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by Bez
7 Jun 2019, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

I believe so, but I've not used a Wahoo for a while so can't check for sure. But the main reason for my comment is that I'm fairly confident that this also works fine on Garmin devices. (I also use RWGPS, and used the Touring/800 for a long time; FWIW I'm now on the Explore, which suits me very well...
by Bez
4 Jun 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mobile Plan- Europe? Need assistance!!
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Mobile Plan- Europe? Need assistance!!

Can you get someone to post a UK Sim out to you? It’ll work in all those countries for no extra cost. At least, as far as I know most or all do: I use Giffgaff, who list all those countries.

https://www.giffgaff.com/roaming-charges
by Bez
3 Jun 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike

Two types of train on that line. One has 5-car units, of which cars 2 and 3 (or 3 and 4) have 3x dedicated bike stands. The other has 4-car units, of which car 2 (or 3) has an area with foldable seats which is designated for two bikes (but takes more). If you get on at Portsmouth Harbour you're firs...
by Bez
24 May 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

Why take the car? There’s good riding to be had near most of the ports—and bikes normally roll off first on arrival, plus it’s cheaper and (IMO) less hassle. Where are you sailing from? Edit: Just noticed you mention the tunnel; I guess that implies Dover/Folkestone… I tend to only think about the w...
by Bez
13 May 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Garmin model?
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Which Garmin model?

Well because the Edge Touring is only £185, and appears to be further up the range. Also with Garmins starting around £100, anything more than £200 (which I'm sure it will be soon) seems excessive. As noted above, that's the Edge Explore, not the Touring. RRP £220 last time I looked, though availab...
by Bez
12 May 2019, 12:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Garmin model?
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: Which Garmin model?

Not sure how £260 is "ludicrous" for the 530. (I've got one on order, admittedly with 10% off via DC Rainmaker; it seemed pretty good value all things considered. The big selling point for me is the supposed battery life, which if you're riding across Canada may be important.) To me it see...
by Bez
12 Apr 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting Mont St Michel…?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Visiting Mont St Michel…?

I‘ll be sure to remind my 9 year old boy of that, he’ll be thrilled ;)
by Bez
11 Apr 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting Mont St Michel…?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Visiting Mont St Michel…?

Circumstances dictate we’ll be there midday in the school holidays, I’m expecting a degree of misery ;)
by Bez
11 Apr 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting Mont St Michel…?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Visiting Mont St Michel…?

Planning on taking my 9yo son on a mini tour next month. We'll be going past Mont St Michel on our first day so we might as well have a mooch round it. I've been past it a few times in recent years but haven't been on the Mont itself since 2005, since when things have changed quite a bit. I'm aware ...
by Bez
2 Apr 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 52
Views: 1588

Re: 2.4W dynamo hubs

Ah yes. Doh! Thanks.
by Bez
2 Apr 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2.4W dynamo hubs
Replies: 52
Views: 1588

2.4W dynamo hubs

I realise that on the face of it this question has an obvious answer (which probably already appears on the forum, but the search function is no help here), but… Will a 2.4W hub adequately power both front and rear LED lights? I ask because these hubs (eg the 2N35) seem to be available at much lower...
by Bez
12 Feb 2019, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7788

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

On Health and Safety, since the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974... Playing devil's advocate, that graph doesn't actually tell you much without seeing the previous years. Take road casualty data as an analogy: if you showed the casualty rate starting with the point when seatbelts became a legal r...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7788

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

One must say Chalk Board no matter what. One is now also obliged to have children sing "Baa Baa Wooly Sheep" or you are for the high jump. With a wife who taught for 42 years and a daughter who has done the same job for 17 years we speak as it is. My wife teaches and I'm pretty sure she's...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7788

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I remember seeing a Louix Theroux TV program which featured people with the most outrageous anti gay signs and chants in the street in the US. Its allowed. But just like Alf Garnet it showed them up just as Trump has revealed to everyone what a bigot he actually is. Mm. And there's the rub: to supp...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7788

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Twisting peoples words to suit your own predjudices is insulting. I never said I identified with Trump, I just had him in mind. He is just a very obvious example of how folk in the US can say anything they want to Fair enough. I thought replying “yes”to the suggestion that you “identify him if you ...