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- Partly Dave´s - Dave Friedman is a long standing member of our club with an extensive and thorough knowledge of BMW motorcycles. Dave will be offering "Specials" to the club members, so check back here frequently 'cause if you snooze you may looze out.
- Bentley - The Okanagan´s Premiere Destination Motorcycle Dealership. Visit Bentley Motorrad in Kelowna for great offers and deals.
- The Hitching Post Restaurant - We have been serving the Similkameen community since July 2004. Specialized in homemade food with fresh ingredients, and our staff offers quality and reliable service you can count on.
- Midway campground - Welcome to the Midway Riverfront Park. Enjoy camping right beside the river in downtown Midway.
- Dogsear - Canada's No. 1 imprintable activewear store for almost 40 years.
- Betta services - We can save you time and money whether it is for the shipping or receiving of your packages or by providing you with affordable faxing services or mailbox pickup service.
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- Red Rock Garage - Dan Mirabent´s garage is a great stopping place if you’re running Hwy 33. If you haven’t done so already, stop in and say hi to Dan and his staff and try some of the great coffee and have a look around at the motorcycle memorabilia. He also carries premium fuel for your bike.
- MotoVida has a full motorcycle service and repair shop for all makes and models of bikes. Let us take care of your bike and get you back to living life on two wheels. Featuring a wide range of riding gear and offering 10% off on riding gear for VBMWR members.

GPS Information Session

3 years 2 months ago #15 by waynecorley
As many of you may know we held our first GPS information system on February 21 and it seemed to go over fairly well. Six people attended and shoe-horned into my den where I had a 40" flat screen TV as a monitor.

If you were still wondering what it is a about, this is primarily aimed at back-road or off-road riders. Anyone can use a street GPS to navigate with a routable map. Simply key in an address and voila, turn-by-turn directions.

However, it's quite a bit different when you are planning your ride over forest service roads or trails. Over the past few years I've learned a few techniques for planning routes for back road adventures that have turned out pretty well. I prefer to use an outdoor GPS because of their versatility for hiking and ability to record and store tracks. I have been using a Garmin Oregon and have recently purchase a Garmin Montana. The techniques I'm using would adapt to just about any outdoor GPS.

Click the links below to check out a couple of rides that have resulted.

2014 Bella Coola - Chilcotin Country
2012 Idaho, Oregon and the Stanley Stomp

My techniques involve the liberal use of paper maps, MapSource and BaseCamp software, Google Earth and occasionally an outjie board. :silly:

At any rate we are planning to hold at least three more sessions.
  • Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at my home in Kelowna
  • Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM , also at my home.
  • Mid to Late April in Kamloops. Location at date to be confirmed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them on this forum so others can see them, but also pop me a quick email so I'll know to check here. (dwcorley@shaw.ca)

If you are interested in attending let me know as I am a bit limited for space in my den unless I can get my netbook computer working properly. (long story) First come, first served.

Regards, Wayne

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    3 years 1 month ago #29 by waynecorley
    A quick update on our GPS information sharing sessions.

    We have completed 3 sessions so far (about 2 hours each), have had 11 members participate and the feedback has been pretty good. While I have put together a number of topics to cover, based on participant expectations and questions, the discussions have been informal and free-form.

    The topics discussed included:

    Outdoor GPS versus Automotive GPS
    • Tracking
    • Altitude
    • Routing Options
    • Compass

    Profiles
    • What are they
    • Changing Profiles
    • Custom Profiles

    Maps
    • Street Maps versus Topographical maps
    • Locked or Unlocked Maps
    • Downloaded maps onto computer
    • Selecting custom map areas to send to GPS
    • Memory restrictions on GPS

    Waypoints
    • Saving on the GPS
    • Creating on the computer in MapSource
    • Transferring waypoints to the GPS
    • Wireless transfer between GPS units

    Routing
    • Creating a route in MapSource
    • Point-to-point or Direct Routing versus Auto-Routing
    • Transferring the route to the GPS
    • Following the route on the GPS

    Tracks
    • Creating and saving tracks on the GPS
    • Transferring and saving tracks to the PC
    • Modifying or Filtering tracks

    Our next planned session will be in the Kamloops area as we have a number of people in that neck of the woods who have expressed interest. Ted Moore has generously offered his place as a meeting point and the tentative date is Saturday, May 2nd.

    I'll be posting more information on here in a week or so and will also directly email those who are interested. In the meantime if you have any questions on the session, reply to this post and I'll try to get you an answer.

    Cheers, Wayne

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    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


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    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


    March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


    March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

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    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


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    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


    April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


    March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


    April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


    March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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    For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


    April 28, 2018 Member Update

    Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


    March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

    We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


    March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

    The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


    March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

    A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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