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. Jenkins

    Jenkins Veteran

    On new routes a Garmin Touring plus a quick look on Google Maps & Streetview but mostly I'll have a destination and make up the routing there & back as I go.
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Memory on familiar routes. Ancient Garmin Etrex on new routes, which I plan using digital OS maps and the website.
    dave r likes this.
  3. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Guru

    A map and look at the sign posts.
    Paulus, gavroche, robjh and 1 other person like this.
  4. Lozz360

    Lozz360 Senior Member

    I use a Garmin 520 or just ride roads I am familiar with. The pole only allows one choice, although there are a number ways one might navigate.
  5. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Satmap Active 20 gps unit.
  6. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Maps, proper paper ones as I've yet to have one go 'flat' on me.
    classic33 and robjh like this.
  7. RealLeeHimself

    RealLeeHimself Just keep peddling, just keep peddling...

    Plan out route by Google My Maps, export to Cyclemeter on iPhone. Cyclemeter doesn’t have turn-by-turn navigation so a lot is done by memory, road signs and occasionally checking the map on Cyclemeter.

    I like to explore though so if I see an unfamiliar road or bridleway, chances are I’ll follow it just to see where it goes. To much Star Trek as a kid, I guess.
    NorthernDave likes this.
  8. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Mine to.Never let you down. Don’t need charging.
    raleighnut likes this.
  9. Follow my nose 90% of the time. Garmin Etrex backed up with a good old fashioned map if I'm in an unknown area.
  10. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Paper maps and compass when far from home, I know all the roads within 100 miles or so of home.
    Although I have found the Garmin handy for getting back to base after a few hours of aimlessly exploring new territory.
  11. Charlotte Alice Button

    Charlotte Alice Button Unicorn Tamer

    Ashford, Kent
    I have LOTS of set routes around here, so I never really need to resort to maps. But if I do...I usually use Google Maps on my tablet. :hyper:
  12. Will Spin

    Will Spin Senior Member

    If I'm going somewhere new I check and memorise the route on the OS maps and also use google street view to identify landmarks before turnings etc.
  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Signs, memory and osmand voice prompts in some combination. Non-cycling signs in this country often try to mislead you onto quasimotorways, though.
  14. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    I know my local routes from memory but the etrex20 comes with me at all times in case I go exploring. It's got me home a number of sense of direction here.
    classic33 likes this.
  15. fatjel

    fatjel Über Member

    West Wales
    If I'm doing an audax or going somewhere I don't know I'll ue a garmin 200.
    Often use GPX files to validate DIY audax where I have been known to use 2x 200 Garmins and a 520
    With my iphone as back up.. Jut in case you understand
    Anker power packs ensure they don't go flat
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