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Old 08-02-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Anyone use a GPS on their bike? I am still new to the houston area, and I was wondering if anyone uses a Garmin on their bike and would be willing to share some routes?
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if you do, be careful looking at your gps and paying attention to the road =/
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #3
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I do but I don't save them or anything I just type in where I need to go and I go!
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I use a nuvi 250w, it doesn't save routes but it's cheap enough to replace.
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my garmin took like 5 minutes to boot up to ready status, other than that it was bulletproof. i threw it in the backpack on rides but now i just use my droid, dont mount it on the bike. bad idea.
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I have a now old Garmin Nuvi 200 with a ram mount. I have a few favs plugged into it. That way, no matter where I end up, a couple of button presses gets me back to work or home. Be sure and pull the gps and the mount off the bike when stopping for lunch etc.
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I have had a GPS for years, I use it for areas I am not familair with. Since I have no idea where I am here, I was hoping someone had some good routes. Basically its just a reference to look down and see if I should be turning in a mile or so. It was mainly used for very long trips but down here it seems I am using it just about everywhere. If anyone is ever going to the deals gap area, Il, wisconsin, or minn let me know, I have some decent routes for those areas.
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if you do, be careful looking at your gps and paying attention to the road =/
+100... yep looking at the gps and riding will put you in the ditch...
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I use my GPS for backup or speed check.. new routes I print out notes for the tank bags.. old routes I just run from memory.
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Don't have any saved routes though, sorry.

I imagine most people wouldn't want their routes public anyways, to many popo's looking to take down some sport bikes.
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I imagine most people wouldn't want their routes public anyways, to many popo's looking to take down some sport bikes.
just those that run the same roads, same time, every week...
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You know, there once was a time that a rider rode to get "lost". Routes are something you make yourself and place them to memory. It's all about hitting the back roads to release the stresses from the daily grind. Getting lost is where the adventure comes in.
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You know, there once was a time that a rider rode to get "lost". Routes are something you make yourself and place them to memory. It's all about hitting the back roads to release the stresses from the daily grind. Getting lost is where the adventure comes in.

I agree but down here I am always lost, LOL. Back in chicago we really did not have good roads unless you wanted to ride 90 miles to get to them. Most of the routes I have are from looking at a map and planning something out. We found many roads that looked good on paper but turned out to be a waste. I have the harley for just getting lost on straight roads, I am looking for something I can have a little fun on besides the track.

Guess I will just have to get out and ride with everyone to find some roads to ride
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