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Old 12-15-2009, 10:44 PM   #5026
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Hey thanks for all the ideas and bailout offers. Speaking of rocks and hard places, dya think Aron Ralston wished he had a SPOT in '03? He woulda paid a thumb and a finger for one. Ok, lame joke ...

Some kinda on-line, maintained list would be handy... thanks for the offer, Supergper. I'll be checking out your ohvfriendly.com site, and the ADVer thread and Hick's SPOT spot too.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:13 AM   #5027
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Cyclenutz.com has the Spot for $99 with a $50 rebate (with service subscription). This is the Spot I (original model). You won't find the new Spot II (if you can in fact find it yet) on sale anywhere.
Actually there was an online boat shop that had the SPOT II on-sale for ~$120. I'll see if I can find the link to it again.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:05 AM   #5028
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Being able to know when I can turn the thing off to save battery after sending a "ok" signal would be nice.
I have forgotten to turn my SPOT off when returning from a ride, and left it on for weeks and the battery life is fine.

Seriously, I had a set of Lithium batteries in there that I replaced after 18months simply for principle. The unit was still working fine, I just thought it was about freakin' time to change them.

As long as you are just using it to check in (OK button), the batteries last forever. If you are using the tracking function, it won't last nearly as long. Their website lists the power consumption so all you geeky engineer types can calculate the rate of battery consumption.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:09 AM   #5029
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So, on the Spot, there is not an input to run a power line in? Both would be nice, battery and power in, like GPS's.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:39 AM   #5030
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So, on the Spot, there is not an input to run a power line in? Both would be nice, battery and power in, like GPS's.
http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=1700

I think hick is right, we're freaking out over this.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:47 AM   #5031
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Actually there was an online boat shop that had the SPOT II on-sale for ~$120. I'll see if I can find the link to it again.
Found it, if anyone is interested in a SPOT II.

http://www.emarinesupplies.com/spot2...er-silver.aspx
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:11 AM   #5032
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In case you missed this regarding Spot ll recall ....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534064
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #5033
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My goodness... I just loaded this to Google Earth, and I'll start getting ready if you'll take tagger's along! I had pig flu during you're last Swell tour, but i'm kinda skinny and would have froze anyhow.

You're planning this for the fall? How many days? Carry full camp gear?

Yikes!

(I couldn't get the Big Water to Bryce to download for some reason, but the rest of them worked.)

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See if these gpx links work. This is the tentative route I am working on. I might reroute the return from Ferron and just stay in the west desert.

SLC to Green River

Green River to Bluff

Bluff to Torrey

Torrey to Big Water

Big Water to Bryce area

Circleville to Ferron

Ferron to SLC
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #5034
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My goodness... I just loaded this to Google Earth, and I'll start getting ready if you'll take tagger's along! I had pig flu during you're last Swell tour, but i'm kinda skinny and would have froze anyhow.

You're planning this for the fall? How many days? Carry full camp gear?

Yikes!

(I couldn't get the Big Water to Bryce to download for some reason, but the rest of them worked.)
Big Water to Bryce Area-gpx link

8-10 days, taking 12-13 off for buffer. Carry camp gear, but we don't carry much. Small bag, minimal clothing, no extra fluff. No laptops and all that other silly shit people like to lug around.

Ride from sunrise to beyond sunset, minimal stopping, no tourista, just ride all day, every day. Fatigue is your friend. If your not wasted, you didn't ride enough.

Best group size is three to four. So myself, a doc I work with, and one or two others is ideal.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #5035
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Big Water to Bryce Area-gpx link

8-10 days, taking 12-13 off for buffer. Carry camp gear, but we don't carry much. Small bag, minimal clothing, no extra fluff. No laptops and all that other silly shit people like to lug around.

Ride from sunrise to beyond sunset, minimal stopping, no tourista, just ride all day, every day. Fatigue is your friend. If your not wasted, you didn't ride enough.

Best group size is three to four. So myself, a doc I work with, and one or two others is ideal.
I'd love to be on the list if possible. I've got a Spot, Hero Cam, and Rino GPS set, but no laptop : ) I have my gear worked out, rain or shine.

we rode 300 miles a day on our 2 day tour around the Uintahs... that was a nice pace.

Are you taking you small bike? I'd take my 650 i think, but i'll have to look a little closer for gnarly sections... I took the 400 around the Uintahs and it was a champ...
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #5036
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I'd love to be on the list if possible. I've got a Spot, Hero Cam, and Rino GPS set, but no laptop : ) I have my gear worked out, rain or shine.

we rode 300 miles a day on our 2 day tour around the Uintahs... that was a nice pace.

Are you taking you small bike? I'd take my 650 i think, but i'll have to look a little closer for gnarly sections... I took the 400 around the Uintahs and it was a champ...
I would love GPS tracks of the Unitas route you took if you have them.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #5037
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I would love GPS tracks of the Unitas route you took if you have them.
Try this: http://www.gpxchange.com/index.asp

Index number 106140.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #5038
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Uintah route (South Side)

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I would love GPS tracks of the Unitas route you took if you have them.
I've got the route on the south slope return trip... sweet ride. Skirting dirt from Vernal to moon lake to Blind creek to Hanna to the west fk of the Duchesne river to Heber Mtn to Heber to Gaurdsman Pass in BCC.

I'll have to get it for you later though... see ya in PM land.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:50 AM   #5039
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I'd love to be on the list if possible. I've got a Spot, Hero Cam, and Rino GPS set, but no laptop : ) I have my gear worked out, rain or shine.

we rode 300 miles a day on our 2 day tour around the Uintahs... that was a nice pace.

Are you taking you small bike? I'd take my 650 i think, but i'll have to look a little closer for gnarly sections... I took the 400 around the Uintahs and it was a champ...
Not sure on the bike yet. 95% of the time, a smaller bike is faster and more fun. But my 250 only has a 4 gallon capacity, so maybe the 600.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #5040
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we rode 300 miles a day on our 2 day tour around the Uintahs... that was a nice pace.
Oh, yeah, the Get U Inta, Her Front And Back ride! Noiiiice.
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