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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin error message
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:04:09 pm »
Thanks Fred, that answers my question. 

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Garmin error message
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:30:23 am »
I have a Vista HCX and have inserted a GB topo card.  It shows as much as I'd expect but when trying to get it to take me somewhere, I got the message  "route calculation error: no roads near destination" even though the road shows on the map on the screen and I know it really exists.

My Euro, non-topo will direct me when I insert that card.

Is the GB one capable of providing a route, as requested and if so, what do I need to do to make it work?

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Copy maps
« on: July 23, 2011, 07:04:37 am »
I have a Vista HCX and a have just bought a C Nav North America NT micro card which works as soon as it is installed - no codes etc.  I've tried to copy it as a back-up but it doesn't work.  I have a GB Topo, similarly copied, which does work.  Am I missing something?  Will it work?

Thanks in advance.


Routes / Re: Route suggestions request
« on: July 15, 2011, 04:03:11 pm »
Try as I might I cannot find the avoid highways, or anything similar, on GE.  More help please as the tutorials I saw came nowhere near helping.


Routes / Route suggestions request
« on: July 13, 2011, 03:23:27 am »
I'm contemplating visiting Death Valley and Grand Canyon Village (south rim), over a 3 weeks period around March next year.  Camping is my preferred accommodation.  Open to suggestions, but I'm considering Las Vegas as a start/finish as I'll be travelling from the UK.

How can I join these locations with a reasonable cycle route.  Any other advice is welcome.



Routes / SC avoiding hwy 89
« on: July 10, 2011, 01:53:14 am »
Can anyone advise on the route detailed here, , particularly the surface quality?

Pedaler  :)

Routes / Re: Sierra Cascades - in the begining
« on: July 03, 2011, 04:17:42 pm »
Thanks for your input.  Currently going down the Warmshowers route.

Routes / Sierra Cascades - in the begining
« on: July 01, 2011, 11:28:00 am »
I fly to Vancouver to start this route and I'm looking for a camp site or cheap B&B (I just need somewhere to sleep for the night), en route to Sumas.  I prefer to be near Langley for this as I don't expect to get out of the airport until 2030.  I can then get a bus.

Looking forward to some help as searching the web has so far failed me. :)

Gear Talk / Re: Front rack on a carbon fork?
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:07:30 am »
I'd follow Ross's suggestion, travel light.  I'll be doing a camping trip this year on the Sierra Cascades route with only rear panniers and a bar bag.  I used to use front panniers but stopped that years ago.  Assemble all you think you'll need and leave half of it at home.  save money and more importantly effort.  Those hills will be a breeze!


Gear Talk / Re: Ciclosport CM8.3A
« on: March 14, 2011, 04:39:49 pm »
Thanks for the thermometer suggestions.  The original CM8.3A was bought over a year ago and never worked fully.  I have a replacement now but still the same problem.  I'd also bought it from a German company via e-bay and so given these complications, think I've lost out.


Gear Talk / Re: Ciclosport CM8.3A
« on: March 13, 2011, 04:19:01 am »
I have a Garmin so will be using this when I do the Sierra Cascades route this year. 

The 'advantage' of the Ciclosport is its low battery requirement and presence of a thermometer, though the latter is a nice-to-have.  Its downside is the storage capacity - not enough my tours

I also agree with your comments on Garmin's customer service - excellent - Ciclosport, note.

Gear Talk / Ciclosport CM8.3A
« on: March 11, 2011, 12:59:21 pm »
I have hesitatingly gone to print here not least because I'm still in discussions with Ciclosport (I think) but I'm also very frustrated with them and want to share my experiences with anyone thinking of buying their products.

Ciclosport cycle computer CM8.3A :javascript:void(0);

I bought one of these over a year ago after losing my previous one when the rubber band holding it, broke. That model, the forerunner to this one, plugged directly into a PC for efficient data transfer.

This latest one only connects via a dongle, which has to be bought separately, and it’s not cheap.

The dongle is my main cause for concern – I’ve not been able to transfer any data to any of 3 lap-tops and 2 PCs (one of which is only a month old) and I have 2 dongles.

What has not helped is the completely useless customer service from the company. I have e-mails galore and have been in touch by phone and got no replies to most requests. I find this company very difficult to work with and very unreliable. On top of this they have failed to help me resolve the problem. Individuals seem nice and helpful but fail to follow-up on promises or reply to requests.

As well as the data transfer problem, the unit failed to start after a stop and would only start after following a certain procedure (it should start easily). My unit was replaced but has not been extensively used yet. It also was unreliable over about 10000 feet (been to high altitude) and would frequently cut out.

I have lots more details on the problems I have had and will willingly share them with anyone interested - e-mail address supplied

In summary, stay away from this company and its products if you want reliability and anything approaching good customer service.

General Discussion / Re: Bike boxes etc
« on: January 08, 2011, 05:15:28 pm »
Now been in touch with a contact and a promise of a box, thanks to all.  Now looking forward to the trip and hope it meets the scenic quality of the Great Divide route (I don't want to hear negatives etc, thanks, just watch-outs, maybe).

General Discussion / Re: Bike boxes
« on: January 05, 2011, 02:13:01 pm »
Who'd have thought of Google?  and yes there are plenty to choose from.  Just need to make contact now.


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