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GPS Discussion / Re: Best GPS for touring
« on: March 22, 2015, 11:37:35 pm »
I downloaded my Etrex 30 with the Southern Tier waypoints for my trip last year. I found that I as I got into the last 2 weeks of the ride, I was missing the waypoints. I did have the City Navigator Map installed. I believe the waypoint limit on the Etrex 30 is 2000 waypoints, and the Southern Tier must have exceeded that limit. But while I had them, it was nice to use to match up with the paper ACA maps. Kept us on course a couple of times. I didn't have it set to to give me turn-by-turn directions. But as I came on a waypoint marked on the Etrex, I new to look down at the map to get my bearings for which direction to go. Also, The batteries lasted about 3-4 days of riding and then needed changed. But that depended on if I remembered to shut it off during rest stops or not.

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General Discussion / Re: Cardboard Box for Bike as Checked Baggage
« on: July 10, 2014, 12:36:57 am »
Just curious! How much did your bike and box weigh. My surly is pushing 50# and will be getting ready to head to San Diego to start Southern Tier in September. Looking for options to get it and my gear to there from Iowa.

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Gear Talk / Re: Retiring, getting into self contained touring
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:24:10 pm »
I have a couple recumbent, bikes, as well as Carbon Fiber diamond frames. I will be doing the Southern Tier with Adventure Cycling self-contained later this year. I was worried about the climbs I'd encounter during the ride, plus the difficulty with shipping a 'bent, so decided not to use my recumbent and instead had a Surly Disc Trucker built. Yes, the recumbent is very comfortable. But I don't climb as well on the recumbent and also ride a couple MPH slower overall average speed. I realize speed doesn't matter much when fully loaded, but the climbing is an issue. Also, even though the Surly and my recumbent both weigh about the same, I find it is harder to push my recumbent uphill than it is my uprights. But that is just me, maybe someone else doesn't have the same issues on a recumbent.

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Classifieds / Re: Complete TransAm Map Set
« on: March 23, 2013, 05:32:45 pm »
Private email sent.

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I'll take them. Send me a private email to let me know how you want me to pay.

Jim Vincent

 ZiZohn71 at gmail.com

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