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Old 03-25-2014, 08:52 AM   #4051
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You think that you are no guru, I don't even know the difference.
@Mortimer: Every unit / software package is a little different, but basically a track is an outline of where you went and a route is where you can be guided to. - You make a track, but you follow a route. (Although some units can navigate tracks in reverse direction.)

@TTime: Yes! Works perfectly...almost gave up when I discovered garmin makes you install their software to download the "adventure". The gpx file link imported into Locus on my phone perfectly. Thanks!

(If you click on the link in Windows it will try to open as a webpage...just right-click and select "save link as" and save the .gpx file.)
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:33 AM   #4052
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Thanks, RG.

Got it: the track is what you figured out for yourself, and the route is where the gps wants you to believe it will take you.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #4053
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At the risk of pushing this discussion too much off topic: I'm far from a GPS guru, but I don't see the need to create a 'route' from a 'track'. I just keep a bunch of tracks from previous rides in an area on my unit, which tracks I can just as easily see on there when I'm out in the area again. I don't need the navigation-by-route feature of the GPS when riding in the woods. Eh?
Navigating by route is much more efficient, if you have a good route. The GPS will display the distance to next turn and the turn direction, which I can follow while riding. I can't (safely) follow a track on the map screen without stopping a lot.

It's really hard to make a good route with a bad map, so in the woods I end up stopping a lot when following a route anyway. There the main benefit of a route is keeping it separate from all the tracks in the gps menus and mapsource.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #4054
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Looks like highway 6 is closed due to a landslide at MP 31. Little wet over there?
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #4055
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Looks like highway 6 is closed due to a landslide...
It's good at that.

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A large landslide in Tillamook County blocked 600 feet of Highway 6 on April 4, 1991, with 500,000 cubic yards of rock and soil partly damming the Wilson River. This highway has been closed annually by mudslides or rock-falls, and the 1991 episode took nearly two months for debris removal at a cost exceeding $2 million. The slide occurred when soils on the steep slope became saturated from nine inches of winter rain in two days. Cracks appeared along the upper planar slide and permitted infiltration of runoff to saturate soils. The soil liquefied immediately before movement. When the event took place, the slide was being monitored, and an attempt was being made to drain the slide block.
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PORTLAND (AP) -- Oregon Highway 6 has been reopened after road crews cleared a landslide that had blocked the route between Portland and Tillamook since last weekend.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said utility companies will be working on power lines in the slide area and flagging one-way traffic at times.
Motorists can expect some minor delays, and should be alert for falling rocks, mud and other debris on the roadway.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:21 PM   #4056
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Are there any upcoming pavement rides planned? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with the area and my '1200 isn't set up for anything but street riding at the moment.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:39 AM   #4057
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Are there any upcoming pavement rides planned? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with the area and my '1200 isn't set up for anything but street riding at the moment.
Hold that thought....

Or not Do Thursdays work at all for you?

My big bike is begging me to stretch her legs...
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:26 PM   #4058
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Hi All!

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:28 PM   #4059
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Hi All!

Sean
Yo, Sean, how's Minneapolisatota, or wherever you is?
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #4060
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Well I have to say its not as bad as i thought it would be.
Its almost like Bend just missing the mountains.
The sun shines most days.It has been nasty cold but they tell me it has not been like this since the 60's.
I thought there would be more snow but you can ride snowmobiles right out of the garage and go where you want.
I have missed riding the bikes over the winter but they have been in portland so not much I could do about it.
All our crap shows up with the moving truck mid week so it will be nice to get somewhat back to normal.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:05 PM   #4061
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Its almost like Bend just missing the mountains......
How's the 'squiters up there?
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:18 AM   #4062
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Help save the Gifford Pinchot riding trails

Here is a photo of the trail tools volunteers use in the Gifford Pinchot NF. I am trying to get some volunteers to do tread work this summer. Some riders like to do log out but not fill ruts. Most of the single track trails are severely rutted. They are so difficult, many riders try them once and never return. I am coordinating the volunteer effort on Thumper Talk - Help save the GP riding trails. We may try to have a campout or two this summer. One day work and one day ride. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:43 AM   #4063
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Are there any upcoming pavement rides planned? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with the area and my '1200 isn't set up for anything but street riding at the moment.
April Fools campout down in Brookings is coming up next weekend (12-13), you can certainly stretch those legs out riding down the coast.

Oh, and Hiya Sean, miss ya buddy.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:04 AM   #4064
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No skeeters yet everything is still frozen.My yard has about 20" of snow on the ground still.

Hi Scott. I would love to go on some rids and hang out.The hardest part of moving was leaving everyone back on the west coast.
Ill be back. We still have the house in Portland and my little bro is renting it.That gives me a place to keep a bike :)

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Old 04-01-2014, 10:34 AM   #4065
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Here is a photo of the trail tools volunteers use in the Gifford Pinchot NF. I am trying to get some volunteers to do tread work this summer. Some riders like to do log out but not fill ruts. Most of the single track trails are severely rutted. They are so difficult, many riders try them once and never return. I am coordinating the volunteer effort on Thumper Talk - Help save the GP riding trails. We may try to have a campout or two this summer. One day work and one day ride. Any help would be appreciated
i will be watching this. will try to do my part this year
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