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Old 08-15-2013, 08:36 AM   #566
NorthernTraveler
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Closed roads were on R&R too

Unfortunately Jerry, that road that no longer existed was on R&R too.

I love R&R - it's the primary maps that I run, but it is getting a bit long in the tooth.

With R&R on the GPS that I use (Garmin 498 - marine chartplotter/fishfinder) I can see all roads in front of me for 10 miles on a 5" color screen with buttons. Yeah, it uses the Garmin data cards, and yeah, it's the older receiver chips so it drops signal, yeah there's no battery, but waterproof, a 'find' button, buttons at all.... I'll live with it. In fact, I have 3 of them - one for each primary scouting bike.

The ability to see that far ahead to find ways around things and see what's coming up far outweighs the disadvantages. So I run a 76cx to record high res tracklogs for editing later and charge on with the 498 and R&R for navigation.
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