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by GeoffL
8 Jul 2016, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Walkable Cycling Shoe Recommendations
Replies: 55
Views: 4362

Re: Walkable Cycling Shoe Recommendations

If you want one-sided, you might consider Shimano M324. Although they're heavier than the PD A-600, they work well as either SPDs or platforms and accept standard reflectors (so you can be fully legal at night with SPDs!)
by GeoffL
8 Jul 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Walkable Cycling Shoe Recommendations
Replies: 55
Views: 4362

Re: Walkable Cycling Shoe Recommendations

FWIW, I have a pair of Lake shoes where the MTB cleats are flush with the sole. They're really comfy, with mock-suede uppers and Vibram soles. They look like regular trainers at a casual glance and I can walk miles in them without trouble. I can even drive in them if required (although I only did th...
by GeoffL
6 Jul 2016, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Marathon vs Marathon Plus
Replies: 14
Views: 6082

Re: Marathon vs Marathon Plus

I've never ridden with Marathon. However, I recently changed to Marathon Plus (marked as "Electric Ready") on both my wife's and my hybrids. They're fine on my bike with less rolling resistance than the Continental Travel Contact I switched from. However, on my wife's bike the tread picks ...
by GeoffL
8 Sep 2015, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone with an Adventure AT1 trailer?
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Anyone with an Adventure AT1 trailer?

Hi all, I need to replace the wheels on my trailer and some photos I've seen on the Web suggest that the wheels fitted to the Adventure AT1 trailer might do the job. If anyone has an AT1, I'd be grateful for details of the axle spigots for these wheels. For example, what is the spigot diameter, spig...
by GeoffL
13 Oct 2013, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drakes Trail (part of the Devon C2C - NCN27)
Replies: 55
Views: 6754

Re: Drakes Trail (part of the Devon C2C - NCN27)

I hope that nobody minds my resurrection of this thread -- but the viaduct was finished last year and has even won an award according to this article from the local newspaper . Interestingly, it seems that NCN27 is to become part of the " Velodyssey, a 265-mile (440km) cross-Channel cycle link ...
by GeoffL
29 Aug 2013, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: nuicance phone calls
Replies: 108
Views: 10411

Re: nuicance phone calls

Best way to stop nuisance callers? Keep one of those air horn things they use to start races next to the phone and when they call just hold it up to the receiver and give it a good belt! If only that could stop them from phoning in the first place! FWIW, I'm still using the method I described in pa...
by GeoffL
22 Aug 2012, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

The screen print was from Mapsource, I've not discovered a way of installing maps from Basecamp to GPS/SD card? I've only ever used the GPS version of Velomap so I am eager to hear of your thoughts? To install mapping onto a GPSr or an SD card from BaseCamp: ⋅ Connect the device or insert...
by GeoffL
22 Aug 2012, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

I've just solved this one :) Thanks for that. For info, I'd worked out that BaseCamp can do that. Even better, it can install the maps directly to an SD card plugged into a reader attached to your computer, and it seems to do it a lot quicker than it does to the SD card in my Dakota. FWIW, I'm curr...
by GeoffL
22 Aug 2012, 12:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

Hexhome: Thanks for that. I do have "faster" rather than "shorter" set, as with TalkyToaster mapping "shorter" can send you up some pretty horrible hills. That discussion you linked on 'autorouting' does fly somewhat in the face of what seems instinctively correct to me...
by GeoffL
22 Aug 2012, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

Just to add another twist to the comparison, Hexhome did his routing trials in BaseCamp while I did mine in MapSource ... and I've just noticed that Velomap gave very different results with "Bicycle" as the chosen mode in MapSource than it did with either of the cycling modes in BaseCamp. ...
by GeoffL
21 Aug 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

My findings were similar to yours Geoff except that as you can see, using Velomap, the NCN route was selected when Bicycling as opposed to Tour Cycling is the Activity Profile. Not sure why this should be, is the NCN route suitable for presumably laden bikes? FWIW, the NCN route in question is the ...
by GeoffL
21 Aug 2012, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

I've now given Velomap a quick try. Although I haven't used it 'in anger' on the bike, I've done enough with MapSource to make the following comments: First, I can confirm that both maps can coexist on my Dakota and I can select which to use via the method I gave previously. I have both BaseCamp and...
by GeoffL
21 Aug 2012, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

First, thanks for some very informative reviews. It is important to note that it is not possible to have both mapsets (Velomap and Talkytoaster) installed on the GPS device at the same time. For info, while it's not practical to have both maps active at the same time, you can have more than one maps...
by GeoffL
13 Aug 2012, 10:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

@hexhome: TalkyToaster's mapsets are different to the Garmin products in that Martin supplies a set of maps formatted for MapSource and/or BaseCamp and another set of maps that can be directly loaded onto the GPSr with the device in 'portable drive mode'. As are velomaps??? TBH, I don't really know...
by GeoffL
12 Aug 2012, 6:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC
Replies: 47
Views: 13118

Re: How to load OSM map into Basecamp on PC

Hi, I have just started this process for my Etrex 20 and Basecamp. I have downloaded the maps and MapTk but can't see any install or uninstall .bat files. Have I missed something? Thanks... I assume that you're using TalkyToaster's mapset (downloadable from http://talkytoaster.info/ , with the late...