Thread of Interesting Threads

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19/04/2005 at 08:53
Welcome to the Touring Thread of Useful and Interesting Threads.

So, Post up threads you think should be preserved / referenced!

An alternative way to find useful threads is to use del.icio.us/vdtouring tag list or look at the Tag Cloud (see this post, or the bottom of this post)

here's a start on (Web1.0) categories:

Top Tips
Your top touring tip -
Anything by Dodgy Geezer

Accomodation
Please contribute to LadyBMWs Recommendations Thread.

Bikes
What makes a good touring bike?


Breakdown Cover
What makes a good touring bike?

Euro breakdown cover

Camping
Tents and kit and, er....stuff

cloathing
If you were kitting yourself out in touring kit.....

Documents, Insurance & Cover
New E111/EHIC - Credit Card Type (NHS Cover in Europe)
Insurance, Recovery and all that
French Creadit Cards

Ferries
Ferries and tying down?

France
See the Best 'France' Threads

Getting off the Island

GPS
Dead useful: Europe tour - maps or GPS?

Biker Hire
Maybe sire would like a Classic Bike?

Luggage
How not to do it - by Splat

Maps & Navigation
And this one on On-line map and routing facilities -


Most threads on specific countries can be found using search.

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21/04/2005 at 21:08
Smalreds pics are in the correct forum already, as is the norway tour thread.

The rest I have moved tho.

If theres any more post them up.


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22/04/2005 at 22:18
kyot wrote


Dead usefull:
Europe tour - maps or GPS?


Somone thinks one of my threads is dead useful!!!!!!! :burnout: :smoke:

You are what you think, having become what you thought
10/05/2005 at 09:26
Hey Kyot! Fancy a go at keeping this up to date...a sort of Touring index thingummy? It'll help as some of the infor-rich threads sink a bit.
10/05/2005 at 09:41
The idea was to pick up stuff from General, Days Out, Gallery & even Survival Skills which may be of interest; but not necessarily transferable to Touring.

I don't fancy indexing Touring as such! Do I look like Sisyphus? (and look at the best laid plans of Mice and Spin Doctor!).

But, if we wanted a thread of Reference Threads (as opposed to touring reports), it'd be upto Ben, as it should really be sticky.

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10/05/2005 at 09:48
kyot wrote
The idea was to pick up stuff from General, Days Out, Gallery & even Survival Skills which may be of interest; but not necessarily transferable to Touring.

I don't fancy indexing Touring as such! Do I look like Sisyphus? (and look at the best laid plans of Mice and Spin Doctor!).

But, if we wanted a thread of Reference Threads (as opposed to touring reports), it'd be upto Ben, as it should really be sticky.


Fair enough. I've been trying to put links (like on securing bikes on ferries) to threads in General etc...into related threads on here. Just realised it's going to be a bit of a job to keep that going unless others do the same when they spot them. Otherwise it's going to be a mare to find stuff without Search.

*goes back to headscratching*

10/05/2005 at 16:12
Count Steer wrote
Fair enough. I've been trying to put links (like on securing bikes on ferries) to threads in General etc...into related threads on here.

Just let me know where they are and if they are more relevant to Touring than General I will move them here.


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10/05/2005 at 16:23
Tricky one that. eg the thread on securing the bike on a ferry...general interest really if 'touring' is more than a hoppity-skip across the channel for a day or two.

What I was thinking was that there are some standard topics on stuff...like the routing software one, the ferries one and the ones on 'kit' that could be organised into some sort of stickie...a bit like the ones in the Computer forum. Not a hooooge fan of stickies but with Search not available 24/7 there'll be a bit of dupli-tripli-cation.

I'm happy to potter about and stick links here and there as I spot 'em and keep updating/boinging the routing thread as long as it doesn't offend folk.

Abelrider wrote
Just let me know where they are and if they are more relevant to Touring than General I will move them here.
10/05/2005 at 16:32
It could be just one "Look Here First" sticky,
with one post per subject, which the owner or mod can add thread links into as appropriate. The problem is, I'd guess, that when things like that are not maintained they degrade and look bad.
It maybe better, to keep things 'tidy' that, when its obvious, threads are just merged?

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10/05/2005 at 16:57
kyot wrote
It could be just one "Look Here First" sticky,
with one post per subject, which the owner or mod can add thread links into as appropriate. The problem is, I'd guess, that when things like that are not maintained they degrade and look bad.
It maybe better, to keep things 'tidy' that, when its obvious, threads are just merged?


Like the tents, sleeping bags and stoves type threads? One 'KIT' thread?

Sounds good to me...but isn't very 'VD' ethos really. It's a bit more fluid.
15/05/2006 at 19:23
Count Steer wrote
Like the tents, sleeping bags and stoves type threads? One 'KIT' thread?

Sounds good to me...but isn't very 'VD' ethos really. It's a bit more fluid.

True - and to do nothing for 1 year 5 days

Never-the-less; I've done this for-what-its-worth.

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16/05/2006 at 10:07
Nice one Kyot! I've stuck this thread.

Might be a plan to keep it all edited in the first post?

16/05/2006 at 10:29
kyot wrote
True - and to do nothing for 1 year 5 days


Ah well, mustn't rush things.

There's a good one here:

Your top touring tip -

www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202687

May boing it as 'the season' is getting under way

And this one on On-line map and routing facilities - www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202983
16/05/2006 at 11:41
Just because I've been playing with it; I've (as of now) tagged Touring in del.icio.us.
There's no guarantee I'll maintain it or anything...
Anyway it's easy to search and not so hard to contribute to.

To Search:
go here and you will see a pile of categories & tags down the right and links to the left.
Click on a tag & you'll see links associate with it.
That's about it really.
To be a bit more selective, in the box at the top you can type things in like "reports+france" and get reports of folks rides in France.

Most the links are back into Touring, some are into Gallery or General and some are companies people have recommended here.


To Contribute:
- post here with recomendations
- get an account and you can use the for: feature
- persuade me to give you the password.

let me know what you think - not that I care all that much

kyot wrote

I don't fancy indexing Touring as such! Do I look like Sisyphus? (and look at the best laid plans of Mice and Spin Doctor!).

Doh!

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20/06/2006 at 21:56
As another slant.

You can look at the keywords as a Cloud.

just having 'fun'.

wonder if Jimbo would embed the JS in this page :smoke:

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13/08/2006 at 19:37
Only just spotted this sticky. Excellent, Kyot. (and honoured my thread gets a mention! )

14/08/2006 at 13:30
LadyBMW wrote
Only just spotted this sticky. Excellent, Kyot. (and honoured my thread gets a mention! )

thanks.
I'm always looking for recomendations for the 'best threads' bit.
No one has made any comments on the del.icio.us tags - bit modern for this lot

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14/08/2006 at 14:58
kyot wrote
wonder if Jimbo would embed the JS in this page


Done! You can include an del.icio.us tag cloud using something like:
[noparse][delicioustagcloud]vdtouring[/delicioustagcloud][/noparse]


[delicioustagcloud]vdtouring[/delicioustagcloud]

16/08/2006 at 14:46
how cool is that...


VD meets WEB2.0 :smoke:

maybe not the best colour scheme... I can change that.
oh, no I can't... did you use my code? Not sure which colours would work on both skins...
maybe something like cz=[230,230,255]?
... and to be consistent with the vBullitin look&feel, clicking a tag should open another window/tab... so needs a TARGET=_blank in the docwrite(..href..) term

finally, the code on the webpage has 'vdtouring' hardwired

<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript" SRC="http://del.icio.us/feeds/json/tags/vdtouring">

should have the parameter passed to it...

oh, now I remember why I got out of s/w development

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17/08/2006 at 14:17
Cheers Jimbo,

Now anyone can do it...

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