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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By vtgs
As I write this I am on a week long trip on the...

As I write this I am on a week long trip on the Trans Labrador Highway. Sygic has worked well with the exception of ETA to arrival. Mile to destination is fine no problem working off line.

...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,068
Posted By vtgs
As I write this I am in week long trip on the...

As I write this I am in week long trip on the Trans Labrador Highway. The Mini in the LifeProof case and mount have worked flawlessly. I'm using Sygic which has also worked well.


Sent from my...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By vtgs
Got the news from WL Gore. We have tested...

Got the news from WL Gore.

We have tested your garments and we will be replacing them under our
warranty. Please view the attached document for replacement instructions.
Feel free to call us...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By vtgs
Reply for aerostich

Just go this email:


Bob,
Thank you for your e-mail. Before you do the treatment wash, wash them with additive-free Tide detergent in warm water, and dry on low. This will also re-activate the...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By vtgs
Update

I sent an email to Aerostich last night.

This AM I sent one to Gore-Tex via their system. Within an hour from Gore-Tex CALLED me. Can you believe. They said that it sounds like I have been...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By vtgs
Darien Pants Leaked

I've owned These pants for 5 seasons. I've washed and treated then annually They also took one trip to Duluth to have the zipper pulls replaced as week as a cleaning and nik wax treatment.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By vtgs
Select the destination. Route and navigate it. ...

Select the destination. Route and navigate it. Then tap via points a pop up will come up. Then select travel via.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,440
Posted By vtgs
I'm using a iPad Mini in a LifeProof case and...

I'm using a iPad Mini in a LifeProof case and mount. For Nav I am using Sygic. Works offline and is reasonably priced.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,526
Posted By vtgs
Tw 200

Great starter bike. However it will be outgrown quickly. My wife went from the TW 200 to a 2001 F650 GS and now is on a factory lowered F700 GS. She love the 700.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-31-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By vtgs
I used a ram mount and put it on the wind screen...

I used a ram mount and put it on the wind screen cross bar
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-31-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By vtgs
Ipad mini for gps

I set my Mini up as my GPS on my GSA. I put it in a :LifeProof case and LifeProof mount. I love the size of the map.

I have been using Sygic in 3D mode which seems to make it easier to see as...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,382
Posted By vtgs
Has anyone used Sygic in Labrador? I have the...

Has anyone used Sygic in Labrador? I have the maps and the detail is there. Just curious if anyone has had first hand experience.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By vtgs
Still looking for a sub-section of just smart...

Still looking for a sub-section of just smart phone-tablet GPS stuff. Maybe even divided into iOS and android.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,827
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: 14
Views: 994
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: 7,998
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: 14
Views: 994
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: 18
Views: 1,382
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: 352
Views: 66,578
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 41
Views: 3,083
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: 3,226
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 145
Views: 14,068
Posted By vtgs
Good Stuff. Keep the ideas coming

Good Stuff. Keep the ideas coming
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,068
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: 345
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: 1,361
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: 1,276
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: 330
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: 1,827
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: 7,577
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: 1,005
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: 8,165
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: 733
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: 4,861
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: 195
Views: 17,299
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...
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