AR SLAP Trax

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by DrLewall, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Roverhaus

    Roverhaus RoverHaus

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    I'll be in NW Arkansas (Siloam Springs) this weekend with my camping gear and 650X. Is anyone planning on a short weekend trip in which I could tag along. Super easy to get along with and don't mind following. Looking to get out and explore.

    Could shake free Friday but need to be back to Siloam Sunday night.

    Thanks, Jason Rovenstine (in from Nashville)
  2. gibsonr70

    gibsonr70 Been here awhile

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    I'm on call for work all weekend or I'd take you up. I live in Siloam Springs, so if you're ever back in the area, hit me up and we'll see if we can make something work.
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    http://advrider.com/index.php?posts/30538644

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  4. mdpklr650

    mdpklr650 Adventurer

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    Might be something your interested in, look under the rally section.

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  5. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    Hi all, I'm in the trip planning stages to ride out to southern Cali to visit family in June/July and coming from Philadelphia. I'd like to drop down to western Tennessee and head west through Arkansas, and hopefully dip into Texas along the way. Can anyone recommend some good routes to get across your great state? I need to make good time, but I'd like to see some good stuff along the way. Riding a big bike but good with being off-road as much as possible, and looking for campgrounds or couches to surf for the night.
    Thanks!
  6. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    You should probably start a new thread in the trip planning stages area. I'd avoid crossing Tejas in July. Dirt roads and good time are opposites so you need to narrow your parameters. Decide how many days for each way and work from there.

    I'd aim to go through Colorado if it's July and stay north to avoid the southern states in summer.

    I'd blow off dirt unless you're not in hurry. I'd stick to Farm roads because the scenery and the ride is better and you can still make decent time. I'd have several routes figured out and loaded in the GPS and I'd pick the one each day with the best weather since June storms can be mean in those central states.

    I'd maybe add a day or two stop in a great area to explore some dirt with the bike unloaded. Or just get to SoCo relatively quick and unload and explore there.

    I should have mentioned, I'm in Texas. Everywhere in AR is good, just pick a direction. Eastern OK is great too. Crossing Tx will be a beat down.
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  7. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    This is great info, if you don't mind I'm going to message you so as not to waste space on your thread, thanks!
  8. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    Pm is fine but you should start a new thread in the trip planning section and get more people involved that might have done a similar trip.
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  9. mslow

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  10. CWOSPARK

    CWOSPARK n00b

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    Hello folks.. Don't really want to sound computer UN-savey (But I am); what program is used to open the track files?
  11. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    Basecamp, free from Garmin
  12. CWOSPARK

    CWOSPARK n00b

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    Thanks. I'll get it working one way or the other.
  13. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    You can also use this site https://gpx2kml.com to convert the tracks to a kml which you can open in other apps online.
    Some online apps like Furkot.com let you import .gpx files. Basecamp is a good way to organize your tracks and load and unload your gps unit. You really need the City Nav North America map at least though to be able to use Basecamp and see more than just major roads.
  14. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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    i think you can also use Mapsource. Also free.
  15. CWOSPARK

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    Thanks for the info....
  16. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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  17. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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  19. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    Here's a single track loop from O'leary that goes to Frog Bayou

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