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by cjs
14 Jul 2014, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin - Larne
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Dublin - Larne

Here's a an old post link re leaving Belfast Docks avoiding traffic, http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58880&p=497050#p497050 - the NCR into the City along the River Lagan continues through the docks to Fortwilliam hence these pics.... By the way the road from Belfast to Carrickfe...
by cjs
14 Jul 2014, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dublin - Larne
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Dublin - Larne

What way are you coming through.... If you want to come via Belfast an easy route would be along the towpath of the River Lagan straight into the centre and out the other side on the bike route through to Carrickfergus then just follow the coast round to Larne. An alternative from the border is to f...
by cjs
9 Jul 2014, 11:13am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Panniers for kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Panniers for kids

........what happened to the cheap brands?! These are still on the EBay side of SJS cycles - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIKE-CYCLE-FRONT-REAR-PANNIER-SET-25-LITRES-11550-/161340079853?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item25909e3eed. 18 months ago I picked up a pair for £12.00. Sturdy, solid bu...
by cjs
6 Jul 2014, 10:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

What do you/he mean by a "plastic" option. My simplistic term for knee replacement... ...my family has a history of lots of arthritis Snap! (my physio's comment is "if it's going to happen, it's going to happen"). Pretty much... what works for me is to stay active. Obviously you...
by cjs
6 Jul 2014, 9:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: knee pain and touring
Replies: 54
Views: 11433

Re: knee pain and touring

Knee issues are very individual and what suits one may not suit another. I have one bad knee with little cartilage left. On the last visit to the surgeon 6 years ago he said the only option left was plastic and offered it. I declined. Walking is limited to around 3-4 miles before pain and subsequent...
by cjs
6 Jul 2014, 8:32pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2709

Re: Cookset recommendations

Trangia stoves & Firesteel (ferrocerium alloys) works great when temperatures are moderate, however when its colder, matches dropped in may be needed to get it lit! (pure alcohol content can also vary dependent on country / manufacturer) An ideal combination on longer journeys for me is a firest...
by cjs
14 Mar 2014, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

...It just seems a bit odd to complicate a simple procedure. I cant think of another program that doesnt have a save/not save option.... Personally the BC database workflow suits me - In the past many many times I've lost work & time hence money when good ole windies blue screens or power failu...
by cjs
14 Mar 2014, 7:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

....Surely you can just copy the thing you want to edit and give it a different name?.... Just as an info as I understand it, your data, routes, Waypoints & stuff within Basecamp is stored in a database located normally in C:/Users/[computer name]/AppData/Roaming/Garmin/BaseCamp/Database/ (This...
by cjs
14 Mar 2014, 6:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

.....I've just discovered that if you edit a track/route and decide you dont want to save it in it's edited form you have to undo all the changes one by one. Not saving isnt an option...... Try a different workflow, select the route you want to use, right click, select duplicate (it will automatica...
by cjs
12 Mar 2014, 11:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Statler and Waldorf syndrome...
Replies: 21
Views: 8068

Statler and Waldorf syndrome...

Is it my perception or is the forum, especially this section, becoming more and more a depressing place often full of negatively, moans and rants?
by cjs
11 Mar 2014, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

....used gpx files.... Were these a 'route' or a 'track' gpx file? ...i split the route into 3, scotland, midlands, west country. the 800 had no problems calculating every morning.... I have no experience of the 800 - just the Etrex - if this relates to Auto-routing then that is excellent - inciden...
by cjs
11 Mar 2014, 10:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

Continued... ... and see the result.... it puts you round the busy ring road.... 16.jpg Here is what I set for the GPS unit. As I understand it if you create a route within Basecamp do not expect the AutoRouting in the GPS to be the same... If you want exactly what you see in Basecamp convert it to ...
by cjs
11 Mar 2014, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

If anyone has the settings I should use to get reliable routing with an openfietsmap installed into basecamp I'd be very interested..... Hi Sweep... this may help.... it works for me... In Basecamp edit your activity profile thus... 11.jpg Here is an example route between 2 simple waypoints from He...
by cjs
10 Mar 2014, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 'Free Bikes' in Holland..
Replies: 2
Views: 6069

'Free Bikes' in Holland..

Out enjoying the Dutch sunshine for a while... Over the weekend on several of the canals, generally in the middle of nowhere (as far as that is possible in Holland!) I came across quite a few virtually complete bikes obviously dredged from the canal and parked up on the grass.. awaiting new owners.....
by cjs
10 Mar 2014, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Base Camp
Replies: 55
Views: 10143

Re: Garmin Base Camp

No, I do not think there is any other software around that interacts with the Garmin Range in such a comphrehensive manner. (As expected as the software is developed for Garmin) There are other options offline such as OsmAnd and Oruxmaps but they are Android based and very limited without a lot of t...