How do you navigate.

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by derrick, 1 Mar 2018.


What do you use to navigate

Poll closed 23 Apr 2018.
  1. Garmin

    32 vote(s)
  2. Wahoo

    5 vote(s)
  3. Lezyne

    0 vote(s)
  4. Bryton

    0 vote(s)
  5. Cateye

    0 vote(s)
  6. Polar

    1 vote(s)
  7. Other

    20 vote(s)
  8. Follow your nosw

    5 vote(s)
  9. Follow your nose

    45 vote(s)
  10. Phone

    18 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    What do you use to navigate while on the bike?
    Cannot edit the nosw one.:wacko:
    Local club rides i know all the routes so no problem, Have a few 100 milers in my head, but am planning new routes, so am using gps for them.
    Last edited: 1 Mar 2018
  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Seat of my pants and follow my nose

    With a quick look on google maps if using a new route
  3. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I've been pedalling the local lanes for over thirty years so know most routes to the cafe's I use regularly, if I'm going somewhere new or taking part in an event I'll spend some time on Google maps learning the route.
  4. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    if I'm out of my area I use a paper map. and sometimes (if its just a simple reminder) I may even take a photo of the map then can view it on the camera review.
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Mostly I'm going somewhere familiar, otherwise I follow road or cycle route signs, occasionally garmin
  6. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Wahoo, but OS maps have a special place in my kit list.
  7. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    google maps and streetview are excellent for that, just go through the various junctions the night before and I will remember well the following day when there in reality.
  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I use a sextant.
  9. A Garmin as back up, to a phone with Strava, which are backed up with an OS map, and a compass.
  10. IPhone.
  11. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    East Sussex
    I rode from Sussex to Istanbul once pretty much by guess and by golly, often with no maps at all - sometimes with a locally bought map. I got there, not by the most direct route - as I could see later when I saw a map of Europe - but I had the pleasure of discovery and didn’t wander too far off a sensible line. On those occasions when .i did have maos it was always fun to ride off the edge of them and wonder where I was heading...
  12. BudgieBike

    BudgieBike Active Member

    Depends on legs/weather/mood what direction I take
  13. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    New routes I use Garmin, I know most of the decent roads for cycling around here so follow my nose on most rides
  14. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I've got a Garmin, but I know most of the roads and lanes I'll typically ride so well that I rarely use the navigation function - about the only times I've actually used that have been on organised rides or sportives with a published route that have been off my usual patch.
    When I first got the Garmin I faffed about plotting routes on it, but soon discovered that I'd normally fancy going somewhere different when I was out so that didn't last long.
    And I've got a phone with GPS and Google Maps.

    Plus I've got a reasonably good sense of direction, which if I combine that with a look at where I'm planning on going on Google maps the night before I'll have a fairly good idea and only rarely have to refer to the tech to find my way. Usually...
    classic33 and Old jon like this.
  15. Echolocation, when I can't see the stars.
    theclaud, Alan O, Dogtrousers and 3 others like this.
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