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Hi everyone

Riding the baviaans for the first time this year, was wondering from you all who have rode it before, is it necessary to have a gps computer with a route guidance or is the route marked and not necessary?

Also if you do ride with a gps, the garmin 520 specifically, is the battery life enough for the whole ride, if you're planning on finishing in 15 hours? Thanks a lot!

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Hi everyone

Riding the baviaans for the first time this year, was wondering from you all who have rode it before, is it necessary to have a gps computer with a route guidance or is the route marked and not necessary?

Also if you do ride with a gps, the garmin 520 specifically, is the battery life enough for the whole ride, if you're planning on finishing in 15 hours? Thanks a lot!

Would probably wise to get a battery extender

https://buy.garmin.com/en-ZA/ZA/p/571552

 

Using gps drains the battery.

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No a GPS won't be necessary the road is pretty straight forward. You can only take a wrong turn / make a mistake at two places during the ride, just after CP#5 you have to turn right off the tar road and then there's a fork in the road heading towards CP#6 / 7 and you have to keep left. Other than that it is pretty easy.

 

As for battery life, just also take the checkpoint stops into consideration into your time. I normally take my USB to power bank converter along and use the battery for my lights for extra juice

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Turn off the blue tooth on the 520 and it should make it , have a battery pack in your Bergplaas box or at the Pakhuis stop with your support.

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Hi everyone

Riding the baviaans for the first time this year, was wondering from you all who have rode it before, is it necessary to have a gps computer with a route guidance or is the route marked and not necessary?

Also if you do ride with a gps, the garmin 520 specifically, is the battery life enough for the whole ride, if you're planning on finishing in 15 hours? Thanks a lot!

The route is marked very well and marshals placed at critical spots where you turn off etc. Done many TB's and never required a GPS or map.

 

Relax and enjoy the ride. It is a magic event :clap:

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