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It certainly is but you must remember that I have never ridden another motorcycle before so have nothing to compare it with.

There is a nearby steep hill and whilst I can only descend it at 60mph it is a truly life affirming/flying by the seat of your pants kind of experience.

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Took the GS to the Gelände today:

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You ought to get a sleeve of yellow fabric to slip over your number plate Richard, to hide the number when you're taking photos. Will save faffing around to photoshop it out.

Of course, there will be one day that you forget to take it off before you ride on and that will be the day you come across a Police car. :shock:
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^^^ :D

To be honest, I'm not really sure if it matters whether or not I hide the registration. It's just one of those things I've seen done, so I started doing it...

After all, the plate is on display most of the time. :lol:
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Parked by a mill pond - very close to Oulton Park circuit.

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Nice morning out in the Peak District today - although it was a bit cloudy above 1,000 feet:

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Followed by a nice, sophisticated little place for lunch:


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Looks a very scenic ride.

I could look at that TFT screen all day long.

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Slightly more mundane destination today - visiting the dealership for the 600 mile oil change etc.

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Without much trouble I talked myself into buying a Garmin Edge Control Explore cycling computer the other day.

I am able to ask it to programme me a ride having told it how many miles I am up for. I then religiously follow it having no idea at all where I am going.

What fun.
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scooter wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:27 pm Without much trouble I talked myself into buying a Garmin Edge Control cycling computer the other day.

I am able to ask it to programme me a ride having told it how many miles I am up for. I then religiously follow it having no idea at all where I am going.

What fun.

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Sounds a good idea that, Scooter. Might just have to look into one of those
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scooter wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:27 pm Without much trouble I talked myself into buying a Garmin Edge Control cycling computer the other day.

I am able to ask it to programme me a ride having told it how many miles I am up for. I then religiously follow it having no idea at all where I am going.

What fun.

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That’s interesting. I use the Strava iPhone app which is fairly good, and free, but it only tells me retrospectively what mistakes I made in choosing routes... :oops:

With the Garmin can you enter criteria other than distance, such as altitude gain, incline, etc. when asking it to plan a route?
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scooter wrote:Without much trouble I talked myself into buying a Garmin Edge Control cycling computer the other day.

I am able to ask it to programme me a ride having told it how many miles I am up for. I then religiously follow it having no idea at all where I am going.

What fun.
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What a wonderful idea Scoots. Love the thought of setting off into the ether with no idea of what, where or how.

Brilliant.

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Sorry chaps - wrong model.

I called it the Garmin Edge Control, but it's actually called Garmin Edge Explore.

I also use Strava which is agreed as good and free.

My trouble is that I like new toys.

Timor, I'm still learning about navigation so have posted the link to the relevant part in the Manual.

https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp ... 98ED2.html

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Thanks for the link. Looks like you set start location, distance and direction; than you can browse the suggested routes before selecting the one you like.

An interesting looking device.
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That's right Tim

The routes tell you what the distance and elevation will be so that also helps.

You can also set a location in the usual way as with other Sat Navs.

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