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Win a free Garmin Zumo 390LM

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:55 pm



Rider Magazine is giving away a free Garmin Zumo 390LM, just for answering their survey. I entered, it takes about 3-4 minutes to answer.

http://www.ridermagazine.com/reader-survey/




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Postby wally » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:58 pm

Thanks Scott for the heads up on the contest, took the survey!

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Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:28 pm

Me too....I always want my bike to go Zoom.

Wait....I read that wrong didn't I.??? :mrgreen:

I thought it would make my bike go zoom zoom like in the commercial....Oh...that's for a car.. :lol:

Maybe it would help my Ford explorer be able to get out of it's own way..

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Postby bustedwing » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:00 pm

I took the survey but they didn't have a spot for someone that has never seen the magazine. Oh well, got it done. Thanks for letting us know,
I'm sure I will be on some mail list.
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Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:21 am

Wish me luck - I could use that new Zumo GPS.... :D
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Postby WA9FWT » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:Wish me luck - I could use that new Zumo GPS.... :D


Do you really need a GPS ? Your not lost , your West of Milwaukee. :lol:
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Postby Wingsconsin » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:34 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
Wingsconsin wrote:Wish me luck - I could use that new Zumo GPS.... :D


Do you really need a GPS ? Your not lost , your West of Milwaukee. :lol:
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Postby Paulcf » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:24 pm

A GPS? Who wants that? Not me...I love my paper maps and I can see much more and plan my route better than depending on a GPS that can easily mislead you! The best part is I like getting lost...you meet interesting people and discover new roads.

Remember folks how did you travel about 10+ years or so BEFORE GPS navigation? It's just more stuff to worry about, to worry about it getting stolen, to worry about it distracting you while riding, and to have to look after. I exercise my mind by seeing my route and studying it on paper and memorizing it as best as I can. I do have a 'tank' map holder on my GL1800 to keep it handy for when I stop for gas/food/view/bathroom and to verify. But I maintain it is good for your brain to make it work and remember where you are going and why, and not to depend on some electronic nanny nagging at you all the way there!

I pride myself in being able to ride from Alberta, Canada to Colorado or New Mexico easily on backroads, etc. without ever looking at a map!

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Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:20 pm

That's great ...don't enter the drawing ..... ;)
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Postby Paulcf » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:04 pm

You're definitely very perceptive. I certainly won't...I have no use for a GPS as you can tell. Have a nice day.
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Postby ka4yqi » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:10 am

Thanks for letting us know about the zumo giveaway. I use mine to find my way back home. It would be nice to use the other features that that one can do.

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Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:10 pm

Paulcf wrote:A GPS? Who wants that? Not me...I love my paper maps and I can see much more and plan my route better than depending on a GPS that can easily mislead you! The best part is I like getting lost...you meet interesting people and discover new roads.


I think my favorite part about the GPS, and the part about it that makes my rides better, is when I am away on a trip, staying somewhere other than home. We can go out for the day and wander around the unfamiliar area, picking whatever roads look interesting without worrying about where we are going, or how far away we're getting. The GPS is set to take us back to where we started from, so I can at a glance see just how far away from there we are. When we've had enough and want to go back to where we're staying, just follow the GPS, and it will take us right there, no worry, no problems.

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Postby SilverDave » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:13 pm

I also use paper maps, and just " Follow-my-nose" technology ... and relative to say the Philadelphia area, Canada has few ways to get from Vancouver to Calgary ... so its pretty hard to get very lost ...
but sadly ...

This Garmin contest is limited to USA residents .... so we will never know if my habits might have changed by using one ....
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Postby harvey01 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:35 am

Paulcf,

Like you I have been very fortunate with motorcycling to be able to get away from home and go touring and did this for many years before GPS was available. I learned to read and use a map and even find my way on roads that were not on maps. Eventually the road comes to a road on the map.

But like WingAdmin wrote and GPS can be very useful at the end of the days ride to find a very quick way back to your motel or at the end of a long days travel to help you find a motel or restaurant, even provide the phone number to get a reservation. It is sort of like a cellphone, I don't have to have either one when travelling, but both have proven to be wonderful tools to use to make the tour more enjoyable. No, I don't put most rides into my GPS, I like the freedom of making changes and hate to hear it saying "recalculating". but I do program in a lot of daily destinations and even places I want to visit during the day so if I have managed to get myself lost I can then pick the place or destination and tell it to take me there.

The GPS is a great tool but no substitute for maps and me planning ahead.
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Postby bstig60 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:10 am

I use GPS on all my bikes and ATVs. It will always tell me the way home. I find GPS especially valuable on long trips because I can set where I want to go and places I want to see in the morning and not have to worry about carrying a bunch of maps.
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Postby garwil » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:55 am

In my experience, when I use a GPS when I already know the way, the GPS often takes me a stupid way. However, when I need directions when I don't know the way, they work great.

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Postby BlueRavenShoe » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:47 am

Took the survey too. The GPS has saved a great whack of time, and probably made my riding much safer overall. I presently use the one out of my car, but would be very happy to one dedicated to the bike. BRS

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Postby bstig60 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:51 pm

@garwil: I have the same thing happen, but if one didn't know the way, it would have gotten you there. I currently use my Iphone with a Garmin App on it. I have a new Bluetooth helmet that will interface with it. I also have a Garmin Etrex that gets switched between bikes and ATV's and is used on my Dual Sport.
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Postby garwil » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:58 am

Another value I have found with riding with a GPS involves having a better understanding of what is around the corner or over the hill. Even when you know that you are staying on a particular route for many miles it is nice to be able to see over the hill and around the corner. A quick glance at the GPS lets you know. Hidden intersections just over a hill can be anticipated. Intersections on a curve are double dangerous. Not only the possibility of traffic turn into your lane, but that annoying patch of gravel from an unpaved side road. It simply extends my view ahead that much further, especially when the view ahead is blocked by terrain.

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Postby bstig60 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:18 pm

True.... In the area I ride, it is nice to know where the next gas station is. I took a trip last summer across the back roads of Nevada to SLC and then across Idaho to Eastern Washington and back home across Eastern Oregon. There are a lot of stretches that it can be 200+ miles between gas stations. My GPS lets me know the next available gas stations and such. Very handy.
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Re: Win a free Garmin Zumo 390LM

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:15 pm

garwil wrote:Another value I have found with riding with a GPS involves having a better understanding of what is around the corner or over the hill. Even when you know that you are staying on a particular route for many miles it is nice to be able to see over the hill and around the corner. A quick glance at the GPS lets you know. Hidden intersections just over a hill can be anticipated. Intersections on a curve are double dangerous. Not only the possibility of traffic turn into your lane, but that annoying patch of gravel from an unpaved side road. It simply extends my view ahead that much further, especially when the view ahead is blocked by terrain.


I totally forgot to mention this, but you're right, this is my PRIMARY use of GPS. Even when I don't have it navigating me somewhere, I will have it on, so when I am coming up to a blind hill or corner, a quick glance will give me a heads up that yes, this is a 180 degree switchback, or no, it's a gentle bend - and which direction to expect.

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Postby redial » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Even though you may be travelling on known roads, I have mine set to indicate the time of arrival, but there are other options with them as well. As my Garmin-Asus A50 cell/mobile phone is also a GPS, I have that hooked up for all my travel.
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Postby garwil » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:25 am

The other feature that I have had the occasion to use a number of times is the location finder. Once when riding down to the gulf coast, the other couple riding with us blew a tire and went down. No one was hurt, but we needed a tow truck. The location finder was able to tell us we were at mile ### and were so many yards north of a specific intersection. This is the information emergency services needs when you call for help. I have also stopped to help others who have road side service plans, a cell phone that works, etc., but they did not know where they were close enough to tell the operator where to send the truck. With one button on my GPS, I was able to tell them they were exactly XXX yards west of exit ## and XXX yards east of exit ##. Problem solved.




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