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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-30-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 142,931
Posted By Howard70
Decodent: I'm 40 miles S of Albuquerque,...

Decodent:

I'm 40 miles S of Albuquerque, probably 200 or so miles NNE of the CDT southern end, so I may be out of range. However, if you don't find something closer you're welcome to leave a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,779,749
Posted By Howard70
I'm no expert, but that looks like a pretty minor...

I'm no expert, but that looks like a pretty minor bend. I'm pretty sure you can gently bring that back into line without a problem. I'd use a piece of pipe slipped over the arm for some leverage...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 142,931
Posted By Howard70
Hello Mark: I spend a lot of time in that...

Hello Mark:

I spend a lot of time in that area and it is a confusing blend of deeded private property, leased state land that is treated like private property, BLM and Forest Service with leased...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-06-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 142,931
Posted By Howard70
Time - Grants North

Hello NeedforSpeed:

I'm only familiar with the Grants to Highway 17 (just N of the NM/CO border) section within the range of the CDT you mention. I covered that section this summer via 4x4 truck...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 56,376
Posted By Howard70
Jonz: I'd seen those reports before...

Jonz:

I'd seen those reports before purchasing my 478 also. However, I've not had any problems at all. Looking at the power cord plug, there are a couple of things that might lead to problems:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,779,749
Posted By Howard70
Center stand - Yes

Hello Mike:

Count me in (but you already knew that....). If no one from CO takes you up on the loan of a bike in return for a stand, I'll come up from NM!

Howard
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,690
Posted By Howard70
Tudeldum48: My experience is with the 478...

Tudeldum48:

My experience is with the 478 on my moto is similar to PRW's - rare loss of signal that isn't bothersome. It seems to happen in forested canyons in my case.

However, when I'm...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,690
Posted By Howard70
Hello Simon: The radio function seems like...

Hello Simon:

The radio function seems like it would be handy, especially if you ride frequently with your wife (you're a lucky man) and you both have them. It looks like the screen of the Rhino...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-04-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,690
Posted By Howard70
Simon: I understand - Advrider has...

Simon:

I understand - Advrider has thousands of inmates and many have distinct expectations about how a GPS should behave. Expecting consensus might be like hoping we'll resolve the healthcare...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,690
Posted By Howard70
Hello Incendo: First, I wouldn't reject the...

Hello Incendo:

First, I wouldn't reject the utility of marine mode without trying the unit first. The name "Marine Mode" makes it sound like a suite of charactersitics most suited for boats. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 402,690
Posted By Howard70
I think the 640 does record track logs in...

I think the 640 does record track logs in automotive mode, but it does not allow you to save different track logs. The distinction might not be as obtuse as it sounds. With the 640 you can record...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Howard70
It sounds like you might be looking for a GPS...

It sounds like you might be looking for a GPS based vehicle tracking service. There are a lot of them available, but they aren't free and the least expensive ones don't support communication with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By Howard70
If you have a "Direct Route" in Mapsource it...

If you have a "Direct Route" in Mapsource it takes straight line paths between the via points. Thus it won't keep you on a road nor load into your GPS in a manner that your GPS can direct you to make...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Howard70
Hello Tbirdsp: I use Mapsource to manage a...

Hello Tbirdsp:

I use Mapsource to manage a lot of downloaded data collected on several different GPS units for a variety of purposes. One of those purposes is recording rides, looking at the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Howard70
Tbirdsp: I probably didn't explain what I'm...

Tbirdsp:

I probably didn't explain what I'm after very well. Multiple Mapsource windows with different files aren't of any use to me. I'm looking for multiple files open in the same window, or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Howard70
Found Method for Waypoints

Advrider Colleagues:

I just found a means of "turning off" the display of waypoints:

1. Set up a waypoint category that you won't use for any waypoints. You could call it "No Display".
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Howard70
Hello 9Dave: Thanks for the suggestions -...

Hello 9Dave:

Thanks for the suggestions - setting the color to transparent may be the way to go.

I understand about the files and that would work if I could have multiple files open at once,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,785
Posted By Howard70
Mapsource: Hide Routes, Tracks, Waypoints on Map?

I suspect this is simple and apologize if it has been addressed before (I searched some but couldn't find it).

How do I turn off the display of routes, tracks, and/or waypoints on the displayed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Howard70
Thanks. Howard

Thanks.

Howard
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Howard70
2nd file

Rich:

Here's the rest of the tracks.

Howard
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Howard70
Rich: Here's a gpx with several of the...

Rich:

Here's a gpx with several of the tracks mentioned in my original reply. All of these were run in an '87 4runner, but they were all "bikeable" although I'm not familar with riding a GS. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Howard70
Distance

RichK:

I just checked the mileage for the route I outlined above - it's probably about 260 miles and I'd want fuel for 300 if I took that route.

Howard
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Howard70
RickK: I've covered some of the N Rim roads...

RickK:

I've covered some of the N Rim roads by truck & mountain bike and am planning a moto trip there in the early fall.

I don't think your GS would be the vehicle to approach from the Tassi...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Howard70
Track?

Hey AtomicXRer:

Great ride! If you're willing to share the gps track, I'd like a copy.

If not, there's no problem either!

Howard
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,314
Posted By Howard70
I'll second the Svea 123. Been using the same...

I'll second the Svea 123. Been using the same one since the late 60's.

While I'm pretty sure they run on unleaded fuel, I usually use Coleman white gas in mine. I've convinced myself that the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By Howard70
Hakatan: I crossed from Grants to Cabezon...

Hakatan:

I crossed from Grants to Cabezon (didn't go all the way to Cuba) two weeks ago. Road was fine. It is possible to make some wrong turns when going S to N if you try hard like I did, but...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 56,376
Posted By Howard70
Hello Firstbatch: I think they might...

Hello Firstbatch:

I think they might already be in the POI database. On my 478 if I hit "find", then select "lodging" and enter "Marriott " in the Containing dialog box, I get a list of Marriott...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Howard70
Hello Ben: It sounds like you might have...

Hello Ben:

It sounds like you might have "panned" away from the current position when you were zooming in and back out. I've had that happen with other Garmin GPS units (I don't have a 76). ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Howard70
Skooter: I've not been there, but I just...

Skooter:

I've not been there, but I just checked my BLM map (Tucumcari 100K) and it shows it on private land. Same for Bulldog Mesa to the south.

That doesn't mean the road to the radio...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By Howard70
Hello Ikold: You might try posting this...

Hello Ikold:

You might try posting this question in the GPS Tracks Rockies section. Most of the New Mexico routes are discussed there.

Howard
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 56,376
Posted By Howard70
Hello Chuck: As Ckgdrums mentions you can enter...

Hello Chuck:
As Ckgdrums mentions you can enter waypoints on the device.

I use the map page and enter waypoints there. It took me a while (I hadn't read the manual completely) to learn that if...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Howard70
Found Them

Someone at Expedition Portal suggested search aviation survival sites. That led to:

http://www.bcbin.com/index.php?productID=1152

Not sure how expensive shipping will be, but if you're in...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,350
Posted By Howard70
Black Diamond Spot

I agree on the Black Diamond lights. Reasonably priced and perform well.

I've settled on Black Diamond Spot. Has a 1 watt LED for spot and three "superbright" LEDs for flood, Spot & flood each...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Howard70
Smaller Than SIGG Boxes

Hello Guys:

Thanks for the additional suggestions. I have several of the SIGG boxes - they are great for larger stuff. The boxes originally from Early Winters are much smaller (5 x 3.5 x...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Howard70
Hello Digger2, 1P8RIOT, & JSTORY: Thanks...

Hello Digger2, 1P8RIOT, & JSTORY:

Thanks for the suggestions. I've not found these boxes in the resturant supply or military surplus outlets or web sites I've visited, but I'll keep looking.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Howard70
Source These Aluminum Boxes?

Hello:

Many years ago I purchased several of these small aluminum boxes from Early Winters. EW advertised them as Japanese food boxes. They're great for packing small stuff that you want to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Howard70
Dr. Rock: Thanks for information, and...

Dr. Rock:

Thanks for information, and especially the screen shots. I'll admit that when I stated I wasn't interested in more contour detail I didn't know what I was missing. The increased...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-28-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,380
Posted By Howard70
Dave: I just did the update & the summary...

Dave:

I just did the update & the summary of changes mentioned fixing memory leaks when certain dialog boxes were open. Thus it might be better now?

Howard
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,779,749
Posted By Howard70
Hello Jzee: Welcome to the Husky 610...

Hello Jzee:

Welcome to the Husky 610 family. You'll enjoy the bike. I'd suggest immediately cutting the tab that deflects the tension line of the kickstand spring off of the kickstand mounting...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-24-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Howard70
Topo 24K versus Topo 2008

Hello:

I noticed that some of you mentioned having both 24K and 2008 (100K) versions of Topo. I have 2008 100k along with City Navigator NA 2010. I'm trying to decide if I should purchase Topo...
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