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 Post subject: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:04 am 
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Hi all just joined the TRF and wife got me a KTM 250 exc f for my 40th. I live in Hampshire and was wondering what was the best gps to get for me bike for ride outs and were are the best lanes to use near me.


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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:47 am 
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Nice wife!

I wouldn't worry about a GPS. I've been trail riding for nearly 20 years and never had one. Look on the groups section of this website for your nearest TRF group and contact them (not all groups look on this forum). they will give you plenty of advice, invite you on rides etc.

Buy some OS maps of the area you want to ride in, and ride the Byways Open to All Traffic (marked as ++++)

Unless they've got a TRO (no vehicles) sign where they meet the tarmac road, they will be legal.


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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:34 pm 
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You want http://www.southern-trf.org.uk/

Good bunch of helpful guys who've given me good advise on getting started on the trails.


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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:17 pm 
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If you want a GPS then Satmap is excellent - wouldn't be without mine. Plan routes on full OS and can also record routes when you go out with others. I find it teh easiest way as a newbie to plan a day out and can also leave full details behind on where I am going. Planning maps is easy.

Try Azcari online - you want bike version


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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:50 pm 
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If you are on a budget try a road angel 7000 you can pick them up for about £70 on ebay. The 7000 adventurer are the best as they have memory map already loaded on the memory card.

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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Road Angel Adventurer 7000 is no longer in production but can be found second hand.

From new they only had OS 1:50,000 maps of the National Parks loaded and the whole of the Country on 1:250,000 (GB Road atlas).

It is possible to load up extra OS Maps (if you already have them on Memory Map) but only in small chunks.

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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:21 am 
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force4fun wrote:
If you want a GPS then Satmap is excellent - wouldn't be without mine. Plan routes on full OS and can also record routes when you go out with others. I find it teh easiest way as a newbie to plan a day out and can also leave full details behind on where I am going. Planning maps is easy.

Try Azcari online - you want bike version


Don't get the Bike version it does not have OS Mapping or the Li-Pol battery.

Get the Active 10 Plus and buy the bike mount seperately, will save you about £200

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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:45 pm 
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PJT wrote:
force4fun wrote:
If you want a GPS then Satmap is excellent - wouldn't be without mine. Plan routes on full OS and can also record routes when you go out with others. I find it teh easiest way as a newbie to plan a day out and can also leave full details behind on where I am going. Planning maps is easy.

Try Azcari online - you want bike version


Don't get the Bike version it does not have OS Mapping or the Li-Pol battery.

Get the Active 10 Plus and buy the bike mount seperately, will save you about £200


Bike version is Active 10 and comes with the mount for the bike/motor bike. Cost is about £320 with full OS 1:50K, LiPol, etc. Think also has voucher for 1:25K but that is too detailed for bike as run off screen too fast!!

Hope that helps


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 Post subject: Re: Gps for green laning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:43 pm 
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I use a Road Angel with very good results

Yes they don't make them anymore but you can send any problem one's to Road angel for a full service

Picked mine up for £60 of the finest english notes, in fact i'm greedy i have two now

Plenty of useful information here http://devongtrf.activeboard.com/t20410 ... formation/

Very popular device in the devon TRF world :)

Laterz wacky :D


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