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Old 10-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #421
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Well I used a Oregon 450, Linda used a Zumo 450. Both work great but it takes a little persuasion to get the Zumo's to do "tracks". I general use a Zumo but got a new Oregon for $149 so it will save my $700 Zumo from getting crashed out! I collected the tracks with my Zumo and a Foretrex. The Foretrex is good for following a track for a little over $100, and the wrist strap will go around the handle bar pad nicely. It has no maps and is limited to10 tracks of 500 points. But I can get the whole ride on it, with a little tweaking.

Why'd you ask?
My coal fired Garmin 276c would not accept that many tracks. I kept on getting a "Track Truncated" message when I tried to load them.

Big Dog gave me a work around but it was messy.

I might have to buy a modern GPS and wondered what was working for you.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:38 AM   #422
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My coal fired Garmin 276c would not accept that many tracks. I kept on getting a "Track Truncated" message when I tried to load them.

Big Dog gave me a work around but it was messy.

I might have to buy a modern GPS and wondered what was working for you.
For some others with Fred Flintstone GPSs I connected only the tracks they were going to use together and filtered to lesser points. You just lose detail. I posted very detailed tracks and a lot of options, thought users could cut, paste, filter, delete, to fit thier needs. I didn't want to post the filtered track because you can't go the other way and add points/detail. You may not need a new GPS, just get good with MapSource or BaseCamp. I can get the whole PHBR in a Garmin Foretrex, the little cheap hiking wrist worn thing, they only take 10 tracks of less than 500 points.
If you are buying a new GPS: Zumo's the best on street. Montana's the best off pavement. IMHO, but either will do it all. We did the BRT,1000 miles on/off road (all put into 1 track) 4 of us had Zumos, 1 had a Montana, all worked fine but the less GPS experienced riders would have been better served with a Montana.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #423
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Welcome to my PHBR ride report.....

...where I will:

1. put my feet up and say "wheeee!" on many water crossings

2. ride with two of my best buddies on some GREAT routes

3. make fun of old guys when they get tired (see "2" above)





Clean bikes heading out.....well, Bill's was....




Thinking we were both clever and courteous to other hotel patrons, we parked our bikes up out of the driveway at the Hampton on a wide sidewalk.....which turned out to be RIGHT next to two sprinkler heads that poked out sometime in the night to soak our bikes for heck knows how long....an auspicious start. I decided the sprinkler heads would have been laughing maniacally as they withdrew.


Gearing up in Farmington. Morning light makes my DRZ look clean (it wasn't).




Here we are somewhere on day 1, perfect conditions. Here I demonstrate my role as a born "follower" on dirt rides, accomplished by always having an older GPS than my buddies which can't do tracks. This time GPS was both old and ABSENT, and the place it normally goes occupied by an even shittier camera. To demonstrate! (the sound is so crappy on the camera I had to put music in, so speakers on!)








"Bill your hair looks terrific......"

"No Gary, your's does....."





Gary thought he saw a magic lake, so he made us all stop and go look for it. There was no lake. Bill made a rule. No more stopping for enchanted lakes that don't exist.





Here we head down that ATV trail. William42 is his normal cheerful self as you can see.





Lookie here! What a shitty spot for a flat (or two?). We laughed and roosted them (no we didn't). We asked if they needed help (they didn't). So we laughed and roosted them.





Hotel first night. Notice that the Lord's supreme light of favor is shining on mine and Gary's bikes. Take that!...two KLR's in the inky shadows beyond ("inky shadows" ref: Click and Clack)





Ole' VFRpilot on night landing protocol. It may be 7pm, it may be 3am. Hard to say. As far as you know, I may be that guy who takes pictures of his riding buddies at 3am.





I myself enjoyed a Classic Lay not 3 feet from my roomie and didn't wake him up - just like we were in college!





Off and riding on Day 2, with a first stop at a nice overlook!





Of course the fabulous Pucky Huddle breakfast stop.





Jaysus boys....stop for a breath! Here William42 and VFRPilot hunker down over their food like a couple of jackals, trying to keep the other riders off their kill. I must add that I am the KING of taking unflattering pics of my riding buddies. Also noteworthy is that the lovely proprietor did a great job keeping ahead of the ravenous mob of centurions that invaded her country store.





Here I wait for Bill and Gary to quit jawing about their bikes. You can't tell but I'm smiling to counteract the frowny face in the mud on Gamequesy's headlight. Kind of a tragi-comedy thing.





Even the paved roads on this ride were fun sweepers!





Nice stoppy spot just before the tunnel:





Biggest ass culvert ever: I swear the sound effect synch on this video was a complete happy accident.





Here is one of those places I went "wheee!".





VFRPilot at great risk to life and limb, scouts a water crossing.





Dirty bike, happy bike.





William42 - "resting his eyes".....for hours


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Old 10-06-2013, 07:02 AM   #424
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If I had known that you got Layed ......... Well, who knows what would have happened?????
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #425
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Big Dog's crew does Sheldon Ford.

Bit late, but here's Big Dog, Smalls, Godwinmt, Roaddad et al crossing Sheldon Ford.


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Old 10-09-2013, 05:51 PM   #426
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Speaking of da'Dog crossing water. Here he is crossing the Kaskaskia River on the pre-PHBR Friday ride.



I took this when he was starting to cross but having difficulty with an obstacle.
(I got tired of waiting so I went to lunch)




I got back from lunch just in time to see that he made it to the next obstacle.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #427
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Bit late, but here's Big Dog, Smalls, Godwinmt, Roaddad et al crossing Sheldon Ford.


You have any video of the 3 bikes that crossed after you?
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:37 AM   #428
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Speaking of da'Dog crossing water. Here he is crossing the Kaskaskia River on the pre-PHBR Friday ride.



I took this when he was starting to cross but having difficulty with an obstacle.
(I got tired of waiting so I went to lunch)




I got back from lunch just in time to see that he made it to the next obstacle.

Looks like Big Dog needs a hi-rail set up!

HuskyKT, sorry I stopped filming just after that. I remember some more coming through, but I was waitilng to film a white car that we thought was going to get swamped if it tried to go through.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #429
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The shut ins.....



An unhappy husky?



Chillin' at Bismark!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:30 AM   #430
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The shut-ins with water



and with more water

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #431
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An unhappy husky?
I think this is often the case with me behind the bars haha
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #432
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Fyyff

Lookie here! What a shitty spot for a flat (or two?). We laughed and roosted them (no we didn't). We asked if they needed help (they didn't). So we laughed and roosted them.


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Old 10-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #433
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That's....

.....the response I was hoping for.

Been where you were brother....we had a guy do the double flat last year on SBR 2012, and it was HOT. Of course VFRpilot and Ghetlos did most of the work while William42 and I guarded the perimeter against injuns and marauding wild dogs.

Flat #1



Flat #2 1 mile later

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Laugh

hard lesson learned.....hit a rock and ASSumed a pinch flat. I didn't check the tire for the notorious rusted nail....low and behold.....a fence staple
flat #2.
I picked a bad day not to pack xtra water!
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #435
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turns out I have a pump

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It won't do you any good, a new tube without air is just the same as the tube with the hole in it. You may consider a front tube and CO2. That takes up about the same space as 2 tubes and will work much better than 2 tubes without air, IMHO. Pinch flats are very common on the rocky terrain from large square edge rocks BTW.
When cleaning my closet because I couldn't ride because I broke my throttle tube (don't ask), I found I have a tiny little pump that plugs into my battery tender pig tail. So now it is in my bag with the spare tubes. Now I need to get tire irons.

Now I have an aluminum Throttle tube.
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