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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: GPX data to new gps
« on: March 01, 2024, 06:12:26 pm »
Thank you so much John.
I bought the GPX files and downloaded Garmin Basemap. The .gpx files were in my downloads and I needed to copy them to the Documents folder before Basemap would see them. I imported into My Collection the clockwise file (called THX01CMain_2023) and the Lukenbach loop, the Pedernales Cutoff, and the services. I selected Device/Send To device/Send My Collection to Device. The program mysteriously shutdown and there was no indication that anything had been sent. I disconnected my Garmin from the computer and now there are new COURSES (not Tracks or Routes) in there... Hopefully when I get to TX I'll have what I need because I wasn't taking my computer with me...

Thanks again!

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / GPX data to new gps
« on: March 01, 2024, 11:59:49 am »
I have done some looking around and can't find what I'm looking for and the Garmin Edge 1000 GPS listing is almost 10 years old (certainly not up to Garmin 1040) so...

I want to do the TX Hill Country loop next week. I ordered the map this week and figured I would buy the GPX data for the 1040 and load them up. This forum would indicate it ain't as simple as that! Tracks, routes, waypoints, maps, panels... sheesh!

When I download the GPX data, does it come in SEGMENTS that match the different MAPS on my paper map? If I ride halfway along a SEGMENT, do I turn off the GPS for the night and it will start back up today where I left off yesterday?

I have ridden MANY routes with my local bike club and haven't had this much ANGST about using my Garmin 1040. Maybe I'm just nervous because I'm going by myself and have no real idea how many miles per day I can do LOADED so I have no idea where to make reservations. Thinking about chucking the whole idea and selling the new map and drinking beer and sulking <G>!!!

Gear Talk / Re: My cooking gear
« on: February 29, 2024, 12:18:19 pm »

Yes, as interesting as that looks, it doesn't collapse and take up almost zero space, and it weighs more than the GSI.  Weight and space are extremely important in backpacking and bike camping/touring.

It DOES collapse. You compress it like a spring and "weave" the "ears" through the spring to keep it closed. The spiral and 10 #4 coffee filters was about 1/4" thick (or I wouldn't have carried it around the world in the jet. Leaving Anchorage with some Kalahdi Bros fresh ground was MAJIC over the Pacific!!!)

Gear Talk / Re: My cooking gear
« on: February 29, 2024, 09:02:20 am »
I have used this spiral pour over coffee maker in airplanes with great success. You have to carry filters but it makes cleanup as easy and removing the spent filter and throwing it in the trash.

Routes / Re: TX Hill Country minus Austin
« on: February 26, 2024, 09:27:19 am »
Thanks! I guess I'm more looking at a cycling route that avoids the sprawl and traffic around Austin. What roads are safe to "cut the corner"?

Routes / Re: TX Hill Country minus Austin
« on: February 25, 2024, 09:25:22 am »
Louisville, KY.

Routes / TX Hill Country minus Austin
« on: February 24, 2024, 01:45:44 pm »
I'm looking at going to TX in the next few days to ride the TXHC route. I would likely park around Fredericksburg and I would like to avoid the sprawl and traffic of Austin. Any routing advice would be appreciated! (My first tour in FOREVER so I'm a bit nervous)

Routes / Re: GDMBR
« on: February 10, 2024, 11:34:54 am »
What Beef (BTW, welcome to the ACA Forums Beef) said about a front suspension is wise.  In your case, you might consider getting something like a Red Shift stem as I have one and while they do not take all the bumps out, it does reduce it. A Thudbuster seat post might be advantageous also.  Whatever you decide, have a great ride!

Would you prefer a Thudbuster over the Redshift seatpost suspension?

Rocky Mountain / Re: Vehicle parking near Missoula
« on: January 12, 2024, 10:09:20 am »
I used a storage lot. Paid the attendant $20 for 10 days and he gave me the code. Easy peasy.

General Discussion / Re: C 2 C
« on: December 20, 2023, 09:53:21 am »
Interested. Do you know if there is a .GPX file I can load in the gizmo to give me directions one way or another?

General Discussion / Re: camera choice
« on: November 29, 2023, 10:21:45 am »
Get a used Olympus EM10 mk3 and the kit lens. Small footprint and great image quality. Or, if you are ONLY going to post pics on the webs then use a phone. If you will need to blow up and crop and post process, go with a camera.

General Discussion / Re: Advice on likely my last bike
« on: November 15, 2023, 12:36:42 pm »
for an upright riding position, look at the Stack/Reach ratio. Check out the geometry of the Salsa Fargo. I tried to mimic that when I bought my Lynskey Backroad and it is a nice upright ride.
Also, Redshift has a big sale going on right now. They make a highly regarded parallelogram seatpost that relieves some of the back issues. I just bought one for my hard tail mountain bike as, even with 2.4" tires, it seems to be hurting my low back. Haven't installed yet.

Pacific Northwest / Re: How to find camping spots
« on: September 30, 2023, 09:55:13 am »
AllStays did discontinue their Android App back in 2017.

Well, doggonit!

General Discussion / Re: Barge and Bike in the USA?
« on: July 31, 2023, 04:35:21 pm »
My wife and I did that in France for our 20th anniversary. VERY posh and, yes, pricey. So posh that I can't imagine it wasn't comfy enough to have everyone interested!
I would love it if someone did that here! Say on the Hudson River or the Ohio!

Routes / Re: Southern Tier - East to West Timing
« on: July 25, 2023, 10:48:21 am »
I think it depends on how many miles a day you plan on shooting for, given that days are shorter and mornings are colder. I'll be following the replies here since I'm thinking of the same thing!

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