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Offline Paulhere

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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2019, 08:28:23 PM »
Council have erected several signs round about us that say "Do not use Sat-Navs in this area".
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 08:52:12 PM »
I can understand that knowing your area a little.

I'm in North Devon at the moment, with swmbo and the car, and if I followed my sat nav religiously, I'd never get anywhere in any kind of time frame.

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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2019, 06:25:01 AM »
Mine (Tomtom) gets used 5 days a week at work (all day, everyday, all over the UK) it does absolutely fine when a dash of common sense is added.
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 06:59:08 AM »
Ha, B roads in England are usually good, in Wales they can be single trackers with grass or gravel in middle with 8ft high hedges on each side & bendier than any bendy thing.
A bunch of us chose on sat-nav this B road route from the Offa's Dyke rally to the Steelhorse caff on Saturday, I was a bleddy nervous wreck by time we got to the A road at Pontilas, expecting a crazy local or tractor to come flying round those blind bends for 11 miles while glued to a 18" strip between gravel & hedge. At the start, a mile or so after leaving Hay-on-Wye we passed a bunch of Welsh riders trying to turn back, they had more sense. In the Peak District this would be an unclassified road, nowt better than a farm track. B road my ass.
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 08:40:19 AM »
If the Tom Tom had IQ routing, turn it off, tries to take you down the back roads etc just to save a few hundred yards travelling.

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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2019, 01:03:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Council have erected several signs round about us that say "Do not use Sat-Navs in this area".

And others saying "You'll never leave"  :008:
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 03:37:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
If the Tom Tom had IQ routing, turn it off, tries to take you down the back roads etc just to save a few hundred yards travelling.

A lot does depend on the *settings used to plot the route AND on the GPS itself.
In my books its a foolish person who blindly relies on a satnag to go everywhere.
yes the local authorities should tell mapping companies of changes, but ultimately its the person behind the handlebars who makes that final decision. dont transfer blame from the operator to the machine...

I regularly fall out with my GPS, either through enthusiasm meaning I missed a turning, or I just like the look of that road that is sort of going in the direction I want to. I take a vicarious pleasure in that tone of disappointemnt in the GPS 'recalculating'.

*To be fair I have yet to find the setting for the fastest, twisties roads with little traffic and no police on my GPS, but I live in hope.

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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2019, 05:04:08 PM »
Don't forget, the average Tiger owner has been around a long time so will have used maps for maybe 30 years before sat-navs became affordable to the masses, most touring riders carry the latest maps as I do & set the sat-nav to follow the chosen route on the map. A lot safer than looking at a map or route sheet on our tanks. I toured Europe by map for many years before I succumbed 10 years ago, wouldn't be without now.
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2019, 10:10:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by healdem [+]
satnag

Deliberate, or an inspired typo?
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Re: Sat Navs and country lanes
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2019, 09:18:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Deliberate, or an inspired typo?
very, very deliberate  :028:

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