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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-02-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4,934
Views: 3,554,120
Posted By Cloudgazer
Best thread ever!

I came across this RR from a link on a local adv riders forum.
I've read all 210 pages in the last 3 days.
Holy Cow!
This is probably one of the best things I've ever read.
I'm a very amateur adv...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
That looks great.

That looks great.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-03-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 1,801,837
Posted By Cloudgazer
Wow, what a fantastic report. I've done no work...

Wow, what a fantastic report.
I've done no work for 2 days while i read this thread.

That part of the world seems totally alien to me - but what I wouldn't do to ride through there.

I'm gonna...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,139
Posted By Cloudgazer
Thumb Yup great vid. Well done guys.

Yup great vid.
Well done guys.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-15-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
Good call. Will do. Thanks.

Good call. Will do.
Thanks.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-12-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
Garmap Africa series 2009, Southern Africa...

Garmap Africa series 2009, Southern Africa streetmaps Digital Elevation Model

How do I link it?
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-11-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
I have 2 mapsets loaded on the GPS (DEM and...

I have 2 mapsets loaded on the GPS (DEM and streetmaps) - but I've disabled the streetmaps on the unit.

I use the DEM maps on Basecamp to plot the route.

So, the mapsets are the same.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-10-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
hahahaha - that video is great. useless in...

hahahaha - that video is great.
useless in terms of being helpful, but great....
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
wow :eek1 thats some heavy reading. No...

wow :eek1 thats some heavy reading.

No easy fix then?
:D
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-09-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
I'm only using garmaps, no 3rd party maps or...

I'm only using garmaps, no 3rd party maps or software.

As for the 2 images. The first is how I plotted the route.
The second is viewing the route on the GPS (via basecamp). It seemed easier to do...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-08-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
I don't think've got any avoidances setup, but...

I don't think've got any avoidances setup, but even if I did. I plotted the route, the GPS shouldn't change it.
But take a look at the pic - thats not simply choosing a different route! Thats just a...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-08-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
Zumo 400. I have multiple map sets, but have...

Zumo 400.

I have multiple map sets, but have turned them all off on the unit, except for the DEM maps.
I use the DEM maps to plot the route.

Surely the GPS shouldn't try recalculate the route...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-07-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By Cloudgazer
Huge issue with Basecamp and Garmaps

I started using Basecamp instead of Roadtrip for 2 reasons:
It uses DEM maps.
And it's much smoother and faster than Roadtrip.

However, it's rubbish.
On two trips now it's completely screwed up...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-20-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
The thing that bugs me about Basecamp is when...

The thing that bugs me about Basecamp is when looking at a route's data, specifically the directions tab.

It does not give to total distance at the bottom like roadtrip does (it's a separate tab)...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-19-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,568
Posted By Cloudgazer
*sigh It really is tough living here. Hell...

*sigh

It really is tough living here. Hell on earth I tell ya.
:rofl
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,096,749
Posted By Cloudgazer
my setup 223382

my setup
223382
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 26,459
Posted By Cloudgazer
Still the best way in my opinion. A traditional...

Still the best way in my opinion. A traditional espresso maker.

The problem with the Jetboil system/plunger is that you then need anther mug to pour your coffee into - you can't drink it straight...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-16-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Cloudgazer
I can't imagine a gps causing any kind of...

I can't imagine a gps causing any kind of noticeable wind drag - unless you're traveling at more than 250kms an hour.
:D
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-16-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
I retract my earlier statement. Basecamp is...

I retract my earlier statement.
Basecamp is nicer to use - but it's route plotting leaves a lot to be desired.

I plotted the exact same route in both apps - and in Basecamp for some reason, parts...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
Basecamp is much smoother and faster than...

Basecamp is much smoother and faster than Roadtrip (even thought it used Digital Elevation Maps).

It's a much better app than Roadtrip (but you need the right maps for it)
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-05-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
From what I can tell Basecamp is far superior. ...

From what I can tell Basecamp is far superior.

You can convert tracks to routes.

I went on a group ride, following the leader, not knowing where i was going.
got home loaded the ride log into...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-03-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
Yay! first decent answer I've received on...

Yay!
first decent answer I've received on multiple forums.

I haven't had an issue with auto-routing not working... but all I've really done so far is plot routes I'd like to ride.

I keep...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-25-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By Cloudgazer
I got that. Thank you. I noticed Basecamp...

I got that. Thank you.

I noticed Basecamp doesn't have scale indicting distance in the bottom left corner like RoadTrip does.

But other than that the apps seem the same.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-22-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By Cloudgazer
Dude, that thread is over 80 pages! Even...

Dude, that thread is over 80 pages!
Even scanning through the later pages there's just too much other info, about OSX and maps, etc.

All I really want to know, is there a reason I shouldn't use...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-22-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By Cloudgazer
So there's no problem using Basecamp as your app...

So there's no problem using Basecamp as your app of choice?
If the features are the same, i see no point in Road Trip.

Basecamp also seems faster and smoother than Roadtrip
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-22-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 223,121
Posted By Cloudgazer
Whats the difference between Basecamp and Road...

Whats the difference between Basecamp and Road Trip??
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By Cloudgazer
I understand that the stock exhaust is heavy, but...

I understand that the stock exhaust is heavy, but it aint useless.
I know riders who changed exhausts and the ngone back to the original.
If you spend long hours in the saddle you'll want a quieter...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
Please show us your bike from the front, I'd like...

Please show us your bike from the front, I'd like to see the spot lights.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
You need to have the rims anodized. They...

You need to have the rims anodized.

They will look absolutely amazing, even right up close.

Think of the coloured aluminium iPods.
That will be the quality.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,914
Posted By Cloudgazer
surely you can get a roll-up/foldable keyboard...

surely you can get a roll-up/foldable keyboard that will work with the iphone/ipod??
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Cloudgazer
Body armor is definitely cooler than a cordura...

Body armor is definitely cooler than a cordura jacket.

Even though the City Pants don't have ventilation, i don't find them unbearably hot.

The real problem is the boots though - when your feet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
something like this? ...

something like this?

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc70/streetrally/m1-1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
No, don't do it. I've seen both a Dakar and...

No, don't do it.

I've seen both a Dakar and 1150GS in Camo and both looked crap - especially the Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,324
Posted By Cloudgazer
I always thought a mat black paint job was the...

I always thought a mat black paint job was the ultimate choice, but pearl white is damn fine too.

I think the real trick with either option is to have black rims.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 47,129
Posted By Cloudgazer
Packed lightly for a 3 day solo trip around the...

Packed lightly for a 3 day solo trip around the Western Cape.
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp356/The-Cloudgazer/packed.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,510
Posted By Cloudgazer
definitely photoshopped... and not very...

definitely photoshopped... and not very imaginative either.

check out the bar going over the panel that is usually the tank on the older 650s.

Also there is no way they'd use the same instument...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 540,760
Posted By Cloudgazer
Yup, Metz Sahara. I think it's pretty good -...

Yup, Metz Sahara.
I think it's pretty good - but then again have nothing to compare it to.

Its still my first tyre on my first bike.
:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 540,760
Posted By Cloudgazer
Not too many mods on mine yet; crash bars ...

Not too many mods on mine yet;

crash bars
touring screen
panniers (not pictured)
wide footpegs
handlebar raisers

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp356/The-Cloudgazer/dscf2494.jpg
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-26-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Cloudgazer
Thanks for the info. Yeah, I know its tiem...

Thanks for the info.

Yeah, I know its tiem to upgrade, but i keep spending my money on my bike and kit.
:D
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 09-26-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By Cloudgazer
Apple Macs and Garmin

Yes, I know there is an 'official' Mac thread here, but its far too long and convoluted to get answers to my simple questions.
Please note: I'm a complete newbie - I don't even own a GPS yet. Don't...
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