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Old 08-24-2010, 05:34 AM   #61
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Here is the complete tracks of our ride with waypoints.

There are 27 tracks---each numbered to the day of our ride---which will make it very easy for you to follow my ride report and look at the tracks and see exactly where we rode.

there is no track 15 (day 15) as we didn't ride that day.

I've got handy waypoints on there too---of stuff---gas, food, lodging, camping, hot springs---neat stuff along the way.

We got on private property one day accidentally--and it is noted with waypoints----I hope I got those in the right spot as I put them on the file after I got home.
If you use this file to ride some of this please route around that area. somewhere there I needed to go right instead of left It was in there we saw 4 moose. We got out of it smoothly with my charm and good looks
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:16 AM   #62
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Great report guy's!

Was wondering how much you weigh, how tall and your inseam.

Also, estimate the weight of the gear you carried please.

Any mods to the stock suspension?

Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:21 AM   #63
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Thanks for the track file. Interesting to be able to follow the journey that way. I think in the 10 or so years that I've had my 276C, I've used routeing 3 times to fine a place ( like AMA headquarters , etc. ) The rest of the time, I save the track files to see where I actually was that day or trip.
What luck in getting that clutch for Sam. I once pulled my countershaft sprocket off my '92 KLR and sold it to a German coming though South Louisiana so he could carry own. Great to be able to help people in route.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:41 AM   #64
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Great report guy's!

Was wondering how much you weigh, how tall and your inseam.

Also, estimate the weight of the gear you carried please.

Any mods to the stock suspension?

Thanks.
I'm about 192 lbs. 5' 11" with a 32" inseam---Scott is much bigger than me.

I carried about 40 lbs.---but I think Scott carried about 60 lbs. of gear.

My suspension is stock and I'll leave it that way. I've owned about 60 bikes--this bike has the best suspension of any I've owned.

Scott put a heavier spring in his shock.

We both have Scott steering dampers on our bikes---we both agreed that was the best mod to the bike--not
that there is anything wrong with the handling---just made it so easy to ride in the rocks.
You just point it straight in those baby head rocks and throttle right thru them.

My motor is stock and I'll leave it that way.
Scott's is heavily modified with a fuel programmer-- and exhaust.


Scott----any input here ?????????
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:45 AM   #65
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Great report Mark. Thanks a bunch for the tracks, that's awesome! (I must resist..I must resist, I must resist!) I'm curious about your way point file. I know (or think I know) that you use a 276c, did you mark way points and annotate them as you went?
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:54 AM   #66
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Thanks for putting this together for us Mark!
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:05 AM   #67
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I downloaded the track file and imported it into Nat Geo TOPO, then printed the route to a pdf file. I used GC to convert the pdf file to a jpeg to cut the file size from 13MB to 320KB. Here's what the route looks like (note NG TOPO renamed the waypoints):

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:12 AM   #68
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Here's what the route looks like (note NG TOPO renamed the waypoints):
Very nice! Thanks Rick..
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:27 AM   #69
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Here's what the route looks like (note NG TOPO renamed the waypoints):
That is very cool! Thanks for doing that. Seeing the entire route really puts this ride into perspective.

All hail! Respect to the Big Dog and his imaginary friend who doesn't post!
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:38 AM   #70
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:28 AM   #71
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Bigdog is back

Im in, glad your back cant wait for the rest of it. Im heading out to Prescott in Sept to do a little riding myself.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:38 AM   #72
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the sign worked had a guy trade me 500 pro v 1s for my 520 thanks for putting the sign on my bike. bring jojo down for a snack
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #73
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I downloaded the track file and imported it into Nat Geo TOPO, then printed the route to a pdf file. I used GC to convert the pdf file to a jpeg to cut the file size from 13MB to 320KB. Here's what the route looks like (note NG TOPO renamed the waypoints):
Thank you ramz---very nice---yes it puts the whole ride in perspective--and you can see me and Scott rode back to my sons house in Durango---but Scott did ride all the way back to Tuscon after we freshened up his bike.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:36 PM   #74
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the sign worked had a guy trade me 500 pro v 1s for my 520 thanks for putting the sign on my bike. bring jojo down for a snack
You guys will have a laugh on this one---the above quote is from my local bike shop owner where I hang out and buy stuff. I've kidded him a lot about how he's quit riding his EXC520 and all he does is golf now.

So I just came from his shop this morning and while I was there I put a sign on the dusty 520

"Will trade for used golf balls"

I thought that would get a ride out of him and it did obviouslty.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #75
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Great report Mark. Thanks a bunch for the tracks, that's awesome! (I must resist..I must resist, I must resist!) I'm curious about your way point file. I know (or think I know) that you use a 276c, did you mark way points and annotate them as you went?
I think I already showed a pic of my rollchart mounted next to my gps.

It's a regular rolllchart--but I cut a slot in the top and bottom of it and run the paper on the outside of the holder---right on top of the clear plastic. I used waterproof paper and only write on it with a permanent marker which is velcroed to the front of the holder---right there and oh so handy. It can get soaked--and when it dries it's as good as new. You just can't write on it when it's wet.

So-----let's say I find this unbelievable hot spring (we did)-----I push the mark button on my gps which marks the spot but gives it a number by default.

Rather than take too much time renaming it right then---or trying to remember what waypoint 7640 was (you won't)----I quickly write 7640 on the paper and beside it right water fall. Then when I get home I do all the renaming at home----much faster and if you have multiple water falls you can deal with that at home as you can't have multiple waypoints with the same name.

also on that paper I can make quick daily mileage quotes-----somebody's phone number--whatever !! It is quick and oh so easy.

I've showed this to so many people--can't believe somebody hasn't done it too-----it's so handy on a long ride.

Here's the pic of it----you can see I put the date on there and took a picture of it each day so I'd know what day the pictures were taken.
And you can see my permanent marker velcroed to the holder.
Scott took a pic of my rollchart every morning too---to keep his pictures straight.
I would have choked trying to sort the pictures when I got home if it wasn't for doing this.

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