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. alicat

    alicat Guru



    Innate sense of direction.
    Paulus, raleighnut and NorthernDave like this.
  2. Phone definitely needs to be added to the poll

    OsmAnd on Android for me.
    Katherine and NorthernDave like this.
  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    If the weather is a bit dicey I use dead reckoning.
  4. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    I follow the ley lines to work out the ley of the land.
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Garmins 200 and Touring and roads well ridden.
  6. CrinklyLion

    CrinklyLion Guest

    On the increasingly rare occasions that I ride a bike somewhere new, I generally pedal and follow.
  7. OP

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Phone added.:okay:
    jefmcg likes this.
  8. Old jon

    Old jon Veteran

    Memory, a squint at a map very rarely.
    Paulus and NorthernDave like this.
  9. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    I tend to follow my instinct. But if I get really lost, I'll get my 'phone out and set Google maps for home, until I am on roads I am familiar with.
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    The wind dictates my outbound journey. Always into it whichever direction that happens to be. Once the general direction is decided, it can be wherever my nose takes me...and however far my legs will.
    Paulus likes this.
  11. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    If I am going outside my normal routes/ comfort zone, I'll look it up on my folding paper map laid out on the floor.
    Jot down a few details and that's me set to go.
    NorthernDave likes this.
  12. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Smart phone in an emergency, but generally I can get by via road signs.
  13. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Garmin when I'm straying away from a 30 mile radius from home.
  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Check the route beforehand, then it's memory from then on.

    Specific street, signs.
  15. A serious answer this time : maps, real paper ones, usually torn from a spiral-bound road atlas.
    Supplemented by an occasional look at Google Maps on a smartphone when I'm stumped, which happens mainly in towns when looking for the right road out.

    On more local rides, especially if I'm leading a group, I just store a route in my head, using Google Maps at home to help prepare, and streetview for a preview of unfamiliar junctions so that I'll recognise them when I get there. I always have a folded map in my back pocket just in case though.
    theclaud, classic33 and raleighnut like this.
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