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by climo
24 Jan 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Offline map software for a Mac
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

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: 30
Views: 1108

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: 30
Views: 1108

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: 30
Views: 1108

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: 1897

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: 1018

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: 1018

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: 1018

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: 709

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: 1065

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: 1065

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: 1065

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...
by climo
20 Sep 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Iphone opencyclemap offline
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Iphone opencyclemap offline

radek wrote:Dear colleagues:)

I am wondering if anyone knows of a way or a app for iPhone that enables offline opencyclemap for gps navigation?

On android phone, I used to have Lucus app that allowed me to use opencyclemap offline but there is no Locus for iPhone... I really miss this app :(

Osmand
by climo
15 Aug 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.
Replies: 23
Views: 2465

Re: Osmand voice instructions.Suggestion.

I"ve been in every option trying to change the colour of the route line but can't find out how? Any ideas please? In menu Configure Map - GPX files (turn on) - in dialogue box "Show GPS data". Top line "Appearance" "Medium" (coloured dot). Click on word "Medi...
by climo
15 Aug 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?
Replies: 21
Views: 3126

Re: La velodyssee getting from Hendaye to Santander on bikes?

Me too. I've rarely paid over 10€ for camping in France. Some campsites along the velodyssey route do a special rate for cycle tourists. Mostly for solo cyclists. 3 years ago Mrs C and I paid 5-25€ per night in May and we haggled at the top prices. Cost was not always a sign of quality. As usual mu...