Author Topic: Random audax questions  (Read 224274 times)

folkdevil

  • Francis
  • I've only got one bike, and it's only got one gear
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #575 on: April 02, 2014, 12:57:58 am »
What would the panel suggest as the 600 (in England/Wales) with the most support/tlc at controls? I'm pretty sure an X-rated one as my first 600 would be a bad idea. I'm thinking June/July (time to ride at least another 300 and 400 before taking on the 600.) Thanks.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #576 on: April 02, 2014, 08:47:14 am »
Hey, the Kernow and South West may be a bit early for your schedule, but it is a cracker. TLC-wise if things are the same as last year, Ian gets a hall at Penzance, filled with literally some of the best food (and service) known to mankind. And a church hall at Bude which is visited twice, sleep stop the second time. Again filled with fine food. I only do these rides for the food, but the views etc. are alright on this one too.

Haven't done any of the later 600's yet to comment on.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #577 on: April 02, 2014, 08:49:45 am »
Sleepy's planning two village hall stops for York-Langholm-York. I'll be at one of 'em :D

Crinkly cake may also be on offer (though that's not for me to say).

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #578 on: April 02, 2014, 08:50:10 am »
Windsor-Chester-Windsor seems like the best fit, if a little later than you'd prefer.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #579 on: April 02, 2014, 09:11:47 am »
BCM has very good control TLC. May have similar ascent to K+SW, but a lot less "hilly".

folkdevil

  • Francis
  • I've only got one bike, and it's only got one gear
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #580 on: April 02, 2014, 09:55:29 am »
Thank you all very much for the hints. Will ponder... :)

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #581 on: April 02, 2014, 10:00:16 pm »
On a counterpoint Folkdevil, the K&SW will kill you if you're on fixed and a big guy by all accounts.


X-rated isn't that bad.  You can easily stop at pubs to get a good meal in.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #582 on: April 02, 2014, 10:17:32 pm »
If it is your first 600 then one with 0 AAA might be wise and one that has definite sleeping arrangements.

East and West Coast 600 on 14 June looks ideal.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #583 on: April 10, 2014, 09:03:28 am »
I'm having problems "uploading" my routes to garmin-connect. The uploading cycle just goes on and on, nothing uploads to the "dashboard".

Has anyone had this problem? Anyone have a solution to this?

I have added new tracks to the device but it will not upload these either. I have also updated the software from garmin-express, with no joy.

The garmin is an etrex 30, its a few months old...

Thanks!

W.
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fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #584 on: April 10, 2014, 12:35:04 pm »
Try a manual upload, and pick the correct GPX file. Probably Garmin/GPX/Current.gpx
In my experience, this is much more reliable.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #585 on: April 10, 2014, 02:56:01 pm »
Try a manual upload, and pick the correct GPX file. Probably Garmin/GPX/Current.gpx
In my experience, this is much more reliable.

Tried uploading manually Fauran with "current" GPX file, still no joy... However, its been an interesting afternoon trying to problem solve. I'll restore to factory setting and take the bike for a spin tonight and then try another upload with a new file.

Cheers,

W.
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in the sand

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #586 on: April 10, 2014, 09:05:05 pm »
Still no joy uploading the files... I'll keep at it... Can't understand, the last 30 tracks have all uploaded, it does not make much sense!!
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bikey-mikey

  • AUK 6372
  • Yes, I am completely mad ! a.k.a. 333
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #587 on: April 11, 2014, 12:02:24 am »
Wallace

YHM

Mikey

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #588 on: April 11, 2014, 07:00:35 am »
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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #589 on: April 12, 2014, 05:11:35 pm »
Discussions on the Garmin forum suggest this problem of "uploading" files is widespread. Apparently garmin are updating Garmin Connect, hence the problem...

I wait... along with many others...  :facepalm:
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #590 on: April 14, 2014, 11:13:54 pm »
Is 84km too long between controls on a DIY by GPS perm?

Martin

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #591 on: April 14, 2014, 11:20:16 pm »
Is 84km too long between controls on a DIY by GPS perm?

in theory yes

in practice no as we can see exactly the route taken. But how much time does it take (in milliseconds) to insert an extra control on a GPS DIY?

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #592 on: April 14, 2014, 11:27:37 pm »
Indeed - it's easy enough to insert another control. Just wasn't sure if I needed to.

But since it is easy, I shall do so.  :thumbsup:

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #593 on: April 14, 2014, 11:41:26 pm »
By the way, Martin, the route I'm planning uses East Grinstead as a control. What's the A264 like (heading east towards Tonbridge)?

bikey-mikey

  • AUK 6372
  • Yes, I am completely mad ! a.k.a. 333
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #594 on: April 15, 2014, 07:02:35 pm »
Discussions on the Garmin forum suggest this problem of "uploading" files is widespread. Apparently garmin are updating Garmin Connect, hence the problem...

I wait... along with many others...  :facepalm:

Wallace

Your file is repaired and uploads just fine now - YHM on your supplied email !!!

See my post https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=81625.0
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caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #595 on: April 15, 2014, 11:54:22 pm »
My suggestion would be to stop using garmin connect.  It's possibly the worst software out there for this sort of thing.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #596 on: April 16, 2014, 10:25:38 am »
Discussions on the Garmin forum suggest this problem of "uploading" files is widespread. Apparently garmin are updating Garmin Connect, hence the problem...

I wait... along with many others...  :facepalm:

Wallace

Your file is repaired and uploads just fine now - YHM on your supplied email !!!

See my post https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=81625.0

Mikey,

Thanks for this, appreciated... I have checked out the link (above) also, maybe its my turn soon to get an email from Garmin to switch over... Let's see...

Cheers,  :thumbsup:

W.

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Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #597 on: April 16, 2014, 10:26:33 am »
My suggestion would be to stop using garmin connect.  It's possibly the worst software out there for this sort of thing.

Could you suggest other software formats?
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caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #598 on: April 16, 2014, 10:48:58 am »
Map my ride, strava, ridewithgps - all are way better than garmin connect for both uploading files and looking at your personal records/achievements/progress.
It's all just presented so much better and easier on the eye.
Having said that I've recently had an accident and not been on the bike for a week and a half.  I did notice that garmin connect seemed to have changed their site a bit last time I looked (when I uploaded the offending ride) - maybe it's improved in the last week or two.



I wouldn't even dream of constructing a route with garmin's software.  Ridewithgps, bikehike, bikeroutetoaster are all much much better.





It's a reverse Elvis thing.

bikey-mikey

  • AUK 6372
  • Yes, I am completely mad ! a.k.a. 333
Re: Random audax questions
« Reply #599 on: April 16, 2014, 12:05:20 pm »


I wouldn't even dream of constructing a route with garmin's software.  Ridewithgps, bikehike, bikeroutetoaster are all much much better.

+ 1


The new G-C is more comprehensive.

With all those years on it, changing now would be the worse of two weevils !!
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