The Making of a Cross Canada Route

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

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    A short (3 hour approximate) section was added to the route in western Quebec. Some fun double track trails with a hand drawn ferry near the middle of the section.

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    One last short section in Ontario for me to go and redop the gps file for as it proved wrong by people pre riding...winter is not far away in these parts..sadly.

    The writeups are taking a bit longer than expected but are being worked on as fast as time permits :nod

    I expect by the end of the year that the complete route will be available for download and the route descriptions will be written up and available for viewing.

    Cheers
    :freaky
  2. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Without a doubt, it'll be one of the seven wonders of the world!
    Fantastic, well worth waiting for!

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  3. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    Thats great to hear I am so working on this. My friend is talking about the possibility that him and his wife are driving across Canada. I was thinking that maybe i could get them to do a few day rides back and forth the country maybe:freaky.
  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Fantastic , great job gentlemen.
    Now I know where I'll be riding next Summer.

    Any long tech sections that a KTM 990A ridden by a
    experienced off road rider can't get through ?

    I'd like to ride my 690 but it's a long ride to Eastern Canada from Idaho.

    Max
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I'd say a well sorted 990 would be a good match for the route :thumb

    Beers on me when you make it to Ottawa :freaky
  6. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    My hat's off to all of you guys'n'gals who put in such a monumental effort to get this thing from concept through to completion. Wow. Just wow. I came across this thread courtesy of CMGOnline and have read all 161 pages of it. (That was kind of an epic journey in itself.) I've always been a sportbike kinda guy, but this thread has seriously got me hankering to try the TCAT or at least sections of it. F800GS, anyone? :evil

    Epic, guys. Epic. Thanks for a great read and all the planning of what could be the definitive adventure ride.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Thanks for the kudos. Currently transcribing Ross's maps into gps files. Won't be much longer before gps and maps are ready for download :nod

    Pecking away at getting the route descriptions posted as well (very time consuming).

    Still aiming for the end of the year to have everything finished....on the home stretch now :pynd
  8. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    :y0!

    Shouldn't take too long, it's basically a straight line:lol3


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    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    ROTFLMAO

    I gotta say, the BC section of the TCAT is about the greatest thing I've ever seen. If the photos in this thread do the BC segment even 10% justice to what it's like to see IRL.... Wow.
  10. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    Sweeet !!!!! :clap Really looking forward to putting a GPS track into my GPSmaps and riding the route. Not looking so much to the earful from the wives of my friends, for taking my friends out and riding it.:tough ...
  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The BC Mainland route description has been posted. Slowly but surely we are getting there. Once all the route descriptions are complete we'll make the gps files and maps available for download :thumb



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  12. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The mainland section looks epic... Great work guys..
  13. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    Definitely not complaining as it will be a great way to get to AB from here in Vic.
  14. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Yes, great work Deadly.

    Can't wait for June.:clap
  15. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    The kudos need to go to Ross, aka Manxman, as he created this section of the TCAT :nod

    I, like you, can't wait to ride it :pynd
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    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Sorry.
    Should have said Deadly and the whole team.:deal
  17. Two Wheeled 'Tard

    Two Wheeled 'Tard Banned

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    Oh man, I can't WAIT for the GPS files! I checked the site and I see you only have a few up so far. Especially looking forward to a dirt/gravel route across the plaines, might make crossing them a bit more enjoyable!

    Any chance you're taking donations?
  18. Balthazard

    Balthazard Adventurer

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    Hi guys,
    What your doing is just a fantastic gift to all of us. I can't wait for the tracking and GPS files because i want to plan my 2013 summer ride across Canada. Hope to read more about it soon .
    Thanks again
    Balthazard
  19. kiffernathan

    kiffernathan Been here awhile

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    I can say that between the Manitoba/Ontario border and Radium BC (through the prairies) an experienced off-roader would have no trouble working the 990 through everything - technical sections and all. A couple of tricky spots, but I have no doubt you could get through them.

    I had an absolute blast putting together this section of the route. I am struggling with the drudgery of writing the descriptions, but I'll get it together yet. Sorry if I'm holding things up, Deadly.

    By the way - the hand drawn ferry is an awesome addition to the route! Talk about adventure riding! That's one thing people will remember.
  20. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    No worries Chris. Gps files are 99% complete...hopefully posted on the site by this weekend :nod

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