Preparing, planning, purchasing, equipping, experiencing, or stories about travel to anyplace on the planet.

Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model (ELM) is composed of four stages which he says are the essence of learning. They can begin with any of the following elements, but usually starts with the first and proceed in order. These elements are:

1. concrete experience - learners must involve themselves fully, openly and without bias in new experiences.

2. reflective observation of the experience from many perspectives.

3. create abstract concepts based upon the reflection into logical sound theories.

4. active testing and experimentation of the new concepts in making decisions and solving problems.

Since my retirement from regular employment began at the start of 2021, I have been traveling (mostly via motorcycle) almost continuously. Specific trips include:

Listed below are GPS map pages for previous motorcycle rides and trips. Enjoy these motorcycle routes as I have done.

I maintain a base set of waypoints and tracks for my GPS navigator that are useful when travelling in Baja Mexico. Often I start with this base set then add the waypoints, tracks and routes specific to a trip to create the plan that I load into the GPS for a Baja trip.

Change the route map display line width

The Zumo 396 displays a colored line on the map when following a route. The default is a rather narrow line that is difficult to discern from all other road lines on the map. To increase the width of this line, use this procedure.

  1. Connect the Zumo 396 to a computer via the USB port. With a file explorer tool, navigate to Computer\zumo 396\Internal Storage\Themes\Map.
  2. Copy the file in the Map folder named Garmin.kmtf to a working folder on the computer like Downloads.
  3. Open the copied file with a text editor like Notepad.
  4. Near the end of the file, change the line
    <STYLE field = "MAP_TRK_CLR" scale = "1.00" > to ...
    <STYLE field = "MAP_TRK_CLR" scale = "2.60" >
    The "2.60" can be any number great than the default "1.00" to make the line thicker.
  5. Save the edited file.
  6. Copy the new file back to the original Map folder replacing the original.

Alto = Stop
Tope = Speed bump
Peligroso = Dangerous
Cuidado = Caution
Despacio = Slow
Detecha = Right
Izquierdo = Left
Derecho = Straight
Entrada = Entrance
Salida = Exit