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Old 07-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #46
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Payment for two days and the banquet completed. Just need the leg to heal and we'll be all set.
Setting up the excuses early. I see you've done this before...

My elbow (wrist) is coming along still hurts but at least I can ride to the point I can thumb the cruise control. Should be good to go in a couple of weeks.

Gettin' older sucks.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #47
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Gettin' older sucks.
Just wait until you get to Yamafitter's age...
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:14 AM   #48
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Pre-ride report

A new front tire and tube installed and I'm ready to ride. I got out for a short loop of event pre-riding yesterday. What a beautiful day! I was riding the day-one extender option that will fit in just before lunch on Saturday of the Calabogie Boogie. Some of it was just too good to leave to only those who chose to do the extender so I have moved about half of it over to be part of the main track, (shorter option, longer main). The only down side is it will cut out a bit of really twisty pavement. between Poland and Lavant on S Lavant Rd. but I tend to go too fast on that part anyway so perhaps it's not a bad thing to remove some of the pavement.

Does anyone have any questions? I Do.

How do you people use your GPS when following Tracks? The way I see it there is passive navigation where you just follow the lines on the screen and there is active navigation where you tell the GPS what track you want to follow and it makes a big, easy to see purple line for you. I just use the passive method myself.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #49
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I just use the passive method myself.

+1...

I find the easiest color to follow on my unit is light cyan(whatever color that is suppose to be) for main routes and red for tech sections, .
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #50
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GPS file navigation

The issue with the Calabogie boogie GPS tracks is that the tracks cross each other so with passive navigation it is imperative that you not display the afternoon tracks in the morning or vice versa. My understanding is that active navigation eliminates this problem but you may not notice the start of a technical option if you are only watching the big line.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #51
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The issue with the Calabogie boogie GPS tracks is that the tracks cross each other so with passive navigation it is imperative that you not display the afternoon tracks in the morning or vice versa. My understanding is that active navigation eliminates this problem but you may not notice the start of a technical option if you are only watching the big line.
Probably wouldn't hurt to have everyone bring there gps to the riders meeting and go over this... Make sure that only the necessary tracks are showing when needed.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #52
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The written instructions we were given the last few years were well done. Last year having a group leader < last year > was sweet.

It's a killer not being able to go this year.

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I'd love to get in on some of this action. IF I can sell my 996 SPS and secure the 990 adventure Im looking at in time and IF the baby has arrived (due the 3rd.......think wifey will let me go) then Im in like a dirty shirt
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #54
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Does anyone have any questions? I Do.

How do you people use your GPS when following Tracks? The way I see it there is passive navigation where you just follow the lines on the screen and there is active navigation where you tell the GPS what track you want to follow and it makes a big, easy to see purple line for you. I just use the passive method myself.
Not that it will easily answered here.... but I don't know any thing about whether my GPS can any of the above???

I'm thinking there will be a riders meeting that something will be explained.

Or I'll just follow someone....
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Or I'll just follow someone....
... bring your passport
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Not that it will easily answered here.... but I don't know any thing about whether my GPS can any of the above???

I'm thinking there will be a riders meeting that something will be explained.

Or I'll just follow someone....
What model of GPS do you have?
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What model of GPS do you have?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #58
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... bring your passport
No ! I'm going to stop long before the border!
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #59
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You can do passive or active navigation with your GPS but the terminology is a bit confusing as it seems the Zumo converts all the tracks to routes anyway. I found a discussion about it HERE
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You can do passive or active navigation with your GPS but the terminology is a bit confusing as it seems the Zumo converts all the tracks to routes anyway. I found a discussion about it HERE
I thinking it depends on the software you are using and how you are importing the files. I use Basecamp and when importing Garmin gdb files I have no problem importing both tracks and routes to either my Zumo 665 or my Montana 600. If on the other hand I am importing GPX files then the software sees everything as a route.

I prefer having routes to follow over tracks since with routes you get prompts on turn direction at intersections that you do not get with tracks.

When will the routes (tracks) be available to the riders that are entered?
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