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Have you used the new Delorme PN60 on a bike?

Love it
0 (0%)
Works fine
0 (0%)
Not a fan
0 (0%)
Hate it
0 (0%)
Have not used it.
4 (100%)

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Offline TimTyler

Delorme PN-60
« on: August 01, 2010, 11:11:10 pm »
I've never used a GPS on a bicycle, but lately I can see how it might be helpful both on long and short trips.

At $400 + mounting it seems both expensive and a good value for it's features.
Tim

Offline waynemyer

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Re: Delorme PN-60
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:42:00 pm »
I have ogled that one.  I like that maps can be had for an annual subscription of $30.  That sure beats Garmin's ripoff maps.  I'm still running 2007 maps because I refuse to deal with Garmin's price, poor updates, and draconian DRM.
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Offline TimTyler

Re: Delorme PN-60
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 01:20:25 pm »
Well - I just bought one and am filling up an SD card with maps as I type.

I probably won't have a chance to ride with it before tomorrow, but I'll report back.
Tim

Offline surly22

Re: Delorme PN-60
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 07:41:53 am »
Have you worked around in the Topo maps yet? I cannot figure out how to get a cycling route created while on the cycling function. The Topo maps takes me down all of the major roads as if I was in a vehicle. Yet I have the road setting on low. Thanks Kristopher

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Delorme PN-60
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:11:17 am »
Topo's routing is sort of like google maps.  The work-around is the same; put a via, stop, or waypoint in the middle of a stretch of the road with no crossings.  You'll end up with 25-75% more points on a given route to force it onto backroads.

Offline jcostanz

Re: Delorme PN-60
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 12:52:17 pm »
I use a PN-40 with Topo 8 and now have Topo 9.  To set routing type, under the tab route, use New/Edit and you will see on the right a car, bike and hiker.  just click on the biker.  The great thing about Delorme software is you can add roads normally do not allow bikes.  ie Lewiston-Queenston bridge in Lewiston, NY.  The route and road will transfer, but the handheld will not auto-route over the added road.

Jeff