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    I went from a gs to a rt a year and a half ago, and did not install my zumo on the new bike an haven't missed it yet, I enjoy reading the maps. I would like to find a nice compass that works on the bike well. Something I could just stick on the brake fluid lid with EZ Pass type velcro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimabmw View Post
    I went from a gs to a rt a year and a half ago, and did not install my zumo on the new bike an haven't missed it yet, I enjoy reading the maps. I would like to find a nice compass that works on the bike well. Something I could just stick on the brake fluid lid with EZ Pass type velcro.
    Maps are great and the GPS does not replace them. The only thing maps don't tell you is where you are.

    The EZ Pass velcro is called 3m Dual Lock if you wanna go looking for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
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    What does ".." mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspennachio View Post
    What does ".." mean?
    The original post(r) decided to opt out of the thread. Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspennachio View Post
    What does ".." mean?
    it means "To be continued...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The original post(r) decided to opt out of the thread. Gary
    ...that he started!
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    I use my GPS on roads/routes I know and note the errors.
    This leaves me wondering how 'helpful' it will be on roads I don't know.

    My advice:
    Carry a paper map and some spare change for a cup of coffee for when you stop and ask for directions and experience a little human contact.
    "Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspennachio View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspennachio View Post
    What does ".." mean?
    I think it's an umlaut.
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    Moderator Interruption- If we are going to salvage any of the good info in this thread, we have to keep it on topic. Thanks, your mod team.
    Last edited by Omega Man; 09-07-2010 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Mod
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    Yeah, sorry. I deleted it.
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    LOL,

    I didn't see any of the original post, but the comments and the ".." just crack me up. This thread now belongs in "Gee, I have nothing to say, can we just keep this going until something intelligent is said?"


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    I plan my trips using large scale maps (Delorme/Michelin) and use my GPS to find food, gas, lodging, and routing to local addresses. Maps give a greater sense of where you are in relation to points of interest and much more detail. The GPS provides "Where am I ?" info in addition to routing preferences. One complements the other in my view. Ride Safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rpbump View Post
    I plan my trips using large scale maps (Delorme/Michelin) and use my GPS to find food, gas, lodging, and routing to local addresses. Maps give a greater sense of where you are in relation to points of interest and much more detail. The GPS provides "Where am I ?" info in addition to routing preferences. One complements the other in my view. Ride Safe
    I'm an old map and compass guy myself so what you are doing is what I had in mind-for the most part. I look at the gps threads to get an idea what's up. It would seem the new units do so much that if you don't run the unit regularly it's almost a retrain when it needs to be used. The HAM radio gear is very much the same. You used to be able to look across the room and know the settings as every feature had it's own knob. With the microprocessor power a lot of features are 2 or 3 levels deep-again if your not using the radio regular there is a re-familiarization. I find the Rand McNally truckers atlas gives me good info on the map side. Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The HAM radio gear is very much the same.
    You mean you have no radios with a GPS input for APRS position beaconing?

    Sorry, Gary, I had to.

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