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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31,086
Views: 2,472,393
Posted By MrMac
Kudos to the guy coming up Trey Mtn. road (from...

Kudos to the guy coming up Trey Mtn. road (from Batesville) on a GS, with a passenger and luggage :eek1! Going down that on the KLR is tough enough, I can't imagine doing that 2-up on a big(er)...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,578
Posted By MrMac
An interesting 'article' showed up in my email...

An interesting 'article' showed up in my email today:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 363,613
Posted By MrMac
:clap That's the way to do it..! :clap

:clap That's the way to do it..! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 363,613
Posted By MrMac
Another clue: ...

Another clue:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LUCFFLuUCZw/TvBFjL52LPI/AAAAAAAAEOU/YpmbZl15ujQ/s1600/clark-griswold.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 363,613
Posted By MrMac
New tag:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/DSCN0407_zpspmw8xk4a.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/DSCN0409_zpsao48nvi5.jpg

Many years ago, this was a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 363,613
Posted By MrMac
Tagged..! (finally..)

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/DSCN0406_zpsdhnnjqml.jpg

At the corner of Salacoa and Barron Rd., just NW of Waleska.

Coords: 34.3907,-84.611169

Found some really nice...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31,086
Views: 2,472,393
Posted By MrMac
In case anyone is planning to ride N. Ga. FS roads on Sunday:

Got this email from the USFS:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

The US Forest Service, Blue Ridge Ranger District will be conducting a prescribe burn on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,861
Posted By MrMac
My local dealer was bought out and the new...

My local dealer was bought out and the new 'mega-dealer' owner dropped the Triumph line. While I'd really like to have a dealer nearby, I can't say I really miss them and I'm glad I don't have to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
As a long-time 'smartphone as GPS' evangelist who...

As a long-time 'smartphone as GPS' evangelist who has *never* owned a dedicated GPS**, I would actually consider one. But only IF it met certain requirements, particularly an operating system I can...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,829
Views: 1,078,531
Posted By MrMac
I might be going out on a limb here, but I'd say...

I might be going out on a limb here, but I'd say that if you can ride it on a GS or a Tenere, you could probably do it on a TEX..:deal

But yea, if I were a strictly solo rider intent on hitting...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
I should preface this to say that there is...

I should preface this to say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a dedicated GPS and agree there are circumstances where they may be preferred. And it probably isn't fair to lump...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
Just saw this and certainly relevant to the...

Just saw this and certainly relevant to the discussion..:

http://geospatial-solutions.com/nat-geo-to-offer-outdoor-trail-maps-on-avenza-pdf-maps-app/

Available on Android and IOS.. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31,086
Views: 2,472,393
Posted By MrMac
Oh, I'm sure you can find some urban camping in...

Oh, I'm sure you can find some urban camping in the parks & greenspaces around town. Just bring a bottle of MD 2020 to share with your camping buddies, and you'll be fine.. :deal
:freaky
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
Jerry, those are good points, but I'll just...

Jerry, those are good points, but I'll just counter with my experience: I started using PDA's for mapping years ago when I had the need to run more sophisticated and functional software than anything...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
Here is my current setup with my phone mounted to...

Here is my current setup with my phone mounted to the handlebar:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/misc/DSCN0395_zpsi9vf4ptf.jpg

I wasn't crazy about the X-mount at first but have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
Thanks..! That worked, however, using the built...

Thanks..! That worked, however, using the built in file manager 'My Files' (is that the right one?) I couldn't figure out direct access to Dropbox. So I used the Dropbox app to export the file to a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
Most of this has already been hashed out in other...

Most of this has already been hashed out in other thread(s).. Read a bit and I think you'll get your answers. In my case I've never bothered with a 'dedicated' GPS. Been navigating with various...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,010
Posted By MrMac
You don't need a monthly service or even the...

You don't need a monthly service or even the 'phone' part for that matter. Most apps are $20 or less (once), some free, with maps, just depends on which app you prefer. All kinds of Android devices...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
The current version of CoPIlot allows you to...

The current version of CoPIlot allows you to download the map files to the SD card (on KitKat?) but I don't think you can move them if you download to the internal memory first.. Something to keep in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,109
Views: 515,054
Posted By MrMac
Really interested in your experience with the...

Really interested in your experience with the Ferry Xpress, particularly on the Panama side. I've read a few accounts so far and reviews seem to be a bit mixed..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By MrMac
CoPilot for Android and Iphone has a feature to...

CoPilot for Android and Iphone has a feature to prioritize based on road types: Freeways, Divided Highways, Primary Roads, Secondary Roads, and Local Streets. Each can be set to: Strongly Favor,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31,086
Views: 2,472,393
Posted By MrMac
Thanks for posting. Sad indeed.. Met Bob last...

Thanks for posting. Sad indeed.. Met Bob last year at the Tour-de-Tellico:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/KLRpics/20140516_112348_zpsxuly6tk3.jpg

A really great guy..:cry
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-22-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
They actually had one, and still do for older...

They actually had one, and still do for older (CoPilot 8) versions:

http://copilotgps.com/us/personal/central.asp

I wish they would update it to be directly compatible with newer Android and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,829
Views: 1,078,531
Posted By MrMac
Short answer is: YES..! Unless there was...

Short answer is: YES..!

Unless there was such a real bargain on the standard model that was just too good to pass up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9,109
Views: 515,054
Posted By MrMac
So sorry Fireman. My condolences to the family,...

So sorry Fireman. My condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers. :cry
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-09-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
I use one slightly modified and I think I posted...

I use one slightly modified and I think I posted this earlier in this thread (or somewhere..):

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/misc/DSCN0390_zps97bdb469.jpg

I cut out the middle...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,829
Views: 1,078,531
Posted By MrMac
The TEX is the best bike I found for 2-up comfort...

The TEX is the best bike I found for 2-up comfort without going to a 'wing or something similar. If something happened to this one, I'd get another in a heartbeat. As others have mentioned, if you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-31-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
My Samsung (Android) music player doesn't have...

My Samsung (Android) music player doesn't have Airplane Mode..:lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,538
Posted By MrMac
I just wanted to follow up on this.. I found...

I just wanted to follow up on this.. I found better (more clear!) instructions for multi-unit pairing on the Uclear web site. Met with two riding buddies today for a North Ga. dual-sport run, and got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9,109
Views: 515,054
Posted By MrMac
Don't leave out Hopulikit..! Or Climax..:D

Don't leave out Hopulikit..! Or Climax..:D
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,172
Posted By MrMac
Aerostich Darien or Darien Light. Search...

Aerostich Darien or Darien Light.

Search though this site. Plenty of info here on the 'stich.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,538
Posted By MrMac
I've been using a Uclear HBC100+ for several...

I've been using a Uclear HBC100+ for several months now. Pretty happy with it for the most part. It works great using bluetooth with my phone & Android gps/music player (an old phone!). Sound quality...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9,109
Views: 515,054
Posted By MrMac
:thumb :lurk

:thumb




:lurk
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-10-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,336
Posted By MrMac
I had the choice and went with the 1200 TEXc and...

I had the choice and went with the 1200 TEXc and the difference in price was a lot more than that..! Coming from a DL1k (and DL650 before that), I knew I wanted the extra power and comfort for 2-up...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-08-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
Well, since it is too damn cold to ride, thought...

Well, since it is too damn cold to ride, thought I'd share my mount setup.. First, here are my devices:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/misc/DSCN0388_zpsd582e83f.jpg

The one on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-06-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
If you want to contribute to the crowd-source...

If you want to contribute to the crowd-source effort, encourage riders to participate in Open StreetMap. At least the tools are readily available and your efforts are combined with many other...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-06-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
It exists, sort of. If you use navigation on your...

It exists, sort of. If you use navigation on your smartphone (at least on Android), and you have service, there is GasBuddy. And just like Yelp or Urbanspoon, you can get the location passed to your...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-04-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
I've had my Android GPS device shutdown twice...

I've had my Android GPS device shutdown twice from heat. Both times it was left in the RAM mount aquabox (with the plastic cover removed!) while parked in direct sunlight, the GPS program running...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,053
Views: 363,613
Posted By MrMac
Well, it looks like we have some new players, so...

Well, it looks like we have some new players, so welcome..! :clap

Probably should take a look at the rulz here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8298543&postcount=4

But in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,048
Posted By MrMac
Maybe this will help if there is a better POI...

Maybe this will help if there is a better POI database for your area..:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/31770

I haven't tried it in recent versions, but at one time I did add custom POI's to...
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