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Old 07-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #1231
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AZ Tom, I am thinking about this weekend mapping out the part from Clint's well to Flag. I would try to make the Flag to as far north as possible the first weekend in Aug. Would that weekend work for you?


Dirtbiker78 we would be happy to have you all along. I will try to get more solid details asap.
Sorry, just saw this now. Happy to come along. Looking forward to this
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #1232
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Willing to have a CA dude along Paul? The bike's still AZ plated.

Yea!!!! Jays back????

So is it official are you coming back to AZ?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #1233
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It is all Big Bike Friendly or is it doable. Like NightStalker says "Technically Doable" The section I have on ridewithgps in blue is BBF the section in green is Doable. Rocky 2 track.
The road into Toroweep is car friendly as long as it doesn't rain. Like all of it,, If it rains it is going to be bad. The rains won't let up till mid Sept. and by october it may snow.

I would love to meet you for a drink.

Go to http://ridewithgps.com/users/61565/routes Sign in and go to my page. I have the full Toroweep trip in there.

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Old 07-16-2013, 05:46 PM   #1234
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Thanks guys.

Yup, I think we're coming back but probably won't be ready to make the official move until late in the year. Lots of details to work out.

In the mean time, I'll be watching for cool upcoming rides and try to sneak away to join in.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #1235
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Thanks Bob for the route info! If you have time for coffee some time let me know and we can meet you and buy you a cup of joe and pick your brain.

Tom thanks for the info on the mud. You are totally right I think in the land of 120 degree heat. That shiz won't be dry at all up there. I will keep you posted. When I get a better route plan I will let everyone know.

Jay, nice to see you back. you are always welcome. I hope you aren't melting. It's gotta suck leaving nice weather for this stuff.

Maybe I got a little ambitious. If Bob says it will take a week double that he rides twice my speed!

From looking at Google maps it looks to be about 435 miles there. That should be doable in 3 days. Loren and I did the Devils highway with dirt thrown in and it was almost 700 miles and we did it in 2 days no problem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #1236
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This big ride sounds cool, I'm down if I'm not out of town, which I might well be.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #1237
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From looking at Google maps it looks to be about 435 miles there. That should be doable in 3 days. Loren and I did the Devils highway with dirt thrown in and it was almost 700 miles and we did it in 2 days no problem.
1 day max
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #1238
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[QUOTE=cyberdos;21842359]There are a lot of misconceptions about the utilization of GPS'. A lot of old schoolers don't like them because they have a romantic view of a paper map world. I grew up routing on paper maps with my dad. I love paper maps but they are absolutely no match for a GPS. ""

All this trail talk getting me a lil bit agitated.
Im one of those old school paper maps guys, Id need to stop and put on reading glasses for either paper or digital.
So this is begs the question- What is the best five GPS units out there? and why?- kind of survey and opinion giving. ...

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #1239
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Thanks guys.

Yup, I think we're coming back but probably won't be ready to make the official move until late in the year. Lots of details to work out.

In the mean time, I'll be watching for cool upcoming rides and try to sneak away to join in.
Sounds great Jay. Count me in for the Toroweep trip.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #1240
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Watch Terry's youtube video on his site. He walks you step by step on how to upload his tracks to your gps.
Watched every second of that video and thought I ran into a goldmine of tracks, but I can't seem to get them to load with Google or Mapsource.

Still working at it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #1241
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So this is begs the question- What is the best five GPS units out there? and why?- kind of survey and opinion giving. ...
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I know what you mean about paper maps, I too am addicted to topos, because of boy scouts & former overland navigation courteous of uncle sam. However time waits for no man & progress moves on,"change or die", so moving on is the only way to stay up with modern technology like it or not.

From what I gather from the techno geeks, the GARMIN MONTANA 600 is the top of the line moto must have,the other 2 models of the 600 have more bells & whistles, camera ect. but not necessary, then the Zumo series seems to be the standard stand by & there's a lot of them out, kinda like a$$ holes everyone has one. I would say Garmin is the #1 choice but I had a 1st gen TOM TOM rider 1, which by the way parts & pieces are still in the woods west of Heber. The new TT2 is more for the tarmac terrors & I see a lot of them on the Harleys.

Like everything in this world its a matter of choice & price point so I'd say get the GPS that trips your trigger, after all you still got your topos & compass with you don't ya ? Right?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #1242
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Watched every second of that video and thought I ran into a goldmine of tracks, but I can't seem to get them to load with Google or Mapsource.

Still working at it.
Try this. It makes a GM visible map of any gpx file.

If what you want is to import a track from GM to you unit then try the one I posted previously: gmap to gpx
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #1243
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All this trail talk getting me a lil bit agitated.
Im one of those old school paper maps guys, Id need to stop and put on reading glasses for either paper or digital.
So this is begs the question- What is the best five GPS units out there? and why?- kind of survey and opinion giving. ...

Canyon
It gets plenty of people agitated. Specially those that find it difficult to immerse themselves into tech stuff.

Garmin IMO has made a mint keeping an all encompassing unit out of the market. For every cool thing that the higher-up adds it subtracts a feature or two so you never really get everything you want. It sucks but that seems to make sense from a business standpoint for them.

But that's where the hackers come in.

There are a lot of great units out there. I've only dealt with Garmin so I couldn't comment on other brands. Each person will have a differing criteria for what they need for a unit. To you, a bigger screen would be essential. I've got better than 20/20 vision and like to ride a lot of tough trails so a smaller unit that won't shake my handlebars loose is a better option.

I've had or played around with a bunch of GPS' and my favorite one for motorcycle use has been the ZUMO. The most important things for me are that any moto unit should be waterproof, rugged(shock proof), and powered by the bike. Another thing that is important to us as motorcyclist is that it be easily navigable with a glove. The ZUMO fit all those. But it's freakin' expensive.

I can talk all day about the pros and cons of the units that I've used but that should give you a good foundation of what to look for when shopping for a gps.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #1244
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Try this. It makes a GM visible map of any gpx file.

If what you want is to import a track from GM to you unit then try the one I posted previously: gmap to gpx

Thanks cyberdos, I'll play when I get a chance.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #1245
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Street bike ride this weekend, anyone?

I just got my Shadow back together after a clutch rebuild. Thinking about moving the AZ tag from Arivaca to somewhere else.
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