October 4, 2010 at 2:40 am #4244SilkRyderParticipant
Hey Guys, I am a parody, I’m a Army ranger that get lost sometimes (yes it happens don’t laugh lol). What would be a good GPS to pick up.October 12, 2010 at 12:59 am #28621RabParticipant
I don’t have any recommendations for a GPS to use on a bike but I use an inexpensive little “Nexstar” unit in the mini-van; works great! I reckon the mounting of a GPS unit (on a bike) is probably the main issue.
I did use the Nexstar once on the bike (in my tank bag map pocket), but it’s too dangerous to look at it (in that position) or to operate it while moving. This left me reliant on the unit’s voice instructions which were very difficult to hear at over 50 mph with the cheap and nasty earbuds I was using.
Something like these:
…would probably work better though as they are combinantion earplugs and ear-phones.
GPS is a God-send for me; provided that you also apply common sense when it doesn’t know about that newly-built bridge and wants to take you 65 miles out of your way to go around it instead
The wonderful thing about my Nexstar (maybe all GPS units) is that you can miss (or ignore) a turn and it will always re-calculate the directions to get you from where you are at any point in (two-dimensional) space to where you want to go.
Much easier than trying to follow maps on the move, and no more arguments with your navigator (well, no more arguments about missed turns at least).October 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm #28622RabParticipant
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