MMMMM 2012 GPS Route

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by clintnz, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

    May 17, 2004
    Rotoiti, North Is, New Zealand
    Hi All, .gpx file for the midwinter ride attached. For more details see here

    Rosie's Notes:

    Routes and waypoints are attached.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    They are designed to run with the NZ Open GPS Project maps, and have been tested on the maps created between May 17<SUP>th</SUP> and July 5<SUP>th </SUP>(Having up to date maps is very important, this route didn’t work with the maps I downloaded in October). Maps can be downloaded here:

    The maps either run through Mapsource, or, for newer GPSses (e.g 62s) you can copy the *.img files straight from \Program files\NZ Open Autorouting GPS project\ into the appropriate directory on the GPS. <o:p></o:p>
    I will attempt to help out if anyone is having problems getting the maps and/or routes onto their GPS. But if people are having trouble, I would respectfully suggest that they also carry the routesheets as a backup. <o:p></o:p>
    There are five routes, and a variety of waypoints. Some waypoints are useful things like fuel and food, some are just for navigation. I’ve also included a few waypoints for petrol stations that aren’t on the main route. <o:p></o:p>
    Since we’ll be corner-manning through the Waipunga first thing on Saturday, the routes all start from where we regroup in Minginui. <o:p></o:p>
    The routes should be fairly self-explanatory: <o:p></o:p>
    Sat AM Fuel – for people who need to go to Wairoa for fuel<o:p></o:p>
    Sat AM No Fuel – for people who do not need to go to Wairoa for fuel<o:p></o:p>
    To avoid confusion, I’d recommend deleting the route you don’t intend using. <o:p></o:p>
    The lunch/fuel stop at Waikaremoana is marked as a waypoint (hopefully a little knife and fork, but who knows)<o:p></o:p>
    Both routes end up at the pub in Tiniroto. From there, it’s time to choose a new route:<o:p></o:p>
    Sat PM Short – the (slightly) more direct route to Matawai<o:p></o:p>
    Sat PM Long – incorporates an extra gravel loop on the way to Matawai. <o:p></o:p>
    Both end up at the Matawai pub. <o:p></o:p>
    On Sunday, there is only one route – Sun<o:p></o:p>
    The lunch stop in Opotiki is marked as a waypoint, as is Clint’s house where the ride finishes. <o:p></o:p>