The Making of a Cross Canada Route

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. garry499

    garry499 Race for food!

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    Last post for a bit. Loading my trailer this weekend and driving to Saskatoon on Monday. Still looking for a home but looking forward to riding with some new guys in a new place this spring. Thanks for the fun tours guy. Ya'll have a place to store your bikes when and if your out my way. YOU of coarse will need to find other occomadation ;)
    Have fun and see ya 'round.
    Garry
  2. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Hope all goes well with your move...was nice riding with ya! :freaky
  3. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    Enjoy the new adventures Gary!
  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    After many, many hours of work the web site is now live.

    Www.graveltravel.ca

    I need to give a HUGE thanks to Fab who has spent countless hours working and teaching me how to build a web site :thumb

    Also a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed photos and content to the site :clap

    It's a work in progress and I hope it's useful for folks. Additional content is being worked on...

    Feedback is always welcome, after all the site is for folks like you.


    :freaky
  5. fizzerfz1

    fizzerfz1 Been here awhile

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    Site looks great. Lots of info. Just did a quick test of all links and everything worked. Look and feel is awesome. Now I need to start enjoying the content...

    Great work Ted & Fab and all!:thumb
  6. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    Ted way to go man, wow great work you guys did on making this site.
    Thanks to everyone who made this happen, you guys, girls deserve a few beer on me. :freaky
    Thanks
  7. Kyler

    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    I pulled down the GPX files - worked well. Did I miss something - is there no set of files for the TNE?
  8. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    :happay

    P.S. stickers ordered :thumb
  9. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Still fine tuning the TNE track files, another week or two and they'll be ready and available.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback, there is quite a bit of content that is being worked on and in the works. I lost a bunch emails along the way and I apologize if you have a photo on the site and the photo credit isn't correct or is missing. If this is the case please send me an email :freaky


    Winter has begun to settle in for many of us in Canada, once again a huge shout out to everyone who has become involved in the TCAT project. Next summer should prove to be another busy summer for the route. I'm dedicated to a six week trip to ride the western half of the TCAT. Crazy stoked on that, i'll get to meet Ross, Chris and David. These three lads have created the western half of the route and deserve a big thanks for their effort :deal. :freaky

    Somewhere along the way of that trip I intend to have an open welcome to anyone who would like to meet up and join me for a few days of the route....early August probably....Medicine Hat in Alberta maybe.....a week ride through Cypress Hills, Badlands, up and over Edmonton, Forestry Trunk Rd, Canmore, Spray Lakes, Deadmans Pass, Bull River, Settlers Rd and terminating in the East Kootenays. A long ways away indeed but vacations often require advanced notice. It would be fantastic to have traveling companions for part or all of that section of the TCAT. I suspect a week to ride it at a decent pace (with a pub night in Banff of course). If your interested, shoot me an email :thumb

    Bike is off the road for the season and getting some much deserved attention, thanks once again as the support and enthusiasm is overwhelming :pynd
  11. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    :freaky :clap
  12. Spiritwalker2222

    Spiritwalker2222 Been here awhile

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    Amazing job on the website guys!

    I can't wait to try out some of these trails.
  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback :thumb

    Stephen created a short promo vid for the TCAT




    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31464875?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/31464875">Trans Canadian Adventure Trail Preview Video</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4604923">Stephen Switzer</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  14. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    The site looks great, Ted!!:thumb Just one more spot for me to veg out on!!!!
  15. Myro

    Myro Alberta Oilhead

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    I like the web site and appreciate all the effort that went into creating it and also recognize that there will be considerable time spent with ongoing updates and maintenance. Congratulations on a job well done! What a great way to promote this amazing country we live in.

    A great big thanks to all who participated in this project! :clap
  16. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Just ripped off the video and hung it on the Facebook wall. :lol3

    Ted, very many of us dream of doing what you've done. So, I'll just have to go with the second-best option of riding in your tracks. Fantastic!
  17. El Birdo

    El Birdo Been here awhile

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    Awesome video and great website. :freaky
  18. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    Great job guys! Site is fantastic:D
  19. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Nice web, nice video

    BRAVO ! :clap
  20. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Excellent x 1000!

    Can't wait to ride some next season :deal

    :rilla