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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Countdown
No that is what the "S" means. "C" is color ...

No that is what the "S" means.

"C" is color
"x" is data card and better receiver.

You get north arrow with non-S if moving but S works still.

60 was very popular but 76 is better for a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-27-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Countdown
60 or 76 Cx is minimum you should get. Do...

60 or 76 Cx is minimum you should get.

Do you need an (CSx) electronic compass and barometer?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Countdown
Do you have any photos of "steep and rocky" part?...

Do you have any photos of "steep and rocky" part? The photos shown look like very high quality Dual Sport jeep road that we would love to see more of.

Yes on tires, I use MT43 on rear and street...
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Countdown
TAT is one of many classic long distance trails. ...

TAT is one of many classic long distance trails.

Continental Divide Ride CDR
Great Western Trail GWT
Pacific Crest Quest PCQ
Mex2Can.com
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-26-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Countdown
Why? Most people hand draw tracks to plan a...

Why?

Most people hand draw tracks to plan a trip or in my case go scouting then they record the tracks as they ride to edit for future use. What is the point of hand drawing a track of something...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Countdown
I don't think any one has used my New NM track...

I don't think any one has used my New NM track yet. It is much more Dual Sport than Adv bike.

When I looked at the bicycle route, it became quite obvious it did not follow the divide so I spent...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Countdown
Not accurate. There is gas in Winston. That...

Not accurate.

There is gas in Winston. That trail follows the divide closer and crosses it 3 more times. A little rocky

There are two gas on Hwy 12 in Argon 9 mi W off route or Horse Springs 6...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Countdown
I have complete GPS Tracks for all O BDR routes...

I have complete GPS Tracks for all O BDR routes posted on

GPSXchange.com



Half way down under Private Libraries, you must register but not post track to download my tracks.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Countdown
I use Routes and turn instructions in the...

I use Routes and turn instructions in the car/motorhome on streets and in cities but on dirt roads don't see any benefit. There are very few turns (that the map recognizes), just ride until you see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 70,822
Posted By Countdown
We (17 riders) went up on Sunday 20th to leave my...

We (17 riders) went up on Sunday 20th to leave my best riding buddy Gil RIP. Ride was great, all wet soil, overcast, nice temp. A great day to say good by.
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Countdown
Isn't real question; How long are the longest...

Isn't real question; How long are the longest sections? I think gas locations are identified on most GPS posts so you can determine how much you will need.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Countdown
Do you really need to "Navagate" your Tracks? Why...

Do you really need to "Navagate" your Tracks? Why not just follow them.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Countdown
+1 Was wondering why you wanted Routes any way....

+1 Was wondering why you wanted Routes any way. Tracks are so cast in concrete and dependable.

I didn't know Cannonshot even posted Routes, I thought he used Tracks.
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Countdown
Three are three already available. The PCQ goes...

Three are three already available. The PCQ goes up the west coast, the GWT goes up AZ, UT, ID, and the CDR up the Rockies.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Countdown
Standard RAM mount and cradle should work fine....

Standard RAM mount and cradle should work fine. Ther are many types of balls for handlebar. I use ball with hole for longer handlebar bolt.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Countdown
I open it with Mapsource. Try just saving it...

I open it with Mapsource.

Try just saving it then change extension to .gpx the tray to open.

I have to do that some times.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Countdown
Opened fine looks good.

Opened fine looks good.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Countdown
+1 The only three choices for your criteria...

+1

The only three choices for your criteria and all are small hand helds.

Is 78 discontimued?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,597
Posted By Countdown
Hasn't everyone read Undaunted Courage by now? ...

Hasn't everyone read Undaunted Courage by now?

I think they just went back and waited a few weeks for snow to melt.

I don't think you can walk up or down the river bank. Read "Snow Bound". A...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Countdown
Yes there are Snow gates on each end of Saddle...

Yes there are Snow gates on each end of Saddle Springs but been open a long time. It is just choppy, your ass gets a good work out.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,597
Posted By Countdown
In 1806 the Indians told Lewis and Clark not to...

In 1806 the Indians told Lewis and Clark not to go into the Bitterroots in early July, there is too much snow. The much smarter white men went any way. They got stopped by snow, returned to Kamiah...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Countdown
It is all county road, not problem. The Saddle...

It is all county road, not problem. The Saddle Springs road seems to go on for ever and is a little rough.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Countdown
Why are you asking on AdvRider? Don't all...

Why are you asking on AdvRider? Don't all Adventure Bikes have Turn Signals.

Why don't you ask on the D37 message board http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?5-Dual-Sport

No...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Countdown
You may want to check out my 60/76 setup tips on...

You may want to check out my 60/76 setup tips on http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview

Yes the 60/76Cx was the standard for many years. The new 78 has one good feature; almost unlimited...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Countdown
Obviously not "absolutely necessary" if you use...

Obviously not "absolutely necessary" if you use filtered tracks. Take a look at my CDR track options on GPSXchange.com

You can see what 18 filtered (500 point) tracks (ready for 60) from Canada...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Countdown
A better investment may be to buy a 78 about $200...

A better investment may be to buy a 78 about $200 (62 does not have 12V power) rather than a computer. It holds 200 tracks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 70,822
Posted By Countdown
If any one is interested, we are taking Gil...

If any one is interested, we are taking Gil Robert's ashes to Mt Pat next Sunday. Gil was long time friend of Jesse Goldberg who was put there 1999 and has plack below peak.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Countdown
Another two +1s! History of road is great and...

Another two +1s! History of road is great and Casebier worked his ass off to keep it out of Wilderness.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Countdown
+1 Did it twice my first and last time. The sand...

+1 Did it twice my first and last time. The sand whoops were from hell.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Countdown
My experience is that getting BLM permits for any...

My experience is that getting BLM permits for any activity on BLM land is impossible. I think ADMOTours and Nevada Motorcycle Adventures are the only two that have ever had permits for legal rides. I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,569
Posted By Countdown
Yes always take > 650 on Adv options. Can't talk...

Yes always take > 650 on Adv options. Can't talk about tires, just size of bike. Read the AZBDR threads much of the trail is the same.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,569
Posted By Countdown
Full active log tracks are posted on...

Full active log tracks are posted on GPSXchange.com, only filtered teaser on Adv.

I layout trails on 525 EXC with MT43 tire. I have never ridden a bike without knobbies or MT43 so can't advise....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By Countdown
OK but no one helped him with: "I go to the...

OK but no one helped him with:

"I go to the start of the track and while I am driving it's not showing on the map I am moving down the track.
- I then have to stop and manual move the map to see...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By Countdown
Did you open the first track and click "Show on...

Did you open the first track and click "Show on Map" and it changes to "Hide on Map"? or did you click "View on Map" and it imediatly switched to the Map showing the Track end to end? The first is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By Countdown
There are several files on the thread you pointed...

There are several files on the thread you pointed to. I opened several and they were all Tracks. Most people just follow tracks if they are off highway, you don't need turn by turn instructions like...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Countdown
The GPSmap 60/76Cx was the off highway standard...

The GPSmap 60/76Cx was the off highway standard for many years. The new 78 is slightly better in some aspects but worse in others. You got a great value for your $125.

You also need a RAM mount, a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-05-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By Countdown
Paul, You are using the words "Tracks" and...

Paul,

You are using the words "Tracks" and "Routes" they are very different things.

Routes can only be navigated but most people just follow Tracks but each Track must be "turned on" by...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 93,109
Posted By Countdown
Tracks are great, you can use them without...

Tracks are great, you can use them without routable maps, just follow the tracks.

Put all the tracks into one .gpx file, then use Explore to copy that file from your PC to the "gpx" folder in the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 93,109
Posted By Countdown
1) No, the 78 only comes with a crude Base Map....

1) No, the 78 only comes with a crude Base Map. Just spend another $90 and get Garmin City Nav.

2) What do you have for the "OAT"? Routes or Tracks or just some map so you will have to create your...
Forum: Americas 07-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Countdown
Been improving the PCQ this last year. ...

Been improving the PCQ this last year.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111885&page=3

Tracks are posted on GPSXchange.com
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