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by touch
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS tracking accuracy blog
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: GPS tracking accuracy blog

I think the accuracy of plotting the route is likely to have more impact than the actual accuracy of the map used. From the image of the planned route vs recorded log it looks like the planned route follows the centre line of the road. If he was riding along the left of the road in reality, that cou...
by touch
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2020 route GPX?
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: HT550 2020 route GPX?

The one definite change to the 2020 route that I sent to the group starters is that after Ullapool it will take the usual turn for Croftown and use estate tracks to get to the start of the new section along the Auchindrean Path by the river. This avoids about 4km on the main road. Excellent - that'...
by touch
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2020 route GPX?
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: HT550 2020 route GPX?

htrider wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:49 pm
I'd hang on if I were you, a small change is imminent and there may be other tweaks before the route is finalised.
Does this involve the road out of Ullapool? I knew there was a change coming here for this year but the detail of it was a little different to what I had expected.
by touch
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK ITTs - the state of the art
Replies: 33
Views: 1081

Re: UK ITTs - the state of the art

There's a list of ITTs with distances and fastest finish times here to help fill in your table.
by touch
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3246

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

Looks like there's an entry "fee" this year of a £50 donation to the John Muir Trust.
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Sounds like a good idea to me :-bd
by touch
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Off road ITT purely by written directions?
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Off road ITT purely by written directions?

Not if you're carrying your bike it wont :lol:
by touch
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Off road ITT purely by written directions?
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Off road ITT purely by written directions?

Road routes are quite easy to write directions for: they have obvious junctions and most of them have signposts. You just need a list like: "At the next junction, follow signs for London" "After 10 miles, take the left signed Edinburgh" etc etc etc You can't do that for off road routes because there...
by touch
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2853
Views: 491499

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

yeah i did wonder that myself and then concluded that it was probly me just thinking that as it wasnt in english, but now other people said it Might be a good idea to edit your post and either remove the link or put a warning on it just in case anyone clicks it without seeing the other posts first.
by touch
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2853
Views: 491499

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

not sure if this has appeared on here already but... Revelate Designs Powerline Polartec Windpro Hoodie in red XS ONLY! € 31.06 https://www.[...].com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2973 actual revelate website states "sizing runs big. Size down if on the fence. Approx. size / height: ...
by touch
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Direct me nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Direct me nowhere

Throw a stick in the air and follow the direction it points.
by touch
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Glen Way - return?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Great Glen Way - return?

There's the East Highland Way from Fort William to Aviemore http://www.easthighlandway.com/ From Aviemore you can continue along either the Speyside Way to Spey Bay or the Dava Way to Forres then on to Inverness via the Moray Coastal Trail or just head straight for Inverness on NCR7 from Aviemore. I...
by touch
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Nice writeup. You got a great weekend for it. I came over Ryvoan pass in the direction of Glenmore and at the green loch around 15:45 so I must have been close to passing you. Looking at the network analysis I get "net::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID" which suggests that my Chrome setup can't validate...
by touch
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2853
Views: 491499

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FP512/wtb-st-i23-tcs-rim-on-el-guapo-comp-hubs---29---front-15mm-thru-axle-(cosmetic-damage) £50 29er wheelset on Planet X due to a tiny cosmetic scratch I can't work out if that's just a front wheel or 2 wheels? this front wheel is ready to take on all conditions an e...
by touch
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.

Our frames are designed to accommodate the most popular off-the-shelf components
I didn't realise quill stems were so popular?
by touch
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 41430

Re: Tour Divide 2019

I really am thinking that if Lael can make a film and win / do very well while doing it ..... that's what's upsetting people. I understand that contact with loved ones may be an advantage but If she's not receiving anything physical, then filming looks like a disadvantage to me? Even if the film cr...
by touch
Thu May 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme
Replies: 47
Views: 2570

Re: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme

It seems their definition of "Wild camping" is a campsite without any of the usual facilities?
You still need to book and pay for your pitch. Not really what I'd consider "Wild camping".
by touch
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

The speed of the ping is my worry -from memory, 7.8mph is not the speed I'd expect on that part of the trail. The last ping before that was 18.6 miles back. The 7.8mph is the average speed over those 18.6 miles. The important bit for me is that the next point shows a significant drop in speed (down...
by touch
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

We have a bouncing dot! Well done Dustin.
by touch
Wed May 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Hope Jenny is ok. It seems a little worrying after all that to-ing and fro-ing last night and now she hasn't pinged for 9 and half hours. I was wondering if the dithering last night was her trying to decide whether to bail out to Poolewe or stay on the trail. Maybe a mechanical or a minor injury? I...
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

In Poolewe direction? I didn't know there was anything up that way.
Or do you mean back on route to Carnmore?
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Looks like jenny might be having issues in fisherfield. Looks like she might be heading for Poolewe.
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

They are asking about Mike Sheldrake on barebones forum – can someone let them know he has posted on instagram, looks like he is going to decide at Ullapool whether to scratch or not (I’m not registered there). https://www.instagram.com/p/ByAKDiJFybm/ Looks like he has sorted his tracker now, too. ...
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Isn't that him excluded then? I seem to remember Alan G excluding himself for similar action a few years ago. Possibly different in that he borrowed from a random cyclist, not a HT rider? Any ITTer could have had the same luck and James hasn't had any benefit from being in the group start compared ...
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Bontyrider wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:26 am
Any news of Mike Sheldrake? His tracker hasn't moved but no news of him scratching?
Probably scratched but not told Greg?
You only appear on the scratch list and have the dot removed from the map once you've told Greg you're scratching.
by touch
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 30815

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Last update from James is that he's seeing what he can get in Ullapool else a bus too and from Inverness will be quicker than an online order. He'll get DQ'd for doing that. Rob Waller did the same thing in 2015 (train from Achnashellach to Inverness and back to buy brake pads) and got a DQ for it....