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Classifieds / Re: Southern Tier maps & GPX files
« on: February 15, 2022, 03:50:16 pm »

Classifieds / Re: Southern Tier maps & GPX files
« on: February 15, 2022, 01:12:01 pm »
I did wonder about that, so how come selling the maps is any different?  If ACA has a problem with this, I'm sure I'll hear from them.

Classifieds / Southern Tier maps
« on: February 14, 2022, 03:24:17 pm »
For sale, Full set of ST maps.  1,6 & 7 are unused, the rest unmarked and in good condition.  To save weight and bulk, also included are copied portions of Michelin maps 175,176,177 (1 inch:20 miles) with the route marked on them.

Shipping from Great Britain.


General Discussion / Re: Drinking water
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:16:02 am »
Very good response,  thanks a lot.

General Discussion / Re: Drinking water
« on: February 12, 2020, 12:57:48 pm »
Thanks for the input, I deduce from all of you - not to take one!

General Discussion / Drinking water
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:01:06 am »
According to the route maps for the Southern Tier, there is no potable water at Gila Hot Springs.  Can this be consumed after filtration?  I have a SURVIVOR FILTER PRO?

Routes / Re: Southern Tier alternative
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:58:07 pm »
Don't like tunnels! The ACA suggest walking on the narrow path.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier alternative
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:48:21 pm »
Yes, the links are ok.  It was your text that I was referring to.

The Apache trail from Phoenix to Globe through Superior.

Let's not dwell on this as I've listened and made my decision - Route 60.

Thanks, all.


Routes / Re: Southern Tier alternative
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:01:26 pm »
John, thanks for your Input  but the Apache is route 88 wheras you've commented on route 60.
About to read up on CGOBs comments

Routes / Re: Southern Tier alternative
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:02:45 pm »
Thanks for the info.  If you know Titus Canyon, Beattie to Death Valley, how would you compare it?  I found it tough!

Routes / Southern Tier alternative
« on: January 30, 2020, 07:26:34 am »
Travelling out of Phoenix, E bound, the route goes to Globe via Jake's Corner.  Why does it not go via Apache Trail?  It looks a much more interesting route and there seems to be littlle traffic.


General Discussion / Re: B&M cache battery - again.
« on: October 16, 2016, 04:12:36 pm »
My replacement battery was worse than the first.  Really frustrating as the principle is good and ( potentially meeting my needs.  This second one is on its way back to Germany. :(

General Discussion / Re: B&M cache battery - again.
« on: August 05, 2016, 03:54:40 am »
I'm using an etrex 30.  My previous one, an etrex vista hcx had the facility you mention ie to switch to battery when I stop.  Unfortunately, the 30 does not, therefore I invested in the battery and it is this that is the problem; the one I had doesn't hold it's charge and is useless.  Despite this, I returned it for a replacement.  For long trips and lighting, I prefer a dynamo. 

Watch this space. 

General Discussion / B&M cache battery - again.
« on: August 01, 2016, 10:21:05 am »
I've read the previous entries on this topic and I have similar problems.

I run a Garmin GPS and when I stop, the unit closes down.  I got the cache battery to overcome this and separately, charge my 'phone.

It worked well at first, particularly the GPS but then I noticed my 'phone not charging then my GPS would attempt to shut down when static and  finally it flashed all the time when I stopped rendering it unusable, unless disconnected.

I proved the battery to be the cause.  I connected the GPS directly to the battery and it proved to be an intermittent power source, rectified when I connected the battery's USB to my PC.   It worked faultlessly.   I'm contacting my supplier - Rose bikes in Germany.

I know it's a bit late in the day, but I've finally realised that my numerous 9speed set-ups will become obsolete (at least the quality stuff) in due course. I get the feeling that its the manufacturers who are forcing this upon us.

Am I alone with this view? What can be done to retain good-old 9 speed, if indeed that's what we want? I was content with 8 speed at one time and in my youth, aspired to 10 speed, but that was 2*5.

Are there cyclists out there who have actually requested this change? Plenty are embracing it but is it because of a perceived improvement, the reduction in choice or just owning the latest stuff?

Let's see where this gets to. If I'm classed a stick-in-the-mud then so be it, but at lest I'll know I'm in the minority. But if I'm not a minority case, what are we to do - who's the customer? Manufacturers should always be asking themselves this except in this case, the main 3 are trying to outwit each other at our expense and my irritation.

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