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by bobzeller
9 Feb 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks for the advice. I imagine I will stick with the RWGPS route which uses, in places, parts of the EV6 route. I'll get back after we get back with comments.

Cheers
by bobzeller
9 Feb 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Euro Velo 6

Thanks for the advice. I imagine I will stick with the RWGPS route which uses, in places, parts of the EV6 route. I'll get back after we get back with comments.

Cheers
by bobzeller
8 Feb 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Euro Velo 6
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Euro Velo 6

I wonder if anyone has done Euro Velo 6 recently. I am planning to do the western part, perhaps Blois to Nantes in May. I am wondering about the surface. Is there much that isn't tarmacked? My bike has 23 tyres and that's the widest possible. A few years ago, I did the Vélodyssey and at first it was...
by bobzeller
16 Jan 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Climb info on Cycle.Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Climb info on Cycle.Travel

Thanks for that.

Cheers
by bobzeller
16 Jan 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Climb info on Cycle.Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Climb info on Cycle.Travel

Could someone please tell me how I can get climb details ie metres of climbing, percentages etc. when plotting on Cycle.Travel. I normally use RWGPS which gives those details but I would like to compare what Cycle.Travel could do for me but I can't seem to find anything to do with climbs. Is that in...
by bobzeller
20 Dec 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial - Halfords Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Trivial - Halfords Discount

If it is any help, Decathlon has the Garmin Edge Explore for sale at £199 both in-store and on line. It has been at that price for two or three weeks now.

Cheers
by bobzeller
29 Nov 2018, 6:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV 3 Paris south
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: EV 3 Paris south

Thanks, good information to have.

Cheers
by bobzeller
28 Nov 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EV 3 Paris south
Replies: 2
Views: 234

EV 3 Paris south

I am thinking about a short tour early next year from Paris south on the new EV3. Not sure how far but 350km to 500km most likely. I am also not sure which bike I would use. But possibly it could be my classic style touring bike with 23 tyres. If anyone has any info about this new (and as yet very m...
by bobzeller
9 Feb 2018, 10:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

Hi Bob I have the Edge Touring (not “plus”), but I assume that it is the same as your unit in respect of the GPS/navigation “engine”, and is only different regarding connectivity for peripherals. Almost all my rides are created using cycle.travel and I usually download as a TCX Course with tick box...
by bobzeller
28 Jan 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

I have now tried everything that's been suggested without luck. Bu in the process, I have learned that the default method for completing my route suggested by so many - simply following the purple line on the screen - works and works well. So many thanks for all the advice.

Cheers

Bob
by bobzeller
17 Jan 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Planner Question
Replies: 574
Views: 93429

Re: New Route Planner

Does anyone who uses cycle.travel have any experience of going off course, then returning the course and having their GPS (in my case a Garmin Edge Tour Plus) resuming tracking and providing turn-by-turn instructions? I normally plot a course with RideWithGPS but can't seem to get it to provide turn...
by bobzeller
12 Jan 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

Re gloomyandy's question. Yes I did try reloading etc but it didn't work any better. However, I just spoke once again with Garmin and was told that if I were to plot my course on RideWithGPS then download it onto Base Camp and only then onto my GPS unit, it would work. I would get turn-by-turn instr...
by bobzeller
10 Jan 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

That begs the question, is there a better unit that will give turn-by-turn information when you have resumed your programmed course? Some posters have said the Garmin 1000 as a unit will. But for touring, there are battery limitations which means the navigation has to be turned of if it is to last f...
by bobzeller
10 Jan 2018, 10:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

Another question if I might especially as I have just seen Richard Fairhurst is on line. Would using another plotting service like cycle.tour make a difference?

Cheers again

Bob
by bobzeller
10 Jan 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting back on course with Garmin
Replies: 37
Views: 2472

Re: Getting back on course with Garmin

To answer the question, I have been loading routes as TCX because that is what people, and RWGPS, have recommended. But interestingly, I called Garmin's help line again last night and asked if indeed the units are designed to provide turn-by-turn instructions after one has returned to the course. Th...