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by robt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA Gauge Changes
Replies: 23
Views: 2533

Re: EA Gauge Changes

It would be nice to integrate this sort of thing into ukrgb so we have access to a lot of info in one place. I did have the ambition to make this possible easily via included components; it's currently a poorly documentated capability of the rainchasers API. http://developer.rainchasers.com/widgets...
by robt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA Gauge Changes
Replies: 23
Views: 2533

Re: EA Gauge Changes

Ahem, sorry. Coming back online now.
by robt
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EA Gauge Changes
Replies: 23
Views: 2533

Re: EA Gauge Changes

http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/reference is the new EA API. Has a few oddities but not too bad. I'm having a look at consuming it ( https://github.com/rainchasers/com.rainchasers.gauge ) but it's all work in progress. As a side note the data IS officially open now and covered un...
by robt
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Rainchasers borked...
Replies: 19
Views: 1578

Re: Is Rainchasers borked...

Fixed, that was a wobble in my EA data poller which I'll dig into exactly why later.
by robt
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River POI's (Again)
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: River POI's (Again)

bigDave wrote:Rainchasers links don't work
Ooops, my bad. Now fixed.
by robt
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers
Replies: 73
Views: 7770

Re: Rainchasers

There are a few learning points for me personally throughout this debate so I just wanted to let you know the actions that fall out of this for me/rainchasers. I've explained my stance, and there's a mix of (dis-)agreement which is only to be expected but some clear consenuses. I'll add some way to ...
by robt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers
Replies: 73
Views: 7770

Re: Rainchasers

could you explain what you mean by 'public domain information'? Just trying to understand your POV. i.e. not private, no NDA, etc. Anyone can walk into a bookshop and buy EWW or browse stuff online. Knowledge of these runs is common, in the public domain, people talk about them, etc. I don't really...
by robt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers
Replies: 73
Views: 7770

Re: Rainchasers

but you also make sure that what you write/circulate about it is then your own reflection of what you found "... but you also make sure that what you write/circulate about it is then your own reflection of what you read " I would also regard as perfectly reasonable. Therein summarises our differenc...
by robt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers
Replies: 73
Views: 7770

Re: Rainchasers

Sorry Rob, but I struggle to imagine that you overhead an accurate description of the De Lank in a pub somewhere, and then recited it from memory onto Rainchasers. The only source of info on this river is what I published. No of course I didn't, I didn't think I said that: what I knew must logicall...
by robt
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers
Replies: 73
Views: 7770

Re: Rainchasers

Given I put up those pages, I can probably answer your question. To date, the only data that people have emailed me is gauge calibrations rather than river information, and I haven't asked anyone to. I have been adding runs in a fairly ad-hoc way: I concentrated on Wales first as that's an area I kn...
by robt
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery
Replies: 38
Views: 13650

Re: Dislocated Knee - the Road to Recovery

Diamond Dave wrote:Peeing on my socks is always a low
At least you have an excuse. I sometimes do this out of sheer carelessness! Keep battling Dave.
by robt
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free money?
Replies: 195
Views: 27849

Re: Free money?

Google ads is where the money is for sites like yours, it can be done tasefuly it doesnt have to be in your face adverts, This is spot on. Swap the banners for google ads instead. For one-off effort you will then receive a no-hassle dribble of money, almost certainly enough to cover hosting. Altern...
by robt
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help With Sat Nav Points
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Help With Sat Nav Points

Mmm, this is quite a big job. There is a bunch of satnav data that I've been collating along the same lines here (good coverage of Welsh rivers, not much else yet). The UKRGB guides usually have GR, often fully qualified (with the two letter prefix) and these can be converted to lng/lat pretty easil...
by robt
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teifi sunday options.
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: Teifi sunday options.

Eastern Cleddau if you wanted grade 2? Tywi is a good option, and the Tawe isn't that far really either.

http://rainchasers.com/?q=grade+2-3+nea ... stle+Emlyn
by robt
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reviving Rainchasers
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Reviving Rainchasers

What happens when it's too high then? Does it revert to red? ;-) Yes -- if the river has a calibrated max it will go red when it goes above this. Its traffic lights -- I appreciate that this doesn't work in the same colour codes as where's the water, but in my opinion its daft to use traffic light ...
by robt
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Reviving Rainchasers
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Reviving Rainchasers

I've been messing around reviving the rainchasers site recently as something a little different. It remains a work in progress but the levels page has now begun to be useful... http://rainchasers.com/river You may or may not agree with the calibrations, I'd be interested to hear better/additional on...
by robt
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Destinations for February Half Term
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Paddling Destinations for February Half Term

DaveBland wrote:Can't find it now, but wasn't there that website with the global paddling seasons on it that someone made
Sorry, been re-organising too much for my own good and broke my redirects. Now its moved here.

Portugal is a good suggestion, and Equador/Chile if you have more money and time.
by robt
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Twiss and Doe
Replies: 68
Views: 2937

Re: The Twiss and Doe

I am sure that once Rob was out safely Tim took great pleasure I his little swim and laughed a lot at his expence. Indeed, the bugger; Jim is worse, mind you. There's actually quite a lot of space behind that 2nd fall in the gorge which is unsettling, although it should be fairly straightforward if...
by robt
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Re: Seasons

Glad you like the icons Tim, you can take full credit, a good idea.
Poke wrote:I think that this table is meant as a high-level look-up chart to act as inspiration for going paddling somewhere
Yeah, that's the idea -- its a direct result of me thinking "Errr... where's good at xmas? I have holiday!".
by robt
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Re: Seasons

Cheers guys, good gen. I did struggle a little with whether the chart shows the *best* season, or the *possible* season. At the moment it's a mix of the two: e.g. UK/Ireland is pretty much entire season, NZ is best season. I think I'll have to settle on best season, and maybe as Tim says add another...
by robt
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Seasons

I haven't participated round these parts for a while now; feel like I've taken my finger off the pulse of UK boating. Still, I am in need of UKRGB wisdom... I have been doing some organising of a bunch of scattered kayak notes which has resulted in a table of kayaking seasons: http://world.rainchase...
by robt
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Corsica

You can fly-drive via Sardinia (Alghero), getting a short ferry from Sardinia-Corsica...
by robt
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Trail Plus
Replies: 16
Views: 1424

Re: Trail Plus

Rdscott wrote:... ran up the old man.
TIM! I assumed it was a *flat* run. Garrrh. You will pay for this...
by robt
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: peru 2004 july / aug
Replies: 18
Views: 3141

This is mine.. That site hasn't been updated for years actually and the info is a little dated but most probably holds true.

Any questions, feel free to PM.
by robt
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tech question: UKRGB & Google chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 961

This is posted using Chrome (I too am a sucker for shiney new things), so not sure how to exactly reproduce your problem as I don't experience the same. I am shortly supposed to be upgrading the entire forum to PHPBB3, and you mayy find this solves the problem.
by robt
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brecon Beacons - Silly question???
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

It's pretty dry here at the moment, so the Usk and Wye are really your only options. The Talybont section of the Usk is probably the best bit for 2/3 stuff, but when I paddled it last week it was a bit of a scrape, the Usk has dropped since. The section from Brecon down is pleasant, but grade 1/2 ra...
by robt
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whezzit?!?!?
Replies: 37
Views: 2605

That's Me!

Finally, the fame I have been waiting for: I feature in a Wezzit! thread. Having moved away from London, I actually now have rivers on my doorstep and this is my local run, winner.

The last two have it right...
by robt
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rental Car Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Paf. I regularly fit my medium burn in an old-style 3 door Micra. Millimetres to spare, but it does work. I would say if you want to get the boat inside a small rental you will actually be almost better with a 3 door model. With 3 doors, the front passenger seat will usually fold forward completely ...
by robt
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Norwegian/Swedish Multi-day Touring rivers
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Cheers for all the info, that's helped a lot!

@Tim: I'm not sure I have holiday time or cashola for this this trip unfortunately, but some friends are in the planning stage and asked my advice. When I don't know, I know who to tap for info.. UKRGB :-P.
by robt
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Too much, too little or just right???
Replies: 50
Views: 5268

Back to the original post, that's a lot of kit in my opinion! I often think context is all important here. Maybe I'm a lazy bugger, but if I was paddling with a bunch of mates I wouldn't take *two* prussics, a whole sackful of krabs, etc. I'll take one and a krab and rely on the fact that some of my...