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by climo
26 Jan 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

QMapShack looks horrendous - life is too short to get involved in that.
by climo
25 Jan 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

Can't ever seem to touch the exact spot on a map with my finger so I'll be getting a stylus to make it easier to plot routes. Could use a mouse but then you have to have a surface for the mouse. Difficult when in a sleeping bag.
by climo
24 Jan 2020, 10:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

I've bought it but it's not arrived yet. What editing? Photo's? Routes? My wifes an american and has library membership there so we can get kindle books for free. tbh on tour I'm so knackered at the end of the day that I read for about 20 mins and zzzzz... Battery life is good, reviews say 12 hours ...
by climo
24 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

Yes. I've used Basecamp for years but it's crap. Poor at just about everything.
I've given up and bought a 10in android tablet, at 500gm it's MUCH lighter than my macbook. It'll run Osmand and Orux maps which will do the job and I can use it as a kindle
by climo
24 Jan 2020, 10:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

Thanks. Tried the demo which you can't create a route with so it's useless, so watched a video on Youtube. When you create a route it doesn't snap to the road neither does it auto route like most route planning software. Useless to route through a city then. Quite good for just viewing an area but i...
by climo
22 Jan 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

Tried a talkytoaster map in basecamp and it works but it's not too good. I doubt if basecamp will show campsites etc
by climo
21 Jan 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Offline map software for a Mac

After planning on cycle.travel or komoot online and tranferring the gpx file to my android phone, I mainly use Osmand for navigating. I'd like to plan the route as I go along day by day and also look at a wider area for alternative routes, camping sites, shops etc so I want to do that on my macbook ...
by climo
30 Oct 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Velodyssee
Replies: 17
Views: 1757

Re: La Velodyssee

b1ke wrote:I pedalled from St Malo to Hendaye on the Velodysee in February this year.

Looks like you were camping. Were the sites open?
by climo
1 Oct 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Bike route gate size

Do you have any Pictures of "A" & "K" frame type barriers. Look in "kbarriers.co.uk" for pictures. They work reasonably fine for everything but bikes as they can be sized for wheelchairs, buggies, recuments, etc. But they're just to narrow for bicycle handlebars to...
by climo
28 Sep 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Bike route gate size

ambodach wrote:My Ice Adventure could get through 32 inches which I think is 82cm. The height you mention would be ok as my flagpole is easily removed.

I've added 35+cm for pannier width which is far too much unless you misjudge it. :( Think we just have to ignore flagpoles.
by climo
27 Sep 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bike route gate size
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Bike route gate size

A local landowner with a bike route through his land wants my advice on the size of gate he's specifically making so that trikes can pass through. He wants an arch. Here's what he wrote "Would you be able to provide a picture of what you classify as a trike, we can then look at constructing a m...
by climo
27 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park

A fascinating find on this website. Immediately struck how interesting it would be to visit for a couple of nights but access without the car wouldn’t be fun; means a train trip to Ayr as nearest mainline station. Getting to Ayr is a beggar from anywhere down South ie Watford and lower. Anyway, tha...
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Tyres for trike

[XAP]Bob wrote:Yep - the tryker sidewalls won’t take too much abuse.
Marathon racers?

They're interesting. Less than half the weight.

Anything else out there?
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Tyres for trike

Flint & Blackthorn - a deadly combo.
by climo
23 Sep 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Tyres for trike

Running on Marathon Pluses which are almost puncture proof. They're slow though so I'd like to try something else on the front at least. I've got front suspension so balloon tyres like Big Apple aren't needed. Don't want Trykers though Has to be 20", reasonably light, puncture proof and fast. T...