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Not familiar with Campy kit, Jim. Some pictures or a video might help…
Jim; Graham Ward would be a good place to start. Or James Hall. Graham does have a forum user here – Wardy; but I don’t think James does. It pains me to say it, but your best bet for getting in touch with either is via Facebook 🙁
Something for this Sunday (29th)…
Note that Tarves and OldMeldrum based rides can enjoy a slightly later start as those heading off from Ellon could hope to be heading through Tarves just before 09:00 and OldMeldrum shortly after that. You’re advised to allow time for faffing about at each location!
The sunny weather helped, but I’m happy to report that this route worked particularly well. There is one teeny where the tarmac was particularly badly broken up and a respectable amount of vegetation now occupies the centre of the road… But it’s very, very pretty. If this is too scary / gnarly, you can avoid it… Instead of turning left at 19.k on the planned route, head straight on, taking the next left after a couple of hundred meters. Follow that road up the hill until you rejoin the route. Pause to look admiringly to your left at the fabulously pretty road you’re just missed!
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So, Komoot seems to be a bit of fail on the route sharing, requiring you to create an account to download anywhere. At least RidewithGPS.com lets you download on a PC without an account.
If you’re hoping to download direct to a phone and transfer wirelessly to a Garmin (or Wahoo, or whatever), then I’m afraid that seems to be functionality reserved for paid accounts only…
Something for Sept 8th (for those not heading for the Methlick Junior Cycle Challenge!):
Also, I did this route on Komoot to see if it’s any more popular / easier to download that ridewithgps.com – let me know how you get on!
A few people have said that the ridewithgps.com website needs a paid membership to download the GPX or FIT files for routes. While this is true if you use the ridewithgps app or download direct from your phone, using a PC means you don’t need a paid membership to download the files. For many of us, a PC is probably the best way to get the routes onto a Garmin device anyway…
That’s a shame Jim – you’re in a pretty good position overall, as of Race #7! I hope Trondheim will have it’s compensations though.
I’ll update the link – I’d created this from old info but hadn’t expected anyone to find the post yet! Andy will open a new order ‘soon’ and Andy or I will start a new thread about that. This was supposed to be a “sticky” on the forum with the static data about how to order…
The dreaded surface dressing seems to hit an area every few years and they seem to have worked around to us again… Last time they inflicted this on Formartine, I lodged and FOI request, asking why they were applying surface dressing to sections of newly laid, pristine tarmac. I’ll dig out what they sent in response and post it here…