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  1. Yes. Here is the starting point 32.58587, -117.00187. I believe this is a public road but not 100% sure. I've ridden it a few times with no problems. There are a lot of trails off of this road that you can take over to Alta.
  2. ----, that sucks. Glad your injuries seem minor in the grand scheme of what we do. You going stick with the tubeless? Seems like a huge pain in the ass when there is a failure if you ask me.
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    Paul aka Shooby

    Bummer. Sorry for the loss of your friend, Downs. RIP brother rider.
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    Phone based gps help!

    Nice, Jim. You're going love the Duraforce...enjoy getting to know it's simplicity.
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    Phone based gps help!

    Yes, that's the port I meant to link....LOL. Guess you got a lesson on the truth about Covid too... 🙂 Luna, I will say that makes sense and seems applicable to the type of issue I was having. I really liked the ease of use with the magnetic plug. I probably attempt it once more and keep a hard wire as my back up.
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    Phone based gps help!

    Jim, one more comment. I took the soft pad off the face of the mount and replaced it with velcro. Then put the opposite velcro on the back of my phone. This provide a backup to securing the phone to the mount.
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    Phone based gps help!

    I'm running a double USB port charger with on/off switch and volt meter. https://www.kusi.com/dr-scott-atlas-disputes-covid-19-fear-mongering-tactics-from-our-health-officials/ I've been through several different USB charging ports. Two things I've learned. 1. You want at least 2 amps per port. The one I'm running now is 2.4 amps per port (4.8 amps total). 2. You want an on/off switch on the USB charging port. For some reason, the ones without the on/off switch have been linked to draining my battery over a few days of the bike sitting. Since I've upgraded to the on/off switch, I've not had that problem. Having the volt meter is nice peace of mind too. I know Luna endorses the magnetic charging cable. But I did not have success with it. I had problems with the magnet breaking contact with the mini usb charge port insert. I went back to a regular plug in USB to mini USB cord (make sure you use a quick charge one). The set up I have now has been successful at keeping my phone at 100% for the entire ride. That's with Gaia running on full brightness and Relive running in the background mapping my ride. Running a GPS program on your phone merely using battery power will not suffice.
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    GPS Phone APP's Android or iPhone for 2020

    I have not tried smaller section yet but definitely well for the next off grid ride. For the Arizona Peace Trail, I downloaded 4 separate satellite sections. Basically I broke the ride area up into quarters and downloaded the sat image for each quarter to my sd card. Then as I was riding I would have a good idea off the top of the head which quarter of the map I was currently in. Then I would just pull up the image for that section. The concept is great. However, the max res for each section was less than desirable for the area size I downloaded. I believe if I would have broken the ride area into 1/8th, the data would have been much more useable. The Garmin 66i just dropped $100 in price to $499. I'm thinking about adding one to my bars to replace my Garmin 78 (backup for my phone) and my Spot 3. It is a very nice unit. Has a useable size GPS screen, off grid two way text communication, 911 of course, on demand satellite download capabilities (no service needed).
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    Athena GET ecu less than $200?

    Post a link for the unit you found please.
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    Phone based gps help!

    Just a quick update. I couldn't take the Ram X mount anymore. I hate how it swivels when the phone is in it and I hate how at least one of the arms is always touching one of the side buttons on the phone. So I've been running this $22 mount now for a few weeks. Several hard pounding rides on it and it's been flawless. Already has the 1" ball attached to it, heavy duty, and very securely holds the phone. I recommend it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0UK9LQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    GPS Phone APP's Android or iPhone for 2020

    I have been running Gaia all year. Lots of hard miles since I started using it on Android and not one problem When I did the Arizona Peace Trial, I downloaded the satellite images of the ride area before I left. I learned during that experience that I will need to download much smaller sections at a time in order to get the resolution I want. I'm not sure you can actually download satellite imagines or maps out in the field with no service?? Garmin offers this service on their newer 66i unit I know that.
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    4-5 day ride

    I was driving home from Big Bear yesterday, heading down highway 38, and you passed me going the other way. Have a safe trip.
  13. I'll be ripping up Big Bear tomorrow. But I'll jump on a Two For Tuesday soon.
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    Did Anyone Ride Some Dirt This Weekend ?

    Were you with two other guys? One on a 790 and one on a DR???
  15. Have the cams out of my 950 right now. Hoping the shim kit shows up today. If I can get my bike back together, I'll try to join.