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  1. let me know what you have, right now is $299 new + free shipping (and a free holder/harness if you buy from GL)
  2. piambro

    Garmin GPSMAP 66i

    How much? I need it
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    Garmin GPSMAP 66i

    I kinda know the answer already, but I'd ask anyway. I've been in the market for a satellite beacon/locator and I was looking at the recently heavily discounted SPOT, until somebody convinced me it was not the right choice. So I went back drooling over the InReach Mini until I saw that REI now sells the new 66i, which is the combination of a regular GPSMAP handeld device with an InReach beacon. The reviews of the new 66 series from Garmin are less than stellar, so to speak, so my dilemma now is: amI getting into something that is not good at either of the two things? What if the battery it's done right when and where i need to call for emergency? Shoudn't it better to get two separate devices? And if one fails the other is still running/useful? I'm confused, but deep down I know I should go for two separate units. And at that point I'll get the largest screen size available to help my poor eyes after years of GPSMAP 60CSx and eTrex30x... So, for much more than the $599 66i would be, I'm looking at a Montana + InReach Mini. Would you agree?
  4. Thanks, I already committed to other stuff I called this off already
  5. looks like nobody is really interested so I'm calling the ride OFF
  6. yeah that's the location I don't want to camp by myself so if you say that you can get there Friday morning (or Friday night) I will consider leaving Pasadena on Friday morning instead of Thursday night. I won't be riding on Sunday, I have to be back to LAX early
  7. Hey guys, I put together a quick two days ride in this little but very technical area. We were a group of 4 but the other people, who wanted to go on and explore the Anza Borrego area after this ride, bailed because it will be in the 90F in that area. So all of a sudden I find myself pretty much alone camping at the staging area (my other friend lives in San Diego so he will drive in and out same day). The idea was to get to Lark Canyon staging area on Thursday afternoon, May 23. Then ride in the cool hours of the morning and late afternoon on Friday and Saturday. I have to drive back early on Sunday. It's dry camping so you need to bring all you need (water & food). I'll try to put together a group of at least 5 people: the area is not big but very technical, good for practicing your turning, braking and hill climbing skills. There is a little bit of everything: sand, rocks, boulders, single tracks. I'm bringing my dirt bike ('89 XR250R), not the ADV one. Also, if I can't put together a big enough group of people camping out by next Tuesday I'll call the ride off. Let me know if you want to be part of it, my cell is (949) 3101708 Pietro
  8. For insurance in Baja I've been using https://www.bajabound.com for many years. One thing to remember: the two times (among many checkpoints and random inspections all over Baja from TJ to Cabo) that the cops really wanted to see my documents (once was entering Mexico at the Tecate border) they asked for the ORIGINAL of the title. Not a copy (I had both). The only time I stopped and got the Mexican tourist visa was when my Italian friends were with me last December and they needed a proof of exit from the US, i.e. a stamp on their passport. At that point, of course, they made us pay for the visas as well.
  9. @piambro for my Supercross images and @advmotoheaven for adventure riding stuff
  10. It was a great event, and I had a lot of fun. I was with a great group of riders and we had a blast. It would be great to add quick "seminars" on different topics, given the fact that there are so many experienced riders/campers/travelers/mechanics in the XLADV group. I know most of that information is already available in the forum, but firsthand, in person, is always better. Me? I would love to learn more about how to use my damn GPS, for example. Somebody could help riders dealing with sand, or other riding techniques, show how to change a tire, or perform basic maintenance. Maybe a general introduction to better understand what camping gear to buy according to the expected temperature and weather conditions. Finally, maybe some "featured speakers" after dinner, holding a beer around campfire. I know there is not a lot of downtime and we are all there to ride, but maybe with a specific schedule most people would work around it and make sure they are there when they need to.
  11. From above!
  12. great event, great location!
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