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by RonK
5 Nov 2014, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: googlemaps
Replies: 1
Views: 677

googlemaps

There is an option called helicopter view that will do a flyover of your route. You may need to switch to classic Maps to use it. Google it for instructions.

You can also save the route as a klm file, then open and play it in Google Earth.
by RonK
2 Nov 2014, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Switching from Linux to Apple Mac
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Switching from Linux to Apple Mac

I'm very grateful for all your responses. Not all of them reassuring, unfortunately, but I can't grumble at that! It does sound as if the process of migration shouldn't be too troublesome; it is mainly data that I'll need to transfer rather than software - as ArMoRothair points out, setting up emai...
by RonK
31 Oct 2014, 11:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Switching from Linux to Apple Mac
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Switching from Linux to Apple Mac

You can't. Linux programs won't run on a Mac.

Email, browsers and the like are standard on the Mac, so there is no need to migrate them.

I have a 5 year old iMac and it runs just fine.
by RonK
30 Oct 2014, 1:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying used iPad
Replies: 20
Views: 9367

Buying used iPad

> I'm an Android device user but Mrs B4t's friend has an iPad which has sparked an interest in Mrs B4t not normally seen when it comes to technology :) > Before shelling out £400+ for a new iPad I was thinking of giving a first generation iPad a shot and am looking for views on buying such a thing ...
by RonK
28 Oct 2014, 11:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A warning on roof cycle carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 4406

Re: A warning on roof cycle carriers

Warning of tow bar mounted bike carriers too. Driving though traffic with my precious Mercian on the rack, we stopped abruptly at a zebra crossing. The car behind wasn't so good at stopping and hit us from behind. :cry: This is a much greater risk than being hit from behind...or bikes falling off. ...
by RonK
18 Oct 2014, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lighting a bike/high vis on tour
Replies: 66
Views: 5297

Re: Lighting a bike/high vis on tour

maxcherry wrote:Why does wearing black matter if I have lights on my bike?

Bright colours are for being seen in daylight.
by RonK
17 Oct 2014, 8:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lighting a bike/high vis on tour
Replies: 66
Views: 5297

Re: Lighting a bike/high vis on tour

Spinners wrote:I find the use of all black cycle clothing baffling and see so many cyclists dressed like this nowadays.

Perhaps he wants cosy up to the Kiwis by dressing as an All Black. Totally unnecessary though - Kiwis are for the most part very nice people - friendly, approachable, welcoming. :lol:
by RonK
17 Oct 2014, 2:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bum Creep - Saddle Adjustment Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: Bum Creep - Saddle Adjustment Advice

Move the saddle forward, 5mm at a time. You soon find the point where you stop sliding forward.

Some do like to tilt their Brooks up a little, but I prefer mine flat.
by RonK
17 Oct 2014, 2:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lighting a bike/high vis on tour
Replies: 66
Views: 5297

Lighting a bike/high vis on tour

On tour in NZ I used a bright Cateye flasher on the rear at all times. Even on a bright day cyclists can be difficult to see in time when travelling at 100kph, particularly in wooded areas where you may be moving in and out of dappled light. Cateye has a rack mount that fits Tubus racks and probably...
by RonK
15 Oct 2014, 7:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket Swimming...Alu Frame.
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Bottom Bracket Swimming...Alu Frame.

Usually ingress is down the seat tube.

Simple solution is to stand the bike on the back wheel for a few moments after wet ride to drain the water out the chain stays.
by RonK
14 Oct 2014, 2:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of a waterproof, waterproof jacket?
Replies: 53
Views: 7766

Of a waterproof, waterproof jacket?

Check out Showers Pass. The Elite 2.1 jacket is waterproof and is made from Event fabric and plenty of vents, so it's the driest rain jacket I've ever used. An optional rain hood is available but I found it quite claustrophobic. A Tiaga Helmet Hat is a better choice.
by RonK
12 Oct 2014, 1:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sending my Trike to Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 7595

Re: Sending my Trike to Australia

A trike will be too big to "posted". Australia Post will not accept a parcel of trike dimensions. You will have use an international shipper, and that's likely to be a painful and expensive experience. Also it's not a good idea to buy a bike here - anything bike is very expensive in Austra...
by RonK
10 Oct 2014, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gore-Tex Cap Question
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Gore-Tex Cap Question

Do you really need goretex? I wear Walz Cycling Caps under my helmet all year round.

To keep the rain out I use a Tiaga Helmet Hat.
by RonK
10 Oct 2014, 11:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What did we do back then...?
Replies: 31
Views: 1488

Re: What did we do back then...?

We lived in a remote area where there were no dairies - we were raised on powdered milk, canned butter and canned cheese.
by RonK
10 Oct 2014, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only cyclists
Replies: 64
Views: 4529

Re: Only cyclists

maxcherry wrote:Audible books are brilliant for long bus or train rides. Take the strain off your eyes and just sit back and relax.
You can even get a book on a free trial + there are quite a few free books as well


http://www.audible.co.uk/

They are brilliant for long bike rides too. :)