Kentucky covered bridges

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Here are all the waypoints from the remaining 13 covered bridges in KY. They are linked together by a route that uses all backroads. This is a very senic ride that takes you back through the 1800's and is big bike friendly.



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  2. jbeem

    jbeem Been here awhile

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    I've downloaded and viewed other GPX files but I can't view yours. Any hints?
    I'm planning on doing the One Lap of Kentucky next year and would like to see a few of the bridges.
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  3. jbeem

    jbeem Been here awhile

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    I'm old and slow and finally viewed it by this method:

    A (really) quick way to look at GPX's attached to threads
    <hr style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> A handy way to visually inspect the GPX files attached to any thread on the forums is to use the 'bookmarklet' from advmaps.com (a side-project of mine).

    1 Check out http://www.advmaps.com/
    2 Click 'About'
    3 Drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar

    Now, just click the 'View GPS on Advmaps' bookmark whenever you're reading a thread with a GPX attachment to pop open a new window showing the GPS data.


    Thanks to gfinder, it really works slick.
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  4. Mtn.Bound

    Mtn.Bound Been here awhile

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    I had problems downloading the GPX file also but he sent it to me via email the viewer trick you just listed is fantastic!
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  5. hojo in sc

    hojo in sc Been here awhile

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    Here is the last one in SC, built in 1909. I'd upload a photo but not sure how yet.

    N35 05.142 W82 15.840
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  6. ROKSTAR

    ROKSTAR Whoring it up

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    I'm from Fleming Co. It's the covered bridge capital of KY.

    I'm from Goddard...it's one of the few bridges in KY you can still drive over.
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  7. Bait

    Bait one track mind

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    Why cant I get this to work ? I cant drag the button either........
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  8. tsezan

    tsezan For those with True Grit

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    When i was very young my dad made me pee off that bridge over Tygart Creek along route 7. He said I could always say i peed off a covered bridge. Probably about time to make my claim to the rest of the 13 :-) Bout how long does this ride take? How many miles?
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  9. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Starting in Crestwood and back was a little over 500 miles.
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  10. tsezan

    tsezan For those with True Grit

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    Sounds like a pretty nice ride that a motivated party could get done in a long day. Is it all asphault or are there some fun parts? I could take the Triumph but i just got a DR650 that really wants some attention. :D
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  11. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    To do it in one day, I don't think you'd be able to stop and actually look at the bridges. The roads are very curvey and slow going. Mostly all paved with a couple gravel roads thrown in. It took us two full days.
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  12. ROKSTAR

    ROKSTAR Whoring it up

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    Trying to plan a covered bridge tour this weekend, on Saturday. We'll see 7 of the remaining bridges, leaving from near Cincinnati Int'l Airport.

    PM me if interested
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  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Cant download the attached file. Not sure why... can someone email to me?

    jrzelazny
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    Thanks.

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  14. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Email sent
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  15. Jamie Z

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    Email received. Looks like a roadtrip coming up. :1drink

    Jamie
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    It works way better than Slick, thanks much!
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  18. Backmarker

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    I cant get the link to work.. Could somebody e-mail it to me? sbs@psci.net Thanks:ear
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  19. Jamie Z

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    Email sent.

    Also, for those of us who are geocachers, I've made a Caches Along a Route here: http://www.geocaching.com/my/userrouteedit.aspx?rguid=0283b23f-b3c4-4c6e-bdb7-aebc24b00ac3

    Let me know if this link doesn't work. It's hard to tell if that link only works for me since I created the route, or whether it works for everyone.

    Just a note: it was a PITA to make the geocaching route because the MapSource route only has the bridges as waypoints. When I initially uploaded the route, it merely put straight lines between them. I wanted something a bit more precise. Some Google Maps and GMaptoGPX work, and this is the result, this is a very good approximation to the GPX route uploaded by Jeff.

    Thanks Jeff.

    Jamie
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  20. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Planning to leave Sunday or Monday to follow this route. It looks great.

    I'm confused how you created the route. There doesn't seem to be any via points, aside from the bridges themselves. If I tell Mapsource to recalculate the route, it changes. Also, if I try to invert the route (since I'm hoping to do it in the other direction) the route changes to different roads.

    How did you make this route so clean? Whenever I create a route, I'm forced to insert a bunch of via points to get it to follow the roads I want. Yours doesn't have those... which is cool, but it appears that it makes it impossible to modify the route at all.

    Jamie
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