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Old 08-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #2716
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I made it to this gas station tonight but because I was riding through a severe thunderstorm all night and since it was dark I decided not to proceed any farther.



Here's the location of where I aborted grabing the tag.



The tag is not worth my life I made it back home but that's a ride I will remember for awhile.
Always better to be safe than sorry. I got lucky and just missed the heavy rain on my way home tonight.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:53 PM   #2717
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Always better to be safe than sorry. I got lucky and just missed the heavy rain on my way home tonight.
I have ridden through some crazy storms across the plains before. But I wish that thought had entered my head before I went out riding tonight a short 120 miles through rain and lightning in the dark only to stop 1.8 miles from the tag because the lightning was getting crazy intense. I'll probably get bruced if I try to grab it again though.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:07 PM   #2718
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I have ridden through some crazy storms across the plains before. But I wish that thought had entered my head before I went out riding tonight a short 120 miles through rain and lightning in the dark only to stop 1.8 miles from the tag because the lightning was getting crazy intense. I'll probably get bruced if I try to grab it again though.
Hey Rustin, I here you, I just walked in the door after riding back from Chattanooga in that Rain. That tag was just a bit less than half way thru my ride and I had to post that because I was running out of time. But the good tags will follow later. Nice try though.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:21 AM   #2719
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I have ridden through some crazy storms across the plains before. But I wish that thought had entered my head before I went out riding tonight a short 120 miles through rain and lightning in the dark only to stop 1.8 miles from the tag because the lightning was getting crazy intense. I'll probably get bruced if I try to grab it again though.
Rusty... you like your Garmin? I have a 350LM, which is what yours looks like. I f-in "hate" the thing mostly. After spending $700, plus a second mounting kit.. only to find out it won't accept tracks. I am so disgusted with it. I don't believe "real motorcyclists" invented this thing as Garmin claims. It seems just like a damn car GPS with traffic crap and telling you which interstate lane to be in, etc.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:38 AM   #2720
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Kyle: To record and show tracks you should have a handheld GPS made for hiking (and off riding). I still use a GPSmap 60Csx by Garmin. The newer ones like the Montana have bigger screens and hold more data. Don't use Topo maps, but use City Navigator instead. That's how I do it anyways.

I use a Nuvi 500 for the highway...good enough.

I guess it's too late this time...more like salt in the wound...sorry!

Will, you're the only person I've ever known that should wear a Spot Locator every ride... We need to know where to start lookin'

See ya Saturday.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:54 AM   #2721
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Gps?

Don't know what kind of GPS Old DW has but we decided last night we should smash it with a hammer only after we shot its owner. We did almost 500 miles to go set a tag that was supposedly only 150 miles away. I sure would like to see the track from yesterday's little jaunt. Ride was actually quite enjoyable until rain and darkness came and we started going in circles on what seemed like cow paths.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #2722
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It's a garmin zumo 390lm
Notice the road garmin choose to put on the box.


I haven't used the gps very much I just bought it in May right before I road to Alaska in June. So I don't know if I like it yet.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:21 AM   #2723
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Hey we made it home didn't we, even though it was 1:00 AM. I am using a "Bricked Magellan 4250 ($15 ebay) with a MioPocket unlock, with IGO8 GPS software running on an external SD card". I can make new tracks, save current riding tracks, or load old tracks, and it doesn't run in circles, it's just that those tags are elusive and move around a lot. I would put it up against a Garmin anytime. Sorry to hijack the thread but it's raining can't ride anyway.
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Heck, the rain didnt stop us last night. Let's ride!

I'm getting a gun.

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:26 AM   #2724
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I mounted an old Garmin 1490 on a ram mount for my bike. It's not waterproof or anything, but I hardly ever use it. It's nice to have in new places, though.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:27 AM   #2725
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I do use a 60CSX
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:31 AM   #2726
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Jokers sports bar, closed
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM   #2727
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There ya go, Good Grab. Didn't last long.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:08 AM   #2728
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Will, you're the only person I've ever known that should wear a Spot Locator every ride... We need to know where to start lookin'
Thanks I just need 4 new AAA batteries
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:58 PM   #2729
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So after catching the tag on the Multi, I rode home and took a few roads never been on before. yeah! Grabbed some lunch, grabbed the appropriate bike. Since someone suggested "just give me the GPS coordinate" for a clue.. here ya go.



Nice view blocked by leaves.


On the way back stopped for some adventure action of another kind.



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Old 08-12-2014, 03:36 PM   #2730
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The guys with street tires are going to love you. Nice plant. I like this concept but it could be tough on some bikes. But I'm game, it opens up a lot of new territory
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