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by belugabob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

bribing a kid on a bike with haribo
Not something you should be admitting to, on a public forum... ;)
by belugabob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not sure if it’s available for the etrex, it’s on garmin ConnectIQ, oh and it’s called Every tile. There’s a good app for Android phones apparently. It is only compatible with the Edge series, unfortunately. The app for Android phones, is probably the one I already have - Explorer helper for velovi...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Bob do you have a garmin? I’ve installed ‘every square’ its limited in scope but does give a live indicator of which squares you’ve been through. Yes, an Etrex35, where do I get that from? I normally plot the routes beforehand, using Strava and the veloviewer browser plugin - I just wasn't paying a...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Darn it - got distracted by the farmer's market, in Lodsworth, and forgot to wiggle round the back streets. Those 2 tiles are going to be a pain to go back for.

Image2020-07-12_05-05-07 by belugabob, on Flickr
by belugabob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Those leaderboard screen shots, I notice in both of them for the years 'All' is not ticked. It only shows 2020 and 2019 but there may be other years ticked. You need to tick all to make sure all your historic tiles are included. Are we looking at the same screenshots? Both have 'All' ticked, surely?
by belugabob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Looks like the number one slot in the BearBones all-time square tickers list is now firmly out of my grasp though, as Jack Peterson has come storming through in the last few weeks, and is rapidly heading towards the top of the UK chart ? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50096707768_fbb088a524_z....
by belugabob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8423
Views: 893769

Re: The post man's been ...

K1100T wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:24 am
... and delivered a box of bits from Germany. Most importantly, a new bottom bracket and headset.

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That's a rather large box, for a quick link, isn't it?
by belugabob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?

Sometimes, on longer rides, the two smallest ties on my right foot start to experience sharp pains. I now try to have a sit down and take my shoes off, every few hours. Not sure if this is the same as 'hotfoot' or even related, but maybe somebody can explain it. Have a google at Morton’s neuroma. I...
by belugabob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

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

You all need to help me finish this then https://github.com/citizenfish/servalan_2020 Maybe not the best choice of project name - unless you want every route to end up in a disused quarry ;) It's the kind of project that I'd like to get involved with, but I can't commit much time, at the moment (C+...
by belugabob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?

Sometimes, on longer rides, the two smallest ties on my right foot start to experience sharp pains.
I now try to have a sit down and take my shoes off, every few hours.

Not sure if this is the same as 'hotfoot' or even related, but maybe somebody can explain it.
by belugabob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I'll not lie - I look at these achievements with a massive amount of respect and awe. However, I'm also aware of the fact that they are largely made possible due to the density of population and the nature of the terrain, neither of which I'd swap for my local area 😉 I like the idea of a coast-to-c...
by belugabob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8423
Views: 893769

Re: The post man's been ...

"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: . Funny you should say that as the postman has brought me some gridded stretchy fleece, in bright orange as it's the only colour they had. I'm planning to make some long-johns for sleeping in on winter bivis :grin: Please let us know if you're bringing them on any b...
by belugabob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

A nice 27 mile ride, in the lovely Sussex countryside, last night, bagged the group of tiles needed to go from 19x19 to 25x25 Before... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Fc2HmScoQ9lt8L0HhAnRLw70jl4S9chyL8DrMX4Jx7XkH9qnx0mr3hicmBzxPjIKj6IKhC2XZnbBOLpYPIWPU2quaUxo-7XSIToq_X_9kEgDXr18ULy7OWjlW43VmkTQ5F...
by belugabob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today’s (unusual) aircraft
Replies: 44
Views: 1292

Re: Today’s (unusual) aircraft

I can see the Gatwick runway, from my house, and I've seen naff all :(
by belugabob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not sure I understand the second point - how else would you enter a tile? Drive to the tile, get out of the car, walk round the car recording, get back in the car and drive home. The self powered activity must start outside the square to be collected. Yes, as Sean said. If you've got 1 isolated til...
by belugabob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:07 pm
belugabob wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Not sure I understand the second point - how else would you enter a tile?
Drive to the tile, get out of the car, walk round the car recording, get back in the car and drive home. The self powered activity must start outside the square to be collected.
Ah - that makes more sense
by belugabob
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 658
Views: 55052

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

.My personal rules for a contributing activity are:
* Self-powered activity (cycle, walk, climb, paddle, swim).
* Enter the tile from another tile
Not sure I understand the second point - how else would you enter a tile?
by belugabob
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 760

Re: What GPS unit to get?

Also an Etrex user, but use the talkytoaster maps, as these work with both the Etrex and the windows/Mac versions of Garmin Basecamp, making route planning pretty easy (for me)
by belugabob
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550265

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Landslide wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:24 pm
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What's more, it's "Bash one, gets loads free"
by belugabob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp and Bivi curious
Replies: 53
Views: 1092

Re: Tarp and Bivi curious

On the peeing front, how heavy is a 4 foot long catheter?

(Or, however long it needs to be, to reach outside your shelter)
by belugabob
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?

Like you Bob, I was also thinking why haven't they got some under the downtube? I know there aren't any on the seat tube so you can run a long post/dropper etc, but it's such a good location to run a second bottle cage. That way you can have a half frame bag across the top. Maybe this lends itself ...
by belugabob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

No welding needed for this one Stuart, I'm trying to get a braced/tensioning thing working. Purely bent rod and cunning (ie, setting myself up to fail :grin: ) Over the handlebars and under the stem? Had a mess around with something similar, but haven't really got the workshop facilities to do it a...
by belugabob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2035

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

..and, to really confuse matters further, you can't feed your gremlins after midnight (astronomical, civil or otherwise)
by belugabob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1243

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

lune ranger wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forget braces, I’m all about the dungarees - just about live in mine at the moment :-bd
Don't you mean "Baggy denim bib-longs" ?(coming to a niche cycling store, soon)
by belugabob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1243

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

As a person "of a certain shape", I find braces very useful when wearing long cycling trousers, as manufacturers just don't seem to make any with the right combination of waist size/leg length, for me, and braces just keep everything in place. For some reason, I don't have the same issue with shorts...