Any suggestions on GPS?
Posted April 07, 2003 - 02:38 AM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 03:09 AM
I use the eTrex Legend on my WR450. I use it with a Ram gps mount with an external power adapter that runs straight off the battery. I haven't had any vibration related issues with it yet (500+ miles so far) but I bought the 3-year no-questions-asked extended warranty, just in case. I didn't need the extra features or extra memory of the vista and used the money I saved for accessories.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 03:20 AM
Check out a place called cycoactive.com out of Seattle. They ride crazy and sell stuff.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 07:15 AM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 09:45 AM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 10:26 AM
Are you worried about getting lost at the local track? All you have to do is follow it around and it eventually ends up where you started! Or, do what I do...follow the little 6yr old in front of you (if you can catch him!)
Garmin...love it...although it's not working now. 2nd one I've had...first got run over...and replaced by them with a brand new unit for like $100 in a just a few business days. Good customer service...
Posted April 07, 2003 - 03:36 PM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 04:19 AM
I am...but I dont think Trish/Maddy will be joining. Sort of a "guys only" weekend over Memorial Day...with Dougie and a few other cats from Denver. This entire month is wasted packing boxes, etc...since we're moving to Minneapolis at the end of the month. May keep my bike out in Denver until Mem. Day...but havent decided...so there may be another riding opportunity before then, but probably hard to accomplish (since I'll have no vehicle to tow the bike with).
Dont know what your plans are re: Mem Day, but if you're available, we should hook up down there. Gotsta see the pix of the little one anyway...
Hope all's well with you...
Posted April 08, 2003 - 08:13 AM
The Vista has been in my truck on a Ram mount, in the fanny pack, on the handlebars, and even strapped to the back of the chest protector through a couple of desert races. It has yet to let me down. One thing I can say, don't try to use any sort of rechargeable battery, not even NiMH make my Vista happy. If you stick with the top brand alkalines you'll get long life.
Now just go out and get Topo! or another 3D topo map software and your all set !
Posted April 08, 2003 - 09:10 AM
Here was the problem that I had this past winter. One of the riding buddies got hurt and it was bad enough that we could not bring him out through typical SAR in a timely mannor. I have a Garmin Venture which is good for mapping your routes and telling you where you are. The problem was we knew our position, great for AirMed, but we did not know what was the quickest way out. We sent one group forward because some thought we were beyond our half way mark and we sent a group back the same way we came in.
I knew at that point I needed to upgrade. I did purchase a Meridian Platinum and now that I can see trails, terrain, I did go back to see if we had any other better options that we could have gone to get help quicker and sure enough we could have saved a couple of hours.
I did look at the vista also and the major draw back that I saw was the display size. I personally like the larger display and I have loaded Montana, Idaho, Western Wyoming and Utah on the device. I recently went to Moab and tracked my entire ride, where I noticed that the battery life seems to be better that the Venture (for sale)that I currently have.
You are more than welcome to take a look at it if needed. I bought mine from a company in New York and saved money on this big time. GPS, Case, Car adapter, 64MB memory, Topo CD, I am about $330.00 in to it.
Good luck and let me know if there is anything else that I can answer for you.
Posted April 08, 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted April 08, 2003 - 04:52 PM
I think you meant .txt and .dxf. I think .dxf is an Autocad filetype, isn't it?
Posted April 08, 2003 - 05:39 PM
I have both exported files (.xls and .txt) if anyone wants to play with it.
Hope this helps...
Posted April 08, 2003 - 06:20 PM
Posted April 09, 2003 - 10:30 AM
longitude, latitude and distance would work well but take time to input into the program.I was hoping to find a unit that produce a file that would intergrate with the program pretty easly. have to think on it I guess. I know surveyor's use some sort of GPS unit to produce the maps they create.