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Old 03-21-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dajuice View Post
I found it funny when the few roads that did exist in the Garmin basemap would show the road I was on be a few miles east of where I really was

About the locals, I think they assume everyone on two wheels is Ryan Dungey when they give time estimates. I also learned that when the locals tell you it is possible to get a cell phone signal at the top of the canyon they must really be wondering if I'm dumb enough to believe them. Tury (who is from Chihuahua city) and I spent a day trying to get a signal stopping every 2 miles to check our phones... I see people walking around with cell phones so they must work, right?
Exactly, no matter where you were going it was 3 hours by car, and 2 by motorcycle! Usually meant 5-7 hours! And they would not necessarily know the correct road but had no problem sending down the wrong one. I think they were just trying to be polite.
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