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by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the default GPS recommendation nowadays?
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: What's the default GPS recommendation nowadays?

also just gone from a touchscreen to none as it was a pain in rain and did not work that well with gloves so a bit rubbish in anything but sunny weather with mitts on

Also got a 530[bought mainly as it was on offer]
by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

thankfully mine mounts on the fork so wont be an issue
by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

Message dropped
by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

you had the engineering genius of Steve Wozniak but it also needed the artistic flair of Jonny Ive and the vision of Steve Jobs to create truly great products.
You forgot the marketing team and how important they were and still are to the brand :lol:
by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

physical core strength
Its certainly not great judging by my attempts at planks but i would rather spend money than work on me :wink:
I will add it to the list of things i need to do as well
by Lazarus
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

I have carbon bars so we can discount that - might have more give but at 10 stone I doubt i am the weight to test/notice this flex
by Lazarus
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OMN (Yet Another Post-Viewranger Navigation app thread)
Replies: 24
Views: 378

Re: OMN (Yet Another Post-Viewranger Navigation app thread)

the top ten killer features required of which OS maps seems to be high (makes the "free" requirement tricky Able to red QCT or gamin UK OS would do for most of us as we have some - might make it hard to get it into the Stores of the major OS folk. 1. Plan routes easily [ either manually o...
by Lazarus
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the default GPS recommendation nowadays?
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: What's the default GPS recommendation nowadays?

Not sure any new one takes batteries
Edge explorer if you want touchscreen internal battery though
by Lazarus
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 573

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Cycle2Charge let me know how you get on with this as i find it a bit mad to have light when riding in summer and could do with something for the long road trips Agree the beam is 100% for off road - though i mainly use it for commuting purposes and its fine [ though not actually legal and the best ...
by Lazarus
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 573

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

A SOM dynamo hub with a USB charging system powering a Garmin Edge Touring You should get a sinewave beacon light - not cheap but 1. its a light 2. Its a USB charger 3. it can be used off road as you can run it off your battery [ whilst charging the battery] Really really rate mine [ and has an out...
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of gas stoves: a genuinely new approach to boiling water?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: The end of gas stoves: a genuinely new approach to boiling water?

needs power but that is not stated in the weight aspect of the stove - bit misleading That said looks like a good solution if you were going for multi days away from civilisation Interested dependent on price Website is https://www.lofi.com/ Does not let me sign up to be notified about Kickstarter a...
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North Lakes Overnighter 09/08/22
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: North Lakes Overnighter 09/08/22

Dollywaggon is pretty technical
Its the only time in the lakes i was glad to get down something alive - then again i hate steps
Not able to sadly but enjoy it
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 636
Views: 46106

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

so while the benefits listed would in theory be correct (depending on the bike design), they'd be very limited.
You are never going to make it in marketing with this sort of honest appraisal of a product :lol:
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.
Replies: 29
Views: 308

Re: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.

Yes cheers all for agreein to a collective heads up as annoyed to miss it [ though I accept its partly my fault] as i enjoy the crack of the event
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.
Replies: 29
Views: 308

Re: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.

if you bothered to investigate earlier than a month before the event is being held you could have applied in plenty of time. There's been a countdown to registration closure on the Facebook Page for months. Indeed I could make personal effort to check every single year, at various points in the yea...
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken collarbone
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Broken collarbone

On the plus side my shoulder does not hurt one bit - the pain i had before the accident has gone
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

Cheers all some interesting stuff in order I will 1. Change where I hold the bars and move the brakes 2. get those ergo grips and the tape Shaf recommended 3. read up on what phil said via Sheldon etc - made sense when i tried shifting weight on the MTB today 4. get a redshift stem if that does not ...
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken collarbone
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Broken collarbone

Given its 18 month since i did mine and its still not right I am pretty sure you dont want to hear my story or how long it took me to get back on a bike [ short version bone healed well got frozen shoulder as a result of the break] Hope you fair better than I have and dont get it [ sorry to sound ne...
by Lazarus
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

My worry is that cyclists wouldn't get off as fewer jurors would see themselves as cyclists who weren't paying attention for a moment like they see themselves in other drivers. Agreed there are plenty of example of drivers being irresponsible [ as kind as i can put it and a massive understatement ]...
by Lazarus
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

Just headline grabbing soundbite to appeal to a certain type and given the death rates caused by cyclists and by motor vehicles[all types] it really should not be anyone's priority if they want to reduce deaths/make roads safer, I also agree that its just not equivalent to be dangerous at say 25 mph...
by Lazarus
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

loosen your grip its not really my grip its just the part where it touches the bar- happens even if i am not even gripping What tape are you using its not clear ? Do you ride on the hoods or drops? Hoods and tips mainly about 1 % on the drops almost never unless tucking basically https://www.myvelo...
by Lazarus
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 438

Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

have being doing more drop bar riding this year and find [ even when its not really that rough ] that I get terrible pains in my palms especially the bottom part of my thumb by the wrist - these look very red at the end of a ride of 12 hours + I do have gel gloves and gel under the bar tape but wond...
by Lazarus
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.
Replies: 29
Views: 308

Re: SingleSpeed World Championships, Belgium.

I keep forgetting about SSUK too which must be coming up.
If they ever bothered to contact me l about it it would mean attending was so more likely - Llandgela this year and sold out as i discovered a few days ago
by Lazarus
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edges
Replies: 20
Views: 319

Re: Garmin Edges

Just got one currently getting used it it's routing advice ( nb please make sure the GPX is the correct direction or it just tells you to do a U-turn ( nav to start it's plots it's own route and does not reverse it )
by Lazarus
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide
Replies: 37
Views: 744

Re: Great British Divide

Not biting bye