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Old 10-31-2011, 06:00 AM   #37666
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Mornin Y'all

It's been a busy week.

Bought a bike from Joe Nuclear, hope to pick it up this Saturday.

Spent Saturday traveling around with the Missus, ran into Katbeanz and OLeary in Oark.

Had breakfast with Tinks and family yesterday morning, what an absolute treat.

Snagged the eldest girl child and grandbaby at the LR airport yesterday and brought 'em home for a week long visit.

I'm gonna need a therapy ride when all the visiting is over with.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:21 AM   #37667
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It's been a busy week.

Bought a bike from Joe Nuclear, hope to pick it up this Saturday.

Spent Saturday traveling around with the Missus, ran into Katbeanz and OLeary in Oark.

Had breakfast with Tinks and family yesterday morning, what an absolute treat.

Snagged the eldest girl child and grandbaby at the LR airport yesterday and brought 'em home for a week long visit.

I'm gonna need a therapy ride when all the visiting is over with.
I hear you ran into Jim and his Kannon at Oark.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:01 AM   #37668
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I hear you ran into Jim and his Kannon at Oark.
Yeah I did. Had a good visit with him. That mo'sickle is a beast, 383cid stroker motor. We were behind him when we left and it was fun to hear that thing roar when he passed a line of traffic.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:36 AM   #37669
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Question - what GPS are you guys running on your Dual Purpose bikes?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:45 AM   #37670
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Just a quick update.
Nate (NLP) came by to see us, had a nice visit, thanks for the card etc.
Rocky got his body brace this morning and they let him walk a bit ago.
Other than sore muscles he seemed fine with it all.
I think he appreciated being able to stand up and pee more than walking.
Sorry to hear about this and glad he is recovering. It is a scary world to be riding in at times. The boy killed on 412 a couple of weeks ago was the son of a friend and co-worker. Not sure if I could handle that. My son just rides off road and has not gotten his M endorsement yet. He has talked about it and I have to admit, even though I have been riding for 42 years, it scares me to death thinking about him riding the road. I have had 1 run in with a car in that time but it was minor. Dozen of close calls that could have been real bad. I had one in Colorado 2 years ago that I swear only the years of off road riding instincts saved me.

Hope he continues to heal quickly. Will be watching for updates.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:58 AM   #37671
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So.. how many more miles do you think I can milk out of these TKC 80's ???

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:05 AM   #37672
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Question - what GPS are you guys running on your Dual Purpose bikes?
We run a mixed bag of GPS equipment. Most have the Garmin 60 series, others run Garmin 276, 478 series. More important is the version of MapSource you use, a lot of us use 2010.1 so that route sharing and track sharing are accurately transferred to one another.


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Old 10-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #37673
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We run a mixed bag of GPS equipment. Most have the Garmin 60 series, others run Garmin 276, 47& series. More important is the version of MapSource you use, a lot of us use 2010.1 so that route Sharon and track sharing are accurately transferred to one another.


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How good is the 60 series for long pavement trips? I do a 5,000 mile road trip every summer and have used a cheap TomTom. Was thinking about going the Zumo 550 route for the GS but not sure how it would be in the woods.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #37674
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How good is the 60 series for long pavement trips? I do a 5,000 mile road trip every summer and have used a cheap TomTom. Was thinking about going the Zumo 550 route for the GS but not sure how it would be in the woods.
Several of us have the Nuvi 500, which is pretty much as cabable (and waterproof) as the Zumo 550, but much less expensive ($230 vs $600). At that price, you can afford to wreck one and have money left over for a spare and a brisket sandwich at the Burger Barn.

They aren't that different, I understand they use the same chipset:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....areProduct=414

Both work great in the woods, but both have the same problem of "recaluculating" routes if not enough waypoints are inserted when it is drawn up. Charlie's recent route to Ozone had enough points so that my Nuvi worked flawlessly yesterday on a 220 mile romp in the woods.

But, like Charlie said, there are probably almost as many GPS units used (and some not used) as there are FF's on this forum.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:32 AM   #37675
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How good is the 60 series for long pavement trips? I do a 5,000 mile road trip every summer and have used a cheap TomTom. Was thinking about going the Zumo 550 route for the GS but not sure how it would be in the woods.
I have a Zumo, it's ok for me because I'm GPS illiterate, but for everyone with GPS skills such as Charlie and others here they dont like it. I'll buy whatever everyone else is using next time around...
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:41 AM   #37676
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Ok guys. I need a bit more insight about the local area. We are going to the opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum on the 11th. We are just staying overnight. There will be four of us. I have found a host of reasonable motel rooms, but I can't decide!!!

Here is the problem. We'll leave Conway on the 11th, go to the museum, wear ourselves out for several hours. We decided to stay the night up in the area, putz around and find a few things to do then come home on Saturday. Kind of a mini-vacation-ish kind of thing. I am looking at Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville and out toward Eureka Springs. I found a wildlife preserve in Eureka that sounded kind of interesting...but I know there has to be more and I just don't know what. Thoughts? Suggestions? I know we can't do it all, but if we situate ourselves near some things we may enjoy doing, then we can have a good time no matter what.

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Old 10-31-2011, 12:24 PM   #37677
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Tinks is the wildlife preserve you are looking at near Eureka the zoo near Eagle Rock? Or Turpentine Creek? I've been to the zoo there years ago, I recall it being ok. I havent been to Turpentine Creek in years but need to go see it again soon. Both are pretty neat. My Favorite zoo is the drive thru safari in Gentry AR. http://www.wildwildernessdrivethroughsafari.com/ We always have a good time there and its not far from Bentonville at all.

Eureka is always fun to drive/walk around.

Really Bentonville, Rogers and Fayetteville are alot alike with the same stores and attractions anymore. Lots of places to shop and eat. The Promenade mall in Rogers is a neat place to walk around as all the shops are outside and you have to walk to them. PF Changs there has some darn good chinese food!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #37678
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Several of us have the Nuvi 500, which is pretty much as cabable (and waterproof) as the Zumo 550, but much less expensive ($230 vs $600). At that price, you can afford to wreck one and have money left over for a spare and a brisket sandwich at the Burger Barn.

They aren't that different, I understand they use the same chipset:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....areProduct=414

Both work great in the woods, but both have the same problem of "recaluculating" routes if not enough waypoints are inserted when it is drawn up. Charlie's recent route to Ozone had enough points so that my Nuvi worked flawlessly yesterday on a 220 mile romp in the woods.

But, like Charlie said, there are probably almost as many GPS units used (and some not used) as there are FF's on this forum.
That sounds like what I'm looking for. Good info. Just have to set up mounts for both bikes. Need to keep it simple and mooch off other planners? Now to ebay I go....
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:41 PM   #37679
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Ok guys. I need a bit more insight about the local area. We are going to the opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum on the 11th. We are just staying overnight. There will be four of us. I have found a host of reasonable motel rooms, but I can't decide!!!

Here is the problem. We'll leave Conway on the 11th, go to the museum, wear ourselves out for several hours. We decided to stay the night up in the area, putz around and find a few things to do then come home on Saturday. Kind of a mini-vacation-ish kind of thing. I am looking at Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville and out toward Eureka Springs. I found a wildlife preserve in Eureka that sounded kind of interesting...but I know there has to be more and I just don't know what. Thoughts? Suggestions? I know we can't do it all, but if we situate ourselves near some things we may enjoy doing, then we can have a good time no matter what.

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Old 10-31-2011, 01:57 PM   #37680
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...putz around and find a few things to do...
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I'd like to help. Could you give us an idea what you had in mind?

shopping?
drinking?
riding?
unprotected sex with a goat loving tranny?
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