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Old 09-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #1111
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If you do this again let me know sounds like my kind of ride. AB
I'm planning on running half of it again October 25th down to Mountain Lake in Giles county. There is an organized dual sport event being help at MT Lake 10-26 through 10-27. They're calling it the Mountain Man challenge and the guys who laid the ride out are promising a ride that will be epic so I'll go check it out. Then I'll ride the BRT back home after the event on 10-27. You're welcome to tag along.

My only concern with riding the pace I did with multiple riders is people riding over their heads and getting hurt and the dust would've sucked if someone was behind me on the ride. You would almost have to ride on the leaders tail just to keep from riding in a dust cloud. But if you're game we'll give it a go.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #1112
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I will be on a DRZ 400 and am a fairly experienced trail rider. I plan o riding pretty hard to minimize the number of days required.
Just be careful when approaching turns. I was very cautious and still had issues with the Bear hunters in their trucks with dogs sitting on the back side of a blind turn. You will also be better off running a consistent pace with very few stops. A big tank makes it easier to knock down the miles in minimum time.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #1113
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Got a link for the Mountain Man Challenge?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #1114
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Got a link for the Mountain Man Challenge?
https://www.facebook.com/events/446465705462556/
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #1115
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Recieved the files today and thanks again for all the work

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #1116
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Got the files - Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #1117
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I've downloaded the files to Basecamp and Google Earth and they look great. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I should use them in my Garmin 62s? For instance, should I try to connect the tracks I plan on using? I started trying to do this and ran into all kinds of problems. Being new to using a GPS for this kind of thing, I'm looking for any suggestions as to how best to use it to navigate the BRT!

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #1118
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I'm planning on running half of it again October 25th down to Mountain Lake in Giles county. There is an organized dual sport event being help at MT Lake 10-26 through 10-27. They're calling it the Mountain Man challenge and the guys who laid the ride out are promising a ride that will be epic so I'll go check it out. Then I'll ride the BRT back home after the event on 10-27. You're welcome to tag along.

My only concern with riding the pace I did with multiple riders is people riding over their heads and getting hurt and the dust would've sucked if someone was behind me on the ride. You would almost have to ride on the leaders tail just to keep from riding in a dust cloud. But if you're game we'll give it a go.
No worries I have been around long enough to ride my own ride. I also have a new headlight Mike at Baja Designs claims its hard to break thats good because I like to stay out of the dust if I can Where the heck are you in MD I know alot of the old dirt guys Im a charter life member of MD Comp riders and a old GMER I used to run the ECEA stuff back when Jack L jr was the king. Thanks AB
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:58 PM   #1119
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Got mine today too. Now all I need to do is figure out the best route for the Ural.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #1120
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I've downloaded the files to Basecamp and Google Earth and they look great. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I should use them in my Garmin 62s? For instance, should I try to connect the tracks I plan on using? I started trying to do this and ran into all kinds of problems. Being new to using a GPS for this kind of thing, I'm looking for any suggestions as to how best to use it to navigate the BRT!

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I clean up the overlaps and voids then joined together everything I was going to use so it was one 900+ mile track. That worked fine in a Zumo and a Montana but may have to many points for a 62s. What kind of problems ? Petty straight forward.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:30 AM   #1121
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For instance, on the BRP track, I deleted the points all the way back to the Enchanted track so I could connect these two. I then highlighted these two as well as the next track (which I think is BRT W 05) but when I joined the tracks, I had arrows pointing in different directions.

Also, once I joined these 3 tracks, I tried to figure out what was next, but then couldn't add that next track to what I already had. I'm sure there is a simple solution, just trying to find it and get some advice from folks who have more experience. Any help or suggestions is appreciated.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #1122
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Looks to me that plenty of people are still doing the trail in October. So its only the Parkway closed OCT 1st correct?
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #1123
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Looks to me that plenty of people are still doing the trail in October. So its only the Parkway closed OCT 1st correct?
The BRP is not closed, facilities currently are, but that is furlough related. BRP only really closes for weather and construction. Now the SLD IS closed until the Government reopens. If I understand correctly, some of the trails are only open seasonally, but I couldn't say which, and October isn't a date that stands out to me.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #1124
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The BRP is not closed, facilities currently are, but that is furlough related. BRP only really closes for weather and construction. Now the SLD IS closed until the Government reopens. If I understand correctly, some of the trails are only open seasonally, but I couldn't say which, and October isn't a date that stands out to me.
Ok got Ya Thanks we looking to try and plan something not the whole thing just a weekend trip. Will have a 4x4 going as well. What is the SLD?
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #1125
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Thanks for the files EC; safe riding!...
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