Finding a cycleable route from where you are to where you're going: maybe the most efficient route for a mile-long journey in town; maybe a tour across Europe.

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Garmin Navigation - Feed stations etc

I have a Garmin Edge 810 with OSM mapping which I regularly follow GPX based routes for long rides on. I'm familiar with loading maps and routes. However; I have an upcoming ride that's pretty ...
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Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation [closed]

So far I've been using my Android smartphone and a combination of Strava and Google Maps for navigating/recording my routes. This works reasonably well, but as I've been going on longer and longer ...
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Selecting a GPS device

I am out to purchase a (dedicated) GPS device for the outlined below use cases. Trouble is, I have never owned a GPS-enabled device. Furthermore, general articles on "how to purchase sports GPS" seem ...
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What iOS / iphone app can give me turn by turn navigation of a pre-planned route?

What iOS / iphone app can provide turn by turn navigation of a pre-planned (mostly on road) route (stored in GPX or TCX file)? Voice features are nice, but not mandatory. I've found many apps that ...
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Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?

I upgraded my cell phone and now have a Droid X2 without cell service that I'm not using for anything. Can I utilize my old Droid X2 phone (or any android phone without a cell phone plan) as a basic ...
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What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling

I'm switching from an android phone to an iphone soon. I use the google maps bike directions all the time to figure out how to get to friend's houses, restaurants, bars and navigating around a new ...
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Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?

Extended battery life is very neccesary for using the device on long brevets and multi-day endurance racing. Can Garmin Edge cycling GPS units 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding via external ...
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Create the shortest route from A to B with an altitude penalty [duplicate]

I'm using the android app "Locus Pro". Before I've used a computer and created my first route with: http://geo.ebp.ch/gelaendeprofil/, converted it to GPX format with http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do ...
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What is the convention for highlight colors on cue sheets?

I've noticed on group rides that some cyclists highlight turns and other information on cue sheets in different colors. Is there a universal convention for the colors used? (e.g. blue for left turns, ...
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Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?

I'm considering purchasing a standalone GPS unit. I've heard good things about the Garmin Oregon series devices for touring since they can be used with commodity batteries. Is a Garmin Oregon series ...
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Howto design a route in Google Maps on the pc and navigate on the android device

I would like to do the following: Create a route in Google Maps on the pc and save it under my account Set Start and Target and let google maps create a route for my bycicle. Change the route and ...
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Finding Elevation Change, any method

So, I think it'd be cool - for goal setting for example - if I could keep track of my elevation change. The problem is, the local cyclocomputers I looked at seem to use barometric pressure to ...
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Long Distance Navigation [closed]

I'm looking for what's available in terms of navigation for long distance rides. I will hopefully be doing some cycling around Europe in the coming summer, and would like to be able to know that I'm ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I'm looking for good software to help me map out routes that I have not done before and create cue sheets and probably also printable maps. I plan to use this for my own rides, planning group rides, ...
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Resources for finding dirt roads for planning gravel grinding rides

What are good resources to use to find dirt roads, fire roads, gravel roads, or disused paved roads for planning a gravel grinder or ultracross style ride. Any particular atlases, online mapping ...
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How to attach maps, etc to handlebars of a Boris Bike? (London bike hire scheme)

How can I attach maps (or any routing tool) to the handlebars of one of the Boris Bikes (i.e. the 'rental' bikes in the Barclay's Bike Hire Scheme) in London? I tried cobbling something together: ...