The Briar Patch

Discussion in 'Americas' started by intothenew, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Hows about one stop shopping for your navigational links, sound like a plan? I hope to put together here a place for both hard copy and digital reference material. I have a few links from over the years, and will start posting and categorizing over the next couple of weekends. If you have any suggestions or links that you would like added, please post them up. I will add everything that I can to post #2.

    So, in the mean time, you need to go stock up on printer paper and ink. Don't forget to charge the battery in the GPS.
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  2. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    The Briar Patch


    Maps
    Do not leave home without one of these.


    USGS If I could only have one link. Log on, right side of the page, link to the free downloads.
    Delorme Gazetteers The gold standard.
    Trans-America Trail How much vacation ya got? *****


    State DOT

    Alabama Free PDFs
    Georgia Free PDFs
    Kentucky Free PDFs
    Maryland For the price of a steak and a few glasses of wine
    Minnesota Free PDFs
    North Carolina Free PDFs
    South Carolina Free PDFs
    Tennessee Free PDFs
    Virginia There will be a cover charge tonight.
    West Virginia Free PDFs


    USFS MVUM's

    Daniel Boone
    Francis Marion
    George Washington
    Jefferson
    Monongahela
    Sand Flea
    Sumter



    POIs
    If you happen to pass this way

    poi-factory Do you really have room for all of this?
    SundayMorningRides For those light days, or maybe not.
    damnriders Got the D.C. metro asphalt blues?



    PC Software
    I know you have had one.

    GPSBabel The Rosetta Stone
    gpsfiledepot And they have their own asylum
    JDMCox It just doesn't get any easier than this.*****
    GoogleEarth And these guys are just pups?
    National Geographic A serious contender
    BiciMaps Real Tequila anyone?
    Mapcenter2 Want a little home brew with that Garmin?
    MiscJunk Some MREs and some recipes for your Garmin



    Hotspots
    Let's stay in touch.

    WifiFREEspots Can there really be that many?



    Hardware
    How well does this travel?

    CycoActive So you really want a big screen?
    RAM Mount Protect that investment



    Sundry
    I didn't know I needed that.

    Come Back Alive There are Lions, Tigers, and Bears out there. But what we really need to worry about is........
    BrigadeQM When it absolutely positively has to come off
    yougodo Adventure Yellow Pages?







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  3. captain

    captain Wild And Wonderful

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    Good stuff here!
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  4. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Very nice! I have been following your threads and will probably do some exploring into WV in the spring once I rack up some vacation time. Will PM you to get the GPX of the WV Trail once I get a 60CSX. Good links!
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  5. GB

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    Nice work, but definitely not in Ride Reports... maybe it's best suited in Trip Planning. TP mods will decide to keep it here or punt it elsewher.
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  6. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Thanks! Do you have any links to add?
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  7. marc morgan

    marc morgan Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know of a mostly off road route which will take me from Spartanburg, SC to Knoxville ( or Johnson Citty) Tenn.?

    Thanks
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  8. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    I have no clue but, the DOT maps for each of those two states are available for free. The links are provided above. They do at least show the non paved roads. I doubt a true mostly off-road route can be had.
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  9. Wozzer

    Wozzer Been here awhile

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    kick ass, thanks!
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  10. debaisley

    debaisley Long timer

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  11. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Thanks, I added them to the list.


    Let's have some more you FFs.
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  12. snowbilly

    snowbilly Been here awhile

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    This looks like a great thread, thanks!

    FYI - The AAA prints detailed maps of both Western NY Rochester and west, as well as The Finger Lakes Region -- free to members of AAA. (They may also have one for the Adirondacks.) These maps are highly detailed showing virtually every road in the region covered. They are excellent for planning day-trip routes. I particularly like to use them with my Garmin stuff - in the tank bag map pocket they give the "big picture" (about 20 mile "diameter") while my Zumo gives me details. They also let me consider alternates to the Zumo automatic routing, or guides if I'm creating a new route manually.

    Im still looking for these for PA, NC and other eastern states. I like them better than the Gazetteer Maps because they seem to have more detail and they are easily folded in my tank bag map pocket.

    rw
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