puppy dog route

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Desert Penguin, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Desert Penguin

    Desert Penguin Farts Are Funny

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    looking for the puppy dog route up throgh mass and vt

    ive seen it before and now ive searched and came up with nothing.. anyone?
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  2. flexfoot

    flexfoot Been here awhile

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    Bluebird,

    I have the North to South route sheet. Give me a holler if you want a copy.BTW, would you be interested in doing it some Sat or Sun in October?
    Could do it in one day, as long as it wasn't raining I'm guessing. Let me know. I'm in W.MA



    Steve
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  3. crazyal

    crazyal dumb ass

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  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Awesome!
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  5. Helmet Head

    Helmet Head Have bike, will travel...

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    I translated those routes to Mapsource a number of years ago as a favor to someone and didn't know they would stay posted on the MOV site for years to come. They had some errors then, and they're outdated now. Don't use them.

    I recently updated them to the best of my knowledge and you can download them here:

    LINK

    Have fun! :freaky
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  6. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    Thank you, interested in opening these and adding it to the Trans Mass route.
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  7. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    Well, I took HelmetHead's updated routes and joined them with the Trans Mass route an came up with a nice 418 mile ride.

    This looks like fun:

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  8. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    I was thinking of doing the same thing and then riding it round trip in a long weekend with a couple buddies. :evil
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  9. BBQer

    BBQer Who Me

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    Being completley lazy and not opening your new routes I'm probably speaking out of my ass here but... I know that the VT club had posted new routes on their site this year for their annual ride. They did some tweaking of the older route, I didn't run it this year so don't know exactly what. I do know that the central campground is no longer at Allis State Park cause the floating bridge is no longer open.
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  10. toofast4uu

    toofast4uu adventurer

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    are these dirt roads? or a mixture of both? I'm heading up to Cromag next Friday, and trying to plan the route..would prefer to utilize back roads and as much dirt as possible..
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  11. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    I rode route, mid August, from Conn / New York thru Mass and about 50 miles into VT (as the crow flies) Id say the route is 80-90% dirt. Mostly graded and easy. Here is a .gpx file if you can use it.

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  12. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    There was one spot we encountered in VT that was a bit challenging but short. You had to drop off a few small rock ledges (going north) I marked it with the waypoint "you can make it" because it looks like a logging trail but it goes thru to graded dirt again. We did it with camping gear loaded bikes and Tourances.

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  13. erohver

    erohver Been here awhile

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    I rode the northern half of this route Saturday and it was fun! First off, I arrived at the first waypoint on my borrowed GPS to find a diner with another KLR and a GS parked out front. I stopped in for coffee and by sheer coincidence met the architect of the above mentioned route. He and his friend were just returning from an endurance rally that I'd been invited to weeks ago, but due to a lack of passport I couldn't play up in Quebec. Next year, I promise. They were heading home on that very route and invited me to tag along, and tag along I did! I apologize for the lack of photos, there was no stopping for the first 150 + miles!
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  14. ScottV

    ScottV bigdoggscott

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    I downloaded the routes from the BMW MOV website http://www.vtbmwmov.org/rides/ I noticed the north section of the 2009 route is different than the 2008 version and the south routes are almost exactly the same.

    Does anyone know if the north route was changed because of road closures, paved etc. Or was it changed just to have a different route? If just changed for the heck of it, can anyone tell me which one is better? I'm assuming they both have something to offer. I'm planning on doing the whole ride combined with the Trans-Mass trail sometime next month.

    Thanks, Scott
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  15. ET-VT

    ET-VT Been here awhile

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    The 2009 route was changed because the state park that served as the rally point was closed to camping for budget reasons. The new route to Silver Lake was planned in a hurry and spent a bit too much time on pavement.

    We've got new 2010 GPX files posted now that cut out unnecessary pavement and also eliminate one tricky spot where some people fell over last year.

    So, the answer is that the 2010 version is the best route. 2009 is probably the least desirable.
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  16. ScottV

    ScottV bigdoggscott

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    Thanks for clearing that up. I cannot open the link you posted it looks like you have to be a member. Could you email it to me if I pm you my email?

    Thanks, Scott
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  17. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

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    The 2010 map download link doesn't work for me either. Possibly a typo in the URL?
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  18. flea biker

    flea biker flea biker

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    Just planning a trip to that area and would love to get a copy of that file.
    Can you pm me?
    Thanks,
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  19. classyd

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    That link seems to be dead, could you post an updated version or PM me the link? I really want to do this either on Memorial Day or as part of the official run one week later.
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  20. ET-VT

    ET-VT Been here awhile

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    Yah, a typo. It's .GPX, not .zip. Here's the correct link to the GPX file. Everything should be in there.

    Just as well. After a test ride yesterday, it turned out one of the new roads turned into a snowmobile trail. Great for an trail bike, not so much for a big GS. This morning, we uploaded a new version with all test-ridden, street-bike-rideable roads.
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