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by Richard Fairhurst
17 Feb 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114031

Re: Cycle Travel Question

The idea is sound! Yes, it would certainly be possible to do that - i.e. create a routing profile which would include the full network, but with a higher ranking for EuroVelo/NCN routes. The issue (as mjr alluded) is the RAM usage for a full network - just adding one such profile would require anoth...
by Richard Fairhurst
17 Feb 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114031

Re: Cycle Travel Question

It's it possible to see who plotted a saved route found in a search? Not yet, or at least, not directly. I'm going to make the "search for other planned routes" features more prominent - now there are 140,000 of them - but need to do a couple of changes first to make people more aware tha...
by Richard Fairhurst
17 Feb 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114031

Re: Cycle Travel question!

If I put a route on to my Garmin 530 as a tcx course some information seems to be missing when I look at the route on the Garmin. For example the route distance is given as 0 ft whereas on the website it is 30 miles. Also the elevation information seems to be missing, but only on the Garmin. Howeve...
by Richard Fairhurst
16 Feb 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: Sustrans Route78 missing link

Still under construction according to a post on the NCN Facebook group. Maybe open at Easter?

https://m.facebook.com/groups/355411211 ... 2329149105
by Richard Fairhurst
14 Feb 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour de la Provence on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Tour de la Provence on TV

Works online too if you sign in (for free). Thanks!
by Richard Fairhurst
9 Feb 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??
Replies: 24
Views: 817

Re: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??

OP should be aware they’re going to be seriously up against it taking the Gorges du Tarn / Cevennes route in March. La Dolce Via is possibly my favorite ‘green way’ in France. I've got that on the to-ride list - we have friends on the plateau near the top of the route who we go to visit every coupl...
by Richard Fairhurst
6 Feb 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?
Replies: 41
Views: 1047

Re: Garmin vs Smartphone - are Garmin maps "special"?

Thanks for the advice folks. Does anybody have any thoughts on the second part of my question? Is there anything about Garmin's "own" maps that would make buying an actual Garmin device a better option? All I can seem to see is the new Trendline feature. Which may or may not be useful. No...
by Richard Fairhurst
5 Feb 2020, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??
Replies: 24
Views: 817

Re: Nantes - Cavaillon area route/ Insurance??

I plotted the areas I know and if you agree to climb, this is definitely a great route. Much more interesting than the route plotted by CT thoruhg Toulouse, which is, obviouly flatter. Route Nantes - Avignon through the Cévennes . Wow! Just opened a few places along there using Street View and it l...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Feb 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Re: Offline map software for a Mac

I find offline capability to be a requirement for hiking in mountains but I seldom am out of mobile coverage through a day with my bike. Of course it does happen in a day, but since I always carry a paper map, I never found myself stranded because of a temporary isolation from the internet. I think...
by Richard Fairhurst
3 Feb 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Trek Domane e-bike: really?
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Trek Domane e-bike: really?

Paulatic wrote:You’d have thought they would have branded it EOMANE :)


They're all anagrams... so the eNomad?
by Richard Fairhurst
31 Jan 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 786
Views: 114031

Re: Cycle Travel question!

Hm - haven't had any other reports and it's working fine for me. Can you give me a step-by-step for exactly what page you're going to, what you're typing in, and what you're doing vs what you'd expect it to do? By email is fine if you don't want to post things here (richard@systemed.net is my main e...
by Richard Fairhurst
27 Jan 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: King Alfred's Way
Replies: 52
Views: 2172

Re: King Alfred's Way

(This is probably devolving into a different thread but...) I have no problem with CUK developing off-road routes like King Alfred's Way - it looks like a superb ride and I'd love to try it one day. Full marks to Zulu Eleven and colleagues for their work on it. The problem is that we don't have anyo...
by Richard Fairhurst
26 Jan 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Working as cycle tour guide
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Working as cycle tour guide

https://www.outsideonline.com/2407239/b ... -nightmare is a fun recent article on the subject.
by Richard Fairhurst
25 Jan 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Yorkshire side
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Yorkshire side

It's a few years since I've done it, but surface-wise the western side is similar to the eastern. There's a few more unsurfaced grassy bits on the west, but not many. I did it on a Ridgeback hybrid without any problems. It's a little more rural until you reach Stalybridge, which is the start of the ...
by Richard Fairhurst
24 Jan 2020, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes no longer permitted on western TGV services
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Bikes no longer permitted on western TGV services

Exasperating. The Ground Effect bike bags (Tardis and Dogsbody) look like they might be a worthwhile solution - small and light enough to take with you on the bike. But they're not cheap, especially factoring in shpiping from NZ, and it's obviously much more hassle than taking the bike as is. (By th...