The Making of a Cross Canada Route

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

  1. rinho

    rinho Rinho FĂ©roce

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    I was not aware of this feature !
    Pretty cool!
  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Awesome!


    Me neither :D
  3. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    For those who haven't played with this feature in Adobe...

    Here's the toolbar you need to enable:
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    The 'Analysis' toolbar looks like this:
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    Third button from the left is the one you want. When you select that command, you'll get a running display in the lower right of the screen that reads the lat/long (or UTM coordinate, depending on what projection/datum the map has been authored in) of wherever your cursor is, like so:
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    ***Edited to add:
    For simplicity's sake, I think I'm going to use a geographic (lat/long) datum for all of these maps instead of UTM coordinates. Many - if not ALL - of the trail sections run across 2 utm zones in one day. There are only a handful of 'regions' to this map set and 14 UTM Zones across Canada. I can imagine that changing your coordinate system on a daily basis would get a little tedious, not to mention confusing if you forgot one day.
  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    A bump to get this back to page 1

    Who's planning on riding the whole route this Summer ?

    Will a set of paper maps still be available .

    I'm fairly certain I'll be riding the route West to East.
    Since I'm in Idaho and the prevailing winds blow east it
    seems like the best option.

    So my start date will depend on the opening of the section through the Rockies.

    Max
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Two groups that I know of are planning to ride the entire route.

    Early July you "should" be able to get threw the mountains (typical year).

    When you get to Ontario you've got a place to stay, work on bike, laundry, etc :thumb

    Paper maps should be available shorty (calling GISDood to the courtesy phone :D )...well pdf files you can print off.

    Cheers
  6. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    There also may be problems in early July before you get to the Rockies. The very first day going west will take you to the Poison Mnt. Technical section and could be too muddy to get through. After that the Big Bar reaction ferry may not be running because of the strong flow of the Fraser River that time of year. Lastly, the Nemaiah Valley can also be very muddy in early July. All three of these areas are fantastic and shouldn't be missed, but they all may have to be by-passed if we have another "bad" spring.

    Everything will depend on the snowpack melt and wether or not we have a wet spring this year in BC.
  7. sthamerica

    sthamerica Adventurer

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    We have plans to ride as much of the TCAT as we can over 8 weeks or so, commencing June 10th 2013 starting from St Johns and hopefully ending in Vancouver within that time frame.

    We welcome all helpfull comments and advise, and good natured fellow riders to join us.

    At this point we are trying to get a handle on the requirements for a foreigner buying, and importantly registering and insuring bikes in Canada.

    Hopefully someone from a dealership, or individuals with experience in this matter will read this message and point us in the right direction.
  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I have no idea about buying a bike, registering and insuring in Canada for a non resident....sorry. Perhaps someone else has some information and can chime in ?

    :lurk
  9. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Good info Ross, I'll add it to the route description :thumb
  10. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    I've registered vehicles to non residents. All you need is a Canadian address and your I.d. AS Far as insurance goes. I wouldn't think any insurance Co. would oppose taking your money

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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hi Gord, I've been asked this question by a few folks. So someone from overseas can buy a bike from your dealership and you register and safety it to them with a local address they get from a friend ? Presuming they have an international drivers license they could call a Canadian insurance firm and get coverage using the local address and the international drivers license?
  12. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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    Not sure if they would use an international drives license? The ones I've done they just create a registration identification number (rin) for the person as they would a company or married couple. I've only done it with ATV's and trailers but imagine it would be the same for any vehicle.

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  13. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    I have had several PMs about the BC portion of the TCAT and the questions are usually about when the route can be ridden from west to east.

    Even though it has been stated in this thread that the TCAT is an east to west endeavour if the rider wants to start in June, I think it should be stated again that if a rider wants to go from west to east, it is likely mid-July before he or she should try if they don't want to miss some of the sections.
  14. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Just a heads up boys. Canada is one of the big dog countries. Don't understimate the length of this ride. That being said, 8 weeks will be good. Don't be afraid of contacting ADV riders along the way. We are a hospitable group. That being said. Place to stay at:
    Elora, Ontario
    check out tent space section.
    Hevy Kevy
  15. sthamerica

    sthamerica Adventurer

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    Thanks for the invite Kevy, NZ is 1600 km top to bottom, so we know we are heading into "new territory". We do hope 8 weeks will get us to Vancouver as this is our max leave pass!:rofl
    :puke1 No1 challenge currently, is buying, and (here's the difficult bit) registering, 2 new bikes in Newfoundland as tourists - i.e. non perminant residents.
    In NZ a tourist can rock up to any dealership, slap down the $$, and ride off into the sunset (best to have a licence..). Not so in your fine country it appears!

    As requested prior, would be great to hear from anyone with experience or advise on this.

    If we manage to get mobile, we have a SPOT and happy to share link to meet up with fellow ADV riders. :clap
  16. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    I met a fellow from NZ when I did TAT last summer and now I think he is storing his bike in western Canada? I think his name was Joe something.. maybe he can give you a tip if he had it done easy way.. or who know maybe he will consider selling you the bike or rent it out to you but I highly doubt it because I think he plan to return back and do Deadhorse-Ushuaia trip. I would have to email him about that so PM me if you want me to hook you up.
  17. Deadly99

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  18. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Not to jack your Thread but if I can jump in real quick ?

    A few years ago I did a trip from Sarnia Ont. up thru Tobemory and came back home thru Sault St Marie . Great trip but to much Slab, on an old Gold Wing . It was in October I wanted to look around more but passenger not so much.

    Now I have a better bike for exploring and would like to see more of the country . Most likely alone ....

    Can anyone point me in a direction for info ? I'm not having much luck and not sure where to look ...... Even maybe for weekend trips around Lake Huron , Thunder Bay , Close to the boarders ????

    Thank you :ear
  19. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    your question seems vague... info where?

    you can get the TCAT file from graveltravel.ca, Northern ontario should be posted in the Northern rider thread. GTA, ask the GTA Riders MegaThread ....
  20. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Depends on what you doing on any particular trip, I can likely be of some help from here(North of Sarnia) heading north, also your neighbor Dyno and I have done some exploring heading north and east in different directions. Let me know(PM) what your up to and I,ll see what I can provide.


    Cheers, Todd