WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yeah. For those reasons, had I bought new it was gonna be my choice. Woodbutcher and I had a conversation before the purchase and most of what he told me was so far over my head it didn't stick. Assuming for a minute that I could learn, I doubt if I ever would learn how to do routes or tracks. It's just a moving map to me. I am a map guy who writes out his turn by turns on paper for the map case.


    My big thing is a daylight readable screen and the Zumo seems to fill that bill for me.
  2. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    My stickers are proudly adorned on my GS panniers.
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol...
    Nice ad. ;)
  4. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    I bought the Garmin Zumo 350 LM. It was preloaded with U.S., Canada, Mexico, and several island maps. It has Lifetime Maps, and free software upgrades. Came with a RAM mount for motorcycles, which I most likely won't use. It does tracks,has bluetooth (I probably won't ever use), has mileage service intervals for motorcycle related maintenance items, and many other things. The coolest part is it was free ! ! ! I had accumulated enough points on my Cabela's card that it didn't cost me any out of pocket cash.
  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    :dizave
  6. ridingkiwi

    ridingkiwi Adventurer

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    <!-- #dg-post-title --><!-- message -->Giday mates, i will be Austin for 3 days at the end of january, fri sat sunday, looking to ride all three days. Im from maryland so i have no idea where to go. I ride a gsa but rough and dirty are ok. Does anyon ewant ride of can you give sugestions where to ride. Short adventure rides to 800mile days its all good. Thanks Nick
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  7. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Hombre, if I can do it, a caveman could do it. Whatever unit you have, tracks are the way to go. Turn by turns you still have to be able to read. With a track you just glance down to make sure you're still on the line, and you can see the track turn left or right ahead of you.

    JThompson over on twtex beat me up until I tried them. Once you've had tracks you'll never go back!

    But I still carry paper maps as a supplement. You can never have too many route finding tools. Cuz GPS or no, I still get lost.
  8. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Head west towards Leakey. Ranch Roads 335,336,337. Known at 3 Twisted Sisters. Stop in Luckenbach, TX just SE of Fredriksburg, TX for a real classic Beer Joint/Dance Hall. Just ask any local how to get there. Also check out the Salt LIck BBQ south of Austin in Driftwood,TX. Once again, ask a local. If you can find one. Alot of newcomers in Austin....
  9. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Spent the weekend getting the bike ready for La Huasteca Potosina. Looking good so far.

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  10. cavemanjed

    cavemanjed Been here awhile

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    Awesome pic, is that a friggin scooter?! edit: no its not just bothered to look at blog lol.
  11. cavemanjed

    cavemanjed Been here awhile

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    You going to be around the weekend of the 26th or that weekend right at the beginning of Feb?
  12. yardracer

    yardracer stubborn cow

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    those are my Overland Guzzi friends:))
  13. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Ah, I can see they're out testing the HD adv bike now. Under all the black paint, that metal is chrome! :deal
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well, today wasn't fit for man or beast.
  15. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    I am thinking it is time to think about a campfire...thinking about 25-26 or 26-27 or maybe first week of Feb:1drink
  16. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Too much thinking.... not enough doing. ;)
  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    This weekend looks rideable. 60 and sunshine looks good to me. Anybody riding?
  18. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    26th is Hico Pie Run day. So that actually works. Get pie and head for Ghost Ranch. or the next weekend works too.
  19. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    I'm MC camping at Inks Lake SP with some church buddies. Looking forward to some nice weather. I could live with 60's and sunny all year round. Which makes me wonder why I'm in Texas...oh yeah, the wife from AZ that doesn't want to see a day under 80.
  20. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Let's do that. Dirty pie run and...... uhhh......Garmin Zumo Academy.