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Re: Glasgow to Oban

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 4:55pm
2008, I rode Oban to Arran.
Nice ride.
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Re: Bware the Smombies are here!

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 4:55pm
One of those idiots pushing a pram was transfixed on her phone and sauntered straight onto the road as I was doing about 20mph downhill. I don't think I've ever braked so hard. Told her she was lucky I wasn't a hgv.
Clearly it was all my fault from the look she gave me

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 4:04pm
cliffyboy1962 wrote:Literal translation "Attention ! Electronic control of the Speed"

Thanks.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:51pm
Literal translation "Attention ! Electronic control of the Speed"

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:43pm
... happily up to 224VAC at 28km/h (... with just a minor trick ), look HERE !!!

Re: Glasgow to Oban

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:30pm
A couple of years ago I rode Glasgow to Oban. First down to Ardrossan, ferry to Arran, overnight at the SYHA in Lochranza, ferry to Claonaig then north to Tarbert, Crinnan Canal then up to Oban. Great, quiet, and scenic route!

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:26pm
Psamathe wrote:ukdodger wrote:...
Thanks. It's the 'Velo' something at the bottom that's bothering me.
Thick "velocity"

Ian

Or 'Velobanned'

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:25pm
ukdodger wrote:...
Thanks. It's the 'Velo' something at the bottom that's bothering me.
Thick "velocity"

Ian

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:22pm
Paulatic wrote:The only Italian I have is from watching Inspector Montalbano. I'd hazard a guess that says something along the lines of speed monitoring. Cameras or sensors maybe.

Thanks. It's the 'Velo' something at the bottom that's bothering me.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:19pm
The only Italian I have is from watching Inspector Montalbano. I'd hazard a guess that says something along the lines of speed monitoring. Cameras or sensors maybe.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:17pm
Attention! Speed Camera!

Re: Smartphone as GPS-two major problems

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 2:27pm
Tried a lot of water on my clingfilmed phone and it did start opening random apps. In my bar bags transparent map pocket which is made of thicker plastic, you can operate the screen ok and lots of water doesnt affect it

Re: Backup drivetrain bits

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 1:21pm
whoof wrote:When touring I take
2 tubes and a puncture repair kit plus a couple of inches of old tyre as a boot.
Some allen keys and a 8 & 10 mm spanner.
A chain tool
1 brake , 1 gear cable.
A couple of M4 and M5 nuts and bolts, I've tried to get all the nuts and bolts on the bike down to two sizes.
Some cable ties and electrical tape
A penknife with a screw driver.

I tour in Europe and if I needed anything else I would go to a shop.

The worst incident I've had in 25 years of touring is the bolt holding the saddle to the seatpost braking. I rode 10 miles to a bike shop standing up and got a new bolt.


This is exactly what I take, plus a couple of kwik links.

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 11:02am
nosmarbaj wrote:brynpoeth wrote:Disregarding priority. I really hate the b******s who try to wave me out when I am obliged to wait. I point at the "wait" sign and shout, "können Sie lesen?" (can you read?)
Both when driving and cycling, it seems to me it is generally safer to stick to the legal priorities as defined by signage and road markings - this causes less confusion. There are exceptions of course, especially in heavy slow-moving traffic, but generally I don't cede my priority, and don't expect others to do so for me.

Having said that, surely someone ceding priority is generally trying to be helpful? I understand sometimes it is better not to accept their kind offer, depending on other surrounding events and traffic, but I would not shout at the "offender" - just adds to the anti-cyclist impression some folks have. Maybe it's different in Germany?

Maybe it is different in Germany, I have not lived in the UK for many years. Fortunately it is necessary to shout when the vehicles windows are closed, and the rules are clear. There are plenty of "accidents" caused by abuse of priority rules, I do not see that I can ignore them even if it suits me. Or may I ignore any rule if I chosse? No, I just wait in the cold until the way is free.

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 11:02am
nosmarbaj wrote:brynpoeth wrote:Disregarding priority. I really hate the b******s who try to wave me out when I am obliged to wait. I point at the "wait" sign and shout, "können Sie lesen?" (can you read?)
Both when driving and cycling, it seems to me it is generally safer to stick to the legal priorities as defined by signage and road markings - this causes less confusion. There are exceptions of course, especially in heavy slow-moving traffic, but generally I don't cede my priority, and don't expect others to do so for me.

Having said that, surely someone ceding priority is generally trying to be helpful? I understand sometimes it is better not to accept their kind offer, depending on other surrounding events and traffic, but I would not shout at the "offender" - just adds to the anti-cyclist impression some folks have. Maybe it's different in Germany?

Maybe it is different in Germany, I have not lived in the UK for many years. Fortunately it is necessary to shout when the vehicles windows are closed, and the rules are clear. There are plenty of "accidents" caused by abuse of priority rules, I do not see that I can ignore them even if it suits me. Or may I ignore any rule if I chosse? No, I just wait in the cold until the way is free.

Re: Most Annoying and Potentially Dangerous Motoring Manoeuv

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 11:02am
nosmarbaj wrote:brynpoeth wrote:Disregarding priority. I really hate the b******s who try to wave me out when I am obliged to wait. I point at the "wait" sign and shout, "können Sie lesen?" (can you read?)
Both when driving and cycling, it seems to me it is generally safer to stick to the legal priorities as defined by signage and road markings - this causes less confusion. There are exceptions of course, especially in heavy slow-moving traffic, but generally I don't cede my priority, and don't expect others to do so for me.

Having said that, surely someone ceding priority is generally trying to be helpful? I understand sometimes it is better not to accept their kind offer, depending on other surrounding events and traffic, but I would not shout at the "offender" - just adds to the anti-cyclist impression some folks have. Maybe it's different in Germany?

Maybe it is different in Germany, I have not lived in the UK for many years. Fortunately it is necessary to shout when the vehicles windows are closed, and the rules are clear. There are plenty of "accidents" caused by abuse of priority rules, I do not see that I can ignore them even if it suits me. Or may I ignore any rule if I chosse? No, I just wait in the cold until the way is free.

Re: Video - Yet another cyclist a victim

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 10:58am
reohn2 wrote:mercalia wrote:obviously a city banker out for a bit of exercise

Yep,they're used to crashes without looking ahead,then blaming someone for it
Best we have a whip-round to buy him a whole new bike or two eh?

Re: Video - Yet another cyclist a victim

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 10:03am
mercalia wrote:obviously a city banker out for a bit of exercise

Yep,they're used to crashes without looking ahead,then blaming someone for it

Re: Smartphone as GPS-two major problems

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 9:46am
There is a lock screen facility in Locus maps. Look at the bottom right hand corner. This sets the screen to ignore all input except the unlock swipe. As for your phone falling off you need a different holder. In the last 18months the only time my phone has come off is when I've crashed and even then it was in the cradle which had detached from the handle bar holder.
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