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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Jim Vincent

 ZiZohn71 at

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