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TomTom Rider 550 unveils hidden gem

If it wasn’t for the ride-sharing and mountain and wriggly route options on our TomTom Rider 550 GPS we might never have discovered a hidden gem of a mountain road. Riding partner and map expert Peter “Worldmapman” Davis recently reviewed the TomTom Rider 550 for us and has been using it now for some time. Usually …

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What does time mean to an easy rider?

Peter Fonda famously throws away his watch in the cult 1969 movie Easy Rider, starting a fad with riders and other travellers to discard their watches and disregard the constraints of time. A watch is a symbol of “the man”, society and capitalism that constrain us. Motorcycles are freedom machines that allow us to escape …

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What do riders know or care about GPS?

Map and satnav expert Peter (World Mapman) Davis provides some interesting background information for riders on GPS in this fourth instalment in our satnav series. You can check out the other articles by clicking on the topic: Satnav for beginners, planning a route and reading a map the right way. You can also ask Peter any …

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How to plan a ride route on GPS

Map and satnav expert Peter (World Mapman) Davis tell us how to plan a ride route on a GPS in this second in a series on satnav. In the first in this series, we talked about the different types of Satnav: moving maps and guidance navigation.  Planning a route moving maps Using moving maps, you …

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All you wanted to know about GPS and satnav

Satnav and mapping expert Peter (World Mapman) Davis provides some interesting background information for those riders who would like to understand how to better use their satnav unit. In this first in a series of articles, he discusses the types of satnav available. There are two forms of Global Positioning System (GPS) satnav (satellite navigation): …

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Adding action to your motorbike photos

Motorcycles are about action, yet we rarely see any motorbikes in motion in Facebook photos. I’m getting a bit tired of the same old photos of motorcycles in car parks or parked outside cafes. The proliferation of these is probably because we are too busy riding and having fun to stop and think about taking …

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Bike SMS seeks final crowd funding

A French company which plans to produce LED signs for motorcycles and cars so riders and drivers can communicate with each other by SMS is having a second go at funding its product. The idea is you use voice activation to dictate a written message to traffic which is displayed on an LED sign. It could …

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Map expert reviews TomTom Rider 550 GPS

TomTom has finally released their new Rider 550 satnav with new routes, wifi, personalised trips, smartphone connectivity, group sharing and voice activation. It costs $599 and we wondered whether it is worth the money when smartphones these days seem to do so much of the tasks of a satnav. So we handed over the unit …

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