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by HobbesOnTour
10 Aug 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google maps distance
Replies: 21
Views: 805

Re: Google maps distance

Sweep wrote:Maybe it's something to do with my chrome security settings, though I had the idea that my firefox focus was more closed down.


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by HobbesOnTour
10 Aug 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Google maps distance
Replies: 21
Views: 805

Re: Google maps distance

Both the Google Maps app and Google maps on (Chrome) browser show distance as well as time.
I fill in from and to and "get directions".
Top of the screen shows time, below shows distance and time.
by HobbesOnTour
10 Aug 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 4940

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

I think I bought it around 1980 -82 I did think of using it but it needs some work and also the tyres are very wide (about 2.25 inches) and so hard work on tarmac. Can I change just the tyres to say 35mm or would I have to change the wheels too? Yes, you can change tyres to something less knobbly, ...
by HobbesOnTour
8 Aug 2019, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Smartphone / GPS for touring UK/France ?
Replies: 95
Views: 8113

Re: What Smartphone / GPS for touring UK/France ?

Graham wrote:
Just about coming to terms with the permanently greasy screen . . . . .


Screen protector?
by HobbesOnTour
8 Aug 2019, 6:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: App that measures elevation
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: App that measures elevation

As Al says, https://cycle.travel/map

Excellent bike friendly routes
Elevation profile
See any point in Streetview.
by HobbesOnTour
7 Aug 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long term touring advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1850

Re: Long term touring advice

Stolen from here... https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/b ... sted=0&v=j

Be decisive!
Right or wrong make a decision.
The road of life is filled with flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision.
:D
by HobbesOnTour
7 Aug 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in July/August
Replies: 21
Views: 2316

Re: Touring in July/August

robing wrote:I'm off today. Brought forward the trip a bit to try and dodge the storm heading this weekend!
90 miles to Harwich but I should have a tailwind.
Pole camping in Holland/Belgium looks good.

Ah! The freedom! :D
Lots of touring cyclists in this southern part of NL.
Enjoy!
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Bristol > cork (first tour route suggestions)

Cork? As in Cork, Ireland?
If so, city or county? It's a big county! :D
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long term touring advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1850

Re: Long term touring advice

“Too much choice” - nail on the head! Because there’s so much of Europe I want to see I’m toying with a traditional steel touring bike tour such as we’ve discussed and then, later on, becoming 1980s and inter railing with or without a Brompton to satisfy my checklist. Thanks for your patience, idea...
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long term touring advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1850

Re: Long term touring advice

I’m considering cycling the west of France (Velodyssée, Atlantic coast route), turning right to complete the Camino de Santiago and then cycling down to Lisbon. Then, I’ve just seen the EuroVélo 5, Via Francigena, and had my head turned. There’s also the EuroVélo 3, doing the same thing. Maybe, I’l...
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long term touring advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1850

Re: Long term touring advice

Thanks so much, you’ve ‘got’ me, your wise words mean a lot. And thanks for the condolences. Hi I tried to PM you, but it's not working. Based on your original plan, why not look again at the Camino? It's got hills! It's got some spectacular scenery (and some boring!). Great food. It has lots of pe...
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3234

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

Have to agree with those pointing out the potential pitfalls of canal path cycling. Last year I crossed England for the first time, sometimes on canal paths. My converted MTB with big tyres handled the surfaces fine, but some of the bridges were terrifying on a loaded bike! One time I had to "m...
by HobbesOnTour
6 Aug 2019, 7:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Can you fit a front pannier rack to suspension forks

I did exactly that a number of years ago on a no-name hybrid with suspension forks. Attached to the brake bosses and used U shaped clamps to fix to the fork. Locked out the suspension. If it was a good bike I'd think very carefully about it. I wanted to get on the road as quickly and cheaply as poss...
by HobbesOnTour
5 Aug 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recommendation for touring bike
Replies: 141
Views: 4940

Re: Recommendation for touring bike

Do you have a bike? - yes I have a very old Muddy Fox mountain bike. One of the original bikes made by them. Are you used to cycling? - Been a few years since I sat in the saddle. Any bike mechanic skills? - I am mechanically minded but haven't needed to put my skills to the test on a bike! Where d...
by HobbesOnTour
5 Aug 2019, 6:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beijing to Ulaan Batur
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

Re: Beijing to Ulaan Batur

My only knowledge of that part of the world is from various blogs. I do recall one Irish cyclist encountering such severe pollution in China that his clothes were black at the end of the day. In another situation, he jumped into a river to cool down , but the river was so full of chemicals his skin ...