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Old 02-20-2011, 03:17 AM   #871
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Me neither

At this point the total length is a guess, an educated guess but a guess none the less.

Total length of approx 15,000 kilometers seems to me to be fairly accurate. But its a guess as I haven't seen the proposed route for a couple of large areas that others are creating and some of the route is mapped but hasn't been ridden yet.

By the end of this summer the bulk of the route will have been ridden by the various contributors and a much more accurate number will be known
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:47 AM   #872
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Good stuff! I just found this and will read more later. We did an "off the beaten path" ride in NS in 2009. I'd love to do something similar in NB and the Gaspe. Our 2009 NS Dual Sport Ride pics with a couple of maps can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&l=6d5d7561d3
Looks like great ride you did. I don't want to confuse this thread with info not related to the TCAT ....but I have been working on a route that starts at the Maine/New Brunswick border and finishes at the end if the Trans Tiaga Highway. I'll have ridden that entire route by mid summer and hope to have it available this fall. It will cross NB, the Gaspe and travel through some remote parts of Quebec. A few other people have been helping with this route as well. It is much more of a big bike ride and doesn't offer up the optional technical sections the TCAT does in spots. It's been termed the TNE (True North East).

The end goal for our site is to host and distribute a multitude of routes (gps files). Of course there will be no charge for these routes . We hope as time goes on that others will contribute routes they'd like to share, there is some guidelines we have so that there is a basic consistency to them (rating scale, etc). The most basic guideline being that the route must be two days in length at a minimum, or a "weekend trip".

Currently there are a small handful that have been proposed and will be submitted this summer, we hope to have our site up and running next fall/winter so we can begin distribution. We're quite excited about this concept, it seems like most areas have a weekend run and folks seem proud to share their riding areas.

Hijack over....back to the big one. The route across the widest country on Earth, the TCAT
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #873
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Me neither

At this point the total length is a guess, an educated guess but a guess none the less.

Total length of approx 15,000 kilometers seems to me to be fairly accurate. But its a guess as I haven't seen the proposed route for a couple of large areas that others are creating and some of the route is mapped but hasn't been ridden yet.

By the end of this summer the bulk of the route will have been ridden by the various contributors and a much more accurate number will be known
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #874
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Just wanted to throw this out there, not sure if it's relevant as I still don't know exactly where the trail goes but...

There's some really great private, rustic, no-neighbors camping available just north-west of Carnarvon, Ontario at the Haliburton Highlands Water Trail. Many of these sites are accessible via truck/ATV trails.

https://secure.camis.com/HHWT/Halibu...aterTrails?Map

I believe the same is also true of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:25 PM   #875
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Total length of approx 15,000 kilometers seems to me to be fairly accurate.
I can tell you that my section of the route (from the ON/MB border to Radium BC) will be around 4400 km give or take 100... That's about the length of the Continental Divide Ride I did in '07: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260555

I can also tell you that you'll like it!

When I realized this, I suddenly understood the scope of this project. Deadly's estimate of 15,000 km is not far off, meaning there's 11,000 km to get from the Rock to Manitoba and from Radium to the Island. We're talking about 3 Continental Divide Rides altogether! That's a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks riding if you absolutely fly for 12 hours a day!
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:43 PM   #876
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It takes 24 hours to ride across Ontario on the freeway and the TCAT does NOT follow a straight line

The Labrador road itself is 2400 kilometers, Quebec is HUGE, I believe Manxman has a very winding route across BC up his sleeve. Add in the Rock and Vanisle and I'd stick to a 15, 000 km (9000 mile) estimate

I'm guessing two months sounds about right to ride the entire route, throw in some travel time to get to the start and to get back home and it will be quite the accomplishment to have ridden the TCAT in one go. 2012 I'll be riding the western half in one shot, I'm planning on taking 4 weeks for that portion of the route and another week of slabbing home. 15,000+- km ride.....about half of what it would take to do the entire route depending on where you live.

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #877
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I believe Manxman has a very winding route across BC up his sleeve.
That's the truth.

Call it meandering....but with a purpose.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:48 PM   #878
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WOW !!
I missed some post 2 pages ago... what a pretty nice works with the books !

I want mine being dedicated by the team !
Those living around me first and then the others all along the Tcat
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #879
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how to free up 4 weeks in 2012? Actually, how to free up 4 weeks in 2011?
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:14 AM   #880
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Rough over view of Canada showing the TCAT in pink and the TNE in blue.



TNE should be completed this summer.. and available for download this fall.


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Old 02-28-2011, 07:26 PM   #881
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Not much mapping or route updates from the coast lately as winter has set in again for the last few weeks... Starting to get cabin fever waiting for this crap to pass: I feel for you guys back east that have to endure months of this stuff:


Last couple weeks was just cold with just a trace of snow

This week a little more

Normally this stuff melts off real quick, but not this time...

This photo from 3 weeks back shows where the snow is supposed to be this time of year on the coast...



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Old 02-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #882
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Hey Ted, if I can ride that much of the route that looks to be about a third of the whole route? Damn but I want to do the TNE too!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #883
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Rough over view of Canada showing the TCAT in pink and the TNE in blue.



TNE should be completed this summer.. and available for download this fall.



Hey Ted
when I click on the link for gravel travel I get this






Its been like this since Saturday
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:42 AM   #884
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Sorry Dave, site is under construction until fall. That's a template your seeing and shouldn't be published, doh
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:50 AM   #885
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I feel for you guys back east that have to endure months of this stuff:

That's not snow... THIS, is snow:


Last year I insured our bikes on April 13th. I think that might be wishful thinking this year
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