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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,680
Posted By vtgs
I've been using my iPad mini for as a GPS. The...

I've been using my iPad mini for as a GPS. The large display is great compared to a GPS screen. I've been using Sygic for Navigation. It does a decent job. Using it in 3D mode is very cool...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By vtgs
I've used the finger grip for my Spot. Used it...

I've used the finger grip for my Spot. Used it on the Trans Lab and North Road to James Bay. However I reinforced it using Zip ties. Maybe unnecessary but better than losing the Spot.


Sent...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,399
Posted By vtgs
I have a pair. They are true to size and the...

I have a pair. They are true to size and the Velcro holds. They are too casual for off road. No hard or even firm shin guard. They are fine for a easy commute or a run to Starbucks. Great for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By vtgs
Multiple fails with Ram-x. It is fine for...

Multiple fails with Ram-x. It is fine for normal street riding on smooth roads. If you run into a pothole, go on rutted gravel and or washboard roads you'd better have a tether on it. I had my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By vtgs
I've been using Sygic for a few weeks. Pretty...

I've been using Sygic for a few weeks. Pretty easy to use. Can't figure out how to route things on a computer and load. But reasonably easy to edit route once it is made.


Sent from my iPad...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 62,016
Posted By vtgs
I've been using my iPad for the last month as a...

I've been using my iPad for the last month as a GPS in a RamX mount. Not problem with overheating. I've overcome the glare issue by angling the screen up.

I asked a Moderator in Laying Down...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
I had my first and second failure of the Ram X...

I had my first and second failure of the Ram X mount. My Mini is in a lifeproof case. Fortunately I pit a lanyard, caribener and zip lock. I was going down a wash board dirt road and it bounced...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 958
Posted By vtgs
Lock the bars. Heavy cable lock through wheel...

Lock the bars. Heavy cable lock through wheel and crash bars, fixed object or buddies bike. Then cover against prying eyes. And of course take your keys.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,628
Posted By vtgs
Gold Toe Windsor over the calf wool. They stay...

Gold Toe Windsor over the calf wool. They stay up. Are thin so perfect for warm to cool. Below 40 degrees I go the the PHD socks.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
I asked the moderator for Laying Down Tracks if...

I asked the moderator for Laying Down Tracks if they could start a sub forum for Tablet/Phone navigation so all those interested could have one place to research and post. He stated that there was...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
IPad Mini Cellular + Lifeproof case for GPS?

I would love to be able to ride undistracted. But that is almost impossible.

The distraction of a GPS iPad or any other device is inevitable. So the less aggravation or steps necessary to...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
I ordered Finger Farkles from Adaptiv Technology....

I ordered Finger Farkles from Adaptiv Technology. $19.99 for four. The slip over the tips of your gloved fingers. I have not thoroughly tested yet though.

Remarks that I have read on...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/13/bu9y2u8e.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/13/bu9y2u8e.jpg

This is my set up on my GSA. The tank bag is not an issue.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
Another good contribution. Has anyone been...

Another good contribution.

Has anyone been able to do what the article is suggesting with SYGIG?

Has anyone experimented with Google Maps, designed a route and been able to open it up on...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
Good Stuff. Keep the ideas coming

Good Stuff. Keep the ideas coming
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,560
Posted By vtgs
Time to revive

This thread has not been updated in a long time. I am sure that many of the issues and ideas that were previously discussed have been resolved.

So here is my addition.

I had been...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By vtgs
Ditto

My wife's Kilimanjaro failed and leaked right through. We were given the contact info for warranty by the place we bought it.

We did all correspondence by email. Quick response. They sent a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By vtgs
Loading routes

I found a link on how to load routes to SYGIC on my Ipad but I can't seem to get it to work.

http://rowdypete.wix.com/bitchgripracing

Has anyone had success preparing a route on your PC,...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By vtgs
Funny I just mounted mine last night and...

Funny I just mounted mine last night and discovered the wobble issue also. I used a strong rubber band and wrapped it around the ram handle and the ram mount handle on the opposite side. I tested...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By vtgs
Yes you can listen to MP3 on bluetooth. Volume...

Yes you can listen to MP3 on bluetooth. Volume may be an issue


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,723
Posted By vtgs
Mark is correct

Mark is almost the resident expert on all things Labrador. He was very helpful to me a couple of years back helping us put together a successful Labrador Trip.

Very late August, as in the last...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,008
Posted By vtgs
Spectacular

Great pictures. Nice recap and review on equipment.

Makes me want to ship my bike there.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By vtgs
TKC Front Heidenau Rear

We did TLH last year and The North Road this year. GS and GSA's. I ran Heidenau front and back last year. My friends ran TKC's front and back. This year I ran a TKC in front and Heidenau in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,768
Posted By vtgs
Saw you all in Radisson on Wednesday. Hope you...

Saw you all in Radisson on Wednesday. Hope you had a great ride. PM when you get to VT.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By vtgs
Joe Rocket

If you put the liner in it is waterproof but you sweat. Without you will get soaked. I've also used a rain jacket over the top.

In warm weather I wear the mesh portion only. If the weather...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,696
Posted By vtgs
No issue with 31" inseam

I've been riding an adventure for 4 years with 0, nada, non, no issue whatsoever. I am 5'9" with a 31 inch inseam. I one foot (left). If both I am on just the balls of my feet.

I have the...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
Coordinates

So here are the X,Y's for the locations I refer to above

This first one is just north of Gagnon. There is a road on the left. Keep following it. Our GPS's (Garmins) showed us actually in the...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
Finished

510 is a kick in the a$$. All gravel. Sketchy in parts. Only 3 places to pull entirely off the road. One around 1/2 way and another 60 miles from Port Hope Simpson. The third was just a grader...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
We bush camped 10 miles approx east do Churchill....

We bush camped 10 miles approx east do Churchill. Left down a road then a hard left. Will post gps.

Just finished clockwise for. Baie Comeau. Manic 5 is closed for tours for the season. ...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
Departing 8/31

CW leaving from Northern VT.

Fri Baie Comeau

Sat past the Manic's Bush Camp

Sun Through Lab City and Churchill Bush Camp

Mon Through HVGB Bush Camp
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,245
Posted By vtgs
8200 Miles. No issues at all heading out on the...

8200 Miles. No issues at all heading out on the Trans Lab in 5 days. 100% confident

Now I'm back from Labrador. 3000 miles in 9 days. NO PROBLEMS!
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By vtgs
Nice job

Thought of the same but the handle bars on my GSA would hit the Pelican. Instead I mounted a Pelican on a Ram Ball on the bars themselves. I don't have to remove anything to fuel up. Also no...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
Thanks for the update

It is appreciated.
Forum: Americas 08-17-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,150
Posted By vtgs
Camping /hotel b&b

Two of us will be heading out August 31 from the Burlington VT area to do the CW route. I've probably read every ride report on the forum. The information has been great. Thanks to everyone that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By vtgs
http://img.tapatalk.com/4b96730e-b783-0864.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/4b96730e-b783-0864.jpg

Not bad for $2.55
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By vtgs
$2.55 from Home Depot

I was following this thread for ideas. I ended up in Home Depot and found some metal gutter guard. It was convex and came in a piece that was 6"x36". Cost was $2.55.

I remove the beak, cut to...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,130
Posted By vtgs
Hi-Viz

I've been wearing both Jacket and Pants for the last 3 seasons. Before it was a RC 1 piece.

I wear it all season. When really hot I take the pads out and wear a Joe Rocket Mesh. When it gets...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By vtgs
Darien Pants

Warm, and dry. Not too hot. Watch on the flea market for a used pair.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By vtgs
5'9" 31 inseam

I use the stock Adventure seat. I have the rear peg on the low setting and the front on the high. It keeps me from sliding forward. I wear SIDI Adventure boots and can flat foot on one side or on...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By vtgs
Burn easy too

I bought a pair from an Orvis Outlet. I only paid $29, so the price was OK. On my first trip wearing them we were sitting around the campfire and apparently an ember landed in my lap. Getting...
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