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Satmap Active 10 Plus GPS
Satmap Active 10 Plus GPS

53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not reliable enough, 4 Aug 2009
This review is from: Satmap Active 10 Plus GPS (Sports)
Ok, I've had this unit some weeks now and given it a good going over. Firstl, the conrtols become very easy to use and it does not take long to get very acustomed to the functions and various screens.

My gripes really are to do with the reliability and the constant crashing of the apparatus. Maps are a vital part of outdoor activities like walking, cycle touring, Fell running or whatever your bag. I bought the unit for operating without paper whilst on the bike cycling through remote parts of Britain and Europe.

The mapping is great - no doubts. The elevation data is questionable however and this does matter to the cyclist beieve it or not.

The reliability of the unit has been poor with of only two out of ten trips being completed with the unit not crashing and not being able to get it restarted for some hours. The mearest jolt of a pothole causes the unit to do this.

The unit is incredably slow to pick up satelites. There is too much data for the cyclist and the unit would be better with bigger numbers relating to av speed, speed, distance and dispense with rest - much like a cycle computer. For the walker - what do you really need to know other than where you are?

I really cannot reccommend this product and would advise you to buy paper based maps and stick with them untill the technology improves.
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Rail Atlas Great Britain and Ireland
Rail Atlas Great Britain and Ireland
by S.K. Baker
Edition: Hardcover

25 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for the basher, 23 July 2004
If, like me, you enjoy nothing more than a thorough examination of the iron road from the perspective of a railway carriage, then this book is indispensable. Further to this, if you enjoy rail travel and so desire to explore the entire network, then again this book is indispensable. I also reccommend a highlighter pen, a collection of heavy metal (also available on amazon) and an understanding wife/partner. If you were born to bash, then buy this book. Reccommended reading to accompany the preverbial rock and roll breakfast. Ahh, I can almost smell the diesel fumes now.

Price: £5.41

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The turning point, 13 Oct 2003
This review is from: 1916 (Audio CD)
Pipped to the post for a grammy by mettallica's black album (or whatever its called) this release by motorhead saw the band take a turn for the better. Although plagued by record industry bureaucracy and having little to no support from their label, somehow the Head came up with this astonishing album. After years of percieved mediocre recordings Lemmy decided that a change of address would suit him better. So off he went to L.A, where he now resides in an appartment which has lager on tap in the kitchen (nice move). Its hard to think that this had any influence on the music as the rest of the band still lived in the UK, however the music they produced for this album and subsequent albums has a more vital feel than that of the mid eighties.This an album of blues played at lightning speed and with ferrocious rhythm as typified by the tracks Going to Brazil, Angel City, I'm so Bad. Ramones is a fitting tribute to that band - fast and loose. Love me forever -or a knife in your eye lemmy screems on said track - its a slow/fast number which motorhead are not famed for. So why only four stars. Well if the title track had been less corny (the lyrics are simply embarrassing)and steered away from the metal band does slow number genre then 5 stars it would be.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overkill turns out to be subtle but yet immense., 1 July 2003
This review is from: Motorhead-Overkill (Audio CD)
This was it, Motorhead broke from the small time (relatively speaking) to produce one of there finest. The album opens with Overkill - a ferrocious, thrice round the block drum driven monster of a track. there are subtler moments here too. The bass solo on stay clean is the sound of a musician at their best and gives the track that special something. Other tit-bits in this package include the B-side track of Louis, Louis - a personal favourate of mine - Lemmy clearly paying homage to his musical roots. Overall, Overkill put Motorhead into a different league, with production value rarely attained again by the group, it shadows other releases and yet paved the way for the future.

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