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post #10141 of 15784 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 12:51 PM
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When using a map, it is a lot harder to check your mind at the door. While I normally do use a GPS, I try to always preview my route on a map. This way I have a good idea of where I am going. On my last little camping trip I did not look close enough at the freeway interchanges in Wisconsin and I felt very uncomfortable just following the wing's instructions. No wrong turns, but you can believe that I was being hyper aware of the signage.

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When using a map, it is a lot harder to check your mind at the door. While I normally do use a GPS, I try to always preview my route on a map. This way I have a good idea of where I am going. On my last little camping trip I did not look close enough at the freeway interchanges in Wisconsin and I felt very uncomfortable just following the wing's instructions. No wrong turns, but you can believe that I was being hyper aware of the signage.
I'm a big map guy but I also do use the gps. I use painters tape and a marker to write my directions on the tape and then put it low on my windshield. That way I keep up with the directions and use the gps mostly as a rolling map. I do put in destinations and let it guide me but watch that it doesn't lead me down that primrose path. A lot of the time I'll have a copy of a map in the dash also.

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Hehe, Bill showed me your "Crownfire Navigation System", pretty nifty idea I figure.
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Hehe, Bill showed me your "Crownfire Navigation System", pretty nifty idea I figure.
I use it all the time.



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I don't like the idea of GPS and would rather use a map. With my luck I'd end up like this



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I don't like the idea of GPS and would rather use a map. With my luck I'd end up like this
With a quiet bike????

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Yeah it's one of those days
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Funny, GPS has gotten me lost many times and paper maps got me back on track. Happened recently in MV when the GPS took me to Deals Gap instead and then lost cell signal for phone GPS. Have to say though they're great in big cities for navigating.

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I don't like the idea of GPS and would rather use a map. With my luck I'd end up like this
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