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Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Crusader Sport » Jul 28th, '20, 14:11

Putting in the town waypoints for 9 Aug fun ride. All ok till I get to Ivybridge then after putting in the waypoints for the Southern part of the ride the satnav ignores them and takes the shortest route to the end point of the ride. Spent hours on this trying different settings including a reset to factory specs. No difference. HELP please.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by billinom8s » Jul 28th, '20, 16:59

Just follow the Bike in front.

That's all I'm doing. :)):
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Ming » Jul 28th, '20, 18:23

billinom8s wrote:
Jul 28th, '20, 16:59
Just follow the Bike in front.

That's all I'm doing. :)):
That's great advice.





Unless you're the run leader.... :))

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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 28th, '20, 19:03

What sat nav have you got and how are you imputing the way points?

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Post by TLS-Moose » Jul 28th, '20, 19:05

If you're the run leader it doesn't matter either - everyone follows you, so as long as you don't share the exact route in advance, give the outward appearance of knowing where you're going, & retain an air of confidence, who's to argue with you? :-bd =)) =))
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by MellowYellow » Jul 28th, '20, 19:36

TLS-Moose wrote:
Jul 28th, '20, 19:05
If you're the run leader it doesn't matter either - everyone follows you, so as long as you don't share the exact route in advance, give the outward appearance of knowing where you're going, & retain an air of confidence, who's to argue with you? :-bd =)) =))
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by billinom8s » Jul 28th, '20, 20:38

Ming wrote:
Jul 28th, '20, 18:23
billinom8s wrote:
Jul 28th, '20, 16:59
Just follow the Bike in front.

That's all I'm doing. :)):
That's great advice.





Unless you're the run leader.... :))

I knew I forgot something.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by menzies3032 » Jul 29th, '20, 08:14

Have to say I am kind of with Moose on this one as long as you get where you want to go and don’t end up trying to ride up a farm track with more grass then tarmac then think your all good

However to try and help answer your question it depends on the sat nav as they are all slightly differant. But you need to choose your way point carefully else they will not be serving a purpose. Also there is normally a choice on the route settings if you want the shortest, fastest most direct might want to play with these setting to see if this helps.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Crusader Sport » Jul 30th, '20, 19:59

Garmin 595. I was putting waypoints in using "add location" which were ignored AFTER saving the trip. I have tried the different " route settings" to no avail. Following bike in front is a genius idea, of course if the drop off system has blown up ( like on Sunday) the TEC ends up on the way to bloody Plymouth.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 30th, '20, 21:38

Use Garmin Basecamp.
It's free and uses the maps that are in your Sat nav.

Plan the route in Basecamp then send it to your device as a track.
Then either tell your device to follow that track as a route or just show the track on the screen so you can at least see where you should be going,

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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by royb » Jul 31st, '20, 07:58

menzies3032 wrote:
Jul 29th, '20, 08:14
Have to say I am kind of with Moose on this one as long as you get where you want to go and don’t end up trying to ride up a farm track with more grass then tarmac then think your all good
Where's your sense of adventure Robert; It's more fun, and certainly beats speed traps on main roads.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Crusader Sport » Aug 1st, '20, 09:37

Went to Lynton yesterday and figured it out in the car park. Added bonus I had a go at car driver parked in bike bay then warden turned up and nicked the rest, happy days. Thanks for all your help.
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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Jug_Inspector » Aug 1st, '20, 10:40

Did you then go on to Combe Martin?

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Re: Satnav driving me nuts.

Post by Crusader Sport » Aug 2nd, '20, 10:34

Nope, went back via Simonsbath ,Dulverton ,Tiv then back to civilisation in East Devon. On way to Lynton wanted to go on that brill road from Tiv to Witheridge but the road was shut so got to With via Rackenford. Not going that way again, went through pot hole central on lanes.
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