driving....
by skicat
2 Sep 2015, 5:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What do you do when the going gets tough?
Replies: 52
Views: 4638

Re: What do you do when the going gets tough?

Bruce J wrote:We tandemists quite often burst into song towards the end of a long hard day ....... good for team morale and, of course, breathing.


We soloists do that as well. With the advantage that there's no-one around to complain about the racket.
by skicat
28 Aug 2015, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gpx files
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Gpx files

Garmin publish their own free desktop software called BaseCamp. It reads GPX files and you can use it to create routes and customise routes created on other applications. It also makes it easy to transfer those routes to your GPS device. No doubt other applications are just as good but the learning...
by skicat
23 Aug 2015, 5:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: when to go and which bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 5798

Re: LEJOG: when to go and which bike?

Hi, welcome to the forum. You have pretty much asked all the questions I asked myself about 18 months ago. I found lots of information in these forums, but sometimes it can be contradictory. In the end, only you can evaluate it all and make your own decisions but a few things spring to mind. I did J...
by skicat
18 Aug 2015, 1:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 7111

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

nickodemia wrote:I believe the hotel at Bettyhill has closed.


I stayed at the Farr Bay Inn on the outskirts of Bettyhill. It's basic but inexpensive and the people are very friendly. I was there 11 months ago.
http://www.farrbayinn.co.uk/
by skicat
14 Aug 2015, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10 preview
Replies: 99
Views: 9725

Re: Windows 10 preview

Me (screaming): Just navigate home you useless pile of **^%^$***( &&^%9@# Navigating Home :roll: I suspect the word 'navigate' was the key. (Would be on my phone otherwise how would it know that I want to go home? It might think I want the home page on my browser or something...) My phone s...
by skicat
13 Aug 2015, 9:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 10 preview
Replies: 99
Views: 9725

Re: Windows 10 preview

My first ever interaction with a voice-operated satnav went something like: Me: Go Home Not recognised Me: Home Not recognised Me (very slowly): Home Not recognised Me (in exaggerated received pronunciation): Home Not recognised Me (in exaggerated Geordie accent just to see if that would work): Home...
by skicat
13 Aug 2015, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone watched 'Belleville Rendez-vous' ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3058

Re: Anyone watched 'Belleville Rendez-vous' ?

Paulatic wrote:My copy is a give away (from the Times) dated 2003. Specifically states "not for sale"


Ditto. But I've watched my copy more times than most of the videos and DVDs I've paid for over the years.
by skicat
3 Feb 2015, 9:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Honda Jazz - no bikes on car roof?
Replies: 19
Views: 6185

Re: Honda Jazz - no bikes on car roof?

Certainly if you look one the accessories page the only bike carrier listed is for towbar fitting even though they list several roof rack options including for skis - though it's hard to imagine the typical, geriatric jizz owner having much interest in skiing. A friend of mine I met through skiing ...
by skicat
24 Jan 2015, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge
Replies: 338
Views: 32347

Re: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge

Does this thread start again at 'A'? I think it should, with the additional rule of no duplicates. :D
by skicat
29 Dec 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Circular routes & a suitable satnav.
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Circular routes & a suitable satnav.

The behaviour you are seeing is exactly what Garmins do as well (or at least my eMap, Colorado, Oregon 450 and Oregon 650 all did this). The routing algorithm is trying to be "smart" and getting you to the closest via-point in your route. As you set off, that happens to be your endpoint. I...
by skicat
19 Dec 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if cyling is the new golf?
Replies: 30
Views: 2535

Re: ...if cyling is the new golf?

I wear weird looking clothing I am obsessed by shiny new accessories for my hobby I spend large amounts of time with friends similarly obsessed I spend lots of money on magazines relating to my sport I avidly follow the major annual events then dream about holidays testing myself on the same challe...
by skicat
18 Dec 2014, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if cyling is the new golf?
Replies: 30
Views: 2535

Re: ...if cyling is the new golf?

Cycling through Perth on my JOGLE a couple of months ago, I mis-navigated a tricky bend on the cycle path and ended up heading across the North Inch golf course. A couple of chaps in weird trousers soon put me straight. So for me, golf was almost the new cycling :shock:
by skicat
8 Dec 2014, 10:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: news paper nutcase
Replies: 46
Views: 7142

Re: news paper nutcase

As a manager at a company I worked at a few years ago once said, "Yes there is a blame culture in this company. But who's fault is that?"