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Travel at night and navigate by the stars,unless it's cloudy of course.
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On most of my bikes you have to navigate by the stars as the headlights are junk! (6 volt)
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All very well provided you can see Polaris.
Assuming the Northern Hemisphere of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2019 at 17:00
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Coming home from the Guzzi Fest last Sunday I was directed to the A303 by Tom tom satnav'...........why? Lord knows. . . . and you can't always rely on satnav's.Where's my map??


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I have for some years and still use a route planner program but I force it to go where I want; mostly I just want to know how many miles and a rough idea of time. Currently it's Google Maps which works really quite well and the street view is invaluable for showing what junctions look like so I can recognise them when I get there, and I can learn the route.

I've occasionally looked at getting a sat-nav but there are so many confusing different ones and the sales blurb is just gibberish to me so I still haven't bothered. Ouch






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I was like you Mike, but then I bit the bullet and bought a TomTom Rider. Never looked back. 'Jane' has taken me places I'd never have discovered using a map, even on long journeys. For example Nott'm to Newquay via A/B/C roads, including (back to this thread) a section of the A303.
The section through the Blackdown hills is good, and if I'm down that way I make a point of calling in the Route 303 American diner Pig

The B3212 from Exeter across Dartmoor is also great if you don't mind riding slow and taking in the fantastic scenery, that was one of the highlights of my trip.

As for the A303, it's held a strange fascination ever since we watched a BBC programme about it's history. I've no idea why, because some sections are just boring dual carriageway, but I always enjoy riding it Smile


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