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Old 05-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #436
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Downloaded the GPS files and they work on my old ass Garmin!

Just how off the grid is this going to be? Do I need to bring food for 3 days?
Snack shop at Thursday night campground. Nothing at Fridays but you'll be driving through a relatively large town (mcdonalds, etc) 20 minutes before the campground. Notta at Saturday campground, recommend eating something on the route or packing food. The route crosses through towns which have grocery stores and restaurants...campgrounds don't have a lot to offer so either pick something up and bring it to the campgrounds or eat dinner before the campgrounds is probably good advice.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #437
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... and just to confirm....the route for the entire 3 days includes dozens of Starbucks locations, correct?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:45 PM   #438
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Snack shop at Thursday night campground. Nothing at Fridays but you'll be driving through a relatively large town (mcdonalds, etc) 20 minutes before the campground. Notta at Saturday campground, recommend eating something on the route or packing food. The route crosses through towns which have grocery stores and restaurants...campgrounds don't have a lot to offer so either pick something up and bring it to the campgrounds or eat dinner before the campgrounds is probably good advice.
So I'll look like a d-bag if I'm loaded down with food and ensure. Good to know.

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... and just to confirm....the route for the entire 3 days includes dozens of Starbucks locations, correct?
That's the prescribed meeting place for any d/s owner. It's bred into us.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #439
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Quick question for those who know...on morning of Day 2 instead of taking the ferry across I see there is a bridge north of the campgrounds. Is that a good option as well? It's on Chenaux Rd on the Ontario side becoming Rt. 301 on the Quebec side.
Yes, that's totally reasonable if you can navigate your way back to the other side. Slightly less fun, but probably a lot faster. I cross there all the time. The only thing to know is it's a dam, not a bridge, so it's kinda cool. But there are a couple curves on it where people crash all the time, so just keep your head up. And then you could also probably grab breakfast in Portage-du-Fort or Shawvville.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #440
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That snack shop at the Thursday nite campgrounds makes a damn fine burger, and their milk shakes are pretty good too.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #441
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I posted this in the other thread, just figured I would post it here too..

Would anyone have a place available for me park a sedan and a small trailer. Preferrably near Leeds and the Thousand Islands area, or near the start of the ride?


Also if anyone has been able to convert the tracks Ted provided to a route that can be easily loaded into my 60CSX, and would not mind sending me the file, I would be greatly appreciative. I'm a technological Dunce. ..In fact, I hope I can get that into my GyPSy.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #442
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Yes, that's totally reasonable if you can navigate your way back to the other side. Slightly less fun, but probably a lot faster. I cross there all the time. The only thing to know is it's a dam, not a bridge, so it's kinda cool. But there are a couple curves on it where people crash all the time, so just keep your head up. And then you could also probably grab breakfast in Portage-du-Fort or Shawvville.

Sweet! Thank you for confirming and the heads up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #443
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The 60 series gps you have accepts track files. You have a perfect gps for this type of thing



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I posted this in the other thread, just figured I would post it here too..

Would anyone have a place available for me park a sedan and a small trailer. Preferrably near Leeds and the Thousand Islands area, or near the start of the ride?


Also if anyone has been able to convert the tracks Ted provided to a route that can be easily loaded into my 60CSX, and would not mind sending me the file, I would be greatly appreciative. I'm a technological Dunce. ..In fact, I hope I can get that into my GyPSy.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:04 PM   #444
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The 60 series gps you have accepts track files. You have a perfect gps for this type of thing

Now if I could just figure out how to get the tracks in it, I'd be all set.

Maybe I'll just follow the roost marks left by those ahead of me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #445
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I posted this in the other thread, just figured I would post it here too..

Would anyone have a place available for me park a sedan and a small trailer. Preferrably near Leeds and the Thousand Islands area, or near the start of the ride?


Also if anyone has been able to convert the tracks Ted provided to a route that can be easily loaded into my 60CSX, and would not mind sending me the file, I would be greatly appreciative. I'm a technological Dunce. ..In fact, I hope I can get that into my GyPSy.

Thanks in advance.
Already a couple trucks/trailers parking at my place. 20 min from Desert Lake Resort. Room for plenty more. PM me for deets.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #446
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Already a couple trucks/trailers parking at my place. 20 min from Desert Lake Resort. Room for plenty more. PM me for deets.
Thank you for the offer. Another inmate will also be able to accomodate me with a parking spot. It seems he is pretty central to the start/ finish of the ride, and I'm thinking that should work out well for me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #447
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Maybe I'll just follow the roost marks left by those ahead of me.
Boatman left a nice set of those last year, at least before his foray into the swamp...
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:15 AM   #448
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Boatman left a nice set of those last year, at least before his foray into the swamp...
Guys! Listen! You've got it all wrong! ... it's Bogman! ... sheesh...
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:44 AM   #449
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The 60 series gps you have accepts track files. You have a perfect gps for this type of thing
Yeah, but the 60 can only take track files with a maximum of 500 points. I learned that the hard way. That why I had to turn around and go back to base on the pre-ride!
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #450
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Yeah, but the 60 can only take track files with a maximum of 500 points. I learned that the hard way. That why I had to turn around and go back to base on the pre-ride!
Ted (et al) have done us the service of keeping all track files to a useable size, in the latest update.
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