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Old 12-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #46
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Nice!

Something else to add to the Spring to-do list.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:10 AM   #47
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I guess in need a gps.
Not necessarily, you can use google earth or google maps for an overlay. If you would like to stay with paper, county DOT and/or a Delorme Gazetteer with a highlighter would do.

Don't think that you have to own a gps, the TAT was laid out without one. Although I prefer to use one, it will never be mandatory.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:36 AM   #48
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nice work. and thanks for doing it!! I love the area and can not wait to get these maps and do the ride!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #49
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NC County Maps

Do you have a link for the NC county maps?



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Yeah, I've seen the identical NC maps online. You have to download them individually and they are .pdf files, so you can't play with them too much, but they looked solid.

They affirmed that there are no good gravel roads in Nash county, where I live...
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:03 PM   #50
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Subscribed!!

Thanks for the effort.

One more helper here.

Hi Doug and Gaelen, BTW
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #51
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One of the most helpful tools for this route has been the VDOT County Map atlas. This is a phenomenal tool for us ADVers. It is a huge (blueprint size x 100 pages) bundle of detailed county maps from VDOT that lists every state maintained road. It breaks down roads by surface type which allows me to link Forest Development Roads to lesser know gravel/dirt and scenic roads. I have included some pictures for reference. You can order a copy of this thing for the bargain price of $35 bucks. You can order this with this form: http://www.virginiadot.org/VDOT/Trav...le728_2357.pdf

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I used to have a pile of the individual maps. You used to be able to walk into any VDOT headquarters and grab numerous (different counties) maps. I have the WVDOT map book. Picked it up in the late eighties, early ninties







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Old 12-06-2010, 08:27 PM   #52
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The mapping portion BRT west is just about done. I got all the tracks compiled and sorted and this is shaping up well. There will be an eastern detour that goes through Augusta, Rockbridge, Nelson and Botetourt County. Also have a boat load of POI's I want to add.

Green: Connectors to and from the main route from either Skyline Drive or The Blue Ridge Parkway.
Red: The Blue Ridge Trail Route
Blue: The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

Rough Route Break Down Excluding connectors and Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive:

270 Miles of Forest Service Roads:
~95% of those Un Paved
12 Miles of Single Track
Lots of gravel, dirt and two track

280 Miles State Roads:
Of that 95% Two Lane
No more than 25 miles at a time
~20% Unpaved

Great job on the trail!! Kinda hard to determine but it looks like you are using the Peters Mills trail(Taskers Gap-North).(?) Just make sure there is mention of the fee in that area to the folks wanting to run your trail.
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #53
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Error Cooled excellent work. I have just started to try and put a Southern DS loop together. Would you mind if we possibly used part of your route in the loop? I am trying to include the coastal lowlands and the mountains so it would be running further south. I have this post bookmarked lots of good info. Especially the link from Intothenew-holy sh*t it has just about everything you need! Here is link if anyone is interested or can add some input/advice. Thanks
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #54
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Awesome work. I may well be wrong, but IIRC you don't need to pay a fee to use the fire road at Peter's Mill if you are plated (but I haven't been there in a few years).
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:35 AM   #55
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Awesome work. I may well be wrong, but IIRC you don't need to pay a fee to use the fire road at Peter's Mill if you are plated (but I haven't been there in a few years).
I'll have to contact the office in Edinburg to check on that. I assumed(yeah I know) that any vehicle on the trail system had to have a permit.

EDIT: just called and you DO need the permit no matter what section or what you are riding/driving.

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #56
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Thumb wheee doggies, looks like a good one

Good Job, Error Cooled!! Sending a link to this thread to all my riding buddies and inking this ride in at the top of the list for Spring 2011. So what are you figuring time wise for this loop? Maybe 2 or 3 days?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #57
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Looks great EC. Seems it may be a good thing I got the big tank for the KTM.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:34 PM   #58
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That looks like a darn fun ride.

When are we going?!



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Old 01-14-2011, 11:15 PM   #59
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Update

Hey gang, this project is still alive and well. I finished up the route and options over Christmas. Total mileage and type is similar but I added some Dual Sport options around Crab Tree Falls (great great riding). Here is the latest projection. I am riding the majority of the route in early June with a buddy. Corrections will be made where they are needed and then I will distribute to Inmates.

Not Including BRP or Skyline Drive (Blue) and Connectors (Green):

270 (+ ~40 depending on options) Miles of Forest Service Roads:
~95% of those Un Paved
12 Miles of Single Track
Lots of gravel, dirt and two track

280 (+ ~70 depending on options) Miles State Roads:
Of that 95% Two Lane
No more than 25 miles at a time
~20% Unpaved

Red: County/ State 2 Lane (20% gravel/dirt)
Orange: Forest Service (85% Two Track, Gravel Dirt, 10% Rougher Jeep Roads, 5% Single Track)
Green: Connectors to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive
Blue: BRP and Skyline Drive (100% Paved and silly scenic)

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Good Job, Error Cooled!! Sending a link to this thread to all my riding buddies and inking this ride in at the top of the list for Spring 2011. So what are you figuring time wise for this loop? Maybe 2 or 3 days?
I am setting aside 6 days total down and back to explore the route. Realistically I think 3-4 days down will be reasonable.

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Looks great EC. Seems it may be a good thing I got the big tank for the KTM.
A big tank will definitely be a plus in terms of peace of mind. I think a 120 mile tank will work well overall.

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That looks like a darn fun ride.

When are we going?!
This summer
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