chris3vic wrote:I tend to get a bit tired of my garmin, but not really sure of any alternative.
I kinda just want to plan a basic route, noting the numbered junctions and follow that as best as I can. Is that asking for trouble?
On the map the numbered junctions look easy to follow, in practice, is that true?
The numbered junction systems works if you're slow enough. The signs are easy to miss though, and if they are posted on the other side of the junction you'll have to loose all momentum before you know which way to turn. You'll want a map to get back on track when it catches you out.
A garmin loaded with tracks via the Fietserbond routeplanner is easier to follow, but you need online access and to plan in advance. But the routes offer more flexibilty and can be tailored to taste, as the options like fast, scenic, easy to follow, limited cars etc actually work.
A paper map and map reading skills will get you there too, but you won't have the benefit of the knowledge built into the routeplanner, which comes into it's own in urban area's