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    Just a quick prompt to get to know who’s is local to me. Will always be good to know for future meets etc.

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    I'm in Hertford and ride mainly in north Essex/Suffolk. Loads of nice roads about in Essex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    I'm in Hertford and ride mainly in north Essex/Suffolk. Loads of nice roads about in Essex.
    Awesome that’s a good start, at least I’m sure you’ve got plenty of knowledge on the area. I’m sure given time once I’ve passed and got a bike I can make the journey for a ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotashes View Post
    Awesome that’s a good start, at least I’m sure you’ve got plenty of knowledge on the area. I’m sure given time once I’ve passed and got a bike I can make the journey for a ride


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    A worthy investment if you can afford it is a bike TomTom/Garmin with thrill ride function, you can short cut years of trial and error with roads for £300. I put off getting one for years but wouldn't be without one now.

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    I'm in east London - i generally ride to the Tea Hut in Epping and back once a week then have a lie down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    A worthy investment if you can afford it is a bike TomTom/Garmin with thrill ride function, you can short cut years of trial and error with roads for £300. I put off getting one for years but wouldn't be without one now.
    Awesome so basically it will give me already tried routes that bikers rage about and confirm good experiences? If so it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmethurst View Post
    I'm in east London - i generally ride to the Tea Hut in Epping and back once a week then have a lie down.
    Cool, never heard of that place. Only high beach in Epping -_-


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotashes View Post
    Awesome so basically it will give me already tried routes that bikers rage about and confirm good experiences? If so it makes sense.

    Thanks,


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    Not as such although it does come (the TomTom) with pre loaded great rides, but most are in Europe.

    Instead what it does is allow you to select a place and it'll plan the most twisty route possible. There are 3 twisty settings and 3 elevation settings. So say for example you wanted to hit the coast you pick a spot or postcode and it'll work it's magic and give you a good route. A good example was my Yeovil trip the other month, plug Yeovil to Hertford into Google and it a 3 hour motorway trundge. With the TomTom set to max twisty/elevation it gave me a 6 hour rollercoast ride of some of Englands finest b-roads.

    It's not perfect in that it's a bit poop in town as it'll take you round the houses literally, but once in the good stuff it's amazing. On a sportsbike you'd probably want the medium twisty at most as max can throw in the odd lane where nature has started to reclaim the tarmac! Where it is worth it's price is not having to worry about finding good roads.

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/340728

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    Too far for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Too far for me
    Lanzarote, I holidayed there few years back. Port Del Carmen, I would enjoy riding out there eventually


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    @whysub you are Essex right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    A worthy investment if you can afford it is a bike TomTom/Garmin with thrill ride function, you can short cut years of trial and error with roads for £300. I put off getting one for years but wouldn't be without one now.
    can you get it as a phone app

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    Quote Originally Posted by formula400 View Post
    can you get it as a phone app
    Dunno. I'd guess not with Tom Tom or Garmin ones as else you'd not buy the expensive sat navs. Don't know if someone else does one

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    I live by heathrow, I run a motorcycle repair shop if you ever get stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    Not as such although it does come (the TomTom) with pre loaded great rides, but most are in Europe.

    Instead what it does is allow you to select a place and it'll plan the most twisty route possible. There are 3 twisty settings and 3 elevation settings. So say for example you wanted to hit the coast you pick a spot or postcode and it'll work it's magic and give you a good route. A good example was my Yeovil trip the other month, plug Yeovil to Hertford into Google and it a 3 hour motorway trundge. With the TomTom set to max twisty/elevation it gave me a 6 hour rollercoast ride of some of Englands finest b-roads.

    It's not perfect in that it's a bit poop in town as it'll take you round the houses literally, but once in the good stuff it's amazing. On a sportsbike you'd probably want the medium twisty at most as max can throw in the odd lane where nature has started to reclaim the tarmac! Where it is worth it's price is not having to worry about finding good roads.

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...nt_prod/340728
    Well I only just went and got myself this nav, I guess it’ll be a worthwhile investment to have some fun.


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