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Old 09-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #46
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Question, I have never been on one of these and I see in the site reference to Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs. Do I need a GPS or Roll Chart Holder or can I just show up and follow the crowd?
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #47
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Question, I have never been on one of these and I see in the site reference to Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs. Do I need a GPS or Roll Chart Holder or can I just show up and follow the crowd?
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it's been my experience that you can join up with another group no problem. very friendly people that show up to these events.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #48
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it's been my experience that you can join up with another group no problem. Very friendly people that show up to these events.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #49
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it's been my experience that you can join up with another group no problem. very friendly people that show up to these events.
Great! I will do that.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #50
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Question, I have never been on one of these and I see in the site reference to Roll Chart, and GPS Track logs. Do I need a GPS or Roll Chart Holder or can I just show up and follow the crowd?
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You should have at least the roll chart and holder..... why wouldn't you want to be self sufficient ?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #51
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You should have at least the roll chart and holder..... why wouldn't you want to be self sufficient ?
Well my thoughts were since I have not ridden for quite some time until this year and didn't want to split my concentration perhaps I could drop in with some riders who have done this a few times and tag along. Also with the price of this excursion for registration, hotel, fuel etc at $300 and climbing I was hoping not to add another "only used once" trinket to the pile in the garage. But you make a good point and have me thinking.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #52
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... I was hoping not to add another "only used once" trinket to the pile in the garage...
If you don't already have a GPS, I'd suggest going that route rather than the roll chart and holder. You'll probably use a GPS again and again -if you aren't already. There aren't a lot of opportunities (I find) to use a roll chart holder.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #53
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Riding with no GPS and Roll-Chart is fun! Where is your sense of Adventure people?

Use your ears and eyes to navigate. If you get dropped wait for the next group. If you find yourself off the front, make a skid mark at each turn so others can follow you(off a cliff).

If all else fails and you get lost....Sit Tight & Don't Panic! The good old guys from the ATR Club will find you.....eventually.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:52 AM   #54
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Riding with no GPS and Roll-Chart is fun! Where is your sense of Adventure people?

Use your ears and eyes to navigate. If you get dropped wait for the next group. If you find yourself off the front, make a skid mark at each turn so others can follow you(off a cliff).

If all else fails and you get lost....Sit Tight & Don't Panic! The good old guys from the ATR Club will find you.....eventually.
+1.

I to think riding with a Roll chart is super fun, and it reminds me of the good old days....before GPS.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:16 PM   #55
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I'd really like to go to this ride....anybody passing thru Maricopa that could
give me and/or my bike a lift to Prescott?

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:34 AM   #56
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Riding with no GPS and Roll-Chart is fun! Where is your sense of Adventure people?

Use your ears and eyes to navigate. If you get dropped wait for the next group. If you find yourself off the front, make a skid mark at each turn so others can follow you(off a cliff).

If all else fails and you get lost....Sit Tight & Don't Panic! The good old guys from the ATR Club will find you.....eventually.
I agree, Roll-Chart and no GPS is definitely more fun. Adds a whole different flavor to navigating if you've never done it before.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #57
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I'd really like to go to this ride....anybody passing thru Maricopa that could
give me and/or my bike a lift to Prescott?

Jeesh man, just get on your bike and ride up there it's not like your coming in from California.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #58
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If you don't already have a GPS, I'd suggest going that route rather than the roll chart and holder. You'll probably use a GPS again and again -if you aren't already. There aren't a lot of opportunities (I find) to use a roll chart holder.
+1

You don't need a top of the line GPS. There are plenty of inexpensive models that work great. A roll chart may be fun and nostalgic but it most likely won't get used more than once a year. I use my GPS every single time I ride and have found it to be an invaluable riding tool.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #59
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You don't need a top of the line GPS. There are plenty of inexpensive models that work great. A roll chart may be fun and nostalgic but it most likely won't get used more than once a year. I use my GPS every single time I ride and have found it to be an invaluable riding tool.
I am leaning toward doing just that. After searching the board I am looking at a Garmin 2555LM with a Ram Aqua Box and mount. If there is a better option please let me know.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #60
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I am leaning toward doing just that. After searching the board I am looking at a Garmin 2555LM with a Ram Aqua Box and mount. If there is a better option please let me know.
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Don't know anything about those. I've always wondered how compatible those type are for off road and how durable they are.
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