GPS Routes on CD...anyone use these?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by The Fist, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,607
    Location:
    Dolores, CO
    I just saw these on Motorcycle closeouts...

    check 'em out and lemme know if Colorado's CD is worth purchasing...

    LINK HERE
    #1
  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    25,130
    Location:
    out and about
    They aren't available now, but....
    Many, many years ago there was a thing called a 'map'.
    I think that's correct spelling.
    #2
  3. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,607
    Location:
    Dolores, CO
    nice....real nice....

    So _I'm_ the asshole, huh ?

    :lol3
    #3
  4. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Oddometer:
    8,782
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Never used them, but they look interesting. I think you can actually view the routes on a map at http://www.treknow.com/
    #4
  5. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    25,130
    Location:
    out and about
    Just poking atcha, Fist. :wink:
    #5
  6. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,607
    Location:
    Dolores, CO
    No offense taken....there is alot of truth in what you say...

    When are you gettin' that DRZ ?

    I just finished doing a few mods to my DRZ and would love to join you on one of your mexicali adventures.
    #6
  7. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,819
    Location:
    wren-tonne, WA
    I recently ordered the TrekNow CD for the Oregon Back Country Discover Route and it seems like a great product so far. Havn't road tested it yet but it comes with both Routes and Track logs as well as map images and roll charts. Had a question on a feature and I sent them an email and got an answer back the next day. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
    #7
  8. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,963
    Location:
    Back in WNC
    DeLorme Topo
    OkiData color laser printer
    HIGHLIGHTER
    tank bag
    Nikwax Mapproof

    I print what I want, scale I want, toss 'em if I need to

    :thumb


    (but I do use a Garmin GPS12 to check the speedo, avg speed, mileage, max speed [got outta ticket once with it :thumb ] and even though it doesn't have a compass built in ... put in coordinates for the north pole as a GOTO ... works jus fine)
    #8
  9. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    25,130
    Location:
    out and about
    #9
  10. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Oddometer:
    3,607
    Location:
    Dolores, CO
    The beauty of these CDs is that they have 4x4 routes already programmed in...its like a virtual tour guide....

    And with old school maps, you really have to stop and figure out where the hell you are....whereas with the fancy GPS, you can keep riding and really improvise as you go along...I find that incredibly hard to do with a printed map.
    #10
  11. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,626
    Location:
    Redwood City, CA
    Free download of GPS track at
    gpsXChange.com the only catch is that you need to upload at least 1 route before being able to download.
    #11