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by quimarche
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 986945

Re: The post man's been ...

Aiguille's a small family business, tucked away at the back of the yard in Staveley. Adrian is a top bloke; his son Jonny set off to sail solo around Britain at the age of 16.

I know some folks tried their bike-packing bags; it would be nice to see some long-term feedback.
by quimarche
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....

Tony

Which of the many OutDry jackets do you have?
by quimarche
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gpx analyser
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: gpx analyser

OpenRouteService does this too, without needing a subscription. Upload your gpx here: https://maps.openrouteservice.org/.
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

Top marks to Lancashire PROW team for getting back to me quickly. They say the Cornwall CC rule applies in Lancashire too: 'IN LAW A BICYCLE IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A 'USUAL' ACCOMPANIMENT ON A FOOTPATH. TO PUSH (OR CARRY) A BICYCLE IS, THEREFORE, TO COMMIT A TRESPASS AGAINST THE HOLDER OF THE LAND ...
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

To clarify, I was walking with my bike at my side. I couldn't have ridden if I'd wanted to. And the corn was so dense that walking without the bike wouldn't have been much quicker. "However, in law a bicycle is not considered to be a 'usual' accompaniment on a footpath. To push (or carry) a bicycle ...
by quimarche
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

I've had a response from Lancashire's Public Rights of Way team. It may be useful to others. It may also raise a chuckle. [1] [Footpath 2-20-FP 4 from Whin Lane End to Waterside Farm] is a public footpath and anyone is allowed to walk it as often as they wish [2] The landowner has obligations not to...
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Re: Public footpath gone AWOL

Many thanks. Email sent to their Public Rights of Way team.
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Public footpath gone AWOL
Replies: 32
Views: 964

Public footpath gone AWOL

I was exploring the Lancashire hinterland yesterday. The OS map shows a public footpath but there's precious little indication that it still exists on the ground. There was no signage, stiles were overgrown with thorns and nettles, a bridge was in serious disrepair and, for the finale, the farmer ha...
by quimarche
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talkytoaster - thumbs up
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Talkytoaster - thumbs up

A new GPS head unit meant a chance to upgrade my Talkytoaster mapping. The detail and styling just keeps getting better. And Martin provides top-notch support; 5 minutes on Skype and I was up and running. If anyone's looking to move on from the Garmin base-maps, you'll find its a little money well s...
by quimarche
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

@Dave

I'm happy to test on OS X (Catalina).

Chris
by quimarche
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge Touring
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Garmin Edge Touring

I've used an Edge Touring for many years now and, but for a couple of times when it's switched itself off, it's been reliable and easy to use. You won't be able to sync using Garmin Express which is incompatible with Chrome OS. Ref. https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=Xt1fuHPdFN00qd7PYlkfe6. Nor c...
by quimarche
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 1719

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

Constrained by mountains and sea.
by quimarche
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin woes
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Garmin woes

Also, try a different USB cable.
by quimarche
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ortlieb Panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Ortlieb Panniers

I'll take the rear panniers, please. PM incoming.
by quimarche
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ortlieb Panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Ortlieb Panniers

May be interested. Are these singles or pairs? What type of attachments do they have?
by quimarche
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

I think it's just the single lever, not a pair. And yes, it's expensive. But at least you now have a choice.
by quimarche
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

Apologies for the last two - I thought they were hydraulic too. The Force lever is definitely hydraulic.
by quimarche
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Rohloff'd Surly ECR - new photos
Replies: 3
Views: 476

For sale: Rohloff'd Surly ECR - new photos

With a gravelwanger and a serious VeloViewer habit, my ECR isn't getting the use it deserves. It's a lovely bike, has served me well on several JennRides and similar, and is totes comfy. It's also a bit niche. Hoping for £2250 but open to sensible offers. 2015 Surly ECR, size M, colour MRE Green Rea...
by quimarche
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator

Your instructor will be able to provide assistance but here are a few things to consider. You'll need a licence to operate a VHF marine radio - this is what the RYA course will give you. SRC = Short Range Certificate = VHF, (rather than the long-range HF ham radios used when crossing oceans). DSC = ...
by quimarche
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 56
Views: 3161

Re: Lock-down projects

Dave

Do you know about the https://openrouteservice.org/ API?
by quimarche
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beast sightings??
Replies: 28
Views: 1491

Re: Beast sightings??

The warm weather and lack of traffic meant this, yesterday, at Dubs reservoir on the way to Garburn Pass.

Image
by quimarche
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff Alternative?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Rohloff Alternative?

The chaps at Ghyllside (https://www.ghyllside.co.uk/) have got one in their showroom if anyone wants a gander/chat.