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by amaferanga
15 Jul 2009, 9:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ? Garmin Edge 205 gps, any good for audax events?
Replies: 37
Views: 1553

Re: ? Garmin Edge 205 gps, any good for audax events?

The pre-programmed SD cards are only about 50% full. So there is plenty of room to log your rides on to the SD card alongside the maps. I do this on my tours and there is probably enough room on the card for an around the world tour! However if you are careless when deleting the old tracks you coul...
by amaferanga
14 Jul 2009, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ? Garmin Edge 205 gps, any good for audax events?
Replies: 37
Views: 1553

Re: ? Garmin Edge 205 gps, any good for audax events?

The Etrex Legend HCx is currently on Amazon for £130. An Edge 205 amazingly costs around the same. Its a no-brainer really if you're looking for a device for navigating with. If you're brave you can use OS Maps for free (many, many raods missing from the maps still) or spend £60 for City Navigator E...
by amaferanga
14 Jul 2009, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS online tracker
Replies: 38
Views: 1296

Re: GPS online tracker

£118 isn't much between the two of you is it? I'm sure you could sell it on when you're done with it so could end up costing a lot less. I can't see there being anything that'll do the same for free. The low-tech way to do it would be to update a route on a site like bikehike.co.uk whenever you get ...
by amaferanga
10 Jul 2009, 1:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc

A mobile phone with gps and a tracking application lets you update your position real time, but they are both data and battery intensive. If I run the 'GPS Tracker' application on my Blackberry the battery only lasts about a day.
by amaferanga
10 Jul 2009, 9:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJoG video log
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: LEJoG video log

Some of those roads looked horrible! Minor roads where possible next time? It depends on how sensitive you are to cars, I guess, but I was pretty happy with the route. Although if I was doing it as a tour, it's true that the scenery from trunk roads (especially the dual carriageways) is dire! I was...
by amaferanga
9 Jul 2009, 5:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJoG video log
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: LEJoG video log

Some of those roads looked horrible! Minor roads where possible next time?
by amaferanga
9 Jul 2009, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Novice plans to go Sheffield-Bordeaux....
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Novice plans to go Sheffield-Bordeaux....

Ah, my friend was thinking a Galaxy would happily average 35 but apparently he is wrong unless he meant 35K (and even then...). Looks like back to the drawing board on the distance side of things.... I can post probably keep on going day after day as I'm fit...but after what you've said I will try ...
by amaferanga
9 Jul 2009, 12:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Did I get a good deal on this Koga Miyata?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Did I get a good deal on this Koga Miyata?

Definitely 26" wheels. But I don't see anything that identifies it as a Koga Miyata.

Still for £99 it looks a bit of a bargain. Schwalbe Marathon XR tyres alone cost £30 each. I've never heard of a Mavic MX rim, but there is a XM719 rim that is a 26" 'all mountain' rim so pretty tough.
by amaferanga
6 Jul 2009, 1:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Bike Choice??
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Bike Choice??

I'm waiting to take delivery of a Dawes bike, panniers, will use a PDA with 'http://bikedashboard.mathieugardere.com/' software and am now sorting out shoes, pedals and a bike maintenance course. But what I find is that my legs (and backside) will probably be fine but it's my shoulders, neck and lo...
by amaferanga
5 Jul 2009, 10:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc

The Garmin Communicator Plugin API will read tracks, routes and waypoints from supported recreational, fitness and navigation devices - that is, read the GPS device in a browser, or on my PC... I'm not sure. I don't know if this unit can transmit (I presume it can only receive). You plug the GPS in...
by amaferanga
3 Jul 2009, 8:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1702

Re: Digital mapping, GPS, route planning and recording, etc

I disagree that there's no benefit from having maps on a GPS. I have both types - a Garmin Edge 205 with no maps and a Garmin Etrex Legend HCx with Garmin City Navigator maps - and the mapping GPS is so, so much better if your planning your own routes using either online mapping or Memorymap, even w...
by amaferanga
30 Jun 2009, 11:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone recommend any good wild camping spots
Replies: 9
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone recommend any good wild camping spots

That's a fair point, fortunatly I don't have a cycle partner so no one to offend with my odours! Also planning that if I can find spots by rivers or lakes I can have a swim and get clean that way and you can even get biodegradable soap that doesn't damage the water system. It's not so much a money ...
by amaferanga
25 Jun 2009, 9:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: OMM Sherpa VS Tubus Logo
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: OMM Sherpa VS Tubus Logo

If it is knackered you could try contacting Tubus. I broke a Logo a couple of years back while on tour and though getting a replacement there would have been too much hassle, I emailed them and told them I'd broken it and they then sent me out a new one a couple of months later when i got home. The ...
by amaferanga
24 Jun 2009, 4:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Security...with a one man tent.
Replies: 35
Views: 5683

Re: Security...with a one man tent.

When you're ready to get into your tent for the night slide as much of your bike as possible under the porch and peg the tent out over it. Makes it a hassle getting in/out of the tent, but no-ones going to get your bike without waking you. When I did this (not in the UK, but while wild camping when ...
by amaferanga
22 Jun 2009, 1:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: what shoes? and other queries
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: what shoes? and other queries

In answer to the GPS question.... I have both a Garmin Edge 205 and an Etrex Legend HCx. The former is great as a training aid, the latter is great for navigation. Now I'm sure someone is going to reply to this saying 'I navigate with my Edge 205/305 and don't need maps', but a GPS with maps is abou...