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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By ericw
VFR's got a point...

...might do better in regionals.

However, some suggestions might be (starting near/at Ojai proper): Ortega M-C Trail (via Cherry Creek), Nordhoff Ridge, Tinta Trail, Quatal Canyon, San...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,270
Posted By ericw
Great Trip Report!

Great trip report - brings back some memories. Back in '93 my wife and I were married on Muley Point overlooking the Goosenecks by a Judge that was kind enough to drive out there from Monticello...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,181
Posted By ericw
Man, whats up with these guys?!?!!?

Part on their adjustable mirror wasn't working right. I called to order a new mirror and they offered to send me the part I needed under warranty instead.

So, after a few bad experiences...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By ericw
Local Beta

Hey Guys - As an FYI, there is no dirt road or moto trails that go all the way through from Fillmore to Lockwood Valley - only pavement via Highway 33 or I-5. Goodenough Rd. behind Fillmore (which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,713
Posted By ericw
Hi Jeff - When your on the map page, in the...

Hi Jeff -

When your on the map page, in the lower left about 2/3 down the screen there's a "Maps" button. Press that, then press the "Recorded Tracks" button. I think that recorded tracks are...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,713
Posted By ericw
Motion-X - The GPS phone has arrived!

Hi All-

If anyone is on the fence about trying this app, I recommend giving it a try. Mind you, I've spent many days in the saddle with GPS mounted up front, formulating a list of what I'd need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,751
Posted By ericw
Missing Riders

We were just riding around Cuddeback on a multi-day ride a few weeks ago. That area is full of open mine shafts and little or no signage on most. Many mines in more traveled areas like DV are usually...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-26-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By ericw
I don't even need the ability to transfer...

I don't even need the ability to transfer wirelessly to the - in this case - iPhone. Email puts it on the iPhone, then it automatically loads onto Motion-X.

I like the Basecamp application -...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By ericw
I have to say I haven't even looked at Mapsource...

I have to say I haven't even looked at Mapsource for probably 5+ years.

Unfortunately, I'm getting kicked off my wife's Basecamp-equipped Mac and have to search for other map editing digs and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By ericw
Thanks for the clarification Emmbeedee. Not...

Thanks for the clarification Emmbeedee. Not wanting to split hairs, aren't they (Mapsource/Basecamp) both, in essence, map-editing applications on a PC/Mac for the Garmin GPS? Anyway, that's all...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By ericw
iPad GPS App

Thanks for the lead 250senuf. Unfortunately, that link took me to Backpacker's GPSTrails app, which is for iPhone only, I believe.

I'm looking for an iPad app.

The "Mapmaker" app that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-25-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By ericw
Garmin Basecamp (Mapsource) for iPad?

Hi All - I like Garmin's Basecamp program - which is just the Apple-compatible version of Garmin's Mapsource. Apple compatible meaning Apple computer compatible not iPad compatible.

Basecamp...
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,405
Posted By ericw
In...

Also in, depending on price.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By ericw
iPhone GPS App With Track Up View?

I'm using AccuTerra but can't get used to the "north up" view it uses when following a track, :confused anybody know of a GPS App that uses the "track up" view?
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,239
Posted By ericw
Display "Track-up" instead of "North-up"

Display "Track Up"
<hr style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87); background-color: rgb(87, 87, 87);" size="1"> Hi...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 361,573
Posted By ericw
It Never Snows In SoCal...

I needed some studded tires. ericw:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By ericw
Hey - Thanks for the info guys! :D Yeah, my...

Hey - Thanks for the info guys! :D

Yeah, my first post wasn't too clear on my warm-up "procedure". I usually let the bike idle for a couple of minutes max and then jump on and ride... the smoke...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By ericw
Smoking DR650... for awhile

The last few months I had been starting my 2009 DR650 (12k miles) and it smoked for a good ten minutes or so. Needless to say I was getting a little concerned. Well I found out that it was the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By ericw
DR650 Clutch Spindle Removal...Help!

Hey All - I need to replace the clutch cover on my DR650. I'd like to re-use the spindle that connects to the clutch mechanism but can't figure out how to remove it. :confused

I've attached a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By ericw
DR650 Clutch Spindle Removal

Hey All - I need to replace the clutch cover on my DR650. I'd like to re-use the spindle that connects to the clutch mechanism but can't figure out how to remove it. :confused

I've attached a...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By ericw
Radio Shack - Stopped by there in person, only...

Radio Shack - Stopped by there in person, only straight... :cry
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By ericw
Audio Cable Source

Hi All - I am looking for a 1 foot coiled headphone extension cable 3.5mm male/female. Anybody know a good source for decent quality? Aerostitch is out and I couldn't find anything on a 'net...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 112,831
Posted By ericw
Gonna Try The 660...

I feel your pain Emmbeedee. After 3 months the USB socket on my Oregon 450 finally gave up. First power from the bike (using Garmin data plug wired w/fuse to the battery) would go out intermittently,...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,752
Posted By ericw
Joe Rocket

I gotta say, I've put about 25k miles on my Joe Rocket Alter ego pants w/out fail... bombproof. The nice thing is they have a water proof liner and then lots of zippered vents - truly a year 'round...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 05-07-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By ericw
Tehachapi to Piutes to Sequoias.. HELP!

Hi All - A small group of us are planning a 3 day trip to the Sequoias via Piutes next month. We did this trip a few years ago but I can't seem to find that track in my files... :eek1 I think we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By ericw
Hey, Thanks Punkenduro!!

Thanks for the info Punkenduro! I was looking at Google street level & GPS and they were both showing gas pumps/price board at blue inn, are you sure there's no gas there? Its a long way to Salton...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By ericw
Ocotillo Wells Help?

Hi All - Due to wx issues were changing up plans and heading out to Ocotillo Wells instead this weekend. :D We have a nice collection of GPS tracks for the area but we'd like to get some info on:
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-04-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By ericw
Hi Astrofil - When you double click the track...

Hi Astrofil - When you double click the track name on the menu bar in mapsource a small window comes up listing all the track points. Click on the name of the track and make sure to change the first...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 392,936
Posted By ericw
That seems like a good deal for the 500 but the...

That seems like a good deal for the 500 but the screen is about .5" smaller (width) than the 2720. :cry How about your issue w/ tracks? Can you load a .gpx/.gdb track file on them from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 392,936
Posted By ericw
Replacing my 2720...

I'm thinking about replacing my Garmin 2720. I've been satisfied w/ the 2720 and have been able to work around most of the shortcomings regarding tracks. The biggest problem- you have to load only...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-15-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By ericw
Tracks In My 2720

Hi All - I've decided that tracks are the way to go when cruising off-road (or dirt road) with my 2720. And they're easy to read, follow and swap. I don't need no stinking routes!

So I loaded a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-27-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
John - That's exatly what I'd like to do. So how...

John - That's exatly what I'd like to do. So how do you convert a track to a route? Mapsource doesn't give me an option to automatically convert it to a route.

Do you just trace the track with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
Yeah, I have the most recent version, at least...

Yeah, I have the most recent version, at least thats what Garmin told me when we checked on it over the phone.

I've got to be missing some piece of the puzzle somewhere... or there has got to be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
Hey Jamie- I manually created a route that was...

Hey Jamie- I manually created a route that was about 100 points in length using the "route tool" in mapsource. Then I tried three scenarios:

Saving as a gdb version 3, gdb version 2 and a gpx. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
Pissed Well the re-calculate route didn't work :cry ...

Well the re-calculate route didn't work :cry

What I think I'd be happy with would be a way to transfer tracks and points onto the 2720 gps WITHOUT routes or autorouting or any routing option....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
Jamie - Thanks for the info. I want to give that...

Jamie - Thanks for the info. I want to give that a try but I can't find the "Calculatre Route" option, is that a button in the Mapsource menu that you have to select?

Ericw:D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
OK – here’s the deal. I talked with Garmin and...

OK – here’s the deal. I talked with Garmin and they said that the unit will not show tracks unless I transfer an “active track log” directly from another device. If I try and save a track on a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-11-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
OK - I tried loading just the track (w/waypoints)...

OK - I tried loading just the track (w/waypoints) and it seemed to load just fine.

Problem is that my gps isn't showing the tracks between the waypoints. I need this because some of the route...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-10-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
I actually used the tracks "filter" function and...

I actually used the tracks "filter" function and got the route down to 47 points that made it fit the whole route in the gps from beginning to end.

Unfortunately, since the 680 points are pared...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-10-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By ericw
Garmin 2720 - Only Part Of The Route

OK Guys- I searched this site and figured out how to download "wingdb11" application and was able to convert a .gpx file of tracks to a .gdb file of a route.

Good so far but here's my problem. I...
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