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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 12:42 PM
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I get tired of hearing about smart phone, smart tvs, smart watches...where the H.E. double hockey sticks are "smart people" anymore?
They're obsolete!
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Since I am currently waiting for a new antenna for the GPS on my GW I have actually learned to navigate by looking at the road signs. It was a liberating experience.
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so that's what those are for! i thought the signs were just for decoration.

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Since I am currently waiting for a new antenna for the GPS on my GW I have actually learned to navigate by looking at the road signs. It was a liberating experience.
Some of us still actually use paper maps. While I do have a gps on the bike, I make sure to have a real map for travelling. Listening to the machines to tell you where to go is the first step to letting them take over.
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we managed to get the gps on a friends bike lost twice on a week long ride.

I was the only one that had a "real" map to figure out where we were
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Since I am currently waiting for a new antenna for the GPS on my GW I have actually learned to navigate by looking at the road signs. It was a liberating experience.


My wife’s new Honda Accord Sport actually reads the traffic speed signs and displays them on the dash. Shouldn’t you be looking at the road and not the dash?


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one would think that seeing the road signs through the windshield would be the preferred method. airplanes can be flown with just instrumentation when in the clouds, but there isn't as much to bump into at 15,000 feet.

i do find myself being a better driver/rider on my bike than in my car. due to the lesser protection, i am reading the road and other drivers with a lot more care.

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I'm sorry, but when GPS was finally marketed to the general public, it saved my marriage and probably kept me from going to jail on a murder rap. While we were traveling for my wife's job as a Travel Nurse, we started out with her navigating using paper maps. I can't tell you the times we got lost driving a motor home pulling a vehicle behind it. It ain't easy turning around in a small parking lot. Sure the GPS got us lost a few times, but I yelled at an inanimate object instead of my wife. When we bought the Montana 5th Wheel RV, Carol drove her car behind and the GPS was all I had for navigation. I can't imagine the nightmare it would have been driving through Dallas and some of the other huge cities we went thru in the last 13 years. GPS on the bike was a no brainer for me.

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Since I am currently waiting for a new antenna for the GPS on my GW I have actually learned to navigate by looking at the road signs. It was a liberating experience.
I call this the IRS system of navigation, I Read Signs. Right Eric?
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Two GPS units on my bike, my Rand McNally and the CPS (Crownfire Positioning System). Pretty fool proof.
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