The Making of a Cross Canada Route

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

  1. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    You're an animal!!!!!
  2. Two Wheeled 'Tard

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!! :rayof

    Can I give you guys some money?
  3. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    Argh! Work and home renos need to pi$$ off so I can get the maps done, too! Anyone got a cloning machine handy? :lol3
  4. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    I'm blown away by the scale of what you guys are accomplishing! This will be one of the planets great rides. Thank you.
  5. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    I can relate.

    I love scouring maps for new backroads to try, then riding and evaluating them, taking notes and pictures but I really struggled with the writing of the description. After writing and rewriting it several times, I have decided not to become an author after all. :lol3
  6. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Man, can I ever relate to that! Writing truly is a birthing process. Not the easiest thing in the world, for sure.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Almost finished....changing paper maps into digital gpx files is way more time consuming that I'd anticipated...

    Sunday I should be finished. I'll post them when they're done (so folks planning their 2013 trips can get started with their planning). I'll then send the files to gisdood ( :wave Kelly) to get digital maps done and then finish working on the route descriptions over the winter months.

    The finish line is in sight :clap
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    GPS files are finished and available for download :clap

    I would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone who helped out with the TCAT. Its a long list...

    Chris Regier
    Fabrice Tremblay
    Jimmy Rodriguez
    Chris Regier
    Ross Glover
    David WIlliams
    Gord Jones
    Jenna Novic
    All the folks who joined me on trips over the last few years :freaky
    All the folks who answered my annoying questions
    Kelly Ruston for making the maps
    I'm sure I am missing some..sorry..so many people helped get this project completed that I am still and will continually be amazed. I could NOT have done this alone :nod


    So the gps files are available for download..no charge.

    The total distance is 15,639 kilometers (9718 miles).

    What we do ask if you download the files and ride part of the TCAT that you let us know of any errors with the files, problems with the route (decommsioned roads, damagaed trails, etc). It is in this manner that we hope the TCAT stays relevant. We would also appreciate a photo or two we can put up on the website.

    Before you head out I encourage you to check to see if you have the latest files. TCAT_R1.0 was just upload..revisons will be titled TCAT_R1.1, etc

    If you ride the route and would like to contribute we sell decals...profits go to help keeping the website going :D

    The route descriptions are 65% finished...still working on them as time permits.


    Here is a quick look at the route....

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    Cheers and if you ride the TCAT, my house is on the route and I look forward to having a pint with you :freaky
  9. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Many thanks to all who brought this into being!

    An excellent contribution to the community. :thumb
  10. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Congratulations Ted!
  11. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That's beautiful to see, Ted. Congrats to you and all the others who contributed!
  12. mdlak

    mdlak Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone that contributed! Great teamwork. The TCAT is on the top of my bucket list.
  13. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    Congrats!

    Amazing!

    :clap
  14. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    that is some map porn if I ever saw it. Going to have to get a hard on ass training for this summer. :clap
  15. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I may never ride the TCAT (though I hope to someday) but I have been following along this thread for more than a year. Congrats to Ted and everyone else who contributed.
  16. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    :clap:clap:clap

    Seems like such a long time ago that the first tracks of of the TCAT were laid...


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  17. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    A terrific thanks to Ted and the visionaries who had the idea and committed to do the work for this fantastic effort.
    A friend and I have ridden a small portion of the Ontario section and if the rest is a good as the section we rode the remainder of the trip will be phenomenal.
    Looking forward to completing more if not all of the route.
    A EPIC job Ted and all. :clap:clap:clap
  18. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    This look amazing! thank you to all who put this together! :clap
  19. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Thanks for the kind words and interest.

    A few "mistakes" were pointed out on the gps files (which is awesome to have others scrutinizing the files...THANKS!)

    R1.1 corrected a faulty line in BC near Adams Lake.
    R1.2 corrected a faulty line in Quebec NE of Chicoutimi

    R1.3 is being worked on and will have a more acurate track file for a few areas.

    We released the gps files so that folks could begin planning their trips, the changes being made are small (more for accuracy than anything else) and don't change roads, trails, etc the route takes so having these early files should be pretty good for trip planning.

    We highly encourage you to ensure you have the latest version before you head out on a trip. We'd also encourage folks to email us with any discrepancies they find while riding the route. A few sections were drawn using satellite maps...this is problematic is some areas as foliage blocks the view and some areas of Canada are pretty low resolution. The bulk of the route files were made while riding and recording on a gps, some were transcribed from paper maps. 100% of the route was ridden and is "doable"

    Cheers and thanks again
    :freaky
  20. sdwebb

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    There is that word "doable" again ... :evil

    Congratulations Ted (and the rest of the team)!