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08-14-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 141
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Posted By njkayaker

It's hard to find a good English reference for...

It's hard to find a good English reference for the bicycle light laws in Germany.

German Bicycle Laws...
Forum: Foo
08-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By njkayaker

Zombie thread.

Zombie thread.
08-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that you aren't making sense...

The problem is that you aren't making sense (that's on you).

Whatever the German law is does't mean people aren't better of using flashing lights. It doesn't say anything one way or another.
08-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

You attributed their safety record to a lack of...

You attributed their safety record to a lack of SUVs!


You think it isn't pertinent!


If it's not lights, why mention lights? You aren't making any sense.

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08-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

I did. Your comments about what the Germans do...

I did. Your comments about what the Germans do isn't useful.


If it has more to do with SUVs than flashing lights, it has more to do with SUVs than with steady lights.

So, from what you said...
08-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

Absolutely no one said that it would. ...

Absolutely no one said that it would.

Having no lights doesn't "lead to a massive slaughter of bicyclists".

Since Germans don't routinely use lights during the day, what you brought up seems...
08-12-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

Absolutely no impact. The RWGPS app is just...

Absolutely no impact.

The RWGPS app is just a shortcut for downloading the same FIT file that you can download in other ways.
08-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By njkayaker

The screen is one piece. Also, there could...

The screen is one piece. Also, there could problems with the cost and a limited market. To replace a $20 mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 850
Posted By njkayaker

It's not. Only you appear to care much about it.

It's not. Only you appear to care much about it.
08-11-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By njkayaker

1- Raspberry Pi or Arduino kit 2- ??? 3-...

1- Raspberry Pi or Arduino kit
2- ???
3- Profit!
08-11-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

No, you misunderstood that paragraph and...

No, you misunderstood that paragraph and cherry-picked the part that worked for you and ignored the part that didn't.

It was a review (by the way), not a study.

You ignored all the places where...
Forum: Foo
08-11-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10,896
Views: 2,261,982
Posted By njkayaker

^^^ Only buy things that "spark joy" (or...

^^^

Only buy things that "spark joy" (or have multiple utilitarian uses).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 850
Posted By njkayaker

It might be unnecessary but who cares? The...

It might be unnecessary but who cares?

The issue with washing them (which you agree has a simple solution) isn't a reason not to buy gloves with velcro.

"Unnecessary" is a rather weak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 850
Posted By njkayaker

The issue with washing them is easily fixed. So,...

The issue with washing them is easily fixed. So, it's not really a problem.

That you can't deal with a simple solution isn't any reason for other people to do anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 850
Posted By njkayaker

Stick the gloves with Velcro in an old sock to...

Stick the gloves with Velcro in an old sock to wash them.
08-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By njkayaker

I’m not familiar with that specific device....

I’m not familiar with that specific device. Typically, your eye would be quite close to the screen. And you might not have been running for hours. It’s not clear that it had a transreflective screen....
08-10-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By njkayaker

Garmin uses transreflective screens and has for...

Garmin uses transreflective screens and has for years.

They work fine for what they are supposed used for but they are a compromise.

Video would look terrible on them.
08-10-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

For RWGPS on the Edges*, here's all you need to...

For RWGPS on the Edges*, here's all you need to know:



FIT Course (.fit) and TCX Course (.tcx) ==>> Track file with course points. These options work the same way (they contain the same data)....
08-10-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

I am. That's better but you still provide...

I am.


That's better but you still provide no insight at all as to what the differences are.


No, it's not helpful and is just confusing people. Your insistence on being vague and not helpful...
08-10-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By njkayaker

It looks like this is in Japan. I suspect the...

It looks like this is in Japan. I suspect the locals are used to dealing with it.

Much of the infrastructure in other countries is suited for slow riding.
08-10-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

No one is saying that lights are always better...

No one is saying that lights are always better (nothing will be!) but you aren't saying they are worse.

Even in bright daylight, I can see the flashing lights from much farther away.


That...
08-10-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage....

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage. The same thing is true for mirrors in your car. But since car mirrors are much bigger (and farther away), it's not quite as necessary,


No. This...
08-10-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

It's not that complicated. It just requires being...

It's not that complicated. It just requires being clear about what "format" means.

"Course points" are a little confusing. They are "turn information" embedded in the file. They are mostly...
08-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that what you are saying is vague...

The problem is that what you are saying is vague and unclear. It doesn't help anybody understand how this stuff works.

A TCX file (one format) can have "course points" or not have "course points"....
08-08-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19750023659 ...

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19750023659



https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/154193129503902105


...
08-08-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

Your reading is still wrong. The improvement...

Your reading is still wrong. The improvement (above the threshold) is consistent (related to) with effective intensity.


The part you ignored. So, below visual threshold, flashing is better...
08-08-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

No, you are still reading it wrong. It's "well...

No, you are still reading it wrong. It's "well above" that it's "improved" over flashing (below this level it's not better than flashing).
And you are ignoring the other quotes. And it's about...
08-07-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

This is the basic problem. There are two...

This is the basic problem.


There are two independent ways of getting "messages that come up on the device while following a course". One is "course points' and the other is "turn guidance".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,123
Posted By njkayaker

Split the group.

Split the group.
08-06-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By njkayaker

This is a false dilemma: It's not a choice...

This is a false dilemma: It's not a choice between "nothing" and "everything".

I suspect most people (me being one of them) using GPS aren't using this level of information and having the GPS...
08-06-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

This is vague and unclear. The same route...

This is vague and unclear.

The same route planner is putting the same data in the files regardless of the format.
Except for course points (as I've repeatedly pointed out), which aren't available...
08-06-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

No. Outside of having course points, TCX,...

No.

Outside of having course points, TCX, FIT, and GPX will behave exactly the same (the data is the same in any of the formats).

Keep in mind that the Edges need track data (the "GPX route"...
08-06-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

These are what Garmin calls "course points"....

These are what Garmin calls "course points". RWGPS adds them to the TCX and FIT files it exports. You need a paid RWGPS subscription to add your own. I believe Garmin Connect will let you add your...
08-06-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 662
Posted By njkayaker

I don't think so. Even so... The...

I don't think so.

Even so...

The Garmins use maps based on Openstreetmap (OSM) data. Most of the route planners let you use OSM maps (in RWGPS, there's a dropdown at the upper right of the map...
08-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By njkayaker

It might depend more on the MVNO (which might be...

It might depend more on the MVNO (which might be weirder than a standard network). If it's the phone, I'd say that the phone isn't very good.

It's supposed to fall back gracefully with no...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By njkayaker

There doesn't seem to be enough sailing vessels...

There doesn't seem to be enough sailing vessels to be of any use. I only know of the USCG Eagle (originally owned by the Nazis).

I doubt any but really old ships could be converted to coal and it...
08-06-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By njkayaker

Drunk drivers manage to run into all sorts of...

Drunk drivers manage to run into all sorts of things.

Nothing is going to be perfect.

Presumably, the likelihood of getting hit by a drunk driver is low. So, if flashing lights work to prevent...
08-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By njkayaker

It uses networks that have better coverage in...

It uses networks that have better coverage in metro areas. It probably doesn't beat Verizon and ATT for overall coverage (outside of metro areas).
...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 795
Posted By njkayaker

That general error might indicate a dislike of...

That general error might indicate a dislike of the format (I've seen it for that). Unfortunately, Garmin doesn't provide more information.

GPSVisualizer and GPSBabel are useful to have in your...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 795
Posted By njkayaker

What does "doesn't work" mean? I'm not sure...

What does "doesn't work" mean?

I'm not sure about the watches, but the Edges cannot use route files.

It should work. If it doesn't, it's probably something minor.

You issue could be that the...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By njkayaker

Actions have consequences.

Actions have consequences.
08-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By njkayaker

Duuude!

Duuude!
08-04-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By njkayaker

Try turning off WiFi on the device. I think...

Try turning off WiFi on the device.

I think the devices can get confused about what to use of there's any connectivity to more than one thing.

I got the 0 error (my internet is out).

I...
08-04-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By njkayaker

The easiest way to use the RWGPS app is to pin...

The easiest way to use the RWGPS app is to pin the routes you are interested in. Note that you can bin routes that aren’t yours.

The RWGPS app shows the latest 10 pinned or most-recent routes....
08-04-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By njkayaker

It works over cell. I have seen issues with...

It works over cell.

I have seen issues with a weak signal.
08-04-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,526
Posted By njkayaker

Read it more closely. The effect you are...

Read it more closely. The effect you are repeating occurs "Well above visual threshold".

And I show it repeated multiple times.


That's what you did!

I also showed sources that talk about...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 795
Posted By njkayaker

Probably as hard as reading the whole paragraph. ...

Probably as hard as reading the whole paragraph.

This is the part that explains the part you clipped. I'm assuming it was meant to be an amusing anecdote (not a deep analysis of Google Maps).
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 795
Posted By njkayaker

The idea that people did not get lost before GPS...

The idea that people did not get lost before GPS is peculiar. Like the idea that everybody knew how to read maps.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,441
Posted By njkayaker

You complained about one of his opinions. ...

You complained about one of his opinions.

If you want to stop it, why do you keep replying?

You donít need to reply.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,441
Posted By njkayaker

??? I did not call the guy a tool. You...

???

I did not call the guy a tool.

You said that guy could have his opinion and then complained about him expressing his opinion.
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