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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,785
Posted By fratermus
I like where he climbed it like a ladder then...

I like where he climbed it like a ladder then pulled it up after him.

Are the 'tires' really inner tubes with some kind of strapping around them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,564
Posted By fratermus
Until you have to carry someone out because they...

Until you have to carry someone out because they were injured while undergeared.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By fratermus
'Busa gymkhana :eek1 ...

'Busa gymkhana :eek1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaathrV8Hg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,321
Posted By fratermus
Same here. I review my footage (spot checking,...

Same here. I review my footage (spot checking, looking back at various things) and find many places for me to improve.

Right now I am focusing on my throttle control during cornering. On my...
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,714
Posted By fratermus
I made an error and believed a "indicate right...

I made an error and believed a "indicate right then turn left" driver in the 90s. Luckily I was in a van and not on the bike.

Taught me to use blinkers as one point of information but not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By fratermus
Me, too. I don't think I'm imagining it...

Me, too. I don't think I'm imagining it correctly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 21,453
Posted By fratermus
For me, yes. I have no interest in...

For me, yes.

I have no interest in bankrolling the behaviour/outcomes of the stupid and the self-destructive, or setting up a moral hazard scenario.




"Support this poor fellow" threads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,198
Posted By fratermus
Thanks! That made my morning. :rofl

Thanks! That made my morning. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,685
Posted By fratermus
In the 90s I had a pair of jeans with a yellow...

In the 90s I had a pair of jeans with a yellow stripe down the left leg.
From where I crossed a solid yellow line (failed to maintain lane discipline).
On a tight cloverleaf.
Going pretty fast....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By fratermus
Yeah, I think it is doing an "off-road" route. ...

Yeah, I think it is doing an "off-road" route. ie, as the crow flies.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By fratermus
This is going to sound like a smart@ss answer,...

This is going to sound like a smart@ss answer, but Garmins will take Garmin maps and Garmin-compatible maps like the one mentioned by another poster. Some of the Garmin-compatible maps are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By fratermus
Or .poi downloaded off the net. ...

Or .poi downloaded off the net.





GPSbabel will do it. This example (http://www.gpsbabel.org/tips/ac/route1.html) is about geocache waypoints but the idea holds.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,607
Posted By fratermus
It's a function of "xmas ruggies" rather the the...

It's a function of "xmas ruggies" rather the the product proper.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,607
Posted By fratermus
Good point. :lol3

Good point.

:lol3
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,607
Posted By fratermus
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By fratermus
What? I read this a few times and can't figure...

What? I read this a few times and can't figure it out.

How many GPS units are we talking about here? The new one and the original one that has oztopo on it currently?
Are you trying to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By fratermus
And the importance of being aware of tied/stacked...

And the importance of being aware of tied/stacked loads. Thanks for the reminder, OP!



What's that the protective doo-rag and fingerless gloves are for.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,433
Posted By fratermus
A long time ago a pair of lightly-armored...

A long time ago a pair of lightly-armored Fieldsheer road boots stopped a tennisball-sized rock from crushing my right shin. The rock was in another lane on the highway and got kicked up by a semi. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By fratermus
What Mapsource functionality are you trying to...

What Mapsource functionality are you trying to duplicate? What GPS will the data go on?

I'm with Mule. Stuff the maps on 1x and use linux-friendly tools to manipulate move tracks, waypoints,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By fratermus
I don't remember if CS were locked to the unit or...

I don't remember if CS were locked to the unit or not. If so, maybe that's what they meant. I still use hacked MG6 in my 60cx. Dated but generally useful.

The opensource cartography world is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By fratermus
Nicely done! I don't have a data...

Nicely done!




I don't have a data plan on my SIM; I use wifi only and am quite happy with it. The G1 isn't going to win any beauty contests or d*cksize contests but it's surprising what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,607
Posted By fratermus
That is precisely the problem. I'd hate to work...

That is precisely the problem. I'd hate to work there just after Xmas.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By fratermus
Warning: un-blingy, unpopular,...

Warning: un-blingy, unpopular, luddite/thrifty/cranky/retro opinion follows.

The confusion will go away if you dismiss the idea that one needs maps to follow the .gpx routes/tracks. Mapping...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By fratermus
(look away if you are not a GPS geek) ...

(look away if you are not a GPS geek)

Nitpick mode ON.

I understand that this generalization is true enough for Joe Sixpack, folks that dig around will know it is not true in a universal sense....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By fratermus
Google maps can't be preloaded in any meaningful...

Google maps can't be preloaded in any meaningful sense, though I suspect you meant preloaded maps more generally.

I am currently testing out Mapdroyd, which uses offline OSM maps. This works...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,958
Posted By fratermus
I'd stick with a vanilla 2gb card for max...

I'd stick with a vanilla 2gb card for max compatibility with everything. Speed is not particularly important (Class 2, Class 6, etc).

All conforming SD cards above 2gb are SDHC, per the group...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By fratermus
Will Garmin mode run at 4800 baud? Do you...

Will Garmin mode run at 4800 baud?
Do you have any old gear with a physical serial port on it to test with?

My first instinct is to not trust the usb/serial adapter. Is there any other serial...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-07-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By fratermus
My understanding is that consumer GPS are limited...

My understanding is that consumer GPS are limited to calculating speeds below 999mph or similar. This limits the usefulness of the units for homebuilt weaponry.
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,026
Posted By fratermus
Lots of good info here, so I'll hitchhike on it. ...

Lots of good info here, so I'll hitchhike on it.



Agreed. And thanks to the OP for posting.




Amen. I find my mediocre skills are most improved by low-speed practice. Reminds me of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By fratermus
Because it's pointless functionality for many...

Because it's pointless functionality for many people, because the spiffy compass only comes into play when you're standing stock still, because the spiffy compass increases battery drain, and I don't...
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,435
Posted By fratermus
I assumed the car turned left in front of him. ...

I assumed the car turned left in front of him. Perhaps she was likely not in the center turning left when he glanced down, then veered across at the last moment?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By fratermus
GPS receivers that can hold detailed maps tend...

GPS receivers that can hold detailed maps tend not to be cheap, and detailed maps tend not to be cheap[0]. This is why Google Maps is such a win if you have constant inet.

If it were me, I'd get...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-26-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By fratermus
Possibility: If the map were unlocked to a...

Possibility: If the map were unlocked to a different GPS (or not really unlocked at all, just installed), you could likely still upload the route since it's not locked material. But mapset upload...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By fratermus
Yikes, that could have gone REALLY badly. ...

Yikes, that could have gone REALLY badly.




Yeah, there is a kind of brotherhood amongst people who have broken ribs. Sneezing feels like an impalement.

Reminiscence: when I was in a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,863
Posted By fratermus
I like it!

I like it!
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By fratermus
Did this scenario remind anyone else of T. E....

Did this scenario remind anyone else of T. E. Lawrence on his bike?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-12-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
Posted By fratermus
This is a function of some autorouting GPS units;...

This is a function of some autorouting GPS units; they will "hear" the incoming route data then drop all but the startpoint and endpoint (and, perhaps, via[s]), preferring to let the GPS autoroute...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-12-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By fratermus
It will if the OP is trying to duplicate his...

It will if the OP is trying to duplicate his buddy's "GPS to only verify where he was and used maps (OLD SCHOOL) for everything else."

Most of my motor and pedal bike riding is done with a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By fratermus
Allow me to add: For advriders, tracks are...

Allow me to add:

For advriders, tracks are most useful when trying to duplicate someone else's actual ride where there are no cartographically-significant roads the GPS map could leverage for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By fratermus
Not stupid. Note that these are generic...

Not stupid.

Note that these are generic GPS terms, not specific to Garmin. My own pre-coffee definitions follow.

Route: a set of waypoints that define a path from one place to another. You...
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