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Verbatim 43962 16GB SecureDigital Class 10 SDHC Card
Verbatim 43962 16GB SecureDigital Class 10 SDHC Card
Price: 7.25

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a sack of crap, 31 Jan 2013
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I'm not sure if I ended up with a duff card, but mine is totally unreliable and not fit for purpose. It can't record in HD for more than 20 secs without shutting down as it can't cope with the write speed. It also struggles to cope with taking any more than 1 photo in about 10 secons in RAW mode, as it can't cope with writing the data quickly enough. I have binned it as it is too unreliable to use and gone for a Sandisk with identical specs and it is worth the extra money.

Scotland Mountain Biking: Wild Trails Vol.2
Scotland Mountain Biking: Wild Trails Vol.2
by Phil McKane
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner, 27 Nov 2012
I loved Volume 1 so was really pleased when Volume 2 got released. Glad to see VG have stuck with the winning formula; a pocket sized guide in an easy to use format that gets you to the area and gets you out enjoying some great trails with the minimum effort. And this guide definitely ticks the boxes. If you are on home turf you are probably familiar with the trails described, as they are definitely of the best known non "trailcentre" trails in the country. Still useful to have them all in one book for reference though. The guide really comes into its own away from home though, as has all the information readily available and saves you having to fork out for dozens of OS maps. The intro notes that this guide is intended to cover "tougher" trails - steeper and faster, whereas Vol 1 seemed to cover the longer "big days out". That said, there is still something for everyone here, but if you are a newbie I would get Vol 1 first.

All in all a great package, good value and an ideal stocking filler.

Scotland Mountain Biking: The Wild Trails
Scotland Mountain Biking: The Wild Trails
by Phil McKane
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More good stuff, 10 Dec 2009
Anyone who is familiar with VG's great trailguides for the rest of the UK will know the format of their guides; great trailmaps, inspiring pictures and what I find to be the perfect level of information; enough that you don't get lost, but not so much that feel like an infant being spoon fed.

The guide is divided into 3 logical sections and each of these sections has a range of rides, varying from quick blasts to full day trips and multi-day epics, including an accurate description of the Coast to Coast ride starting in Montrose and finishing in Fort Bill.

Many of the routes described are the "classic" XC circuits of Scotland, usually taking in fantastic scenery, sampling from all the varied and beautiful parts of the country. If you are a "local" you will probably know the trails closer to you, from word of mouth or basic information on a website or forum, but away from your home turf the trails are all here, accurately described, and neatly laid out using OS Style Maps, so all mapping is familiar and easy to follow. If you planned on doing all the routes in this map using the individual OS Maps it would cost a fair few pounds.

This is a great guide for anyone, either local or visitor, who wants a bit more adventure from their mountain biking than following the neatly marked "pistes" at the trail centres scattered across the country. Definitely worthwhile buying for yourself or as a pressie for any friends or family who are mountain bikers.

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