Houston Area Riders

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by fnjeep314, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    I have some GPS tracks I can share.

    Also, there are a few of us (mainly me) who ride some fun twistie shit from Houston to Carlos......Riding this Sunday if ya want to tag along
  2. Halen

    Halen Suerte O Muerte

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    Man I'd love to take a look at the GPS tracks! Thank you for the offer. I'm riding with a few buddies this Sunday prior to the MotoGP race. It would be great to hook up for a ride in the future.
  3. Whec716

    Whec716 Been here awhile

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    Rusty Shovel and I spent about 3 hours yesterday in SHNF.

    Great time.

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  4. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Looks like the sand in SHNF was just wet enough for a great time!

    thanks for sharing.
  5. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    I kinda swore off the forest when I got into D/S put I must admit that I'm getting the woods munchies again. It's gonna be tough on the BRP and my legs, but what the hey. I'm just about ready.
  6. Whec716

    Whec716 Been here awhile

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    I'm by no means fast in the woods, but it's still fun. Let me know when you want to head up!
  7. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Talked to a bud this morning. The forest is closed, again. One of the main reasons I got into D/S..:evil
  8. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    I know some trails off 59, no commie po leece in that area. :evil
  9. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Any one going to the Moro Go in Austin?


    Dave
  10. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Moto GP


    Dave
  11. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Hmmm...Me too. Maybe we could compare notes...
  12. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Once again it's much too nice a day to spend it sitting here at the computer. Think I'll ride up to Spring and check out some old dirt...:p3rry
  13. rcautox

    rcautox Adventurer

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    Howdy fellow Houstonians! I spent at least 7 weeks searching for and finally found a KTM 990. I got lucky because this bike was only a 55 minute/$80 flight north to Dallas. 2011 990 R with only 2600 on the clock. Darn near stock with an un-mounted 690 fender for a high option, wider (and taller?) Renthal bars and KTM tank bag. I turned a 3.5 hour return trip into a 6 hour trip because I was having way too much fun. May have hit top speed on a deserted but pristine back road, drove past a state park....immediately turned around and explored (read: had no idea where I was headed) until I was stopped by a helpful ranger (note to self: buy park permit :d). And that's why I bought a 990-went from very high speeds to mud/loose sand in an hour!

    Just looked at a map-I was in Gus Engeling State Park NW of Palestine.

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  14. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Sweeeet...
  15. stuntheavy

    stuntheavy Been here awhile

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    Anyone in the Houston area care to teach a gps newb how to create tracks.and.load them into a gps? Got a darn good deal on a Montana, and after fighting with google earth, google maps, and base camp I realized I don't have a clue what is going on...

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  16. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Gulf Coast BMW/British USA is sponsoring a ride to the track each day. Call them for details.
  17. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Can't really help you with a Montana, but a couple of notes. Garmin's native file types, the .gpb, and their transfer file type, the .gpx are not used by Google. Google uses KLM files. If you create a KLM file it can be translated by any number of on line tools like GPS Visualizer.

    When using Garmin MapSource it is good to remember that it is designed to accept waypoints and then calculate a route as opposed to using the Route Tool like Google Maps. Because of this the functionality is slightly different. BaseCamp may function in the same way.
  18. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Not into group rides .
    I will be a the track each day just wondering if others were going to be there .


    Dave
  19. Truckin_Thumper

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    I think you need to create a route, then convert it into a track, with BaseCamp.

    I like Mapsource much better.....
  20. rcautox

    rcautox Adventurer

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    I plan on taking a day trip to the MotoGP Friday, leaving early morning and taking the long way via FM roads. I have a spare Fri ticket, GA assigned seating (forget which turn)-free for anyone in the Houston area. I'll be back at the track Sat & Sun but staying the night in Austin.

    My workflow to get Google Maps routes into my Garmin is have both Maps & Basecamp open in 2 separate windows. Create key waypoints along your desired route in Basecamp. Either auto-route between the multiple waypoints or draw in the exact route you want. You can edit your route style profile-for example I edited motorcycle profile to allow off road routing (that's what the big 990 is for!) and to avoid all highways. The odd part is the route is not transferred to my Garmin (60CSX) but the waypoints are. I find if in the route diaglog w/in Basecamp I see each leg of the journey (vs just the key waypoints) that route often does transfer. Garmin software is extremely clunky but I think Basecamp is a big improvement over Mapsource.

    If you're making a complex route I zoom in and turn detail up to high/highest to get dirt roads, etc

    You can check your routes by turning off the GPS function and choosing your location to be near your first way point. Choose navigate to first waypoint and see if the route matches the one you wanted.