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Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,739
Posted By dddd
tight bend for too long, lack of blood/fluid...

tight bend for too long,
lack of blood/fluid circulation
maybe odd pressure from padding in pants

anyway, get off and walk every 100km, that helps.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,259
Posted By dddd
-1 Trust that the road is not clean as a...

-1

Trust that the road is not clean as a track.

Trust that road engineers are dumber than you think when it comes to placing 25 tar snakes in the same 20 feets.

Trust that you simply are...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By dddd
Only state found where illegal: Maryland. I can...

Only state found where illegal: Maryland. I can live without them...

When anyone asks me if that prevents me from hearing sirens and all, I say:

With plugs, all sounds have lower intensity...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By dddd
Well there's your 2 problems. Bacteria fest and...

Well there's your 2 problems. Bacteria fest and being illegal in most states...

Use helmet speakers (surprisingly more legal) and foam plugs:
http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/35614
and...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By dddd
I'm surprised no one mentioned that your ear plug...

I'm surprised no one mentioned that your ear plug may be too big or too firm...

Try many brands. You will be radically surprised of the comfort and noise reduction on one brand that stand way out...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By dddd
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-70+W&daddr=Pa...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-70+W&daddr=Patton+Ave+to:35.4604234,-82.636406+to:35.3081234,-82.945733+to:35.5228927,-83.2175945+to:35.533991,-84.1921738+to:35.3571972,-84.0979949+to:US-129+S%2F...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By dddd
Just get an AirHawk air seat. This is guaranteed...

Just get an AirHawk air seat. This is guaranteed to have perfect shape and not heatup like gel.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By dddd
Padding implies it won`t breathe. You know how...

Padding implies it won`t breathe. You know how skin is more vulnerable moist than than dry. I prefer hanging a butt cheek on the side in the wind to dry and feel the fresh.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By dddd
I only ride with ldcomfort. (and thi is no ad,...

I only ride with ldcomfort. (and thi is no ad, I`m not paid to write that).

In fact, I doubt that LD comfort are the only one to make such undergarment textile, but one that does match...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,910
Posted By dddd
+10

+10
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
Well, I will, no further than to cancel out...

Well, I will, no further than to cancel out unjustified claims though. I do expect more from Garmin, but as I said, nothing is show-stopping yet.

Just to clarify: there is obviously no routing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,410
Posted By dddd
Sam7, you are 100% right and far from being dumb....

Sam7, you are 100% right and far from being dumb.

Americans will prefer to buy their own stuff even if bad. You said it, it's an obsession. And unfortunately they cannot make anything better, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By dddd
is that on the golden rd in B?...

is that on the golden rd in B?...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By dddd
armin zumo 660 has mp3 and bluetooth. just get a...

armin zumo 660 has mp3 and bluetooth. just get a bluetooth headset like this and you are done.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
Mmmm... You want navtech (I repeat, garmin wrote...

Mmmm... You want navtech (I repeat, garmin wrote the navigation soft, not the map data) to score road based on pavement quality, detours, landscape and who knows what subjective attribute you deemed...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By dddd
NO TO TANK BAG. Never again. Always in the way. ...

NO TO TANK BAG. Never again. Always in the way.

YES TO TAIL BAG. Very much. I like a single ~20L saddlemen bag across the back seat.

Saddlebags: only on trips (otherwise too big and clunky to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
No, it's the capitalism that prevent durable...

No, it's the capitalism that prevent durable development. Shareholders don't care about us. They want to make money. Cut expenses and sell to the optimal client mass, which is not quite us.

mgmt...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
Oh c'mon...That's 3 clicks... Unless you left the...

Oh c'mon...That's 3 clicks... Unless you left the security to 'lock out menus while riding'... (turn that stupid thing off!)

click 1) menu+whereto (that's second nature, doesn't even count)
click...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
lol, at 1800$, they make garmin zumo look like a...

lol, at 1800$, they make garmin zumo look like a super deal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,371
Posted By dddd
first, take note of the plate, report to police,...

first, take note of the plate, report to police, this is illegal behavior. I don't care how effective reporting is, take a shot to help pile up complaints in a computer somewhere, and eventually get...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
I repeat all the mandatory requirements that...

I repeat all the mandatory requirements that smartphones usually don't have:

* waterproof
* glove-friendly (not capacitive screen but pressure digitizer) and a coarser UI that forgives errors
*...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
not until they makes waterproof, glove-friendly,...

not until they makes waterproof, glove-friendly, super shockresistant vibration resistant heavy duty smatphones (with a 12v motorcycle craddle), which is never...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,045
Posted By dddd
I'm software dev. Not for garmin, not for any gps...

I'm software dev. Not for garmin, not for any gps company. But I can make an objective critic here.

First let's not confuse lack of feature with bugs. Then:

a) garmin, from the looks of it,...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By dddd
garmin zumo 660 (not 665) is still the best you...

garmin zumo 660 (not 665) is still the best you can get. (don't make me laught with tomtom or mageallan crap).

I have dozens of software feature requests sure, but I don't believe one bit that it...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By dddd
Great, but an ordinary (I wrote 'normal') 12v to...

Great, but an ordinary (I wrote 'normal') 12v to 5v adapter with regulator IC 7805 will not require a transformer. I maintain that it will have low amps.

A high tech switched DC-AC-DC regulator...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,721
Posted By dddd
I plug the usb charger in a regular 12v lighter...

I plug the usb charger in a regular 12v lighter socket, which itself is connected via the heated gear jack, because I had a spare cable (with the bonus integrated switch!). Thus, I dont even need to...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By dddd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert-Bourassa_gener...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert-Bourassa_generating_station
Largest power plant (dam) in canada, 8th in the world. Visit is free.

You know those impossibly large lakes in northern quebec?...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By dddd
Been trying to ride that for years... But I want...

Been trying to ride that for years... But I want to go for auroras and LG2 visit, not for the road.

a) need to go between last quarter and new moon (about 10 days per month)
b) need clear sky,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
I already looked at those threads, well before...

I already looked at those threads, well before asking.
There is nothing valuable in there. I don't know why you keep bringing garmin in this discussion, I have no need for them (and for that too I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-24-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
You are grossly insulting not to mention not...

You are grossly insulting not to mention not helping (I know how to search; and I explicitely asked "beside the obvious eraser gum cleanup trick" ).

To OTHERS, my question is about repairing the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
-1 on the proposed solution. Next proposal,...

-1 on the proposed solution.
Next proposal, please (one that involves actual repair, not environmental and economic abuses ;-)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
I did search, but I don't have the magical...

I did search, but I don't have the magical obscure keywords that would match such post. So I asked. If you know where it is, just paste here.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
zumo660 spotted gold contacts strip issues

Hi,

(After over a thousand hours in the motorcycle mount with plenty of vibration on the handlebar of my shaky twin parallel...)

The back of the gps shows black dots on many golden contacts,...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By dddd
And if you can ensure a range of 394km, you can...

And if you can ensure a range of 394km, you can go anywhere in north america. see http://jamesbayroad.com/
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,050
Posted By dddd
you just need 1 nice big tree or washout at the...

you just need 1 nice big tree or washout at the end of a trail and you have to turn back. so unless it's a passing public road, never commit to more than half you gas tank on a trail. that should...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By dddd
I have tried over and over to prove that and no,...

I have tried over and over to prove that and no, it does change my mileage, not even slightly. It makes sense that it would, but no, it doesn't for me. Maybe I'm taller and fatter than I think. I...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By dddd
just buy a couple more batteries and charger on...

just buy a couple more batteries and charger on ebay.
I found 2 batteries + 12v charger for 16$ (eForcity Corporation).
Forum: Canada 05-11-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By dddd
any admission fee? do we have to register?...

any admission fee?

do we have to register? if so, when?

can we participate as a team/with a buddy? (how many per team?)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,830
Posted By dddd
This is not a ride report. A question requires to...

This is not a ride report. A question requires to be stated early, particularly on forums where the audience would rather parse through a dozens short ones every day than those time consuming ones....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,830
Posted By dddd
(note to poster: meaningless subject line and...

(note to poster: meaningless subject line and massive text without intro about what this is about = very few readers.)
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