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Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 50 sec ago
Yup, I've checked. It will accept multiple maps. You can have a map for every activity if you wish. Give Velomap a try.

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

Does it not have a memory card slot?

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 32 min ago
the garmin touring/touring plus comes with open street map as far as I am aware you can't put other maps on.

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 1 hour 34 min ago
It's all about the maps and how they prioritise routes which suit you. Find the right map set and you will be happy. My preference is for Velomaps and the Garmin routing set to 'car'. This gives very cycle friendly routes.

Re: Snowy bike rides

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 29 min ago
So far this winter lasting snow hasn't happened in these parts, not even many frosts .

Probably because I fitted the studded tyres to the commuter in early December .

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag....

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 31 min ago
Riderinthemist appears to have been expelled, which strikes me as fair and proportional moderation.

Snowy bike rides

CTC Forum - On the road - 2 hours 42 min ago
Anyone been out in the snowy weather recently? I was out yesterday, didn't go far.


Was out last week whilst the snow was actually coming down.

Re: Holland

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 13 min ago
I've done many circular day rides elsewhere in Holland but never from Amsterdam. I would recommend this site though, it has an interactive map and a ride planner(it's also in English if you click your mouse on the Union Jack symbol in the top right corner of the webpage);

http://www.nederlandfietsland.nl/fietsrouteplanner

Re: Neo Air Venture sleeping mat

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 4 hours 53 min ago
Hi
Would endorse other positives. Use this for long climbing trips (3-4 weeks) and cycle touring. Packs small, reasonable weight, long enough at 6', comfortable even at altitude and sleeping on snow and ice. Only minor downsides: can be noisy moving around on and takes a little more care and time to pack small, but these have never bothered me. I replaced the stuff sac in which it came with small net bag and this works well. Expensive but worth the price and has been very durable so far.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 hours 40 min ago
Given enough heat a round will go off, but without the barrel it won't go very far, and the casing will go as far the other way... Assuming it stays intact, which is unlikely, it needs a barrel to have enough strength to hold the gasses...

Enough heat is reasonably high value

Primers will cook off at about 400F, single base powder at 600F and double base at 320F.

Re: CTC challenge rides

CTC Forum - On the road - 6 hours 40 min ago
The Two Mills ride is part of Chester & North Wales CTC. I have done this ride for the last six years. It was changed slightly last year. It used to be one big loop but now it is two loops centred on Farndon Sports centre. You do a 24 mile loop and back for the excellent lunch, and then a second loop of 26 miles. It is one of the highlights of my cycling year. A nice ride around some of Cheshire' finest lanes!! See you there.

Re: Loch and Glens route plus a bit more ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 6 hours 57 min ago
We did the Great Glen and thotoughly enjoyed it.

As the site states:






Canal Towpath 16 miles
Lochside paths 32 miles
Moorland, hill and farmland 21 miles
Town or City 4 miles


THe other option would be some time from Fort William meandering around local routes to Oban

Re: Name the landmark

CTC Forum - On the road - 7 hours ago
gaz wrote:Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .
HoHo - the colleague who set the office Christmas quiz made the same sort of mistake, meaning I was able to answer the 12 picture questions correctly and so submitted a sheet with 100% correct answers. However justice was served as my sheet joined all the others in a draw and was not picked out...

Re: Loch and Glens route plus a bit more ?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 7 hours 37 min ago
Not what you are planning but this is a mostly off-load alternative which my brother did: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/13830

Re: Neo Air Venture sleeping mat

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 14 hours 8 min ago
forestboy60 wrote:Has anybody used one of these mats before. I always suffer with hip problems sleeping on a roll mat, and this looks like a good option for my 2 week trip in June.
It packs small and weighs only 690 grams, which means it would fit in a pannier instead of being fastened to the rear rack.

I toured the whole summer with it last year, and found it very comfortable.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 15 hours 42 min ago
rather sick few people are indifferent to losing things they have had for some time. And the cost of replacing all the bits and pieces not small change.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 16 hours 48 min ago
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

There's always one who thinks someone else's misfortune is an opportunity for some 'fun' ......

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 11:50pm
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Probably the saddest act I've come across this year. I'm sure you had great fun taking advantage of someone else's misfortune.

Re: Garmin Tour mapping

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 January 2015 - 11:43pm
bobzeller wrote:I bought the Garmin Tour Plus unit and it came loaded with maps.

Thanks again for any advice as to how good the cycle routes are that you are given when you ask for a route from one place to another.

I don't think we have been very helpful, but try finding someone to be positive about the touring plus! This may be a bit more positive and may assist:

recently i cycled round the isle of wight 20th dec gale force 8 winds lol.. I used the touring plus with a pre planned route and turned off the auto calculate off route option, then used the zoom in and out to check i was roughly going the way I wanted. That worked out quite well..

I really wish I could give you some more positive advice/feedback but I am in the same boat as you!

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 January 2015 - 10:46pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddieIt was - IIRC this happened in the 1970s. I recognised the ammo from having played at soldiers in the school CCF not all that long before...

These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.Sure - and doubtless I'd be spreadeagled on the side of the car whilst they went through my every particular... But you're right, I probably shouldn't have picked the clip up. Ah well, I was young in those days...
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