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Re: [RC] [RC] Who REALLY knows ? - Catfish Daniels

Hi Tina,
Good point. I was so shocked at the discrepancies that I took my mountain bike and rode the same trails - or I should say, until I got stuck on a big hill and the sand was too deep. So I joined a friend of mine on his four wheeler and came up with the very same result. Let me point out, however, that my "double-checking" was really unnecessary, because as soon as you loose signal, or even receive a weak signal, which has only happened to me twice before (in places you don't really want to ride anyways), it beeps and your watch says "weak signal".

Anyway, hope this answers your question. :-)


From: Tina Hicks <tina@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Catfish Daniels <catfishdaniels@xxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC]   Who REALLY knows ?
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 15:31:20 -0600 (CST)

Catfish, those are some pretty big discrepancies. You don't say where you
are riding but if it's under lots of trees or in/out of mountains/valleys
I'd be inclined to think, based on personal experience, that some (maybe
all?) of that difference is from the GPS losing satellites and not
capturing all the distance travelled.


On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Catfish Daniels wrote:

> Got myself a GPS not too long ago and did a bit of "study". First off, I'm
> not a big gadget fan at all, but...this GPS is awsome!! Anyway, the study I
> did was simple. I went to all my riding buddies and rode with them. For as
> long as I knew them, they all talked about how far they rode (Some are trail
> riders, others participate in endurance rides). When I actually rode with
> them, would you believe that some of them were off by as much as 15 miles
> per training ride?

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