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PostSubject: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 3:30 am

Having done JohnO'groats last weekend and two weeks hols coming up quick, i am planning my trip to Lands end.

Want to stop at stonehenge, not that there will be much to do there, and maybe dip into wales,Lakes maybe.

Have a as much time as i need but planning on going away for best part of a week just riding and stopping where i fancy.

My m8 will be travelling with me on a 1400 kawaski, hope i dont leave him behind, but i know whos going to be the more comfortable

If anyone knows any must visits please advise

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 7:01 am

Gooffy,

If you have Google Earth or Tyre on your computer then take a look at this.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/89523430/bike8.kml
It is a route done by Bike magazine. It is basically a figure of eight with the northern and southern loops meeting at Hawes, (a popular biker meeting place). It avoids motorways. Purely as a suggestion you dould join it at Bonjedward, ride south down to Hawes, then keep going south to Buxton, then head west to Wales. Down through Wales and leave the route at Monmouth, south over the Severn Bridge. After that a bit of planning is needed.
My mate and I did the northern loop in September last year. Five days of absolutely brilliant riding. We have yet to do the southern loop but we will sometime.
I have the route as .ov2 files for a Tomtom. Don;t know if they could be converted for your SatNav. Let me know what SatNav you have am I'll have a play if you want.
Enjoy the planning, just as much fun as the actual riding.
Cheers,


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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 9:21 am

going to buy a new tomtom this week seen some offers at argos with free updates and europe.
is there a link for the bike route
cheers m8
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 9:24 am

There is now!

Which TomTom are you getting?

Install Tyre (Trace Your Route Everywhere) onto your PC. Can plan and directly load onto your TomTom. Brilliant Software.

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 9:27 am

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5043756.htm

this was the one i was looking at wat you reckon

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 10:00 am

Is it waterproof?

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 10:41 am

Avebury is far more interesting and less commercialized than Stonehenge and not far from it.
Stonehenge is good for a 'ride-past' type look.

There's a good NT shop/café and a lovely shop in the village with all sorts of 'Celtic' stuff for sale.
There's an NT car-park (not paved but adequate) just outside the village but we parked in the village street when we were there for Paulc's ride.
You'll also probably ride past Silbury Hill - worth a glance.
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 11:00 am

Gooffy,

Usually when TomTom say UK & IRE with Western Europe they mean that only the major roads in Europe are shown, not the detailed street level.

Have a look at this..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-Classic-Western-Europe-Countries/dp/B005M2AIY4

Ten pounds cheaper and it is Western Europe.

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 12:09 pm

It dont say Colin

i was going to use the velcro case with waterproof cover anyway
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Tarm
the reviews are not too good poor memory and i could do with an sd card slot for music

I think the one i brought up has an sd slot
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Mike it sounds good m8
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 12:40 pm

might be better going to halfords
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 1:39 pm

Gooffy,

another feature I forgot is Bluetooth. Most car orientated SatNavs won't have it, using an internal speaker instead.

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 1:41 pm

your next task then tarm m8 is a cheap sat nav with sd slot and blurtooth Laughing
give your answers here hee hee

cheers m8
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 1:55 pm

Gooffy,

I don't think any TomTom has a music player function.

Best deal I can see at the moment is the Go Live 825 from Halfrauds. Quite a bit more than you were originally thinking of paying at £170 but all Europe, Bluetooth. Haven't checked any reviews of this unit - I thought I'd let you do some of the work!
Have you looked at Bike8 on Google Earth yet?

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 2:39 pm

how do i search for bike8,

been looking myself at sat navs gonna have to decide what i want, i have seen a cple of sat navs with an sd card function to add music etc to gonna have to try and find again

tx for helpin m8 get the kettle on am commin your way in 2 weeks Wink
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 2:49 pm

loooking at this wat you think

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORBIKE-HELMET-STEREO-SPEAKERS-HEADSET-MICROPHONE-IPHONE-BLACKBERRY-/230931511647?_trksid=p5713.m2062&_trkparms=aid%3D555001%26algo%3DPW.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D26%26meid%3D7333673339982034455%26pid%3D100042%26prg%3D1010%26rk%3D6%26sd%3D400471036569%26
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sat May 11, 2013 3:15 pm

gooffy wrote:
how do i search for bike8,

been looking myself at sat navs gonna have to decide what i want, i have seen a cple of sat navs with an sd card function to add music etc to gonna have to try and find again

tx for helpin m8 get the kettle on am commin your way in 2 weeks Wink

Oh thats a shame, I'm out that day!
If you are near Blackpool and drink coffee then by all means pop in. I'll PM you my mobile number.

Stereo headset for connecting to an iPhone or other compatible smartphones with a 4-pole 3.5 mm audio socket. - Fine if you can get full communications from the TomTom through the phone. Not sure if a 4 pole (Stereo + Output + Earth) jack works on a 3 pole (Stereo + Earth) socket.

Check your PMs

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sun May 12, 2013 2:14 am

away in a cple o weeks am always last minute

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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sun May 19, 2013 2:35 pm

almost sorted thanks to Fred, Bluetooth sorted, Sat sorted, just waiting on ram an cradle, if not here before my velcro case will do.

no plans no rush, heading over the borders to M6 get a cple o hours under our belts on there then twist an go to where we please, final destination is still lands end.
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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sun May 19, 2013 3:59 pm

Just head in the direction of the smell of cider and then the smell of tiddy oggies. Eventually you will run out of road.

If you want to go to the most southerly point of England then you need to go to the Lizard Peninsula, which is to the East of Land's End. (just in case you want to say you have been the the most southerly point).

Cheers,


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PostSubject: Re: next ride Lands End   Sun May 19, 2013 4:02 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
the Lizard Peninsular, which is to the East of Land's End.

And far less tacky!
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