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post #1 of 14 Old 01-16-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my Garmin yesterday

We went out on a trail ride yesterday and I thought I had secured my Garmin to my saddle so that it wouldn't come off. We rode around the woods and then out down a canal. We went over a bridge and dismounted to clean the horse's hooves because it was muddy and we went over rocks. We saw some wild hogs about 125 yards away and I remember seeing the Garmin when I remounted. We continued our ride and we came back across the bridge and half way up the canal when I realized I didn't have it. I nearly had a cow. I called our friend that runs the stables in the park and God bless him, he went home, got his ATV and came out there. I sent Biscuit home with my stable mates in their trailer and got on the ATV with my friend and we went almost to the end of our ride before I found it.

I will be getting a holster or a attaching clip to make sure I don't lose it again.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-16-2011, 06:09 PM
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What's a Garmin, if you don't mind my asking?



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post #3 of 14 Old 01-16-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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It is my GPS my husband gave me for Christmas. I have had a blast tracking our rides for distance. The park we ride in every week you can see the trails from a Google site fairly well but the park we ride in up in Jasper, Texas we can't. There are loads of trails up there so I am excited about tracking those and when it disappeared I had a cow. LOL So glad I got it back...I have been playing with it today.

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post #4 of 14 Old 01-16-2011, 07:20 PM
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Oh cool. Well, I'm glad you got it back! Sounds expensive-not something you want to lose.



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post #5 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 01:27 AM
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I found a GPS out on the trail one time. I still have it and use it on long rides. It's great for finding your way back to your trailer. I have a lot more confidence about not getting lost when cutting cross country now.

I should also mention that I tell my fellow riders all sorts of trivial statistics since I found my GPS. Such as, "sunrise is at 6am," "sunset is at 7 pm," "we are only traveling 2mph," "the time is now 11:31," "we've been gone 4 hours," etc! Actually, I think the clock function is what I use the most. That and tracking where we've been and our starting point. Now I don't even need to wear a watch. Haha!

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 11:23 AM
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Glad you found it, could have been a spendy ride if you hadn't

I've glued industrial velcro to the back of mine and then had the matching velcro peice sewn onto my pommel bags. This way I can just stick the GPS to the bag and also easily look at it when needed.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 11:57 AM
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I have a Lorance that is about 3 times the size of most Garmins. I'm sort of afraid to stick it or clip it to anything 'cause it's just so big and bounces so much. On my ATV I had a nice holder on the handlebars. On the horse it's either in my Camelbak or a pocket. Someplace it isn't likely to fall out of!

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post #8 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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TRH - what a lucky dog to have found one!!! It is pretty darn neat the things it tells you. I plotted it out on a topographical map yesterday and that was pretty darn cool.

Trails - Industrial strength? That sounds like a good idea!!! I don't ever want to lose it again and I know I am a ditzbo so Velcro could help!

SailorG I will have to check out Lorance just because I am nosy!!! I would love to learn to use it to its full capacity or to my best advantage at any rate!

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post #9 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 07:17 PM
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QOS, no single person has need of all the features of modern GPSs. They just do too blasted much!

I got the Lorance because it has the biggest screen of a "portable" GPS. Or did, when I got my first one. Then I got a second one that is the same except the second one has a color screen. The first one the receiver seemed to be getting weak--didn't want to work in some areas I was exploring. I think the new one is only marginally better so it might have been mostly my imagination--and heavy tree cover mixed with steep canyons. Sigh.

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post #10 of 14 Old 01-17-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sailor - when we go up to Ebenezer in Jasper, TX I want to map the trails with different color threads or whatever you call it. We usually make 2 rides on Saturday and one on Sunday. There are tons of trails there that intersect and go off in different corners so it should be fun!

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