Sometimes it takes an extreme situation to realize the importance of having a GPS. In this week's Friday Feature, Mike from New Brunswick, Canada shares his story about the day he got lost for hours and realized it was time to buy himself a GPS.
"On a recent trail bike ride with my brother-in-law and his neighbor it became clear I needed a GPS. We started out on a beautiful Saturday morning at 9:00am. A quick unload off the trailer and we were off. Little did I know that was the last time I would see my truck for the next twelve hours!!!!"
"We found some excellent riding trails but my brother-in-law had a plan. He wanted to find his way to a particular intersection he had been to in the past. The long and the short of it is that we all ran out of gas and two of us ran out twice!!!! We all ran out of water and food. Oh, and to top it all off, I got a flat."
"At that point we decided I would hobble to a road access while the other two rode back to the truck. I was told it was a mere 5 km ride and about 20 minutes. So there I was in the bush on my own at dusk!!!! I was collected two hours and 30 kms later."
"The next day I ordered an Oregon 450 and RAM EZ on-off mount. I love the clean set up and the GPS is great. I am still figuring out the Garmin software, but it will come. Our last ride [with the GPS] was a complete success with the trailer loaded in the daylight and home for dinner." For Mike's full story and pictures, see his original post.
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