Iowa Roll Call

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    200 HP Llama? I'd ride one of those!!

    Thanks for the tip, Mow-Ree. Bing maps was just the ticket. I've deciphered the direction and have the whole Dragoon Trail - broken up into 5 sections. I could only add 10 deviations to each set of directions, so it's the only way I could do it.

    In google maps, I could export these routs to a .gpx file and upload them to my Garmin. I haven't messed with Bing much, so I don't know if I have that option yet. But, here's the route for those interested.


    Fort Dodge to Stratford
    http://binged.it/10y2rO6

    Stratford to Boone
    http://binged.it/ZjGj79

    Boone to Des Moines:
    http://binged.it/ZjHgfD

    Through Des Moines:
    http://binged.it/ZjIBDd

    Des Moines to Red Rock
    http://binged.it/17h9klF
  2. UnderPowered

    UnderPowered Been here awhile

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    CRish, IA
    That's the weekend of the GRGR ride in NE IA, more fun, ya.
  3. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Don't remind me. I was oh so close to being able to make that ride. I'm hoping to recreate it with a couple of buddies later in the year, though.

    Anyone interested in a .gpx file for the Dragoon route? I'm going to make one for myself, but if there's interest, I can post it up on the "tracks" section.
  4. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Certainly couldn't hurt to have it there. I would love to read it for reference but do not use a proper gps on the bike. If anybody can suggest a way to make a gpx work on an iphone, im all ears.

  5. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

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    It's not an official pokemon. Here's a quick read about it.
  6. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    It's posted:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881655

    Does your Iphone accept other types of files? I may be able to convert it with my ExpertGPS software.
  7. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
  8. Motorcyclelad

    Motorcyclelad Adventurer

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    Atlantic, Iowa
    I guess this makes me a noob, but what is the GRGR ride? I googled it and found nothing. Also, the Dragoon Trail thing sounds good.
  9. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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  10. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    So, is there a definite date for a Dragoon Trail ride yet?
  11. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Couldn't wait for a Dragoon ride so I went out today to make my own Dragoon ride.
    [​IMG]

    This isn't your average creek crossing.
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    cool old bridge
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  12. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    lucky!!!!!
  13. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    "Oooohhh yeah, I do that all the time on my 950."

    {not}. :shog
  14. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

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    Yeah, I don't think the Ulysses would make that.
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Why is your foot down? Doesn't count, unless you clean it.:D
  16. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Nah. Check out this guy on the new KTM. Look at 4 minutes in. He does his water crossings without getting his feet wet. :lol3

    http://youtu.be/lngn_N6KZqM

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lngn_N6KZqM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  17. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Now THAT was pretty cool. When are you getting yours?
  18. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Nope. I'm old school. I like carburetors. :)
  19. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

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    Now thats gonna be a tire shredder!!
  20. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Nothing wrong with that. Carbs can be worked on in the field if something goes wrong...us EFI guys can be screwed if ours go out on us.;)