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Group Tips and Tricks

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

More mudguard images have been uploaded to the Group Tips and Tricks photo album.

Re: Electronic Accessories

David Beaty - VK3ETE <vk3ete@...>
 

http://vk3atl.org/technical/RigMaster.pdf

http://vk3atl.org/for-sale/

David VK3HPD mentioned the above rig control from the Geelong Radio Club

Re: Front Mudguards - Plans or designs for recumbents

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Two photos of my attempt to make mudguards have been uploaded to the Tricks and Hints Photo Album. The rest should be relatively easy, although nothing was hard or difficult with what I did.

Re: Front Mudguards - Plans or designs for recumbents

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I suddenly remembered that I had planned to make PVC mudguards. Similar to defective windscreen wipers, they only show as a problem when it rains.

My plan was to slice a PVC tube lengthwise, kerf one half, bend it around the wheel using a hot air gun, let it set, fill in the kerf slots with "bog" or similar, sand, paint, and attach over the wheels to suit. I still have to do it and should do it sooner rather than later. Watch this space. Might get started this afternoon.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 
Edited

Thursday ride. Might be a bit wet for it but a possibility of a ride on the O'Keefe Rail Trail towards Axedale to meet another ride from Axedale towards Bendigo in the afternoon.

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

I'm sure he will finish it during the 'afternoon' shift ;-)

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Good to see some activity. Congrats to Sean on his maiden voyage with hopes that it is the start of many? What about it Sean?

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I wish we could have. Still waiting on someone to finish electrifying his trike.

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 
Edited

See the attached image of Thursday's ride with Graeme and Sean.
Sean rode from White Hills to Spring Gully and return.
Unfortunately the coffee van had left Lake Weeroona on our return journey!

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

When do we leave?

Re: Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

There is a live progress view, etc., of the Sun Trip ride at http://race.thesuntrip.com/en/#map

Regular Thursday Ride - Thu, 6/21/18 9:00am-6:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Regular Thursday Ride

When:
Thursday, 21 June 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm
(GMT+10:00) Australia/Canberra

Where:
Various: To be decided.

Description:
Regular Thursday ride, subject to weather conditions.

View Event.

Interesting Things To Look At

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Hi Folks

Thought you might be interested in an upcoming solar bike ride. I'm not sure if you still have time to enter, but here is the link to the official web site: https://www.thesuntrip.com/presentation/presentation-en/

Regular Sunday Ride - Sun, 6/17/18 #cal-notice

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Regular Sunday Ride

When:
Sunday, 17 June 2018

Where:
Various, to be decided.

Description:
Regular planned Sunday ride. Subject to prevailing weather conditions.

Re: Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I have created an Electronic Accessories photo album for associated images and uploaded a few images to it.

Re: Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

Bluetooth Audio and Control: Operating a single radio transceiver while riding is relatively easy. A speaker mic can be held in one's hand all the time and then only requires having one hand free for operation - all other things considered. However, the situation changes significantly, even exponentially, with a number of additions. Consider a mobile phone (audio), HF/VHF/UHF radios (audio and transmit/receive switching) and you should see what I mean.

Which one do you send to your earphone? How do you select? What takes priority and should interrupt everything else?

I plan to use a special Bluetooth IC from http://www.kcwirefree.com/. I have had two of them for a couple of years, along with a Buetooth headphone (single earpiece and mic) in readiness. I have downloaded an interface circuit for the IC and intend to add a simple VOX/Anti-VOX to prevent transmitting when there is an incoming audio signal. There will be another audio connect/select/prioritise/level/indicate/kill module associated with it with the ability to also/instead of send the audio to a small stereo amplifier.

Anyway, that's the general plan that will be worked on when I get to that point. The eAssist battery has a USB outlet that I hope to use at least for part. There is also some battery management planned but I can't identify requirements until all the foregoing is settled.

Ambitious? Maybe but it should create interest. I will find the circuitry and put the information up - somewhere.

Electronic Accessories

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I have created this electronics accessories thread specifically for discussion on the fitting of electronic accessories, that make riding and/or operating more comfortable or easier, to bikes and trikes, etc. It may branch out into different threads as time goes by and specific accessory subjects are suggested.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

OK. I will set up a calendar reminder for Thursdays and Sundays. Either two rides a week or, if weather kills a Thursday, might be able to pick up on a Sunday. There is the regular Bike Bendigo 2nd Sunday ride in any case. If anyone is available for the particular day, and there is no ride specifically planned at the time, post your intention/desire here and others might join you.

Let's get out there.

Re: Planned Ride

Graeme Knight - VK3GRK
 

If Thursdays are agreeable to Sean, then that sounds like the best day.

Re: Planned Ride

Kevin Crockett - VK3CKC
 

I thought you gave up work. Was thinking of including a weekday as Thursday is agreeable with Sean.