The zoom in button on my ancient Garmin Zumo 550 GPS popped out. On ADVRider I had come across a post by a guy from the Netherlands who sold replacement button strips for these units. I bought the strips and have had them lying around here for ages now.
This evening, in a moment of clarity, I decided to try to repair the unit. I honestly thought it would be more difficult than it was.
Check out the blog tab for a complete description of the process.
h/t buffalo(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/buffalo) sent me this video. When I rode the Trans Am Trail back in 2016, I had two big offs both of which were in deep sand and silt. Fortunately, I didn't break anything on the bike or myself. How to Ride in Deep Sand(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/136/videos/85506/how-to-ride-in-deep-sand)
May 14 - Thursday - Day 8 - State College, PA to Cedar Run, PA Cedar Run Inn & General Store 281 Beulah Land Road Cedar Run, Pennsylvania, 17727 570-353-6241 Rooms Confirmed. Dinner seating at 7:45. Bar is always open. They do not take credit cards.
May 6 - Wednesday - Commute to Damascus, VA Damascus Old Mill Inn Historic Hotel and Restaurant 215 West Imboden Street Damascus, Virginia, 24236 Phone: 276-475-3745 2/21 - Reservation system down until Monday 3/2. May 7 - Thursday - Day 1 - Damascus, VA to Mountain Lake, VA Mountain Lake Lodge Historic Lodge where Dirty Dancing was filmed Hotel Circle Mountain Lake, Virginia, 24136 540-626-7121 Room Confirmed. May 8 - Friday - Day 2 - Mountain Lake, VA to Warm Springs, VA The Inn at Warm Springs & Tavern 12968 Sam Snead Hwy Warm Springs, Virginia, 24484 540-839-5351 Room Confirmed. May 9 - Saturday - Day 3 - Warm Springs, VA to Petersburg, WV Smoke Hole Resort & Cabins 8290 N Fork Hwy Cabins, West Virginia, 26855 304-257-4442 Room Confirmed - In log motel building, no wifi, no restaurant - eat in Petersburg, cell coverage in town. May 10 - Sunday - Day 4 - Petersberg, WV to Shepherdstown, WV Bavarian Inn 164 Shepherd Grade Road Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443 304-876-2551 Room Confirmed. Check in 4, check out noon. May 11 - Monday - Day 5 - Shepherdstown, WV to Harpers Ferry, WV Towns Inn 179 High Street Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 304-932-0677 Sits on the point at the end of town, heart of historic area. Hamilton s Tavern features craft-casual, seasonal cuisine & beer & wine. Room Confirmed. May 12 - Tuesday - Day 6 - Harpers Ferry, WV to Shippensburg, PA Shippen Place Hotel (Quality Inn & Suites) 32 East King Street Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 17257 (717) 532-4141 Room Confirmed. May 13 - Wednesday - Day 7 - Shippensburg, PA to State College, PA Hilton Garden Inn 1101 East College Avenue College Township, Pennsylvania, 16801 (814) 272-1221 May 14 - Thursday - Day 8 - State College, PA to Cedar Run, PA Cedar Run Inn & General Store 281 Beulah Land Road Cedar Run, Pennsylvania, 17727 570-353-6241 Rooms Confirmed. Dinner seating at 7:45. Bar is always open. They do not take credit cards. May 15 - Friday - Day 9 - Cedar Run, PA to Berkley Springs, WV The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs 110 S. Washington St. Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 (304) 258-1200 Room Confirmed. May 16 - Saturday - Commute to home
The AMA tries to serve a small % of the population, but only represents a small % of that small %. So their voice is often not heard or paid much attention to. IMO they would serve the motorcycle community better if they spent a lot less of their resources in money and time fighting against helmet and exhaust laws that the largest % of motorcycle riders don t really care about. Instead, spend that capital on trying to grow the motorcycle community by attracting people to the sport/hobby and making it easier for them to become a part of it.