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LEL 2017 / Re: My gear checklist, feel free to copy or comment
« Last post by Krad on Today at 09:25:55 am »
Reading the FAQ the controls have towels. So you could save some weight on the bike or drop bag. But i'll probably bring a microfiber one just in case.
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by hulver on Today at 09:21:32 am »
The writing and direction has taken a serious turn for the worse. I'm gonna struggle to justify spending time on it this season.
The war council at Daeneris new home was some of the worst acting I've seen in a long time.

Yes, I'm fairly unimpressed so far.
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Just watching it to get to the end now, but I hope it improves.
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LEL 2017 / Re: LEL Route, GPX, Route Sheets.
« Last post by wilkyboy on Today at 09:14:04 am »
Nick, your route sheet does not match your gpx at Langrick. Should turn right there according to the rout sheet but your gpx turns right further on. I assume the route sheet matches the official; the official gpx matches your route sheet.

Argh — shortest route and all that.  And a visit to New York would be nice at this time of year!  It's no biggie and will be fixed in the next set, which may be later today when we find out about the diversions — actually, I've updated them now anyway, possible updates to come later today for the diversions.

I am pleased you're checking the route to that level — a bit of peer-review is a Good Thing — thanks Simon  :thumbsup:  Let me know if you spot anything else.
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LEL 2017 / Re: LEL Route, GPX, Route Sheets.
« Last post by wilkyboy on Today at 09:10:17 am »
One minor observation: I copied the tracks onto my Etrex 20, then loaded each track to check they were all there. I noticed that when viewed on the map, St Ives is labelled 'Spalding'. Easy enough to fix by editing the waypoint.

Hmm, that's interesting — I've checked all my routes via St Ives — northbound, southbound, individual stage tracks as well as my "long" tracks — and ALL of them are correct and label St Ives as Spalding.

Do you know which track is labelled contains this waypoint?
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LEL 2017 / Re: LEL Route, GPX, Route Sheets.
« Last post by wilkyboy on Today at 09:06:42 am »
Those route sheets are great, thanks Wilkyboy!  I was discussing the official route sheet with Robert Bialek recently and he was having difficulty folding them to be easily readable, as they extend too wide to work within the usual route sheet holders, or even elastic banded onto an arm (my preferred method for dealing with route sheets). 

I'm not riding but I had to agree with him.  I would have done something very similar myself -  well, you've seen my route sheets - so I applaud the effort you've taken.  The wilkyboy alternatives can be read easily from the saddle.

I've printed the complete set out for Robert.  If he gets lost, you'll never hear the end of it.

Thanks, Mike.  Fingers crossed Robert makes it round okay  :)
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The Pub / Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Last post by Torslanda on Today at 09:04:20 am »
...or two weeks later.
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On The Road / Re: Community Speedwatch Group
« Last post by MikeFromLFE on Today at 09:03:43 am »
Out riding my bike a year or so ago, I saw a community speedwatch group in action in a nearby village, so I stopped and had a chat. I must have spent 20 minutes with them, and yes they were noting the vehicles going over the limit, but they were also fabricating speeds for 'vehicles they didn't like' - mostly motorbikes, but also two 'hot hatches'. I was appalled at this display of vigilantes at work. Yes - I did contact the County Speedwatch group who funds these nutters, but never got a reply. I've never seen them out again, but that's not to say this isn't still happening.
The take-home message as far as I'm concerned is that there needs to be robust internal & external QA within any group of this nature.


Tapatalk puts this signature here, not me!
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Last post by T42 on Today at 08:59:45 am »
The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby deals with the end of that world.  Although, according to Wiki, tall ships still plied the route in 1948/49.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Grain_Race
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The Pub / Re: The YACF Pub Quiz Thread
« Last post by Legs on Today at 08:54:44 am »
8: Lord Peter Wimsey had a Daimler Double-Six. A proper one, not a badge-engineered Jag.
OMFG you've just reminded me of those dreadful stories.  What a complete bag of shite that Dorothy L Sayers wrote!
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Racing / Re: TdeF 2017
« Last post by T42 on Today at 08:53:21 am »
Bereft.  :'(
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