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by skicat
5 Nov 2014, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge
Replies: 338
Views: 32346

Re: Alphabetic Photograph Challenge

CliveyT wrote:
Mick F wrote:
I challenge someone to get a photo of their bike next to a FIRE ENGINE.


On November 5th? Methinks you are tempting fate


Aren't they all on strike?
by skicat
5 Nov 2014, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tax Discs ..... or lack of.
Replies: 63
Views: 6335

Re: Tax Discs ..... or lack of.

Tow hitch for the 500 will cost the thick end of £500 fitted, so using the Clio for any towing duties is a cheaper option for the time being until I can arrange for the Fiat to have one fitted. With a bit of research and preparation, I'm sure I can do it for half the cost by doing it myself ..........
by skicat
4 Nov 2014, 11:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS Power Consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: GPS Power Consumption

ConRAD, have you tried visiting those co-ordinates with the VeloMap disabled? Do you have any other map products loaded that you could try it with, or even just using the basemap would be an interesting experiment.
by skicat
4 Nov 2014, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS Power Consumption
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: GPS Power Consumption

... after that ... I'll tell you another story about this nice bit of a kit !! … since we are now talking about "switching-off", believe it or not , do you know that this fantastic “monty”, loaded e.g. with velomap, in correspondance of specific very definite coordinates … it simply switc...
by skicat
29 Oct 2014, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Island holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Island holiday

While checking a detail about the clocks changing the other day, I was surprised to discover that Portugal and Spain are in different time zones.

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/
by skicat
27 Oct 2014, 4:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wall mounted cycle hangers
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: Wall mounted cycle hangers

I wasn't specifically searching for these but I just came across one in Homebase for £3.99. Link here . And in the same outing, in Maplin I discovered they do a garage bike hoist, currently £6. Also online here . Again, I wasn't actually looking to buy these items, they just keep jumping out at me t...
by skicat
27 Oct 2014, 12:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: New section
Replies: 15
Views: 23324

Re: New section

...............the majority of CTC members are of an age where health issues may be an issue........... I don't know where that came from - that sounds like 'British Cycling' trying another ploy to ridicule us - but I'm ok with the proposal. Well technically it is true. Any person aged from 0 up to...
by skicat
21 Oct 2014, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon - Lynmouth to Exford
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Devon - Lynmouth to Exford

Thanks to both. I had spotted that Brendon valley trail but it seems to meander a lot without really getting much closer to Exford. I think the Simonsbath route is the one for me.
by skicat
21 Oct 2014, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Devon - Lynmouth to Exford
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Devon - Lynmouth to Exford

There's no avoiding the fact that Lynmouth is at sea level and Exford is about 275m higher than that. There also appears to be a large piece of Exmoor at 400m between the two. There are two obvious routes that jump out at me. First is along the A39, then turning inland before reaching Porlock. The s...
by skicat
20 Oct 2014, 10:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Music to accompany chain cleaning.
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: Music to accompany chain cleaning.

Anything by Toad the Wet Sprocket ?
by skicat
18 Oct 2014, 4:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8420

Re: JOGLE completed

Just gone to give the bike its first service since the ride and I discovered that one of the front spokes had ripped the nipple out of the rim. I wonder how long I've been riding it like that :shock:
by skicat
17 Oct 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scientific Calculator
Replies: 81
Views: 3358

Re: Scientific Calculator

I was always taught the 'O' was for 'of' as in 'to the power of'. It achieves the same thing but it's interesting to see how different teachers have different versions of things
by skicat
17 Oct 2014, 9:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scientific Calculator
Replies: 81
Views: 3358

Re: Scientific Calculator

blackbike wrote:Image


I seem to remember making a set of Napier's Bones out of a cornflake packet when I was about 10. I think that's when the nerdism started setting in :lol:
by skicat
16 Oct 2014, 10:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8420

Re: JOGLE completed

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I have just updated all the pages with maps showing my GPS tracks.
by skicat
14 Oct 2014, 1:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scientific Calculator
Replies: 81
Views: 3358

Re: Scientific Calculator

The Sinclair Scientific was my first calculator too, although being a bit hard-core (and a hard up teenager), I built it myself from a kit. I never managed to convince my mother of its usefulness, even when I took it shopping and added up the cost as we went along. Which wasn't easy, entering number...