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Re: tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 September 2014 - 7:34am
Depends what you actually want to do with the tablet — Check maps? Read books? Look at photos? Process photos? Use it outdoors in all weathers? — and what your reason for wanting one over a phone is — Dodgy eyes? Ease of typing? Screen size for maps?

Re: Trail A Bike For Tourer?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 September 2014 - 6:15am
I would contact Burley. They are usually quite good about helping, even secondhand purchasers.

Good luck with it.

Re: tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 September 2014 - 4:28am
maybe a nexus? they are getting quite cheap now. in terms of weight though there not usually more than 50 grams in it.

Re: tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 19 September 2014 - 12:26am
Buy a Moto G 2nd generation smartphone. Does everthing a tablet does on a 5 inch screen. Only £155. Who needs a tablet?

Al

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 19 September 2014 - 12:19am
Hi,
Could Yens beat -
Cancellara
Wiggo
Tony

On the same style bike
His glory might be short lived............

Re: Lewes Road Brighton- new facility any good?

CTC Forum - On the road - 19 September 2014 - 12:18am
niggle wrote:Thank you Pete. I got the impression from the council website and illustration that in the improvements completed last year they had sacrificed one 'all vehicles' lane and put a 2m cycle lane down the outside, with a bus lane between that and the remaining 'all vehicles' lane, though I don't know how long this continues:



That cycle lane is very much thinner than 2m and will result in buses passing very much closer than they would if they were simply sharing the same overal width.

The council website says that the 'Vogue Gyratory' is being 'improved' right now with a twenty week plan of works that started in July: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content ... provements

Plan pdf here: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sites/b ... n%20v1.pdf


And that plan looks positively lethal. Cyclists are taken off the road to go behind a bus stop then re-emerge onto the carriageway brom behind a stopped bus just at the approach to a junction.

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 19 September 2014 - 12:16am
Hi,
Tonyf33 wrote:As far as I'm concerned Boardman's UCI legit effort of 49.4km in 2000 on a wired wheel bike with drop handlebars is the one to beat but again as the UCI have moved the goalposts yet again it should be easy for Jens Voight to beat it (he's having a crack later this year)
Sorry I had forgotten what you said.....yeh not fair at all, make them all do it on a Merkcx bike.

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 19 September 2014 - 12:00am
Hi,
I dont get it how can Yens record compare to Boardmans, it does'nt I.M.O.

Tell me I am wrong..........

Re: channel hopping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 September 2014 - 11:59pm
Thanks to Wally one, andy D AND Colgren for their very helpful advice. we set off 8:30 Thursday 11th from Warsash for our first stop just west of Newhaven. Fairly uneventful ride in very pleasant weather. Terrain fairly flat an easterly breeze in face all day. Reminded how poor road surfaces for cyclists towards edge of road where often parts of red surfacing had lifted. Short stretch of new coastal path under ch on a number of timesalk cliffs easterly from Brighton well worth using. Poor signage when trying to keep to National Cycle Route 2 which lead us on a merry chase and "lost" us several times with no directions at some junctions. This increased our journey time and mileage. Set off in high hopes Friday to catch the 17;30 ferry from Dover to Calais. Underestimated the number of punchy climbs during the day in a wind that was getting brisker in our faces by the hour. Climb out of Seaford and Folkstone worthy of note especially after 70+ miles in them for the day!!!. Again the National Cycle Route 2 added to mileage and left us stranded scratching our heads at times. Missed the 17:30 but managed the 19:30 from Dover landing in Calais 22:00 French time to spend another 45 minutes looking for our hotel some 4 miles outside Calais (Quinell area)….somehow managed 89 miles start to finish.
Day 3 Calais to St Valery sur Somme…now wind behind us…hooray!!! enjoyable day, hills not too bad even the lumps for the first hour out of Calais. St Valery sur Somme very pretty as stated. Day 4 St Valery sur Somme to Fecamp along D940 which was very busy with long, fairly boring dead straight roads. Day 5 very long day in saddle due in part to trying to get on the very impressive Pont de Normandie at Le Havre when we could not join a two mile no cycling road straight to the bridge. Instead we were advised to go 10 miles or so out of our way to reach the estuary road which got us to the foot of the Pont de Normandie which was quickly despatched, using the walkers path up the bridge for safety and onto the cycle area down the bridge descent. Rested just over the bridge at charming and beautiful Honfleur. From Honfleur we then had a fairly gruelling lumpy in places to Caen. the messing about at Le Havre pushed mileage up to 89 when low 70's was anticipated.
23:00 ferry to Portsmouth….very uncomfortable reclining seats that do very little if no reclining…people were giving up and laying on floor.
Portsmouth arrival at 07:00 grey and damp for an easy, flat 15 mile journey home, sweet home. 430 miles 5 days…two unsupported pensioners who enjoyed the experience immensely and would recommend.

tablet for touring

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 September 2014 - 11:54pm
Can anyone recommend a good tablet to take touring? Not too heavy or expensive, can handle a few knocks. I looked at the Hudl but it's quite heavy and bulky.

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 September 2014 - 11:47pm
Hi,
Well done that man.

Do you think that its a changing of the rules or modern advances in body fitness / cycle tech

Edited I am not up on the rule change but it appears that Voight Is using ? (allowed to use) disc wheels and aero bars

Boardman was not

Re: Lewes Road Brighton- new facility any good?

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 September 2014 - 10:59pm
Some reports of gradients are notoriously inaccurate, but I think it's steeper than that! The steepest section of my one-time commute (up to about 20 years ago) was Millers Road which felt like about 1 in 6 to 1 in 7. It certainly felt like it - I wouldn't attempt that climb now! Maybe a look at Streetview is evidence of this.

Re: Lewes Road Brighton- new facility any good?

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 September 2014 - 10:13pm
Thanks again Pete, I expect she will venture out when some social occasion demands it and hopefully will be with friends.

BTW that road The Droveway is 1:14 according to Bike Hike, there is a 1:5 at the back of my house

Re: hour record.

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 September 2014 - 10:06pm
The R25/3L is a 'legal' TT course but does have a long downhill section (actually quite scary when on tribars when there's a side wind and with some clunky expansion joints) but traffic is actually quite light on this course which is mainly concrete road. On the flip side, the general opinion was that conditions on 07/09/14 were good but not quite perfect.

I'd love to see Matt Bottril have a crack at this version of the hour record and reckon he'd have a good chance.

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 September 2014 - 9:14pm
Call me old fashioned, but back in my day if you had a medical condition that meant you weren't in proper control of the car you would have your licence taken away.

Re: Trail A Bike For Tourer?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 18 September 2014 - 9:10pm
Me again. Sorry.

Does anyone know what the width of the rack for the Burley Kazoo/Piccolo is? The tagalong I have bought comes without a rack and I am trying to work out if it will fit my current rack.

Incidentally: Although the word "PICCOLO" can be seen on the frame, it is single speed. I think Burley's now calls the single speed a Kazoo and the 6 speed a piccolo..hc

hour record.

CTC Forum - Racing - 18 September 2014 - 9:00pm
I know there is mention in another post of the hour record attempt by Jens Voigt and he has set the new record at 51,115 km.
That is by my calculation = 31.76 mph average.
Matt Bottril broke the British 25 miles TT record with a time of 45:43 minutes which, again by my reckoning = 33 mph average.
So if Bottril was to go for the hour what would be the outcome.
Would he be able to keep 33mph up for the hour.
His 25 record was done outside on the open road so would be at the vagaries of the weather, road surface and traffic compared with the "hour" done on an indoor track.

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

CTC Forum - On the road - 18 September 2014 - 8:54pm
So you have a medical condition that means you pass urine quite a bit more than normal,you also have to drive quite a bit as part as of your job.

When I was a teenager I broke the neck of my femur and had to spend 10 weeks in a hospital bed,for the necessaries I had to use a bottle and a bed pan,which was a bit embarrassing for a young kid.
But I got used to it.
So if a young kid can do it in bed without spilling a drop...............



Of course you'd need to stop the car first and perhaps use a towel to cover the naughty bits
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