Heart of Colloton Adventrue Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Marsh Tiger, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. reed10

    reed10 n00b

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    I live in Lexington and this is the kind of riding I have been looking for. Only problem is I cant load the gpx files on my garmin with my poi loader. Any help would be great. I have googled and no luck.
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  2. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Welcome to ADV, reed10! I don't believe Garmin's POI Loader program will handle tracks. What model Garmin GPS do you have? Let's start with that, because not all of them will accept "tracks". If yours won't, but will accept "routes" transferred to it from Mapsource or Basecamp instead, that may be an option. (I can convert everything to routes for you).
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  3. reed10

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    Thanks for the quick response. I have a old Nuvi 200. I added a 4gb sd card so I would have plenty of memory. I have never messed with maps on my gps.
    I have it on my 86 Honda xl600r using a ram mount. I found this thread last night and was tempted to take the day off of work today and go ride. Is there a group of locals that go riding? I would like to join sometime.
    Well back to my issue. At the end of the poi loader it says "no valid data was found in the specified folder, therefore no data was written"
    Thanks again for the help
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  4. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    OK, you have a unit there that won't work with tracks nor routes. Even if it did work with routes, Nuvis will murder an externally route created route anyway by recalculating it when it's loaded. You'd have to insert bunches of via points or waypoints on the route using Mapsource or Basecamp before loading it on the unit, to try to force it to recalculate it using the correct roads. And going off of an established road really blows its mind. I found all that out the hard way in the middle of forests in the mountains.

    The following might work, though. If you send me your email address via private message (click on my screen name, then "send private message to", I'll send you a "gmapsupp.img" file of the GPX file. It'll be a transparent image file, with just the route highlighted in magenta. Connect your GPS to your computer, and load the gmapsupp.img file either into the unit's "Garmin" subdirectory or to your SD card's "Garmin" subdirectory. If you already have a gmapsupp.img file in either place, feel free to rename it gmapsupp_OLD.img or the like first, then rename it back later if needed. Once you have the file loaded and the GPS disconnected from your computer, when the GPS is back in normal mode instead of mass storage mode, see if you can find the colored lines of the tracks where you expect to. If not, go through your menu settings on the Nuvi and look for "Map info" and see if you need to enter a check mark to activate the supplemental map. On my 750 the supplemental map just shows up automatically. I create the IMG file with a $20 program called GPX2IMG. If this process doesn't work for your 200, it shouldn't hurt anything.

    Using transparent image overlays is how I'm able to use tracks on my Nuvi 750. It's wonderful, for the GPS isn't trying to out-think you and send you down an interstate, it's just displaying your City Nav maps with the tracks overlaid on top. If you see something interesting off-track, you can easily go explore and then just make your way back to the track without your GPS going bonkers trying to recalculate.

    I've got to spend the next 2 weekends Christmas shopping, as the weather up until now was too nice to spend doing that. Would sure rather be riding, though.
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  5. reed10

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    This ride sounds great. Im going to go as soon as I have time. Thanks to everyone who put it together
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  6. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Reed10, I'm glad that image file worked for you, as per your email!

    You asked about local rides, here's the state ride to lunch thread, where some of us like to get dirty: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632836

    Some of the Charleston guys are up this way a good bit: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790977

    If you haven't stumbled across Marsh Tiger's main HO-CAT thread in Day Trippin' yet: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774241

    And Wlfman, who posted earlier in this thread, rides a DRZ and lives up your way.
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  7. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I rode the Northern leg of the Ridge Spring loop today over from the MEOW, and can report that it is every bit as awesome as the Southern leg! Easily 80% dirt, maybe more. I'm eating lunch at Juniper in Ridge Spring and will head for home on the Southern leg. I'll post a few pix later. The dirt is perfect after the recent rains.
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  8. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Here are some cell phone pix from today's ride. The first four are from the MEOW:

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    Old store at Poole's Mill. This has been a tag before in one of the tag-o-rama games.
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    Looking west, not far from I-20 on the Northern leg of the Ridge Spring loop:
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  9. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    Wish I could have joined you. I did however get new RaceTeck Fork and Shock Springs installed on the DRZ :D
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  10. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Maybe next time! At least you had a very good reason for missing a ride!
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  11. reed10

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    Thanks for the invite on the last ride. I didn't check my inbox on this site till a week later. But I'm planing on riding this trail today and I am excited. Im starting at the 12th street extension on old state rode at about 12 this afternoon. Maybe I will see some fellow riders.
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  12. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Hope you had a good ride, reed10! It's crazy hot for January, isn't it? We did the Broxton Bridge ride today.

    If you'd like, ADV can email you when you get a PM. It's in Control Panel, Edit Options, Private Messaging, Receive Email Notification of New Private Messages.
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  13. The Dude Himself

    The Dude Himself Hooked on Dirt!!

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    Going exploring Sunday morning, sticking near the Columbia area and looking at riding the Spring Loop and maybe trying to expand to the West if I can find some dirt/sand out that way. A sandy Lake Murray loop would be great, but with a 5-week old at home I'm not sure how long I'll have to play. Will probably have to be back at the hotel by 1pm. Anyone interested?
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  14. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I haven't found much dirt close to the lake. Re expanding to the West, did you see the GPX file in post #13 that goes all the way to Abbeville? There's also some dirt in the branch of the Sumter National Forest starting just North of Newberry, too, though it's not in that GPX file. With just a half-day time frame, Manchester State Forest would be doable, or part of the MEOW & Ridge Spring loop.

    Have fun! I was going to do some of the Ridge Spring Loop after the state lunch in Aiken on Saturday, but people are getting sick and right now the lunch either might not happen or else get moved to Charleston.
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  15. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Wlfman and I recently rode a good bit of the Southern and Eastern sections of the Monkee loop. We encountered a couple of private, gated roads and a closed NFS road. The NFS road had trees growing in it, so it wasn't just a temporary closure. I edited the GPX file to route around these areas, so feel free to re-download the latest file which is attached to post #13 in this thread.
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  16. sdthorpe

    sdthorpe Adventurer... yeah right!

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    After reading this post I thought; "How can this be? I rode the loop last week and everything was good!"

    Then I realized I sent the wrong file, the one I meant to send you had all these changes already! :norton Sorry about that!!
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  17. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    But then we'd have missed fun like this :D :

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    I think the problem is that I created the file based on a several-year-old jpeg image of the route. If you'd be so kind as to email me your file, I'll overlay it with my stuff in Mapsource and make sure mine doesn't have any more problem areas.
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  18. sdthorpe

    sdthorpe Adventurer... yeah right!

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    Email sent
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  19. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Thanks, David!

    I did still have two small areas that differed, but have now fixed the SC Dirt GPX file to match sdthorpe's Monkee/AARSE version. Y'all know the drill by now - see post #13 if you want the new file.
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  20. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Laura, I'm going to get my act together and find some good routes north of Columbia. I know of a good bit in the Sumter National Forest area and then heading towards Wateree.
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