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by robing
17 Apr 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

Like you, having Garmin mounts all over different bikes and other family members bikes is a big incentive to keep to the same make. Why? The Wahoo came with two mounts.They take minutes to fit and if you want to keep Garmin mounts there’s adapters available! Even if you have half a dozen bikes/moun...
by robing
16 Apr 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

Is there a Garmin app i can download, even if subscription, to use mapping and tracking on my smart phone ???? I'm very new to smart phones ........ Garmin Connect Garmin Connect is OK for seeing where you've been but doesn't work to show you where you're going! The App will download & collate ...
by robing
16 Apr 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

In the end I went for the Garmin Edge 820 Explore. As a Garmin user I already have Garmin Connect and have got Garmin mounts on all my bikes. I got it from "word corrected to Halfords" so got 10% off for my Cycling UK membership. I've only used it a few times but pleased with it so far. I ...
by robing
16 Apr 2018, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

landsurfer wrote:Is there a Garmin app i can download, even if subscription, to use mapping and tracking on my smart phone ????
I'm very new to smart phones ........

Garmin Connect
by robing
14 Apr 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

I'd want wireless capability to be able to upload a ride via my smartphone.
by robing
13 Apr 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

ratherbeintobago wrote:Anyone any experience of the Lezyne units?

Or mio?
by robing
13 Apr 2018, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

The Garmin 820 is bug-ridden and the touchscreen is terrible.The 15hr battery life is only achievable if you don’t use it.8hrs is the Max I ever got not using navigation and with all settings at a bare minimum. I had two 820s before giving up and buying a Bolt. The Garmins maps are better then the ...
by robing
12 Apr 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Re: Need a new Garmin

The Garmin 820 is bug-ridden and the touchscreen is terrible.The 15hr battery life is only achievable if you don’t use it.8hrs is the Max I ever got not using navigation and with all settings at a bare minimum. I had two 820s before giving up and buying a Bolt. The Garmins maps are better then the ...
by robing
12 Apr 2018, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 31
Views: 1099

Need a new Garmin

I've had my trusty Garmin Edge 500 for almost 8 years. It's been great but only can follow breadcrumb trails if preloaded. And only has wired connection. I'm looking for a replacement that has good mapping - I do a lot of touring and decent battery life. So far I have narrowed it down to the Garmin ...
by robing
8 Apr 2018, 5:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dry sack for tent
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: Dry sack for tent

Thanks, some good suggestions. I guess it's not really a big deal the tent getting slightly wet. It's only tiny holes in the bag caused by the ends of the bungees. The plastic hook bits do have rubber protectors but these always come off revealing the sharper bit underneath. I'll see what the local...
by robing
7 Apr 2018, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 369
Views: 70300

Re: A positive threadf

Saw the first frog of the year waiting on the road Nudged her out of danger into the garden :) On a similar vein, I saw a large bumblebee on the pavement looking rather sluggish so picked him up and put him on my lawn in the sun. Went to get a sugary solution to revive him. As I returned he flew of...
by robing
6 Apr 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dry sack for tent
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: Dry sack for tent

Thanks, some good suggestions. I guess it's not really a big deal the tent getting slightly wet. It's only tiny holes in the bag caused by the ends of the bungees. The plastic hook bits do have rubber protectors but these always come off revealing the sharper bit underneath. I'll see what the local ...
by robing
5 Apr 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Is cycling the best physiotherapy?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Is cycling the best physiotherapy?

It has helped with my back pain and particularly last year I had had a real flare up of knee pain following being knocked off my bike. I was about to start a challenging 2 week bike tour in Italy and my knee was giving me so much grief that I was having difficulty walking. I thought I might have to ...
by robing
5 Apr 2018, 11:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Low back pain
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Low back pain

Good news! The private clinic where I had the scan done turned out to be fairly useless. I got my GP to refer to an excellent local physio. They discovered that my left hip flexor had become tight. They performed massages on it and specific exercises to target it. It's worked! Up until that point I ...
by robing
5 Apr 2018, 11:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dry sack for tent
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Dry sack for tent

I have a Vango Blade 100 tent. No problems with it but the carry sack that comes with it (made of the same material as the fly) has a few holes in it due to tears from the bungees used in strapping it on to my rear rack. Can you get a dry sack eg with the roll top to keep the tent dry so I can attac...