The Blue Ridge Trail....... a work in progress

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by error cooled, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Much appreciated. Your TWVT was a big inspiration
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  2. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

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    That is a awesome map. I gotta get one of those!
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  3. sdthorpe

    sdthorpe Adventurer... yeah right!

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    Holy Crap, that map almost gives me a stiffy.

    Anybody know if every state has this sort of thing?!?
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  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    I look for this sort of thing when I move somewhere. I few have ways of ordering individual county maps, but this is the first I've seen where they are bundled together in printed form and sold at a reasonable price.

    Many (most?) states do have the county map PDF's available online these days though, so probably just a matter of doing all the printing, although having them on smaller strung-together sheets isn't optimal. Or use them electronically.

    In the west, Benchmark maps are so damn good, there is almost no point to having anything more detailed. I've got most of the forest service maps for the PacNW and they're so hard to read, so detailed, and so out of date, I seldom use them, although I occasionally pull one out if I'm "base camped" in a certain area and exploring roads.

    Sorry for the tangent. Cool project!

    - Mark
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  5. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    GDOT has great maps available online - super detailed and free. Very similar - maybe even better than VDOT.

    http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Pages/CountyMaps.aspx
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  6. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    I have some links to a few here. I need to spruce the place up a little, some of the links are old.

    You really need the NF MVUMs also.
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  7. rctr

    rctr Been here awhile

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    great map from VDOT! let us know if we can help!

    jimmy
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  8. Flip756

    Flip756 n00b

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    I daily an older range rover classic and ride a g650 xcountry, I bought it new though so I've been a little timid with my time off road on the bike. I know my limits in the car (years of mistakes and multiple Rover driving programs) but I've really been looking for some people to try and stretch my legs off road with, who would understand its a little foreign to me. What year is the Cruiser? I would love to find one of the older Diesel FJ pick ups.
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  9. Uncle Gumby

    Uncle Gumby Been here awhile

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  10. Kawikazi

    Kawikazi Missing the KLR

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    I live in Rockingham County and ride a KLX-300R on many of the trails around here, so I am willing to test ride routes and provide feedback.
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  11. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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  12. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    All public roads? I've found some of the roads listed on maps and gps to be private, but sometimes I think landowners don't want people using "their" roads, so they put up a sign. Is the VDOT map all public?
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  13. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    The VDOT map only shows roads that are maintained by VDOT - so yes 100% public. If its not state maintained it is not on the map.

    The Forest Roads are a bit more tricky - but I have the ground data for open roads straight from the Forest Service.

    If you cobble a route together from USGS Quads and Garmin Maps you can be in a world of hurt due to private roads and out dated info. I am hoping to avoid all of that.
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  14. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    :wink:

    The mapping portion BRT west is just about done. I got all the tracks compiled and sorted and this is shaping up well.
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  15. Rider2205

    Rider2205 Been here awhile

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    Awesome. :clap
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  16. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Very nice.
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  17. b00t

    b00t errrr, yes uh-huh?

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    Error this is awesome work you have done. Mad respect for doing it and then making it available. Is it going to be ready by next spring. Just got an 86 ct110 that I think will do nicely...slow and low baby...slow and low.
    Subscribed.
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  18. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Super!

    Let me know when you want to ride it and maybe I can join you on my WR also. :wink:
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  19. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    Awesome

    Can you post a bigger map of where it goes through Pendletob Co., WV.? I couldn't make it out.

    Nice Job.
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  20. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I've seen the identical NC maps online. You have to download them individually and they are .pdf files, so you can't play with them too much, but they looked solid.

    They affirmed that there are no good gravel roads in Nash county, where I live...:becca
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