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Old March 20th 17, 07:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joerg[_2_]
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On 2017-03-20 11:44, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:51:29 -0700, Joerg
wrote:

Nice, but its kind of tough to schlepp all this along on an MTB through
dirt and stuff.


You don't drag the computah with you. You take along a GPS and a data
logger or GPS tracker.



Then back at home I can tell my wife "See, honey, this is the reason why
I became lost and had to pitch a tent out in the boonies".


The data logger collects the NMEA-0183 data
from the GPS. You play it back to the VisualGPS program(s) when you
get home (or in your vehicle if you bring along a laptop).



My MTB _is_ my vehicle, from garage all the way back to garage :-)


https://www.google.com/search?q=gps+data+logger&tbm=isch
The big problem is battery life. The pocket size data loggers are
designed to sample the GPS data, while you probably want continuous
data collection. You might need an external battery.


I just want a map to see where I am and where I could go, while on the
ride. Preferably in a way that it won't steer me into an off-limits
quarry, a rancher with a shotgun, or something like that.

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Regards, Joerg

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