I moved to south Jersey last year. Bought a Garmin 76CS. BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE. Not knowing the roads and wanting to travel the back roads it gave me the freedom of caring less about getting lost and having a blast doing soo. I bought a handlebar mount available through Garmin. Definatlty spend the extra bucks for a modle that can hold map info for areas outside you're normal riding range. It does no good if it can only store info about roads you already know.
I appreciate all y'alls replies. I haven't done the GPS thing yet on the ride, but I've had one in the truck for many years. I know the value of it on the road, butI have an iQue M5 on order and can't figure out if Bluetooth will get the route instructions to a Bluetooth ear clip that I want to buy. Besides, I would really like to have the tunes while riding on those road trips. I would hate to spend the $$ for the clip and not know if I can get enough volume to hear it over wind/road/exhaust noise.
Thanks for the links Snowman. I haven't looked at them yet 'cuz I was typing this when you posted. I'll look at them now.