The Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT)

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Sep 12, 2013.

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How much would you estimate that you spent each day (average) while riding the KAT?

  1. 0-25

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  2. 26-50

    15 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. 50-75

    19 vote(s)
    27.5%
  4. 75-100

    15 vote(s)
    21.7%
  5. 100-125

    8 vote(s)
    11.6%
  6. 125-150

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  7. 150+

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pilot09

    pilot09 Adventurer

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    Most trails in Pickett would be hard sections due to the rocks. Before you know it Jeff there will be a lot of options on the map for people to take as this keeps expanding.
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  2. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Exactly! :nod
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  3. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Long timer

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    I don't remember it being that difficult back then but it may have been used a lot and exposed more of the rocks.
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  4. jbeem

    jbeem Been here awhile

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    It wasn't difficult at all approaching from the top. I remember we didn't have enough nerve to take the GS over it to the bottom because it looked like it may have been a problem to turn around at the bottom and I've never approached it from the bottom. That was at least 15 years ago, good memories.
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  5. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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  6. WECSOG

    WECSOG Been here awhile

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    Reminds me of a time about 15 years ago when I had ridden my Sportster to the end of the pavement atop Mt. Cheaha in Alabama, and was on my way down a narrow, rutted two-track with a drop into a ravine on my right, when I rounded a bend and met a dump truck coming up! It got pretty Western there for a minute.
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  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  8. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    The file is updated as of 7/28/17
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  9. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    My wife agreed to a Kentucky fall vacation (camping with truck/camper) to the Red River Gorge area, which means I can drag the bike up there with me. I tried to go last year and ended up down in SE, but rode the TET-S. I'll need easy FR type dirt, as i'll be 2up occasionally. I know it isn't the best way to ride it, but if I just stay on the east/big bike routes, should I be good?

    Other option is a week spent with her and a week riding solo...
  10. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    If you go clockwise towards WV you should be ok depending on your experience.
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  11. BLZ2DWL

    BLZ2DWL Roustabout

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    I think we're going to give this a shot in September. Where would you all recommended starting (and leaving truck) if coming from the SW Virginia area? We plan to spend 4 days riding green tracks. Any recommendations as to what we can trim off to get us back to the start in 4 days? Thanks!


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  12. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I'd recommend the Hatfield McCoy Inn in Matewan WV. The only thing that you could really cut off is the loop on the south west side that goes to Picket State Park. That would save you about a day.
  13. BLZ2DWL

    BLZ2DWL Roustabout

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    Excellent. Thanks, Jeff!


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  14. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    I downloaded the latest tracks and am trying to load them to a friends Garmin 64ST. I'm using Garmin Basecamp. All the KAT tracks are showing up in Basecamp on my Mac, but only the western third of the main loop is showing up on the 64ST. I've deleted and re-loaded the whole KAT file on the computer and GPS unit, but that didn't work.

    Anyone else have that problem? Any suggestions?

    Thanks


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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    It sounds like you've maxed out the track points that are allowed by that unit. You can filter down the track points but that will make the track not as accurate. Another option is to use a smart phone with a track log capable GPS app.
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  16. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    His GPS seems like a nice model, so I didn't suspect that. - But it looks like you're right, it has a max of 10,000 points per track. I'm going to see if splitting the tracks into segments under 10K works for it.

    I'm personally using an iPhone and Gaia GPS app. It has its pluses, but for some reason Gaia and MotionX apps don't show the detail on waypoints that I'm seeing in Garmin Basecamp.
  17. pilot09

    pilot09 Adventurer

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    i have a Garmin 650T Montana and its also a very nice GPS but it has the 10,000 point per track limit as well but will hold 200 tracks. the KAT is something like 39,000 points so i split it into sections around 9,800 per track and they all show up on the Montana after that. Its pretty easy splitting the tracks in Basecamp.
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    What do you mean by detail on waypoints?
  19. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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    Yep. I split the main loop into about five segments in Basecamp. That worked and only took about five minutes.

    Thanks!
  20. Diddly

    Diddly You don't know me

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