+cargodog Posted December 30, 2005 Share Posted December 30, 2005 Hi all... I'm a realtively new geocacher with only 50 finds and two caches hidden. But I am a big time road cyclist that does almost 5000 miles a year. Presently I have two GPSs. One is a magellan Explorist 200. This is the one I use for backcountry work and Geocaching. The other is a Garmin Forerunner 101. The primary purpose of this unit is as a time, speed, distance computer. I use it in my speed walking and as a cyclocomputer on my folding travel bike. Although navigation is not the forerunner's primary function, there is a way to do it. In fact, about 15 of my "finds" are with the forerunner. Both units have to be manually programed. Well, I'm getting the urge for something newer and better. I would like to be able to link up to my computer and enter wayponts directly from geocaching.com. I also want better map data than my exporist 200 presently offers. OK, there are a lot of GPSs that can all the above. Here's the catch, It also has to be useable on my bicycle. It has to have either a wrist strap or a bicycle bar mount. There has to be a navigation page devoted specifically to Time, speed, distance, and other fitness type functions. Auto start/stop would be desireable. Although I don't intend to replace the cyclocomputer on my primary road bike, this unit will be the "only" computer on my folding bike. I want better map data so I can navigate the lesser used county roads in areas I'm unfamiliar. Oh yea..It is not unusual for me to geocache from the back of my bicycle. I've been reading a lot of online manuals (PDF) and it seems some of the Garmin units can do what I want. Units such as the GPSMap60, Etrex Legend, and Etrex Vista for example. Does anyone here use a GPS on their bicycle? Do you use one of these units? How does it work for you? Any Recomendations? Thanks in advance Quote Link to comment
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