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Old 07-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #1351
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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   #1352
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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   #1353
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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. ...
Canyon

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   #1354
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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   #1355
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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   #1356
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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   #1357
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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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Old 07-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #1358
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For those interested in meeting for a cup of coffee and some bike related BS. I was thinking Tuesday July 23rd, at Coffee Rush SE corner of Gilbert and Baseline @ 6pm. Does this work work for you NoMorBills?
Bill will have his laptop, and I will try to have a few maps, if any of you have good forest maps of the Flag area it would be cool. I think we can plan out a ride that will be fun and Big Bike Friendly. Let me know if another day would work better, Paul
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #1359
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Thanks for the info Belstaf and Cyber.
I like the tougher trails also, thinking even big screen would need readers. Good point, powered by bike, hadnt thought that far.
When I said agitated, I was talking to get back out on trails
Been jetskiing during hot summer, good way to keep cool, get air, and go fast...Thanks again!

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:16 PM   #1360
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Are you guys planning to camp or hotel or both for the Toroweep trip?
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #1361
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Are you guys planning to camp or hotel or both for the Toroweep trip?
I got plenty of camping during my years in the Army. Having said that I will do as the group wishes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #1362
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I got plenty of camping during my years in the Army. Having said that I will do as the group wishes.
I thought this was a one day trip. A long day but a one day!

Just kidding........
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #1363
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I got plenty of camping during my years in the Army. Having said that I will do as the group wishes.
If you've camped with the army, this motorcycle camping should be a luxury!

Maybe I should show up and pop some cs grenades!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #1364
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If you've camped with the army, this motorcycle camping should be a luxury!
Maybe I should show up and pop some cs grenades!
Only if you want to make an updated picture of the one in my basic training book where mucus is coming out of every orifice and my eyes look like someone rinsed them with gasoline!
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[QUOTE=refokus;21908697]I thought this was a one day trip. A long day but a one day!

You mean it's not
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