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GrnXnham

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  1. I use my Garmin 60C on my quad and my wife uses the Garmin eTrex Legend on her quad. We use the RAM mounts to attach them to the quads. Rock solid. Tree cover is heavy around here. The Garmin 60C rarely loses signal *as long as you are moving fast* under the trees. The eTrex Legend loses reception more but not too bad. We have found that for some reason the GPSr's tend to keep a signal better on a quad than when we are on foot in the woods. Something about moving faster maybe?
  2. COOL! a coin with a bolt through it? How unique! I'd have to steal that if I found it in a cache!
  3. I drilled three USA geocoins and attached a note saying that I wanted it to move. I also bashed them with a hammer several times just to make them that much uglier. One of the coins disappeared right away. The other two are still moving. I released them about 6 months ago.
  4. Looks like a great deal. If I was looking for a new GPS, I would get it.
  5. It's not about "status." I don't consider someone with 2000 finds to be royalty and the person with 5 finds to be pond scum, HOWEVER, when reading comments on my cache pages, the person with more finds carries more weight with their comments. For example. Person with 5 finds doesn't find my easy cache--I wait and see if the next cacher finds it. Person with 2000 finds doesn't find my easy cache--I go out and check to see if cache is still there. So the word here is EXPERIENCE not STATUS. I respect the experience level of someone with many finds. I expect someone with 2000 finds to know most of the good hiding places when it comes to caching, so if they can't find my easy cache, I'd better check on it. The person with 5 finds is still learning the game. They might still miss a fairly easy cache. I know we did when we 1st started.
  6. We have 11 TB's. All are still moving and all are older than 1 year. We have 4 USA geocoins. 1 coin was lost or stolen. 1 coin was stolen. Three of the coins are less than 6 months old. I even drilled holes in three of the coins and attached a card with coin info.
  7. thbriguy Thought your name sounded familiar. We met you at a cache a year ago when we were vacationing in Southern CA. The cache has now been archived. It was GCJ1AB It looks like it met a scary ending. Anyway, back to topic. I would imagine that they blew up the pic just to show you the detail in the icon.
  8. Got my coins today. Look great and I see that they are trackable. Will they be getting their own icon as well? No new icon yet.
  9. Any more info on when these are going to ship? I was going to give them away as Christmas gifts.
  10. How do we get the activation codes for these coins?
  11. Isn't it amazing the value that a few people will put on a trinket that most people consider practically worthless. Just think...someday you will die and your family will then be going through your things. They find your complete set of Moun10bike coins that you spent the big bucks on and they simply toss them in the garbage! "I think those are are a part of that game that he used to play using a GPS! No point in keeping them!"
  12. Now that's interesting. Heat made my rash more itchy! However, mine was poison oak--not poison ivy. Maybe they are slightly different poisons?
  13. I see the coin that is selling on ebay. I do believe that they are mistaken about it being trackable on geocaching.com I have the same Michigan coin that you have and I think it's only trackable at the MI website. I have tried the Geocoin club with no luck.
  14. I agree. We remove all business cards that we find also.
  15. Well, let's see....15 minutes ago we were ranked #794th. Now we are 797th. We are falling fast! Websites like this make us want to "get on the stick!"
  16. How much more memory does version 7 use up than version 6? When I upgraded from 5 to 6, it used up about 30% more memory, making my map coverage area smaller on my GPSr. If 7 uses another 30% more memory than version 6, it isn't worth it to me to upgrade. I'd rather give up a little accuracy in order to have more maps.
  17. I purchased a cheap used PC for $40. I use that to download the maps. Since we have a Etrex Legend and a GPS Map 60c, I use MacSimpleGPS and my Mac to download waypoints using a serial connection. If you are a Mac user, you want to buy a GPS with a serial connection or both serial and USB. This is why we did not purchase the Legend C--it's USB only. Yeah, I know...hindsight is 20/20
  18. It's amazing what people will be offended by.
  19. And what if one of these four areas is where I live? Jeez, is this Garmin talking or Apple computer? This reminds me of the kind of stuff that Apple computer has done over the years, in effect alienating the loyal Mac users and making them look elsewhere for a computer. A LOT of people who purchased a Garmin recently are going to be angry about this. It might be a good time to purchase stock in Magellan!
  20. I got my coins today. I really like the bigger size and the design looks great, too. I think these are some of the best looking coins, yet.
  21. I sure wish I could figure out what is the huge problem with selling geocoins on eBay? This isn't food for starving people that is being sold. It's just a token. No one NEEDS a geocoin. Why do you care what other people choose to spend their extra $$ on? If you don't want to pay for it, don't buy it. It's that simple. If someone is willing to spend $50 on a coin, then the coin is worth that much to that buyer. That is the way an auction works. No one spends more than they want to. I like to collect icons like the next cacher and I have been buying the state coins, however, one of the state coins was a little too expensive for me, so I chose not to buy that one. That was my choice but I'm not mad at the seller for selling it for a higher price than I would pay and I'm not mad at others for choosing to buy it. Are there not more important things to gripe about than geocoins on ebay?
  22. Cool, that would open it up to Amway sales meetings, prayer groups, anti war protests, mayonnaise eating contests, knitting bees, timeshare seminars, baby showers, poetry readings and brisses . Hmmm...actually I'll give you a little of this one. Since things of a sales nature are not allowed in regular caches--ie business cards, sales flyers, ads, business opportunities--then things of a sales nature should also not be allowed at an event cache. So the Amway meetings and timeshare seminars would be out BUT the prayer groups and mayo eating contest would be in!
  23. Cool, that would open it up to Amway sales meetings, prayer groups, anti war protests, mayonnaise eating contests, knitting bees, timeshare seminars, baby showers, poetry readings and brisses . Yes! And you can choose not to go to these events if you aren't interested in them! Others, who are interested, can attend. Imagine that!
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