Bruce Peninsula GPS tracks?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada' started by ADW, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. ADW

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    Saw a show on TV a few months ago touting the Grey-Bruce Peninsula in Canada as a good motorcycling destination. Found a website all about it with a nice PDF map http://www.explorethebruce.com/assets/files/PDF_downloads/RideGB-brochure-2013LR-proof.pdf but am having no luck finding GPS tracks or routes for this stuff. Anybody have some tracks or routes of recommended rides? Looking for twisties if available and some light DS is fine too. Planning on spending about 3 days there. Thanks!
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    Well, since nobody came forward with anything in the way of GPS tracks, I ended up drawing most all of the routes shown on the map at http://www.explorethebruce.com/assets/files/PDF_downloads/RideGB-brochure-2013LR-proof.pdf by hand yesterday. I have both tracks and routes in the file. Routes vary by how the GPS unit processes them so I convert them to tracks so I know they'll be the path I intended. NUVIs use routes, but may recalculate these routes into something else. You may need to insert additional routing points in the routes to make them work the way they "should" on a NUVI. I use a Garmin 60cx following TRACKS.

    By the way, the color of my tracks doesn't match the color on the PDF map. That's because I choose certain colors I can see on the GPS screen well. Here's the Legend for colors (though the track name tells you what it is too):
    Map Color/GPS Color/Which Roads
    Orange/RED/Epic Roads
    Purple/BLUE/Dualsport Roads
    Yellow/GREEN/Other Great Roads
    Pink/CYAN/South Super Loop​

    Anyway, here you go. Hope they help you out. I have many of the features discussed in the PDF like Where To Eat and Where To Sleep and Attractions and etc. marked also. Not all, but hey, you're gettin' this for free...don't complain! :lol3

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  3. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Amazing! thank you!
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    Glad to see that somebody else will be getting some use out of it.
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    Thank you for documenting all that ADW, are these tracks intended for big bikes, little bikes, etc? I've been curious about exploring this peninsula as well but I am looking for as much off road as possible, on my little bike and I was under the impression that there isn't actually a lot of trail riding up that way, just mostly paved and gravel roads...
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    I would say your assumption is correct, this is a big-bike ride and is almost entirely pavement. Almost all of the "dual sport" portions are gravel roads. There were a few 2 tracks, but very few. Consider this a pavement ride.
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    Ugh...back to the drawing board...:)

    Thanks
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    Yep. But look at it this way...it wasn't what you were hoping for, but at least now you know where NOT to go for what you're looking for! Kinda like Thomas Edison said, when something fails, at least you know one more thing that WON'T work. You won't waste three days going there and finding there's nothing for you.
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    Very true :)
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