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Re: Cycling opportunity Keswick -Kendal

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 7:05pm
A new article on a new route up there:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-35625340

I hope they will continue to allow at least road bikes on the new stretch of temporary road, as the trail route is not likely to be a good enough surface if horses are using it as well.
But a new walkers' route from Dunmail Raise (not Rise, BBC) to Thirlmere would be good- previously there wasn't a good path.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 7:01pm
nirakaro wrote:Controllo, controle, Kontrol etc. is what language students call a ‘false friend’: it can mean ‘control’, but usually means ‘check’ - as in passport-control, etc. In this case, electronic speed check.
Highest climb is 7000ft - do you mean climbing 7000ft, or climbing to 7000ft? Most Alpine passes, you’ll be starting the day at 3000ft or more, the roads (assuming main roads) are well engineered to a slope of usually not much over 5-6%, and unless you’re in the Netherlands or East Anglia, you’re probably used to climbing at least 100ft per mile anyway. Also you won’t be doing the constant uppy-downy stuff you often get in hilly country - I’ve often climbed nearly as much crossing the Pennines as you do crossing the Alps!

That's interesting. Have you crossed the Alps?

Re: Bware the Smombies are here!

Cycling UK Forum - On the road - 21 February 2016 - 6:57pm
I see lots of people pushing prams, ignoring their kids and talking into mobiles.
No wonder so may kids are backward when they get to school. When we were kids, our parents talked to us and showed us things as they took us around, they didn't treat us as fashion accessories and ignore us.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 6:47pm
Controllo, controle, Kontrol etc. is what language students call a ‘false friend’: it can mean ‘control’, but usually means ‘check’ - as in passport-control, etc. In this case, electronic speed check.
Highest climb is 7000ft - do you mean climbing 7000ft, or climbing to 7000ft? Most Alpine passes, you’ll be starting the day at 3000ft or more, the roads (assuming main roads) are well engineered to a slope of usually not much over 5-6%, and unless you’re in the Netherlands or East Anglia, you’re probably used to climbing at least 100ft per mile anyway. Also you won’t be doing the constant uppy-downy stuff you often get in hilly country - I’ve often climbed nearly as much crossing the Pennines as you do crossing the Alps!

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 6:41pm
craggie wrote:FWI bicycle is bicicletta, or bici for short.

Cheers craggie. But I've decided against it now anyway. Too many of the roads look like motorways and the Alps at my age might be pushing my luck.

Re: Anyone know what this Italian sign means

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 6:36pm
FWI bicycle is bicicletta, or bici for short.

Belguim WW1 and further

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 5:56pm
The early seeds are been sowing and as a first trip I'm thinking of going to Belguim , more specifically to visit some of the WW1 sights around Ypres. I have a rough a rough idea of arrive Dunkirk , then from Nieuwpoort to Ypres, I have a route to that then as I can see there is a circular route around Yrpes todo and then not sure! If anyone has any suggestion etc I an only there 5 days and need to return via Dunkirk and not looking todo more than 30miles a day. One idea was to maybe jib it and get the train to Antwerp for a day Bruges and cycle round there for a day.

Re: Glasgow to Oban

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 5:55pm
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 - 5:55pm
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 - 5:04pm
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 - 4:51pm
Literal translation "Attention ! Electronic control of the Speed"

Re: Battery recommendations (dynamo charging)

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 4:43pm
... 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 - 4:30pm
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 - 4:26pm
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 - 4:25pm
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 - 4:22pm
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 - 4:19pm
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 - 4:17pm
Attention! Speed Camera!

Re: Smartphone as GPS-two major problems

Cycling UK Forum - Touring & Expedition - 21 February 2016 - 3:27pm
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
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