GPS NAVIGATION & SAFETY

GPS NAVIGATION AND SAFETY

GPS NAVIGATION & SAFETY

The 7 P's.
The 7 P’s. Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
  • Exit Tours MC uses Ride with GPS for mapping and tracks.
  • Ride with GPS Club Membership is Included with Exit Tours Club Membership
  • Ride with GPS is compatible with most GPS units.
  • Ride with GPS works with iPhone and Andriod phones, even off-line.
  • Ride with GPS has offline maps for your Android or iPhone, Voice navigation and you can download all Loops with one click.
  • GPS Tracks, maps and cue sheet links are emailed to all participants before a ride.

Ride with GPS

See the ORANGE LINKS for more Features and Info on RIDE with GPS

Features below are available to Exit Tours Club members on Club rides with Ride with GPS.

Download the Ride with GPS app on your phone

Ride with GPS App

  • Get spoken turn-by-turn directions for loops using the Ride with GPS signature voice navigation feature.
  • No data? No problem! You can record rides without a data connection and download routes to navigate while offline.
  • No Data plan is required to use an old phone. Just download tracks while on WiFi.

Download All Loops for Event

  • You can download all the routes associated with the event with one tap rather than having to select each route individually.

Mobile Voice Navigation

  • Ride with GPS will show you how to start navigation and demonstrate what to expect while riding.

Navigating Offline Maps on I Phone

  • Plan on adventuring into an area with limited or no cell-phone network ?
  • Learn how to navigate your route with the OFFLINE MAPS feature
  • You can pre-download the route and map before heading out.

Navigating Offline Maps on Android

  • Adventure into an area with limited or no cell-phone network ?
  • You can navigate your route with the OFFLINE MAPS feature where you pre-download the route and map tiles before heading out.

Ride with GPS HELP LIBRARY

  • Powerful tools require some know how. Ride with GPS has created an extensive library of help articles to assist you in getting the most out of Ride with GPS.
  • Make sure you turn off the always North orientation and set your phone to stay on.
  • A way to charge your phone from your battery is required.

 

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The Perfect Squeeze Phone & Tablet Mount

Hondo Garage Perfect Squeeze

Rock-Solid phone/tablet Mount
Hondo Garage Perfect Squeeze
Hondo Garage Perfect Squeeze

Perfect Squeeze Bundle

BIG SQUEEZE LINK

  • The Big Squeeze is designed with one objective in mind: Hold any device in any terrain. And by hold we mean hold steady, without wobble, without constant readjustments.
  • It will hold everything from a small phone to a full-sized iPad and doesn’t need any sort of special case to do it.

Hondo Garage Octopus

Several Exit Tours Club Members own a Perfect Squeeze, and after trying others on the market, we can Attest, this is the best, most solid and reliable phone mount on the market.

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Orange County Dualies
Orange County Dualies

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SAFETY BEYOND CELLULAR

Spot X

SPOT-X 2-WAY SATELLITE MESSAGING DEVICE

SPOT-X is 2-way satellite messaging device with an onboard backlit QWERTY keyboard and GPS location tracking.

Direct communication with emergency services and Social media linking in one portable, lightweight device.

Spot X
Spot X
  • SPOT X provides affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking.
  • Direct connection to the Emergency Coordination Center
  • SPOT has triggered over 8,000 rescues around the globe 
  • With SPOT X, users can better communicate with 2-way satellite messaging
  • Communicate if necessary with emergency personnel. 
  • SPOT X provides users with a unique, personal mobile number
Saved by Spot
SPOT X is lightweight and easy-to-use: LINK
  • Illuminated QWERTY key board
  • 2.7” backlit  display
  • U.S. mobile number
  • Rechargeable Lithium battery
  • Dust and waterproof rated hardware
  • 2-Way Satellite Messaging.
  • S.O.S.: Emergency notification and direct 2-way message communication 
  • 24/7 Search and Rescue services
  • Through the Emergency Response Coordination Center in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
  • GPS Tracking:
  • Check In: Users can let contacts know they are “OK”
  • Post to Social.
  • Navigation: Built-in compass and programmable waypoints.
  • Keyboard:  Easy to use illuminated QWERTY keyboard
  • Battery Life: SPOT X has a rechargeable battery

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ALTITUDE SICKNESS PREVENTION

Mt Antero View
Mt Antero View from 14 k feet

Mean elevation is the mean elevation of a county. Colorado counties dominate the list.

The top twenty-one highest counties in the US are located in Colorado.

  • The mean elevation of Chaffee County is 9,915 feet
  • The City of Salida sits at an elevation of approximately 7,083 feet above sea level.
  • People who live at high altitudes adjust to the low oxygen levels, but for travelers first arriving at a high-altitude environment, altitude sickness can strike.
Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness:
  • Adjust slowly. Your body needs about two to three days of slowly going higher in order to adjust.
  • Eat carbs. It’s not often we’re told to eat extra carbohydrates….
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Drink lots of water
  • Take it easy
  • Medication

Altitude Sickness Prevention

The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to allow your body to adjust to the decreased levels of oxygen in high-altitude locations:

  • If you are traveling from sea level to a destination above 8,000 feet, try to reach higher altitudes over the course of a few days.
  • If you are traveling to very high altitudes, stop at 8,000 to 9,000 feet  before moving on to allow your body to adjust.
  • Sleep low. The fairgrounds are several  thousand feet lower than the mountains you will be riding on during the day.
  • Take medication:
  • If your doctor recommends it, consider taking acetazolamide (Diamox) to help your body adjust to rapidly increasing altitudes.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • You should not consume alcoholic beverages for at least the first two days you are at a high altitude.
  • Exercise. Relax before engaging in anything more than mild exercise.

Two types of altitude sickness to be aware of:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
  • AMS is the mildest and most common type of altitude sickness.
  • It affects an estimated 25 percent of people who travel to and sleep in locations above 8,000 feet.
  • Symptoms of AMS may include headache, fatigue, appetite loss, nausea, and vomiting.
  • AMS usually occurs within 2 to 12 hours of arriving at a high-altitude location and goes away within one to three days of being there.
  • High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).
  • On rare occasions, people who have AMS develop HACE.
  • HACE can result in extreme fatigue, drowsiness, confusion, lack of coordination, and pulmonary embolism or PE.
  • HACE is severely life-threatening, so anyone who experiences these symptoms should immediately go to a lower altitude and seek medical attention..

Altitude Sickness Treatment

If you do develop altitude sickness, the following treatment options may help:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers. These can help ease altitude sickness-related headaches.
  • Move to lower ground. For any type of altitude sickness, the best treatment is to immediately move to a lower altitude.
  • Wait it out. If your symptoms are mild, taking it easy as your body adjusts to the higher altitude may help.

 

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