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Old 11-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #2416
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The kudos need to go to Ross, aka Manxman, as he created this section of the TCAT

I, like you, can't wait to ride it
Sorry.
Should have said Deadly and the whole team.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:08 AM   #2417
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Oh man, I can't WAIT for the GPS files! I checked the site and I see you only have a few up so far. Especially looking forward to a dirt/gravel route across the plaines, might make crossing them a bit more enjoyable!

Any chance you're taking donations?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #2418
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TCAT update

Hi guys,
What your doing is just a fantastic gift to all of us. I can't wait for the tracking and GPS files because i want to plan my 2013 summer ride across Canada. Hope to read more about it soon .
Thanks again
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #2419
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Any long tech sections that a KTM 990A ridden by a
experienced off road rider can't get through ?
I can say that between the Manitoba/Ontario border and Radium BC (through the prairies) an experienced off-roader would have no trouble working the 990 through everything - technical sections and all. A couple of tricky spots, but I have no doubt you could get through them.

I had an absolute blast putting together this section of the route. I am struggling with the drudgery of writing the descriptions, but I'll get it together yet. Sorry if I'm holding things up, Deadly.

By the way - the hand drawn ferry is an awesome addition to the route! Talk about adventure riding! That's one thing people will remember.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #2420
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No worries Chris. Gps files are 99% complete...hopefully posted on the site by this weekend

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #2421
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No worries Chris. Gps files are 99% complete...hopefully posted on the site by this weekend

You're an animal!!!!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #2422
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No worries Chris. Gps files are 99% complete...hopefully posted on the site by this weekend
WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Can I give you guys some money?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #2423
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No worries Chris. Gps files are 99% complete...hopefully posted on the site by this weekend


Argh! Work and home renos need to pi$$ off so I can get the maps done, too! Anyone got a cloning machine handy?
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #2424
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I'm blown away by the scale of what you guys are accomplishing! This will be one of the planets great rides. Thank you.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #2425
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I had an absolute blast putting together this section of the route. I am struggling with the drudgery of writing the descriptions, but I'll get it together yet.
I can relate.

I love scouring maps for new backroads to try, then riding and evaluating them, taking notes and pictures but I really struggled with the writing of the description. After writing and rewriting it several times, I have decided not to become an author after all.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #2426
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I can relate.

I love scouring maps for new backroads to try, then riding and evaluating them, taking notes and pictures but I really struggled with the writing of the description. After writing and rewriting it several times, I have decided not to become an author after all.
Man, can I ever relate to that! Writing truly is a birthing process. Not the easiest thing in the world, for sure.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:27 PM   #2427
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Almost finished....changing paper maps into digital gpx files is way more time consuming that I'd anticipated...

Sunday I should be finished. I'll post them when they're done (so folks planning their 2013 trips can get started with their planning). I'll then send the files to gisdood ( Kelly) to get digital maps done and then finish working on the route descriptions over the winter months.

The finish line is in sight
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #2428
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GPS Files Finished

GPS files are finished and available for download

I would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone who helped out with the TCAT. Its a long list...

Chris Regier
Fabrice Tremblay
Jimmy Rodriguez
Chris Regier
Ross Glover
David WIlliams
Gord Jones
Jenna Novic
All the folks who joined me on trips over the last few years
All the folks who answered my annoying questions
Kelly Ruston for making the maps
I'm sure I am missing some..sorry..so many people helped get this project completed that I am still and will continually be amazed. I could NOT have done this alone


So the gps files are available for download..no charge.

The total distance is 15,639 kilometers (9718 miles).

What we do ask if you download the files and ride part of the TCAT that you let us know of any errors with the files, problems with the route (decommsioned roads, damagaed trails, etc). It is in this manner that we hope the TCAT stays relevant. We would also appreciate a photo or two we can put up on the website.

Before you head out I encourage you to check to see if you have the latest files. TCAT_R1.0 was just upload..revisons will be titled TCAT_R1.1, etc

If you ride the route and would like to contribute we sell decals...profits go to help keeping the website going

The route descriptions are 65% finished...still working on them as time permits.


Here is a quick look at the route....





Cheers and if you ride the TCAT, my house is on the route and I look forward to having a pint with you
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #2429
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Many thanks to all who brought this into being!

An excellent contribution to the community.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #2430
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Congratulations Ted!
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