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Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 12:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

Oh, believe you me I learned that lesson. At the...

Oh, believe you me I learned that lesson. At the time I figured 'oh, two miles, I'll get there in about 8 minutes'. Instead it turned into an almost 2-hour round trip that busted my schedule for the...
Forum: Touring
09-25-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

It took years for the two-mile dude incident to...

It took years for the two-mile dude incident to finally be funny. I should have paid attention at how much he was stressing it was far as he was saying "two miles!" But I figured he meant on a bike,...
Forum: Touring
09-25-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

From the paper maps era I remember plenty of...

From the paper maps era I remember plenty of roads closed, road construction, whole new roads were none where before, and a host of other issues that makes Google maps far more accurate. I just keep...
Forum: Touring
09-25-23, 02:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

I take it nobody here is old enough to remember...

I take it nobody here is old enough to remember how unreliable most paper maps could be?
Forum: Touring
09-23-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

There is absolutely no valid scenario to drive...

There is absolutely no valid scenario to drive off a broken bridge unless said bridge falls off right from under you. I have driven through snow storms and fog so thick you barely can see the side of...
Forum: Touring
09-23-23, 01:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

Ok, if instead of Google maps he was just driving...

Ok, if instead of Google maps he was just driving down the same road, whose fault would it have been then?
Forum: Touring
09-22-23, 03:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

In Japan Google betrayed us to the point that...

In Japan Google betrayed us to the point that instead of a 40-mile day we ended up having to route through the mountains, into the night, and doing 70 miles by the time we were done. I was fine and...
Forum: Touring
09-21-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,588
Posted By abdon

I guess we have the answer to "if Google tells...

I guess we have the answer to "if Google tells you to jump off a cliff would you do it?"
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