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GPS Discussion / Re: Garmin Edge 1000 Explore
« Last post by mdxix on June 16, 2016, 05:40:44 am »
Is there a way to show more than one region at once? at least with the OSM updates anyway?
I do not believe there is a way to load more than one map onto Basecamp, at least when I looked at it a couple of years ago. This is mainly because the file name must be a specific, therefore cannot be duplicated.

What is your preference for using Basecamp versus some of the online mapping tools such as Ride with GPS, Strava, or Garmin Connect?

Aside from fast, responsive, & friendly user interface, Ride with GPS allows for choosing among many available maps: Google, OSM, OSM bicycle, OSM outdoor, satellite, topo, etc.

Strava, on the other hand, allows you to choose routes base on heat maps that show most popular & used routes.
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General Discussion / Re: Is this considered bikepacking?
« Last post by StringBean on June 15, 2016, 11:43:41 pm »
Thanks! Bike touring - that's definitely a more accurate description!
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Gear Talk / Re: saddles and sores
« Last post by RussSeaton on June 15, 2016, 11:31:03 pm »
You're not supposed to oil it at all. I endorse your idea to try a new B-17. Don't use anything except Proofide on it. Don't let it get too wet,

Proofide is oil.  It has emulsions and solids and waxes added to it to make it solid.  But its oil.  Thick oil.  I like Neatsfoot oil on Brooks saddles.  Or any oil designed for leather shoes.  As for letting it get too wet.  When you ride, you sweat.  The sweat builds up in the chamois.  The chamois rests on the saddle.  So you are soaking the saddle every time you ride.  And when pedaling you abrade the saddle and rub the wet shorts into the saddle.  You probably soak the saddle more on a long ride than you do leaving it out in the rain.
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General Discussion / Re: Is this considered bikepacking?
« Last post by RussSeaton on June 15, 2016, 11:18:13 pm »
When I did that I considered it bike touring.  But my touring was a bit different.  I went from hostel to hostel to inn to inn to hostel to inn to inn to inn, etc.  Also thrown in were stays at family, friends, and strangers I met on the road.  A great great great way to tour Europe.  LOT more costly to do inn to inn to inn to inn touring in the US.  Europe has a lot cheaper accomodations.  This was a long time ago.  Doubt the word bikepacking had been invented back then.  Bikepacking sounds like riding a bike with a big hiking backpack on your back.  Not very comfortable.
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Urban Cycling / Re: commuting by bike
« Last post by StringBean on June 15, 2016, 09:07:07 pm »
I live in Washington, DC and walk 30 minutes to work. In a pinch, I'll commute by bike - which gets me there in 10-15 min.
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General Discussion / Is this considered bikepacking?
« Last post by StringBean on June 15, 2016, 09:00:23 pm »
Hi all -

This is a random, silly question, but I'm just trying to make sure I'm using the correct term to describe my cycling interests. Basically, I like cycling from inn-to-inn-to-inn (as opposed to camping).

Is this still considered "bikepacking"?

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I found this discussion by a web search after I had a similar-sounding situation with my Garmin Edge 810. Mine crashed 12 miles into a ride - like it turned itself off except the auto-off was disabled and the battery was charged. When turned back on, it seemed to have lost the ride data and forgot that it had been navigating. Then on the same ride it crashed the same way as I pulled into my driveway another 25 miles later. In both cases the graphical interface showed no ride data after restart. But I found the GPX files more or less intact on the memory card, except for the expected file truncation where the crash occurred.

I was using navigation on that ride. As I looked around the web I saw people were having similar problems during navigation. So I put more scrutiny on the memory card which had the maps. And I found it had some minor filesystem damage, probably from the previous owner's usage over the course of 2 years. Mounting it on my Linux system, I ran the FAT filesystem repair (fsck.fat) - it found and repaired some minor filesystem damage with an inconsistent backup copy of the FAT table. (If you use other OS'es, there should be FAT filesystem repair tools there too - I just can't tell you what they are.)

So far on test rides with navigation in the week following that, I have deliberately been using navigation on every ride to test it. So far, no more crashes. This is looking good enough to tell others about it as a potential solution.

Filesystem damage like this can result from unsafely unmounting the SD card from your computer or when the GPS crashes or shuts down from low battery.
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General Discussion / Re: Getting the bike to Banff for the GDR?
« Last post by JayH on June 15, 2016, 07:52:24 pm »
I had my bike shipped to the hotel I started in, but it's international so it might be pretty costly, be careful with the tax too..

Jay
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GPS Discussion / Re: Garmin Edge 1000 Explore
« Last post by JayH on June 15, 2016, 07:18:05 pm »
I just picked up an Edge Explore and currently playing around with Garmin's Basecamp and OSMs...  I've found a way to load more than one map onto my laptop (windows) but not a way to display more than one "region" at a time, but I'm still playing...   Found some missing "bike paths" not in OSM or garmin's basemap too..  And the interface is a little awkward IMO. However, some of that is just me not being familiar with it yet..

Is there a way to show more than one region at once? at least with the OSM updates anyway?

Jay
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Gear Talk / Re: Anyone here use Rok Straps?
« Last post by LongTallEandM on June 15, 2016, 04:19:59 pm »
Used Rok Straps on the TransAm. They're great.
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