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by carlislemike
26 May 2014, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement

Thank you for all this info. I think I may go down the Garmin eTrex 10 route. Thanks again, Mike
by carlislemike
21 May 2014, 8:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

gps/stnav/simple wireless measurement

Ok, probably covered elsewhere but here goes:- I want a means to measure speed and distance over rides. I don't want an all singing / dancing gps at £££. I had a small Cateye which ran via a 'transponder' thing on the front fork to the screen on the bars. a) it's died, b) it was a faff swapping betw...
by carlislemike
1 May 2014, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iPhone: necessity or 'bling trophy'?
Replies: 33
Views: 6982

iPhone: necessity or 'bling trophy'?

Just a thought; do I really need my iPhone? I have cheap cameras with better tech facilities and quality. I have a basic Cateye buried in a toolbox so Strava could be redundant. I can read weather reports online before going out. I can find and print out directions for travel or check out post ride....
by carlislemike
9 Mar 2014, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gravesend to Higham, Canal route
Replies: 4
Views: 11746

Re: Gravesend to Higham, Canal route

You were a lot later than me!
by carlislemike
4 Mar 2014, 7:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gravesend to Higham, Canal route
Replies: 4
Views: 11746

Re: Gravesend to Higham, Canal route

Gaz, many thanks for that. I'll be out there on Wednesday. Mike
by carlislemike
3 Mar 2014, 1:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gravesend to Higham, Canal route
Replies: 4
Views: 11746

Gravesend to Higham, Canal route

General local knowledge needed. Is the route along the canal from Gravesend towards Higham / Cliffe opento ride along or is it currently flooded? Are there any 'flooded' road on the Hoo Peninsula? Many thanks, Mike
by carlislemike
19 Sep 2013, 9:13am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Thinking of a tourer for commuting? Any recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

Re: Thinking of a tourer for commuting? Any recommendations?

Just retired so no longer commute but can recommend Surly LHT. Solid all round, decent large diameter tyres, great gearing, mudguards and there are eyelets for pannier racks. Used mine with a Carradice bag but now hopping about locally with Altura panniers. Can also get a disc brake version but that...
by carlislemike
23 Aug 2013, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 102
Views: 30096

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Update on names etc
Cycling Full Circle is by Astrid Domingo Molyneaux. Postcards from the Edge of Britain is by Peter Mann. Don't buy either from Amazon. The latter in particular is obscenely expensive so buying from the authors is about a tenner.
by carlislemike
23 Aug 2013, 8:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone recommend any good books?
Replies: 102
Views: 30096

Re: Anyone recommend any good books?

Recently read Astrid Doming Molyneaux and Circling the World. Low key, practical and not techie. Her trust in her faith doesn't get over egged and she is really quite inspiring when she relates her encounters along the Camino de Santiago and through Iran. Her travel was facilitated trans continents....
by carlislemike
21 Aug 2013, 6:10am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke
Replies: 15
Views: 56789

Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke

Upto last summer Nicole Cooke was prominent in British cycling as a member of both Team GB and as an individual athlete in the Women's European circuit. Ok she retired and made her farewell memorable with one of the most cogent attacks on doping in the sport and its real impact on those who rode cle...
by carlislemike
1 Feb 2013, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London Bridges routes
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: London Bridges routes

Thank you for those suggestions,
by carlislemike
31 Jan 2013, 1:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: London Bridges routes
Replies: 3
Views: 353

London Bridges routes

Ok, I have tried a search to no avail. I am fairly aware of all the London Bridges within the boundaries of Greater London but has anyone got a planned route of the crossing of the bridges to be more efficient during a day's cycle with some overseas visitors?
by carlislemike
26 Oct 2012, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandems to access a disabled person
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Tandems to access a disabled person

Hi one & all, I have a friend who has a major problem with one of his legs as a result of a serious 'accident'. He cannot make a 90 degree bend with that one leg so that stuffs his being able to ride easily. He has got a flip flop crank arm/pedal which resolves some of the issues except for long...
by carlislemike
23 Jul 2012, 8:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Olympic Road race
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Olympic Road race

Ok. What is the best venue to watch it in S W London. Box Hill will be jammed so maybe nearer Hampton Court/Richmond. I guess the jobsworths will have closed all routes in these areas to justify their employment so any hints welcome. I seriously doubt that the Festival in Dorking area will be access...
by carlislemike
22 Apr 2012, 6:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greenwich & Woolwich Foot tunnels
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

Re: Greenwich & Woolwich Foot tunnels

Thanks; unfortunately the site is not 100% correct as there are times when I have gone down there and can't either get near the foot tunnels or the lifts are being'service updated' etc.