Navigation Advice Sought :)
Just looking for some advice and tips on navigating. I've only been cycling for a year now but am finding when i go on longer routes (therefore in unknown areas) i keep having to stop and look at a map/end up on a motorway!
Just wondered how others follow a route, find a route or make up a route as they go!
At present ive tried taking a map but memorising key roads/features; making concise notes and a)sticking to top tube b)writing up my arm!
Am considering a top tube case with a clear panel for my phone?
PS I'de love a Garmin 800 (or now 810) but that just ain't gonna happen! So "old school" tips appreciated