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Old 06-21-2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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Gee, I thought the whole point of the exercise was getting lost.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:00 AM   #12
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If you are riding a motorcycle with TWO GPS units attached, you sir are a D-O-R-K.
Nope, I'm an Iron Butt rider. Two GPSs are very common in that community. Try doing 1500 in 24 hours sometime - having the map on one and the data on the other is a great help, because you know exactly how you are doing at every point.

I ride a Honda 599 that has been quite tricked out for long distance riding. I have HID bulbs in the headlight and Hella FF50s up front, and a connection for electrical clothing as well. Not to mention Givis and RKA tank and tail bags.

As others have mentioned I'm not a sir, either.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #13
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"Try doing 1500 in 24 hours sometime..."

If you give me one valid reason why anyone would want to do that, other than to say you did it. I don't see the point in it. Why not try 2000 miles in 24 hours, or maybe 2400 in 24 hours?
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Nope, I'm an Iron Butt rider. Two GPSs are very common in that community. Try doing 1500 in 24 hours sometime - having the map on one and the data on the other is a great help, because you know exactly how you are doing at every point.

I ride a Honda 599 that has been quite tricked out for long distance riding. I have HID bulbs in the headlight and Hella FF50s up front, and a connection for electrical clothing as well. Not to mention Givis and RKA tank and tail bags.

As others have mentioned I'm not a sir, either.
Let's call it nerd with obsessive compulsive disorder. Ma'am.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:45 PM   #15
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"If you give me one valid reason why anyone would want to do that, other than to say you did it. I don't see the point in it.
It's funny because your handle is "longride"...
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:57 PM   #16
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It's funny because your handle is "longride"...
Yup, it isn't 'stupidride'.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:31 PM   #17
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Cycle World or Motorcyclist (I always confuse them) did a comparo this month. Long story short, they liked the Garmin unit over the Tom Tom. Easier to see and program, if I recall correctly. I have a plastic cover on my tank bag that holds a map. Works pretty good, is waterproof, and doesn't need charging. I program it with a highligher pen.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #18
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"Try doing 1500 in 24 hours sometime..."

If you give me one valid reason why anyone would want to do that, other than to say you did it. I don't see the point in it. Why not try 2000 miles in 24 hours, or maybe 2400 in 24 hours?
It's fun. It's a challenge.

Doing 2k or more in 24 hours cannot be done at legal speeds. Doing 1500 in 24 can. Work it out, Shortride.
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If you had to choose between the Zumo and the 2610, which would you choose? Hmmm, I guess that's obvious, so how about this. Is the Zumo enough better than the 2610 that you would purchase it if you already had the 2610.
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Yes, definitely. The user interface of the Zumo is much easier to use than the 2610. It's also designed specifically for use on a motorcycle, with the buttons on the left side (so you can hit them with your clutch hand).
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