equipment

Configure your Garmin for long distance rides

In the standard configuration, your Garmin will recaclulate the route you choose to ride, as soon it is selected. This can result in a long wait, till your Garmin is ready for the ride. It may also endup in a endless loop of the recalculation. In this procedure, the Garmin calculates the route points to the roads on the maps available on your Garmin. This can also bring problems, on routes not following the maps safed on the Garmin. For example on our routes in Morocco or Spain.

To safe energy, you might also disable the navigation and warning features on your Garmin.

Follow these steps, based on the Garmin Edge 1030:

Navigation menu

  • Courses
  • —-
  • Turn Guidance > off
  • Off course warning > off

System menu

  • Profiles
  • —-
  • Activity Profiles
  • (select your activity profile like road)
  • Navigation
  • Routing
  • Recalculation > off

NCT bike setup from Steffen Streich

What do you need for a self supported ultra andurance bike ride?
Steffen Streich shows his bike setup he used for the NorthCape-Tarifa 2018 ride.
The film was made in Tarifa Spain, after Steffen finished NorthCape-Tarifa as first rider.

Inflating an air mattress

Inflating an air mattress by yourself can bring condensation into the madress, that is difficult to remove. Filling the air mattress with a little pump keeps the matress dry and you even safe time. The mattress get inflated from self while you build up the tent.