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GPS Talk / Garmin firmware change
« Last post by NinjaBob on Today at 05:48:21 PM »
On the first day of a 2000 mile bike trip my Zumo 390 LM fell off the Conours after hitting some rough joints in a construction zone on the Natchez Trace. I somehow did not notice it fall maybe I was too busy scanning the rough road surface. We went probably 1/2 mile before I noticed it missing. We retraced are path and arrived at the poor Zumo just in time to see a car run over it. So I ordered a replacement since I had really gotten used to it and it's features paid about 475 compared to the 375 I paid two years ago. :(


Well this 390 LM is is different. The old one was recognized by Mapsource which is still myty preferred route making tool.
The new one is not recognized byMapsource at all. When connected to PC as a drive you can see the .system folder with Windows Explorer and can see and work with the map files (*.img) Looking at the file system on the ne 390 there is no .system file visible nor or the img files visible. The new Zumo IS recognized by Basecamp and Garmin Express.


The new Zumo is also not recognized by JaVaWA device manager that allows you to unlock mapsets and do many other useful things.


By the way we were able to continue our trip using my backup GPS, my old Nuvi 500. This was only the second time I have packed a back up and boy am I gald I did.
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If you have mailed your registration and t-shirt request to Jim Williams please send me an email and or text at djdickenson@sbcglobal.net or 4056426257 or post up here so that I can make sure to have your t-shirt in the order going to the printer next Thursday.  Jim has had an unexpected emergency come up and may not be home to get mail between now and next Thursday's deadline.  I have the list of people registered so far and all the t-shirts I just won't have access to his mail. ( and yes Norm if we had done online this might have helped out).


He will process the registrations when he gets back we just want to make sure to order enough t-shirts for the ones wanting them.


Thanks for your patience and understanding.





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Texas Hill Country / Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Last post by NinjaBob on August 16, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »
Early this year I was encouraged to make it easy to find our ride schedule and I made some changes. on our home page, dead center top menu line: LETS RIDE! Was I beeing too cute - should it say RIDE SCHEDULE? Anyway, that link will give you dates, locations contact info for all 2018 events. Thanks to Pat for gathering that info for me. Same info is on the forum, under EVENTS>Upcomiong Events>
Also, I added a banner should be at top of every page :"Lets RIDE! Check out the 2018 Event Schedule"[/size][/font]
link to the same info.


As far as more details about each event, again that is what the event sub boards are for and that falls on the organizers. Yes they have been underused. If organisers choose an alternative platform I am sure they have their reasons. The event organizers are the heart blood of the club. I did an event for 5 years or so and know how much work it is. I am not going to ask them to do any more than they are doing already. But I am ready an willing to assist any organizer with his or her event board. :trink39:







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Texas Hill Country / Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Last post by stevegrab on August 16, 2018, 05:41:28 PM »
Thanks for that info, I checked and don't see the event on the calendar on this site.

For a second I thought the dates looked odd, then realized the calendar I was using (the one on our MSTA site with events) runs Mon-Sun instead of Sun-Sat.

Would you have a link to that calendar that you are referring to?  Which exactly is "our MSTA site"?

Pardon my rant, especially here in a section that is supposed to be dedicated to one event, but my one criticism of the MSTA is that it is scattered to hell and back all over the internet. I just now noticed that the links I provided above actually are making the waters muddy...the dates don't agree. Obviously the farcebook page I linked to is for a prior year. I'll cross that out.

..anyway (yeah, rant is over  :) , sorry ) I've tried to put it (the event, not the rant) on the calendar but I might not have done it right.
Let's start with this, I access the MSTA forum pages using a PC or tablet and a web browser. Others may use Tapatalk an app for mobile devices to read/post to forums. I have no idea how different that is.


The calendar is a button/link at the top of the MSTA Forum page, it goes to this web address
http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?action=calendar


There you can change months, click on events etc. It is (I believe) a part of the forum software we use.


I work in IT, have been a programmer for almost 30 years, and use the web a lot. So I am accustomed to hunting for things when they are not in the open. Even given that, I still have problems finding info for MSTA online sometimes. When I saw your question I started digging and looking in the different areas that might have info (calendars, subforums for events, etc.).


PS  I too apologize for going off topic, was just trying to help get the information and answer the questions posed.
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Sand Box / Re: test
« Last post by stevegrab on August 16, 2018, 05:29:37 PM »
I was told there would be no test!  🤪
No, you misunderstood. I thought they said "everything would be on the test."
 :helpme: :trink39:
Those were always open book tests.
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General Discussion / Re: bizarre flat tire story
« Last post by stevegrab on August 16, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
I once had a flat on my rear we found the item and when we pulled it out looked like a bolt from a brake caliper that holds the pads in. Was rounded and not a sharp point on the end that entered the tire, buried almost all the way in the tire with bolt head end sticking out slightly. I wondered how something so not pointy could do that.

My best flat tire story ever (sadly have too many of them in only 20 years riding) was a valve stem issue. Some here heard the story, as it occurred right before Mail Pouch one year. Dealer used longer stem, I had an after market metal cap on the stem, apparently it was hitting the rear brake caliper while spinning, which I didn't notice after mounting it.

Some of that special tape from Aerostitch (you stretch and wrap, can add heat to shrink tight) worked to hold air and get me home. (I had repair items, but quickly noticed the stem was torn near the rim base, and called a friend to come help.)

I went back to the dealer who fixed it, then when I got home and mounted I realized the real issue, went back to the dealer and told them about it recommending they inform customers if they change things like that.

I am lucky though I guess, with about 5-6 flat tire issues none of them ever stranded me completely. And ever since the first I carry a repair kits (mushroom and rope plugs with rubber cement) an compressor.
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Texas Hill Country / Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Last post by Patmo on August 16, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
Marty....it’s a good observation and certainly should be something that can be taken a look at.  I also apologize for letting a discussion get off base.
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Big Lynn Lodge Ride / Big Lynn Lodge 2018 Door Prize "Problem"
« Last post by Brick on August 16, 2018, 03:20:59 PM »
Note: At this the 2018 BLL event I gave out Four (4) $50.00 gift cards to Cycle Gear. One of them is Not good... IF you are the recipient of the Cycle Gear gift card ending in # 6448 please contact me at dwbrick@gmail.com
I can rectify the problem.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
Brick
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Texas Hill Country / Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Last post by fartymarty on August 16, 2018, 02:29:36 PM »
It is on the calendar....
I guess I did it right then. Cool.

this is generally the responsibility of whomever is putting on or coordinating an event, ride, meetup, what have you.  Of course, they can delegate it to another.  Will Bishop has made an offer on the MSTA national Facebook page to create an “event” page for any of the MSTA events that people want one set up for.  It’s actually very easy to do.

MSTA information is scattered all over the Internet because many people have their own preferred way of using the Internet.....this forum, Facebook, e-mail lists, etc. Keeping the MSTA website alone correct and up to date could be a full time job for one person.  Bob does a tremendous job, but he’s only one person.  Keeping all of the various forms of internet communications synced would be great, but it’s going to take more people willing to be on a team that does it, than just Bob.

Perhaps we need to put together an internet communications TEAM?


Just to be clear, my mini rant wasn't aimed at Bob (despite him stealing my misplaced 1/4" socket extension), he's doing a great job! It was just a rant/release of low level frustration, not aimed at anybody.
Still I think the EC should look into this. IMO there should be one location to get the links to all the events no matter where the individual volunteer hosts decide to put that info. I haven't been to that many MSTA events, but the ones that I have were all very impressive the way they were organized and executed. The scattering of info all over the place belies that impression IMO, at least until a central link is established. I vote for the forum to be that central link, however the where really isn't that important, the existence of a central link is, be it facebook, the forum, or the Join the MSTA website.   

Judi, (and all of MSTA) my apologies for taking the forum section dedicated to this event off topic. I'm looking forward to riding the Hill Country in October!
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Texas Hill Country / Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Last post by Patmo on August 16, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
It is on the calender....

this is generally the responsibility of whomever is putting on or coordinating an event, ride, meetup, what have you.  Of course, they can delegate it to another.  Will Bishop has made an offer on the MSTA national Facebook page to create an “event” page for any of the MSTA events that people want one set up for.  It’s actually very easy to do.

MSTA information is scattered all over the Internet because many people have their own preferred way of using the Internet.....this forum, Facebook, e-mail lists, etc. Keeping the MSTA website alone correct and up to date could be a full time job for one person.  Bob does a tremendous job, but he’s only one person.  Keeping all of the various forms of internet communications synced would be great, but it’s going to take more people willing to be on a team that does it, than just Bob.


Perhaps we need to put together an internet communications TEAM?
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