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by Asposium
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Looking at the route
I rode a section of the A9 to fort William on LeJOG
That was interesting (and not in a nice way)
To be fair it was late (almost dark), I was gunning it to make FW before darkness, and it was peeing it down.
by Asposium
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

When I did lejog and Jogle I avoided the a30
Few times my route ran close to the a30 I’m glad I did.
A9 in places was awful
And the A6 above Kendal (thought I would get myself killed on the a6 so cut across to Windermere)
by Asposium
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Cheapest is £15 with £0.10 per point One every ten mins is £0.60 an hour What happens when you stop for some sleep or an hour in the pub? Does the device go into a sleep mode like a SPOT or do you turn it off or stop tracking? This one is interesting Explorer+ will continue tracking BUT at 4 hours....
by Asposium
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Need talking out of it
Have a full-boner itch to sign up
Sounds a challenge :shock:
by Asposium
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

When logging internally the inReach will use cellular data (when available) to “in fill” the iridium tracking points Where did you get that from? Tracking is done by GPS, the data then sent by iridium. I'd be very surprised to find that it uses regular cell network where available. And no idea wher...
by Asposium
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

No need for logging
Leave it off

As for the plan
Cheapest is £15 with £0.10 per point
One every ten mins is £0.60 an hour
Assume 16hours riding a day for four days
0.60 x 16 x 4
£38.40 in tracking points

Tariff with inclusive tracking is £38

You get the idea.
by Asposium
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Logging is useful if you want people watching the explore website to get a “detailed” trace of your track.

When logging internally the inReach will use cellular data (when available) to “in fill” the iridium tracking points

For the most point there is little need to internal logging.
by Asposium
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Richard G wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:20 pm
I assume you just pull the GPX / fit file off it and it shows you where you've been.
Cannot get the GPX off the Explorer+ or mini
Have to export from the explore website.

66i will likely be different as that unit is a full blown GPS
by Asposium
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am
Do you use it for logging too though?
I have in the past
Recently I'm not so sure

Either way, the Explorer+ is far better for battery life
Though the mini makes up for the lack of battery life in terms of size and convenience
Did consider the 66i
by Asposium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

I was curious
That’s a (trip) average speed of 12kmh (1400/116)
Considering the need to eat, sleep, and faff that is mighty impressive :shock:
by Asposium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

:o
116 hours
Wow
That’s some going.
by Asposium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

inReach mini will last 24 ish hours of continuous use Is that personal experience with the mini telling you that? I ask, because the site says 90 hours on 10 minute tracking... which is a pretty big difference! Yes, personal experience. I swapped from an InReach Explorer+ to an inReach mini Don't r...
by Asposium
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

From a practical point of view how much faff is there having to recharge rather than swap batteries out? Can you charge and use at the same time? Is it a send away job for battery replacement? inReach mini will last 24 ish hours of continuous use Explorer+ longer Both can be charged whilst in use B...
by Asposium
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

https://explore.garmin.com/en-GB/inreach#personal All plans have tracking and messaging; what varies is how much extra one pays. On some plans tracking and messaging is included, in others one pays per unit (track point or message) Decide what is is needed and purchase accordingly I made the suggest...
by Asposium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 1067

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Cheapest way is the freedom plan Then the safety subscription each month when needed However, the safety plan includes no tracking points, and only 10 messages. A message in each direction counts towards the quota Wouldn’t say the inReach is necessarily cheaper than a SPOT; however, it does appear m...
by Asposium
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

Ar5e
Too slow
That sold quicker than bb200
by Asposium
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2031

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Growler wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 am
Morning chaps

Event is sold out now but if any Boners want to get in, give me a shout and we'll get you on the list.

Cheers
Si
Hi,
Could you sort me a space?
Ta
by Asposium
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A broken spoke they said ...
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: A broken spoke they said ...

Running Mavic open pro UST disc rims on my gravel bikes
Seems quite sturdy
Tubeless is simple
by Asposium
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1901

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I’m in again
by Asposium
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1138
Views: 73818

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Updating my year of BaM, but i did complete

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13730&p=171546#p171546
by Asposium
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 24
Views: 961

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I’m going

Have unfinished business

And taking a mountain bike; gravel bike was too much hard work, need suspension
by Asposium
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2209

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

by Asposium
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Train ticket tips

NorwayCalling wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36 am
This all very well and good, but what do you do about the reservation for the bike... ?
Book the bike reservations with the tickets
by Asposium
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 736

Re: Train ticket tips

As above, split tickets
Buy in advance
Buy from the train operators website

I got from Hull to Wick for about £50
Slightly less for Penzance to Hull
by Asposium
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 1131

Re: Winter boots

As mentioned above, the XM9's are fine in which to cycle.
Was quite surprised how comfortable they are for cycling.

Also make very good hike-a-bike boots.

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