Continental Divide Ride

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by BigDogAdventures, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    The rains can change a 50mph average run into shit you just don't want to deal with. Either give it time to dry out...or just bypass it.
    The ride is suppose to be fun.

    There are great, fast roads in the mountains that can turn to fcking whale snot after an inch or less of rain.
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  2. Lav1200

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    If you are doing the CD ride, watch out for Cuba... nasty stuff. When we were passing through on our divide ride (mid August), the town had a boil water advisory out, but of course nobody there mentioned it to us. All 3 of our group got really sick as a result and had to spend an extra day there recuperating. That was the only low point of the trip.
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  3. Hakatan

    Hakatan quality > quantity

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    This can be true in Colorado too.

    Elkhorn Road (15 RD) south of Como -- fast and fun when it's dry:

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    Much less fun when it looks like this!

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    I agree with Lone Rider: it's supposed to be fun -- so to all those planning their own Great Divide Ride, I'd suggest bypassing the whale snot sections if they're wet...there are plenty of other fantastic roads to enjoy along the route.
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  4. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    This is not a valid .GPX , Mapsource or GPSbabel doesnt recoginize the format.
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  5. BigDogAdventures

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    Python---I just opened this file with mapsource with no problem---over a hundred people have use it to navigate the CD.

    To open it with mapsource----don't click on the .gpx file------first go to the free download page and download the latest version of mapsource--then install it---I'm assuming you already have mapsource installed on your computer--hope you ain't on dial up as it's about 50MB. Of course if you've already done this you can skip this step.

    Go here to do it--the latest version is 6.13.2
    http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

    Open mapsource-------click on File----then Open.

    Find the .gpx file you are wanting to open by browsing to where it is at----make sure down at the bottom that "All Files" is selected.

    Click on the file----click on Open-----you are there--you have opened it and can use it :D

    Now save it------mapsource will save it with a .gdb file extension. Now you will have both a .gpx and .gdb version of the file.

    If you can't open it following my instruction--you got something weird going on at your end.

    Hope you get er' done and get to do the ride.

    Mark
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  6. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Its a bad file. Re-dl it and then try to open it. All I could think, maybe it got corrupted over time on the server that stores advriders files. I have the latest mapsource. I have no intrest in the file, someone asked me a question about opening gpx, who was having problems with your file, so I investiaged for them. The file does not load in mapsource, nor does GPSBabel either one will recognize it. GPSBabel will not convert it. I'm taking the one posted in message 19 and re-editing it, to combine some of the tracks down to under 20 , down to 15. Which is plenty to load it on a Garmin 60CSX. Not sure how many tracks other garmins will hold? probably 20? but some maybe 10? I dunno. 60csx is under 20. The one posted in message 19 was 26. So I edited and combined some.. Here is the file..

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  7. Chain link

    Chain link Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the GPS trax.:clap
    If you want a real treat, download the latest version of Mapsource and Google Earth. When you load the file in MapSource hit the view button on the tool bar and select view in Google Earth. You can fly the entire route on satellite images. Be sure to zoom in from time to time and you can see the terrain up close and personal.:norton
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  8. tbirdsp

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    I was able to download and open the file BigDog posted in message #7 of this thread in Mapsource with no problems.
    60CSx holds 20 saved tracks of 500 points each.
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  9. Readymeal

    Readymeal Been here awhile

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    I m staying at a friend's place in Texas and would like to get the edited file to my 60CSX but mapsource can not be installed without privious mapsource installation????

    any other software around could help me to upload this file to my GPS?

    thx

    edit:
    after a bit of search on internet i found http://www.easygps.com which does very well the job
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  10. Mtncrzr

    Mtncrzr Just Kidding, not really

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    That's because you have to pay for Mapsource. 15 bucks little man, put that sh*t in my hand or you'll owe, owe, owe, Jungle love...:lol3
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  11. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Thats weird.. I have latest mapsource, and it will not open on mine. Also the guy who refered me to it, woudlnt load on his. I tried using gspbabel to convert it to .gdb or some other format, and GPSbabel woudlnt recognize it either on my machine.. weird.
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  12. Chain link

    Chain link Been here awhile

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    If you have mapsource update it to the latest version from the Garmin site.
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  13. johnwesley

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    Yea I have the same problem. Would love to have the files would anyone mind sending an e-mail to me with a working version
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  14. johnwesley

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  15. Countdown

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    People have asked for a file with 20 500 points tracks. I created this one form GPSKevin's trip. Any one who has any suggestions where he did not follow the best route, let me know. I will put this file on GPSXchange.com for future reference.

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  16. Python423

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  17. intheways

    intheways Been here awhile

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    I'm definitely a GPS newb (I don't have one), but I would just like to download the maps to my computer. Problem is that at my job we have Macs. Anyone know of a Mac compatible program that will allow me to open .gpx files?

    Thanks
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  18. error cooled

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  19. PozoRider

    PozoRider Just Ride

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    I'm planning a CD trip this August. The first question that I have is if there are other offroad routes from the Mexican border to Silver City? Looking at the maps it looks like there are plenty of trails out there. The tracks go right up 81, is there a reason for this?

    Thanks,
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  20. tbirdsp

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    The I-10 to Silver City section is a decent ride. It's only the ~70 miles on 81 between I-10 and Antelope Wells that's pretty much straight pavement. We were headed south and surrounded by thunderstorms on our way to finish at Antelope Wells. On the way back north the rain caught us and we had some of the deepest water crossings of our whole ride right there on 81.
    If you are doing the whole ride there are so many spectacular sections I wouldn't waste time trying to find another 70 miles. But if you do post it up:D
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