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in: Sandy; Sandy > 2017-01-22

Jan 22, 2017 11:32 PM # 
deal on the FR 10! Nice
Jan 23, 2017 12:20 AM # 
That's what I just got - pink also - and I really like it very much.
Jan 23, 2017 3:20 PM # 
Good choice. Amy loves the FR10. She has one in every color.
Jan 23, 2017 4:37 PM # 
I need lessons on how to get the track on a map.
Jan 24, 2017 4:24 PM # 
For RouteGadget, or for personal reasons, like course setting?
Jan 25, 2017 8:55 PM # 
For RouteGadget or just posting my route on an O map after an event in general even if there isn't a RouteGadget option.
Jan 25, 2017 9:09 PM # 
Run you through options on Saturday? Bring your cable.
Jan 27, 2017 2:08 AM # 
I inherited (I know this is backwards) an aqua/teal* FR15 from my daughter. I'm clueless what to do with it. (My children constantly mock my ineptitude with modern electronics, in spite of, no because of, my having worked in software for many years.) My daughter can help me out from the runner's point of view, but not from the orienteer's point of view.

I'm *almost* tempted to drive down to whatever Saturday event you are referring to (QOC?--looks like that's Sunday) to join in vmeyer's lesson (if the FR15 bears any resemblance to the FR10). I suppose I should be able to find a closer orienteer to help me out--will be meeting with the Boulder Dash course setting team soon, maybe one of them.

*The color is great. I'm often envious that my favorite colors are only available in "women's" gear. No purple running shoes for me. :-( I bought my previous car in a color Ford called iris but I would call raspberry. "Why'd you get a chick color, Steve?" my coworker said. "Because it's a great color!" When I registered it, iris was not an option (nor was raspberry) on the form. The town clerk took a peek out the window, and said "You could call it purple or you could call it pink." A pink car to me is a Mary Kay Cadillac, so I chose purple. But my kids always called it pink to get my goat.

(So you think I've hijacked somebody's log comments yet again for one of my irrelevant sidetracks? Read on, I'm about to get to the part where this actually involves Sandy.)

Years later the kids came with me to a DVOA meet, the US Champs at Delaware Water Gap I think. Sandy was there in a raspberry-ish sweater. "Great color Sandy, I like it so much I bought a car that color." A bemused look came across her face. "A pink car?" The kids loved it, "Ha ha Dad, we told you it's not purple, it's pink!"
Jan 27, 2017 3:35 AM # 
This story made me smile. Thanks.

By the way, Saturday is just another informal training I put together for Saturday for me and Valerie.
Jan 27, 2017 2:11 PM # 
Stephen, I am happy to try to assist you remotely...first thing is to evaluate just how clueless you are. :) I am sending you an email.
Jan 27, 2017 7:02 PM # 
In case you want to try it right now (like I usually do), the basics for Forerunners are here:
  1. Connect the charging cable to your device and plug it into your computer’s USB port.

  2. Download and Install Garmin Express (from HERE)

  3. Open Garmin Express

  4. Select '+' to add a device and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process

  5. Disconnect watch and go Orienteering/Running/Walking/Wombat

  6. Reconnect watch and allow it to 'Sync'

  7. Go to AP > Garmin Connect, enter your Garmin Connect username and password

  8. Choose (by checking, new ones should be checked already, but you never know) the activities you wish to sync from Garmin Connect to Attackpoint and hit 'import selected'

You need to be a paying member of AP ($25 or more?) to get the Garmin Connect > AP Sync feature. I assume you all are, though. ;)

I like QuickRoute for quick (hah) visualization after an event, but it hasn't been updated since 2011, if that means anything. You can import to OCAD, too, but ... I'll let Valerie show you in person. It's a little version-specific, too.

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