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Old 12-11-2009, 06:56 PM   #91
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Tigergps has them too.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:03 PM   #92
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Hmmmmmm, it doesn't seem to be available anymore, and its replacement, the 376C, is $800.00.
It's funny, a lot of retailers list it as discontinued, but Garmin's web site doesn't. They do however list the 376c as discontinued? Guess I better buy my 276c now before they're really gone!

Great ride report Q! I've been following your travels for a while now, always interesting!
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:19 PM   #93
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Thanks for all the detail! A great reference for the next guy.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:23 AM   #94
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Yea, the 276c is the gold standard for our type of riding imo. Why they dumped it is very puzzeling.
Anyway
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:49 AM   #95
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Yea, the 276c is the gold standard for our type of riding imo. Why they dumped it is very puzzeling.
Anyway
It's not "sexy" looking like the new ones;and doesn't play music, take pictures, play games, and send text messages....

Honestly Garmin, I just want a big screen, fast processor, and lots of memory... And no, I don't care what it looks like or if it fits in my shirt pocket.

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Old 12-13-2009, 06:00 AM   #96
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Yea, the 276c is the gold standard for our type of riding imo. Why they dumped it is very puzzeling.
Anyway
Yes the gold standard----I'll go to my grave using one--and that may be pretty soon the way I've been ridin' .
Got 3 of them in case one dies or I trash it.
I tired long ago of trying to explain to people why I use one.
I think the reason they dropped it is because us guys that need all the features
that the 276C has----and doesn't have the features we don't want--- is because we are a very tiny market---plain and simple.

Most people using a gps dont need a 276C--they need a plug and play simple
one that gets them to the interstate and grocery story and soccer field--all pre-loaded with junk---blue tooth---and all that crap.

Oh now I've asked for it
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:51 AM   #97
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August 24 - 26th.

These three days we stayed with some friends in Boulder CO.
Erin and Chris. They are motorcyclists who currenly hold the Guiness Book of World Records for longest two person, two bike motorcycle trip, and were gracious enough to offer us a place to rest for a few days.

Remember, MotoAdventureGal has been working for the past two weeks and she needed to rest. While she rested and got caught up on things like paying bills and making phone calls, I worked on the bikes.
Our friends had a garage and a full set of tools so I took advantage of the opportunity.

More tire changes. Oil changes. Fixed a clutch cable. etc.

As I am a frugal person, I sent all the semi-used tires back to CT. via the post office.

I'll finish them off the on the roads of CT when I get back.

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:13 AM   #98
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August 27th, 2009

This is not really a CDT day, so I'll be brief.
Today we rode from Boudler to Vail by way of Rocky Mountain National Park, to see my aunt.

A bit of pavement on the way to Rocky Mountain NP.



I'd never been to this National Park before.
It's beautiful!

Here's a panorama shot from one of the scenic pull offs.


Alpine views.


The happy DRZ.


Big horn sheep enjoying the weather.


We saw huge elk too.





Some high speed dirt roads on the way to State Bridge, past the town of Radium again.


and to our destination for the night.


On the way into town, we stopped so I could get my evening beers.
As I pulled into the parking lot, I heard a metalic crunch.
I didn't know what it was. I thought perhaps a flagstone in the parking lot was loose and that was what made the noise.
But upon getting to my aunts house, I noticed the chain guard was attempting to wrap itself around the wheel. That's what the noise was. The metal support piece came loose, caught the chain, and was run over my the wheel. Only the plastic graurd was left.
So I went back to the store, and found the parts to my bike under a parked car.
No biggie, I was able to fix it in the parking lot, but how embarrasing.

No stats for the day.
I'm traveling and don't have my notes with me.
(I'll revisit this report and fill in the data when I get back to my notes.)

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:31 AM   #99
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:09 PM   #100
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Bmw F800 Gs

You mentioned in your demo ride's that you rode the BMW F800 GS and it "was not the all around bike I had hoped for"

What did you not like about the bike?

I am looking hard at that bike and would like your opinion about it.

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Old 12-13-2009, 05:28 PM   #101
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:25 PM   #102
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Yes the gold standard----I'll go to my grave using one--and that may be pretty soon the way I've been ridin' .
Got 3 of them in case one dies or I trash it.
I tired long ago of trying to explain to people why I use one.
I think the reason they dropped it is because us guys that need all the features
that the 276C has----and doesn't have the features we don't want--- is because we are a very tiny market---plain and simple.

Most people using a gps dont need a 276C--they need a plug and play simple
one that gets them to the interstate and grocery story and soccer field--all pre-loaded with junk---blue tooth---and all that crap.

Oh now I've asked for it
I think you hit the nail on the head Mark. I love my 276c. I need to do like you and find another one for a backup.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:42 PM   #103
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I forgot. You mentioned cyclists out on the trails. Here's a link to a site dedicated to that type of cycling. They are an excellent source for maps, as the maps list nearby services for all the mapped trails. Furthermore, they have a full-time, mapping staff who update them, as well as the site.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #104
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Questor,
I have ridden 600 miles of the Great Divide Route, GDR on my mountain bicycle and most of the rest of it a couple of times on my dual sport. Your description sounds very similar. The GDR goes all the way from Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies down through Eureka, Montana near the Canadian/US border and on down to Antelope Wells at the US/Mexican border in New Mexico. It passes through the old Bannack freight road in MT, Union Pass in WY, Atlantic City, WY, Salida, CO, Pie Town, NM, and Silver City, NM. Do you think it is the same route with different names?
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #105
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Questor,

I really enjoy your RRs and try to wait until there are quite a few pages before I start reading. I got sucked into this one early and was surprised to see your GS for sale. The time on the 950A appears to foreshadow the answer to why the GS is for sale.

Thanks for putting in the time for another fantastic ride report.

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