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Old 08-18-22, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The weird thing is they behave much better for me than AG, even though it's literally stuff like starting and saving a ride, which she of course does the exact same was as me and everyone else. But her rides get eaten more, and it freezes for her during rides. Even when we swap devices one way or the other. I have no idea what it could be other than gremlins.
I have two Garmin computers, a 1030+ and 520, and neither have ever had any issues.

My wife can't seem to get the hang of her 520, so I'm thinking it might be a chick/electronics thing. At least in my house.
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Old 08-18-22, 11:33 AM
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I bought each of the kids a new car when they turned 16, and told them it was theirs until they could afford a replacement so take care of it. Daughter got a Nissan Rogue and son got the Mazda 3. They both took very good care of them.

Early in college, our son was rear ended by a Ford F150, and it totaled his car. I ended up buying him another new one because the negotiated price for new was only about $1k more than a 3 year old used with 40k miles on it.

When my daughter graduated with her masters, she wanted a new car. I gave her the title to the Rogue and some cash for additional down payment so she could get the RDX she wanted.

Son graduates in December, but he'll have a car that's worth as much today as it was when we bought it in 2018. He can either keep it or trade it for something else that he can afford.
Lucky kiddos!
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Old 08-18-22, 11:44 AM
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I wonder if the code for this site is written by Garmin?
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I've had very limited problems with mine. Once or twice it shut down/rebooted in mid ride, but apart from that it's been working fine since 2018.

BUT I have seen different people have vastly different experiences with things like computers. I generally don't have any problems, but some folks in my group have had their laptops replaced several times.
My first, and last experience with Garmin was hand held gps units. I had two. The first worked flawlessly; the second, with all of N America built in, had to be sent in for replacement. I still have them here somewhere. I wonder if they still work
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Old 08-18-22, 11:56 AM
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Lucky kiddos!
There were selfish motivations - I was driving a 911 and my wife was in a higher end Audi when the first kid started driving. Neither of us were too wild about them driving our cars. Plus, if they only drove my wife's car, their insurance premium would be based on the 911 as it was the more expensive car, and if you ever want a shock check out the cost of insurance for a kid to be insured on one of those.

The reality was that they each needed a car. They were both real active with band, sports and other activities, and they could not rely on us to get them everywhere. Band and volleyball both had practices at 6:00 or 6:30 am during their seasons. I had to have a car to get to and from work, and my wife certainly wasn't going to be left without a car. We have absolutely zero public transportation in our area.
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Somewhat rougher than normal ride today. Different route, with a pretty bad surface and a fair amount of wind. I still worked hard. And I still want to ride again, so not all that terrible.
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Daughter celebrated 43 yesterday. How do these things happen?
I think you know how.
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lplo

I wonder if the code for this site is written by Garmin?
Maybe by the yahoos at Wahoo.
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Old 08-18-22, 11:58 AM
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And now, after minimal rest, it's time to fire up the weed eater, before the rain comes in. I was going to do it last evening but spaced it.
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Old 08-18-22, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Maybe by the yahoos at Wahoo.
Totally different group than the wahoos at Yahoo.
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Old 08-18-22, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
My first, and last experience with Garmin was hand held gps units. I had two. The first worked flawlessly; the second, with all of N America built in, had to be sent in for replacement. I still have them here somewhere. I wonder if they still work
They were great. I still have one from about 1998 and it worked last time I fired it up. I think they bought too many companies and ran them to lean.
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Old 08-18-22, 12:03 PM
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Totally different group than the wahoos at Yahoo.
Can't argue with that.
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Old 08-18-22, 12:31 PM
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I swear Wordle is getting harder.

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Old 08-18-22, 12:34 PM
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I have two Garmin computers, a 1030+ and 520, and neither have ever had any issues.

My wife can't seem to get the hang of her 520, so I'm thinking it might be a chick/electronics thing. At least in my house.
I'd say that, but she's not exactly computer-unsavvy, and there aren't many ways to press Start and Stop. Not like she has issues uploading routes or anything.
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Old 08-18-22, 12:36 PM
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Old 08-18-22, 12:43 PM
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Yes. Pretty cool too. I have a pic somewhere.
Would love to see that... part of me wants a new CTR or whatever the hottest hatch version is and FF it up. I could (and AG has told me to go ahead since she enjoys them in principle too) but dmaned if I have any actual use for such a thing.
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And now, after minimal rest, it's time to fire up the weed eater, before the rain comes in. I was going to do it last evening but spaced it.
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Old 08-18-22, 01:21 PM
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My 6 brothers and sisters and I did not have cars in high school. My father read somewhere that student's grades suffered if they were allowed to drive. The only driving I did before graduation was during driver training. I wanted a car so bad I graduated early. Once I found out it was possible I changed my major from science to general, because a general major only required 150 credits compared to 170 for science. I took summer classes and weekend classes to get the credits.
Saved money I made as a dishwasher and bought a Ford Galaxie for $850. Had to finance part of it.

We rarely drove the parent's cars. My oldest brother borrowed Dad's Buick when he was home from the Air Force on leave. He tossed a cigarette out and it went into the back seat and caught fire later in the garage. Just burned the back seat and insurance paid to fix it but it smelled like fire. The next time he was on leave he drove it again and ran into the garage wall and caved in the passenger door.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I'd say that, but she's not exactly computer-unsavvy, and there aren't many ways to press Start and Stop. Not like she has issues uploading routes or anything.
Same here, but if she just touches something electronic you can expect it to go berserk. Maybe she's had too many Covid vax shots, who knows. I'll have to put some spoons on her neck or something to check.
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Our kids both had cars in college (high school too). It's really nice when you don't have to drive to the school to bring them home when they want to come home and don't have to drive them back. You just stand in the drive way and wave as you say, "Drive carefully." That takes 5 minutes instead of 3 to 4 hours or more each way.
My parents bought houses within walking distance to school.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I have two Garmin computers, a 1030+ and 520, and neither have ever had any issues.

My wife can't seem to get the hang of her 520, so I'm thinking it might be a chick/electronics thing. At least in my house.

Garmin 530 over here. While it’s running never any issues. Connects to all my stuff fine. The bontrager lights got qurky, and it started to bother me so I disconnected those.

Only issue I have with the garmin, is uploads. Sometimes I finish a ride and it uploads normal, other times it takes me like 30 mins to get it to upload. My phone connects fine, it just won’t upload.


Battery seems to only last about 2.5 rides.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
My 6 brothers and sisters and I did not have cars in high school. My father read somewhere that student's grades suffered if they were allowed to drive. The only driving I did before graduation was during driver training. I wanted a car so bad I graduated early. Once I found out it was possible I changed my major from science to general, because a general major only required 150 credits compared to 170 for science. I took summer classes and weekend classes to get the credits.
Saved money I made as a dishwasher and bought a Ford Galaxie for $850. Had to finance part of it.

We rarely drove the parent's cars. My oldest brother borrowed Dad's Buick when he was home from the Air Force on leave. He tossed a cigarette out and it went into the back seat and caught fire later in the garage. Just burned the back seat and insurance paid to fix it but it smelled like fire. The next time he was on leave he drove it again and ran into the garage wall and caved in the passenger door.
No car either until I finished high school and bought my own. I did drive my parents' cars to work, but otherwise I was on my bike.

I had one of my parents' cars catch fire when I was leaving work and started it. An electrical fire started under the dash. Scared the crap out of me.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
My parents bought houses within walking distance to school.
Ours was too, when I was a kid.

The kids' high school is about 5 miles from our house, and requires travelling on some very busy streets. I wouldn't be comfortable walking to it, and certainly wouldn't have wanted my kids doing so, especially my daughter.
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My wife grew up in southern Louisiana, and started driving on the roads when she was about 12. No license. When she was old enough to get her license, she drove herself alone to the license office.
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