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by climo
20 May 2009, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

I put a waypoint just after a turn and then place one or two points on the road to keep me on the chosen route, especially in the 'follow road' mode and keep an eye on the screen in case it re-routes me down the wrong way which it is prone to do. :? I then check the route on the HCX screen. All this...
by climo
19 May 2009, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

...... My waypoints include the instruction and I number them numerically eg 1-L 2-R 3-SO 4-O2 - that's for roundabout. I assign one of the data fields to distance to next waypoint, one to the pointer and one to the waypoint name. I also put the waypoint bang on the junction. It seems a bit pointle...
by climo
17 May 2009, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Tax....
Replies: 34
Views: 1620

Re: Road Tax....

Playing devils advocate. A car driver could say that a band A vehicle doesn't get any special treatment on the road but cyclists get special paths and reserved strips of carriageway, boxes at junctions, etc. All paid for somehow and with no revenue raised from the specialised users. As for the 'it a...
by climo
16 May 2009, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

Thanks all. Just tried navigating to a point on the device, using the in-built directions rather than a pre-defined route. Still won't give me any prior indication of what to do at a junction - no pop-up, no arrow, no beep (despite all of these being enabled in the settings). Feels like I've wasted...
by climo
16 May 2009, 11:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

jonboy is right I'm sure. The waypoint should be AFTER the junction and make sure all your waypoints are bang on the road or you'll be lead of route for a few yards then the unit will U-turn you back.
by climo
16 May 2009, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

Sounds like a route before it is calculated.
When you select route in list of routes does a 'calculating route' message show?
Make a small route that you know then ride it and see what happens.

I'm really running out of ideas here. I'm sure that there are others here who are more knowledgeable.
by climo
16 May 2009, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

yes the HCX can give audible and visual turn by turn and names the road you are turning into. Menu - routing setup - next turn pop up - on Menu - Tones- Turn warning Approaching a turn, unit will beep (too quietly in traffic), screen changes to overhead plan with big arrow to indicate turn with the ...
by climo
16 May 2009, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

Thanks both. I've tried importing the map from the SD card and it displays correctly in MapSource but throws an error whenever I use any routing functionality - so no use. On the garmin can you plot a route using waymarks over the track, then select "follow road"? either in mapsource or o...
by climo
16 May 2009, 5:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

Have you thought of using Bikely.com or another mapping program, exporting a gpx file and loading it to your garmin? Just tried this. Bikely exports the course as a track, rather than a route. If I use the "Trakback" feature on the device, I can click the end of the track and follow a lin...
by climo
16 May 2009, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Route finding by GPS
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Route finding by GPS

Have you thought of using Bikely.com or another mapping program, exporting a gpx file and loading it to your garmin?
by climo
11 May 2009, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Paltform Pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Best Paltform Pedal

Shimano DX30 are good and come with spare grip pins. However the pins wear out very quickly and are just impossible to remove. They soon become very slippery and I replaced mine with a better MTB style pedal.
by climo
5 May 2009, 8:55am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Paz to Cuzco
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: La Paz to Cuzco

You do acclimatise. Just start your trip at a fairly low altitude and slowly go up. Try not to fly directly in to higher altitudes. If you do have to fly in then rest and walk about for a couple of days. Go up a bit higher then come down. Don't overexert yourself. Drink lots of fluid. Your performan...
by climo
2 May 2009, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Routes in Bikely.com
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Routes in Bikely.com

Welcome to the wonderful world of GPS. :? In mapsource you must be careful to place the waypoints with the route tool exactly on the road you want to be on. A small error means that when you get to that point (lets say its a junction) the unit will direct you in the wrong direction then bring up a U...