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    i havent bought a bike mag since streetfighters went outta print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighZoot View Post
    i havent bought a bike mag since streetfighters went outta print.
    th online Chronicles / blog section seems interesting.. probably a fair bit of good info up there, web site seems to be updated.

    https://www.roadrunner.travel/category/chronicles/
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    looks like they give you snippets and want to to buy old mags.. which is a bit bleh in this day and age.

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    You can lead a horse to water ...........

    I've never been a fan of Roadrunner as it is a rather conservative magazine, both in layout and content. But I have several copies when I saw there were articles on areas I was interested in. They can't be topped for their info.

    A lot of the old tried and true magazines have revamped their styles and content to the point that they are unrecognizable. Nowadays it's still British mags along the lines of Classic Sportbike and Practical Sportbike. I no longer feel the need to chase new tech so having the latest tests on the YZXCBR1000 is wasted on me.
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    The Scenic Byways list is a good resource, on-line @
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    But they will mail you a hard copy for free if you ask for it.
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    Now... bring me that horizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikorsky View Post
    You can lead a horse to water ...........

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    agreed... i do find some folks are very quick to disregard good advice, based on their own past prejudices...

    i instantly gravitated to the articles & other rider's stories..
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    What do you use as a gps? an actual gps? phone? tablet etc?

    never really used gps in my life.. more of a look at a map and memorize person, but i can see the value in a big trip like this, random roads and getting lost.. garmins and the like are expensive as fuck, my phone is used to turn on and off my bike etc, so weary of over using that daily, kinda leaning towards a cheap tablet with offline google maps.. just stick it in the map pocket of a small tank bag.. not sure if i wanna use my gigantic icon one.

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    I just download maps to use offline on my phone. It has 128 Gb so there is more than enough for me to always keep all of North America west of Ontario in there.
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    I use my Garmin GPS as my main, and then I have basic route sheets printed out that are under the clear window on my tank bag.
    The tank bag list gives me basics like West on 5th, then North on X, etc

    There are two things i love about using the GPS
    1. It constantly adjusts to tell me my destination arrival time. This is fantastic when you have no sense of where you are in your day, and need to know how much you can stop to take pics, chat with locals, etc.
    2. Being able to quickly search and find the hotel we're booked in. It showing me the fastest way through town. Not having to worry about those final 5-10 miles makes a huge difference at the end of a 10+hour day of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighZoot View Post
    What do you use as a gps? an actual gps? phone? tablet etc?
    I plan routes at home on the computer, using google maps. this allows linking of 'good' sections and setting about the right length per day. but out on the road, I just let it flow - the day may go differently than I planned, and I may end up in a different town than I expected. so mostly, I would not book ahead... maybe one day, but not more...

    I use the tank bag too, for maps. I do not run with a GPS - especially in the western USA, there aren't actually very many road choices, so GPS is not necessary outside cities. that's less true on the more heavily populated eastern USA.

    in towns, for sure, GPS navigation is useful to get to your hotel or service stop or whatever. that works off your phone, if you've got the correct data plan and a headset. or, as Sikorski says, offline maps.

    a small laptop or tablet is useful for planning the next day, and recording 'this' day, not to mention staying in touch.
    In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible.
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    yeah that's what i'm hoping i can do with the tablet.. kinda link myself a map either ones i make now, or the previous day on a laptop etc and just press go, almost every campsite i have shot for has wifi etc so, so should be easy, and i can keep the lap top off the bike. it can count me down etc.. show me turns etc in offline mode.

    and yeah a lot of stuff to ride out east.. could spend a few more days out there easy, but this is a decent mix.. riding/driving the 'boring' stuff, and a few hang outs.. I re did CO based on a buddy who lives in denver.. not super happy over the middle.. leaving denver to kc for some free bbq, then ozarks to chatt... just messy not real good way to do it.

    day 1 - https://tinyurl.com/yabrenxc

    day 2 - https://tinyurl.com/yabuwdhg

    day 3 - https://tinyurl.com/ybx7uytj

    day 4 - https://tinyurl.com/yclbvvtq

    day 5 - https://tinyurl.com/ycp5h8r3

    day 6 - https://tinyurl.com/y6wnnqsn

    day 7 - https://tinyurl.com/ycm7r52m

    day 8 - https://tinyurl.com/ya2wb6s8 or https://tinyurl.com/ybgou8au

    day 9 - https://tinyurl.com/y77mlues

    day 10 - https://tinyurl.com/y8rkqwoo

    day 11 - https://tinyurl.com/y8l6k7kf

    day 12 - https://tinyurl.com/ybuwdk7g

    day 13 - https://tinyurl.com/ybw72qmt

    day 14 - https://tinyurl.com/ycd4sf4l - https://tinyurl.com/yc6k3wg8

    day 15 - https://tinyurl.com/ybyop7fe

    day 16 - https://tinyurl.com/ybgx5xfz

    day 17 - https://tinyurl.com/y94dzxrq

    day 18 - https://tinyurl.com/ydbh8394

    day 19 - https://tinyurl.com/yd3amj2s

    day 20 - https://tinyurl.com/y9qsgby6

    day 21 - https://tinyurl.com/yd9lbknx

    day 22 - https://tinyurl.com/y6vlmswl

    day 23 - https://tinyurl.com/y8bzomc2

    after that up to MA for a day then back home.. only really stopping at black hills/devils tower and lolo

    a month goes by pretty quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighZoot View Post
    What do you use as a gps? an actual gps? phone? tablet etc?
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    i use a GPS.. picked up a new model summer of '17.

    i plan things ahead on the computer and keep notes i can refer back to.

    the GPS can be a dangerous thing as its such a small screen you sometimes cant tell its taking you down a more complicated
    route just because it calculates it to be 1 minute faster!! So yeah pick your spots to stop in for lunch and a quick review
    if you're not certain. Having a proper sized TABLET is key on longer trips, you'll sleep better thanks to less stress

    this year i picked up a new helmet and I plan on splurging for the communications package so i can link it to my GPS & Smartphone via bluetooth.

    Out on the road i live with next to no stress at all cause i always have the GPS going and searching for restaurants, gas, bank etc is very quick and accurate!!

    we used to run with notes on the tank bag and shite, but it just got too damn confusing once living on the bike, its a little easier if you're hauling the toy though.
    Last edited by bacchus40; 01-27-2019 at 08:44 PM.
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    let me know if you wanna split a dual package.. thinkin i might pick up one this year too just for music etc.

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    on Day 17, skip the North Half of the lake (road 1134) after you do cherohala skyway (greatest road ever). The road around the lake is narrow and crappy. Its not fun at all. The other route around the lake 143/129 is way more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighZoot View Post
    let me know if you wanna split a dual package.. thinkin i might pick up one this year too just for music etc.
    i wish i could, and to be honest I almost posted on here to see if there was any interest.. I was looking at the Sena's as a new model is out.

    Alas I cant go there, I bought a Schuberth C4 modular helmet. It comes ready for its own dedicated comm. system made with help from SENA

    speakers & mic are already in place from the factory. its great




    Currently the SC1 Advanced is what you would be getting but the SC2 is already posted on Schurberth's website and its based on
    the SENA 20s architecture!! so I will be getting all the features of the actual Sena system, but its integrated into the helmet!!

    its pretty cool, i just gotta wait it out and see when the SC2 will be available in stores. A friend of mine is in Germany and the suppliers dont have 'em yet
    Last edited by bacchus40; 01-28-2019 at 12:19 AM.
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