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Old 12-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Unexpected use from a GPS

Decided to take long ride today to take advantage of the warm weather (70F+). Took the Cherohala Skyway, and found the weather to be slightly colder and nastier at higher elevations (51F and very foggy).

Found an unexpected use for my GPS: showing me which way the road turns up ahead when visibility is less than 50 yards

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Old 12-09-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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+1 I've even used mine to "cheat" and see upcoming hairpins and what not - even with good visibility. Similar to playing a video game. Just set the unit to 2D and scale to 300-500ft and follow the line.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #3
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I do that as well with my 2610. Even on clear day's it's helpful. Especially when you don't know the area.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #4
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Yes it is handy to know there is a hair pin coming up on the blind bit of road in front of you .. but it does not tell you about the farmer in his tractor towing a combine harvester coming your way .. and you meet on the corner ... yep I've done that .. ride according to the conditions, pilots have radar to help them - you don't.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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I do that in the twisties on unknown roads. Run in 3D mode and zoom in, gives you a good idea of which way things are going to break.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:59 PM   #6
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That is a great feature - never thought of that. But hey, KKop please pull farther over to the side of the road next time you take a picture in the fog like that. Damn dude, don't want to see you rearended road kill .
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:14 PM   #7
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I do that in the twisties on unknown roads. Run in 3D mode and zoom in, gives you a good idea of which way things are going to break.
[old codger mode/on] What happens when you are riding beyond your vision & come upon an obstruction in the road? [old codger mode/off]
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #8
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[old codger mode/on] What happens when you are riding beyond your vision & come upon an obstruction in the road? [old codger mode/off]
One never rides so fast that he or she can not stop when an obstacle or hazard suddenly comes into view.

This capability merely expands your situational awareness, thereby allowing more attention to be paid to road conditions and other fury variables
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:29 AM   #9
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Oh.


never mind.
Aren't you sorry that you asked.
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #10
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No. I think your answer is a cover for dirty tricks by GEO BUSH...
You want me to punt this off to CSM so you can play with Bert.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:29 PM   #11
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That's a great photo!
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