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  • Birthday 11/18/1950

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  1. I live near Bristol and yes, many our roads are in bad shape. Tough climate. If you did Lincoln Gap, hope you like gravel.
  2. $80 plus shipping which the UPS site estimated at $20 - $30 Very lightly used. Pristine or pretty darn close. I know it works for some but not for me. I'm 5-11 sitting on an over inflated Air Hawk atop the seat
  3. $100 (includes shipping in continental US). Also includes "parts bin" RAM mount for a GPS. The bracket moves the shield out and has angle adjustability. The stock height adjustment remains in place. It's somewhat akin to the old Madstad brackets in that you keep your stock shield. You can see their product description at palmerproducts dot co dot uk. Cleaned up much but not all the buffeting. I'm 5-11 and ride with Air Hawk atop the seat in high position. If I scrunched down an inch or so, buffeting was greatly reduced, so I think it might work very well for someone shorter than 5-11. There was no wind blast to my torso, but a lot of clean air which I liked a lot.
  4. I just tried Kurviger for 3 different destinations in VT and NY originating from my home in VT. The rides were short, i.e. 2-3 hours one way. I thought the routing ranged from only OK to pretty good, but it only took MAYBE a minute. Unsure about how I'd like it for tour planning but this feels like a nice tool for the magic glass slab.
  5. @sirepair Kudos for what looks to be well thought out and well executed. Now that you've got 3 month of use, is there anything you'd do differently? BTW, creative off-label use of that socket.
  6. I've had 4 chain driven bikes in the last decade, so I've adjusted chain slack often. The GT seems different to me though in that the slack before and after torquing the axle nut varies as much as 7 mm. That seems like a lot. Are others seeing this much variance?
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    I see the screen OK but agree about Basecamp. It's predecessor (Map Source) was way better. I'll give Osmand and Furkot a try. Thanks for the tip
  8. Thanks. I should have read the post rather than just looking at the pictures. Some things never change. When I was 18, I got Playboy only because the articles were so good.
  9. What's the purpose of the unused hole in the silver brackets?
  10. Well played. I can only imagine your chicken strips at day's end.
  11. I confess; I have tested. Pulling out of a muddy drive and turning onto the road. Boom! The crash bar got trashed in the skid. Turn signal knocked off but was able to remount and the scratches are not obvious. Scratches on the hand grip protector and the shiny side bag is not so shiny. Engine and shift lever were untouched. The bars did their job and I ordered a replacement. As yet, I've done nothing with the bag as it serves as a reminder to not get cocky
  12. Goretex boots and pant liner, REVit rain shell over Motoport Kevlar mesh jacket, Knox OutDry gloves (not yet tested in a long heavy rain), and of course a silk scarf around my neck to seal the jacket collar
  13. I don't know how they'd do in a getoff, but my Sands are 4 or 5 years old and feel just broken in.
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    I have a Garmin Zumo 660 (discontinued) and had an earlier model Zumo prior to that. My favorite feature is being able to construct a multi day trip in strange territory on my PC and then load onto the GPS. My quest for the twistiest road segments has sometimes landed me in places that were less than ideal, but all in all it's worked very well. Last time I looked, I couldn't find a phone app that matched the trip planning functionality of the Garmin software. Perhaps that's changed?