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Old 04-02-05, 07:21 AM
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GPS on a bike?

I have a Garmin GPS-V that I used to use all the time on my touring motorcycle. Now that I've "retired" from that activity and am ramping up my "pedal cycling", I'm wondering how practical it would be to occasionally use this unit on my bike. The V is a medium-size GPS, and I do have some RAM mounting parts to put it on the handlebars. This is a "comfort bike" used mainly on rail-trails and such, so a bit of added weight is not a big deal to me. But it might be a bit clunky-looking or geeky maybe.

Anyone have any experience doing something like this? I am thinking of doing an organized multi-day cross-state ride in Michigan this summer. The GPS might come in handy, although I'd have to pack a couple sets of extra batteries since I no longer have a 12V electrical system to connect it to .

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