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Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Boon Booni
It's not google hate. I love using google maps...

It's not google hate. I love using google maps online, but I am aware that an app like CoPilot already does everything listed in that article offline, except reviews on restaurants. To me it feels...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33,622
Views: 2,086,131
Posted By Boon Booni
:lol3 My opinion is that it's a roll of...

:lol3


My opinion is that it's a roll of the dice. $800 seems like a steal, but it could also be a box of problems.

Head over there, kick the tires, see how it runs, listen for knocks and...
Forum: Equipment Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
I might need to try and make one of these.. I...

I might need to try and make one of these.. I like my fronky style bug net, but I use it so seldom that maybe I should start bringing the bare minimum for when it's unexpectedly buggy..

Seems...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33,622
Views: 2,086,131
Posted By Boon Booni
What are your mechanical skills like?

What are your mechanical skills like?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33,622
Views: 2,086,131
Posted By Boon Booni
That's a suspiciously low price for a bike that...

That's a suspiciously low price for a bike that runs well, but simply has a leaky carb.
Forum: Equipment Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
If you need that much of a sleeping bag, chances...

If you need that much of a sleeping bag, chances are you don't need a bug net.

The only time I use my bug net is when sleeping in the back yard. Up in the mountains I don't use it.


But... ...
Forum: Equipment Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 49,466
Posted By Boon Booni
It's a pretty new item, but still good after a...

It's a pretty new item, but still good after a weekend of camping and 4 or so boils.
Forum: Equipment Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
Yep, that's it. I opted for the continuous...

Yep, that's it.

I opted for the continuous ridgeline on the tarp because it makes it super easy to center the tarp over the hammock. Once everything is pulled tight you can just grab the tarp...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
Found it. Under the tracks popup menu... ...

Found it. Under the tracks popup menu...

http://boon-booni.smugmug.com/Boons/Other/Scotts-cell/i-Tq9MQ6j/0/L/Screenshot_2015-05-28-15-36-04-L.png
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
I've got the same version Locus on 3 different...

I've got the same version Locus on 3 different devices. One of them doesn't show the track labels, the other 2 do and I can't figure out how to turn it on or off either. :lol3
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
... and another... ...

... and another...


http://boon-booni.smugmug.com/Boons/Other/Scotts-cell/i-82m69R3/0/L/20150524_192918-L.jpg


... because it was an awesome weekend for sleeping in the mountains of WV in a...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
The two biggest parts of my hammock rig is the...

The two biggest parts of my hammock rig is the Under Quilt and Sleeping Bag.

Been thinking about going 3/4 length on the under quilt to reduce size. My sleeping bag is a fairly old down bag, I...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,260
Posted By Boon Booni
Just because... ...

Just because...



http://boon-booni.smugmug.com/Boons/Other/Scotts-cell/i-dLntMqk/0/L/20150524_104409-L.jpg



...a structural ridge line is a big help.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
Either Car Fast or Car Short with Compute...

Either Car Fast or Car Short with Compute Directions selected.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-27-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Boon Booni
Thanks for posting this up. How much of...

Thanks for posting this up.

How much of this has been confirmed?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-25-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
... And actually Osmand does the same thing if...

... And actually Osmand does the same thing if you're using an existing GPX track for navigation, but works fine if you create a route and immediately follow it. But if you save the route you just...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
Even with it set to low I get way too many...

Even with it set to low I get way too many announcements.

Here's an example of the same short route with 1 left turn created with mapquest and again with brouter...

Map quest :
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 27,015
Posted By Boon Booni
Ok, used Locus extensively this weekend for...

Ok, used Locus extensively this weekend for track following and routing.

Track following is great. There's no other app that handles existing tracks as well as Locus. Color codeed tracks, ...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 49,466
Posted By Boon Booni
Not in the camp fire, but on your camp stove. ...

Not in the camp fire, but on your camp stove.

I impulse purchased the kettle last week for a camping trip I just got back from. Kettle worked well. Liked not having a big pot banging around in my...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 49,466
Posted By Boon Booni
Pocket rocket stove... <IMG...

Pocket rocket stove...

<IMG WIDTH="500"SRC="http://cache.backpackinglight.com/backpackinglight/user_uploads/1406424169_108683.jpg">


And collapsible kettle..
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,168
Posted By Boon Booni
If you say so. :dunno

If you say so. :dunno
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 33,622
Views: 2,086,131
Posted By Boon Booni
Yep, they even take in strays from other...

Yep, they even take in strays from other campgrounds.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,172
Posted By Boon Booni
I like looking back. I don't think she's ugly at...

I like looking back. I don't think she's ugly at all, especially when covered in dust and mud.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
I did. ..and still do sometimes. I have...

I did.

..and still do sometimes. I have gone hot into a turn and told my self "push the fucking bar asshole" when I could feel myself freezing up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Every one of these rider quotes reads like...

Every one of these rider quotes reads like they're written by an artist.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
I was holding up a mirror for you, so thanks for...

I was holding up a mirror for you, so thanks for reinforcing my point.

You have arbitrarily picked one part of the many parts of what it takes to ride a motorcycle and declared it unimportant,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Sounds like you're over thinking it. Motorcycling...

Sounds like you're over thinking it. Motorcycling is easy and fun. Taking classes is not fun. When I learned to ride a bike braking was instinctual, I'm not sure why you want to over think that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
So, your argument against discussing counter...

So, your argument against discussing counter steering is: "No one should ever think about how a motorcycle works. Motorcycles are fun and easy to ride. Just ride it"

Anything to add to this?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Every kid had to learn counter steering to ride a...

Every kid had to learn counter steering to ride a bike. They just weren't given verbal lessons on it. They had to figure it out by trial and error.

It's like you don't believe people can examine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Wow, now kids learned to ride a bicycle without...

Wow, now kids learned to ride a bicycle without crashing? Bullshit.

Wait, now I remember, when I was a kid I had a go cart that was a boat, a jet and a submarine. I used to drive and fly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33,622
Views: 2,086,131
Posted By Boon Booni
I definitely need to learn how to fly fish.

I definitely need to learn how to fly fish.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
At this point it seems PFFOG and those folk are...

At this point it seems PFFOG and those folk are simply upset that people are talking about steering a motorcycle in any terms beyond "just do it" .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
I taught me. I stole the key for my dad's bike...

I taught me. I stole the key for my dad's bike and made a copy. I rode it when my parents were out of the house. When I turned 18 I went and got my license and surprised my parents with it.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
People teach themselves all kinds of bad habits. ...

People teach themselves all kinds of bad habits. I never had anyone teach me to ride a motorcycle. I figured out a bicycle on my own as well. I was countersteering to turn the bike, but I was not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Good lord you have blinders on. It's clear by...

Good lord you have blinders on. It's clear by reading this thread that there are plenty of people who think you turn by thrusting your hips, not turning the bars. They have bad habits that will biit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
If those riders had a foundation of the mechanics...

If those riders had a foundation of the mechanics of how to turn the bike via countersteering, then by the time they'd gotten to the point of panic in a turn it would be pure muscle memory of what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
My brother took one of Pridmores classes here in...

My brother took one of Pridmores classes here in VA. Reg stressed the no counter steering BS so much that my brother finally tried it and ran off the track. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
Sorry, I got better at it when I started...

Sorry, I got better at it when I started thinking about it. Turn tighter push on the bar, before that I was just turning by the same "instinct" I learned when I was 5 years old and the training...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
It's fun how you take one part of the equation...

It's fun how you take one part of the equation and tell people they shouldn't talk about it.

I bet you go in to threads about squids coming at you in your lane and tell those folks not to make it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 128,549
Posted By Boon Booni
No, they crashed because counter steering is not...

No, they crashed because counter steering is not intuitive.
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