Monday, February 20, 2012

First Ride on the Gas Gas

Sunday I got to take the Gas Gas on it's first real trail ride. It was a nice day for February, there were lots of bikes out on the local trails. I'm still getting used to the EC250, but I really like it. I was the slowest guy today and had some trouble here and there with the slick mud and steep hills, but I did stuff that I never would have even attempted on the DRZ. I definitely have some work to do...throttle control and relearning how to ride a 2T (can't ride it like a DRZ!). I got myself into trouble a couple of times by letting my feet come off the pegs on some big hills.

My GPS says we did about 27 miles for the day (not too bad considering how slow we had to go).

I had the GoPro going for most of the day, but the tube from my hydration pack kept bouncing off the lens and ruined most of the footage. This is pretty much a crash compilation video (my crashes were about the only thing interesting enough to keep).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Updated Videos Page

I've made some changes to the Videos page. It was getting to the point where there were so many videos that it was slow to load. I've now embedded a YouTube playlist with a few tweaks to hopefully make it a bit more user friendly. You can click the playlist button in the control bar to see all of the videos that are available.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Free Customizable and Routable Maps for Garmin GPS Receivers

This site lets you build and download routable maps for Garmin GPS receivers. It uses maps from Open Street Map. I've been too cheap to buy City Navigator, so I am going to give this a try and report back on how it works for me.

Know of any other good sources for routable Garmin maps? Let me know in the comments!

Mac users - If you get a long beep and your unit locks up after installing custom map files, there are hidden files that need to be removed. Read this article for details