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Old 09-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Any trip planning sites that actually work ?

Are there any mapping or trip planning sites that aren't totally useless ?
I am trying to plan a cross country trip and not able to follow the specific route, every site I have tried just keeps switching to what route they think you should follow.
I don't have a GPS , and have actually traced the route on an atlas , but am trying to make some cheat sheets and not having an luck .
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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I use Microsoft Street and Trips for a lot of my planning. You can set start/end points as well as stops. You set your driving speeds in it as well as if you are planning to stop you can set the duration of the stop. You can also drag the route to the way you want it. It also lets you print maps, and turn by turn maps.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Google Maps allows you to click on the route that will then create a waypoint. You then drag that waypoint to a road you want to take which effectively changes your route. You just keep adding in waypoints until it routes you the way you want on roads you choose. You can even tell it to "avoid highways" under options and then it won't try to route you to the nearest interstate either.

Harley has a pretty decent route planner too and basically works similar to Google maps. You can click on the route and add a waypoint and drag it to take roads you desire. - http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...e-planner.html
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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I use it too!

In the latest version it alway writing out you route to a gpx file to load directly into your gps or SD card


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I use Microsoft Street and Trips for a lot of my planning. You can set start/end points as well as stops. You set your driving speeds in it as well as if you are planning to stop you can set the duration of the stop. You can also drag the route to the way you want it. It also lets you print maps, and turn by turn maps.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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And you had Sacagewea.....

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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I think that mapquest does a lot better job than the new google maps.

It lets you have multi-point routes, as well as adjusting the rout manually and have it "stick" when you recalculate.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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Does the street and trip software actually allow you to trace a specific route without making way points and having to redo it a thousand times to make it stick ? I have tried a google maps , mapquest , and quite a few others and its impossible . They keep routing to major highways and more direct routes .
I wanna ride US route 50 coast to coast , not skip around to major highways . I really dont wanna buy software that does the same thing , of no use to me

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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Does the street and trip software actually allow you to trace a specific route without making way points and having to redo it a thousand times to make it stick ? I have tried a google maps , mapquest , and quite a few others and its impossible . They keep routing to major highways and more direct routes .
I wanna ride US route 50 coast to coast , not skip around to major highways . I really dont wanna buy software that does the same thing , of no use to me

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Here's one I just did for HWY 50 took about 5 minutes to put together and this is with the 2004 version, the newer versions are even better. I had to put in 4 waypoints to keep it on Hwy 50. the little blue squares with the moon indicates aprox end of day per the time parameters of start and stop for each day.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #10
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Jeez....5 minutes ? Lol
All the map sites just randomly reroute you and when you get near a city they totally get lost . Looks like I need to buy some software for future trips

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #11
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MS Street and Trips for me!

I use MS S&T extensively when putting together my rides. The more you use it, the easier it gets, and yes, you can save the route as a file and re-open it or modify it and save it as a new file. I also use Google Earth to verify road surfaces if in doubt...

The thing that got my interest on this thread was the US 50 all the way across the country. I was just looking at that same route last week, thinking that would be a good ride. Sounds like my kind of a ride....
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I grew up in Ocean City , Md and have looked at the milage sign hanging over the rt50 bridge since I was a kid . Always wanted to see the other end of it , what better way to do it then on a bike huh ?

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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Us 50 c2c

US 50, coast to coast, i say go for IT!!!

We did US 191 B2B (border to border) last summer, it did not disappoint. Well, we did duck off after Yellowstone and head to Glacier, rather than follow it out across the plains. And yes, planned it all on S&T!!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #14
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I used to use MS Street & Trips. I probably have an old copy laying around here. That was very easy software to use and definitely worth it.
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US 50, coast to coast, i say go for IT!!!

We did US 191 B2B (border to border) last summer, it did not disappoint. Well, we did duck off after Yellowstone and head to Glacier, rather than follow it out across the plains. And yes, planned it all on S&T!!!
I will have to add this route to my list. I have been working on plans to do both the Lincoln Highway (http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/) and the Jefferson Highway (http://www.jeffersonhighway.org/jha-home/#). They cross a couple hours west of home. A lot of historical value in these 2 routes.
And of course what brought me to this thread, a need for good software to plan.
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