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GPS / Re: Edge Touring or Wahoo Bolt?
« Last post by whosatthewheel on Today at 09:48:38 am »
I'm still happy with my Edge 305, still going after 10+ years. If/when it packs up, I'm going to have fun looking for a replacement.

It's not that fun at all... looks like spending money to downgrade to a lesser product... solving one problem and creating three you didn't have before  >:(
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GPS / Re: Edge Touring or Wahoo Bolt?
« Last post by frankly frankie on Today at 09:45:46 am »
The point is there's a long history which is why the user interfaces seem odd by modern standards.

The problem with the Etrex 20/30 UI is that it's a touchscreen UI without (thank goodness) a touchscreen.
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Freewheeling / Re: How do you name your bike?
« Last post by eck on Today at 09:45:10 am »
A good friend of mine has named all of her bikes:

Trudy: Surly LHT
Speccy: Spesh hybrid
Trekkie: Trek MTB
Sophie: Liv Avail
Phoebe: Cannon d'Allez Synapse

No, I don't get it either.  ???
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GPS / Re: Edge Touring or Wahoo Bolt?
« Last post by αdαmsκι on Today at 09:45:03 am »
The only downsides of teh Etrex that I can see are its bulky size and the fact that the handlebar mount seems less than perfect and probably needs rubber bands to hold it

I've never had a problem of my Etrex escaping from the mount (inc. various corrugated gravel roads), but I do use a proper branded Garmin mount. The cheaper versions that one can buy from Amazon etc. are rubbish.  However, I have a lanyard wrapped around the handlebars as an insurance policy.
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LEL 2017 / Re: Tips if the weather is very wet
« Last post by inappropriate_bike on Today at 09:44:55 am »
How much power are you putting down and for what speed?

Too many factors to make that an easy question to answer. But about 100-120w for 16-17mph averaged over a typical 200.
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Recommend a 7 inch tablet
« Last post by fhills on Today at 09:44:48 am »
By the by, I understand that the latest Which has a report on sub £100 tablets.

I think my local library has stopped its subs.#

If some soul on here gets it and could maybe tell me what its top 3 or whatever recommendations are for a 7 inch tab I would be grateful.
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LEL 2017 / Re: LEL Route, GPX, Route Sheets.
« Last post by madcow on Today at 09:44:10 am »
It wouldn't be the first time this year that I have used the A66 for audax purposes, albeit I was going in the opposite direction and late at night.
I think that would fail any risk assessment though.
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LEL 2017 / Re: Volunteers: Who is in?
« Last post by redfalo on Today at 09:40:32 am »
I'm an audax newbie and looking forward to helping out at Louth.  Bizarrely enough I have dreamt about it twice this week.  On the first occasion I rode there on my Genesis and then had to go home as nobody would tell me where to park it.  On the second occasion I was told I couldn't come in unless I was wearing a Manchester United shirt ...
on a route test last year, we stopped at pub in Louth. It appeared so rough we initially thought we may have to fight our way out (I fact, everyone was really nice, while in utter disbelief we were cycling to London on that day....)
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GPS / Re: Edge Touring or Wahoo Bolt?
« Last post by Maludenbas on Today at 09:38:42 am »
I'm still happy with my Edge 305, still going after 10+ years. If/when it packs up, I'm going to have fun looking for a replacement.
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GPS / Re: Edge Touring or Wahoo Bolt?
« Last post by whosatthewheel on Today at 09:38:06 am »
If you want to use HR/cadence/power ANT+ sensors, I don't think the Etrex 20 supports them.

If your happy with breadcrumb trail the Edge 500 was stable in it's last update. Internal batteries last about 15 hours when new. so enough for a 200.  Not sure if still available though.

I thought that was the most problemaic unit ever, I know at least two people with Edge 500 that don't work

Based on a fairly vague and pointless sample of people I know, I reckon it's the most reliable; it seems to be the newer Edge units with the extra features (bluetooth etc.) that go wrong more. I'm happy with my 500 - I do also have a big clunky Etrex Vista, but hardly ever use it.

But the 500 has the same "charge on the go" issues as my 200, as I understand... you connect it with a OTG cable, it is happy for 5 minutes then it keeps giving the "lost power" signal, including beeping, which is the most annoying thing ever
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