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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by craftycoder, Oct 26, 2010.
Just pickup a GPS module and a microprocessor like a PIC or Arduino
I'm starting to get interested. Maybe I can just make a better GPS antenna and still write the software for Android??
The 2610/2620 do not handle tracks well at all. They do record "one" track as you are going, but its pretty limited and I don't think you can really see it. I think you can load 1 active track into its memory, but its pretty convuluted and doesn't work that well. Even the newer 2720/2730/2820 handle active tracks a little better, but still no saved track options. None of those are really the optimum GPS for DS riding. You want to find a GPS that has a 10k pt active track log and at least 20 saved tracks of 500pts or more. The 276c/376c/478 all do this very well and in fact have 20 tracks of 750 pts each plus the 10k pt active track log.
For using a 2620 GPS, you would almost be better doing a "direct route" vs a route that follows the roads. At least it can store multiple routes. I can't remember off the top of my head how many pts, but with enough, you would be able to follow it. Problem is though, you can only ever see the "active route" on the screen vs where tracks show up all the time.
I ride from Columbus to Fayetteville a lot of weekends on a dr650. I definitely have to give this a try. Just as soon as I find a gps....
If you have an android phone, I'm working on something you might like.
i'm going to give this one a try as well
thank you VERY MUCH for sharing this route with us
i really appreciate it
Enjoy. I've done it a few times now. There is plenty of sand down south, but the route stays interesting throughout.
Looks like a group of us over on BSB are going to give this a try on Feb 18-19th if the weather corporates with us.
Crafty, you want to join us if you have that weekend free? - http://www.blokessportbike.com/showthread.php?p=1160941
Sounds like fun. I have a prior obligation, but riding sounds better. I'll see what I can do.
Is this route doable on a big bike (GSA,S10, etc.)
I've done it on a F800GS. A buddy on a R12GS. It's fine. There is some sand and mud in places, nothing that a fair amount of throttle won't fix.
There are LOTS of photos on the website. Click on the Camera icons to see them.
From my link above, there's a good size group of us that are going to run this next week. Feel free to join us.
We are going to have several V-stroms (both 650 & 1000), a GSA1200, and a then a few smaller DS bikes. It should be an interesting trip.
I told my wife I would go to this with her, so I'm stuck at home. bah
Yeah, I hate that you can't join us Crafty, but let me know next time if you just just want some company for a ride or something. I've almost always got my weekends off and I have quite a bit of saved vacation I need to use before June too this year.
Many thanks for the invite! I think I'll take a rain check until I get some DS miles on the S10. Not sure how it's going to do on dirt (at least with me riding it...)
Look forward to an RR about the trip though. Want to take my son on that one later in the year.
Later in the year I will be ready for some camping trips.
Well, you wouldn't be alone. LOL There are a couple guys just on street tires on their strom's. I had an old set of used TKC's I spooned back on myself, but that's only because I had them. Maybe next time. I'm looking forward to the trip.
In a couple of weeks I'm picking up an XR in Tallahassee and bringing it back home. I want to ride one half of this route on my trip home. Knowing that I can only do the east or west leg, which would you suggest? I would be looking for the one with the most dirt/sand. Thanks!!
Looks like a great route CC. Thanks for taking the time to map it out. Looking forward to hooking up with the gang and making this ride happen.