The Northern Route - East

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by NorthernTraveler, May 19, 2015.

  1. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The route goes from the west coast to central PA.

    It is targeted at Adventure / Dual Sport bikes with optional sections that are harder.
    It is on the scale of the Trans America Trail. Ride at your own risk.

    This portion of the route goes from the eastern edge of Ohio to central PA.

    The section to the west of here is - The Northern Route - Midwest - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066579

    The section to the east of here is - Trans PA Trail

    As far as I know all roads are legal Public roads - Forest Service, county, state,etc. Off pavement as much as possible.

    NR east release.jpg

    Here is the Garmin .gdb file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5eshrgon33zd71/NR east release.gdb?dl=0

    Here is a standard GPX file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjyyqg2mug6m3ic/NR east release.gpx?dl=0

    Here is the documentation file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/f2p1qts1ju5iv45/NR east release.doc?dl=0
    Note - the tracks are raw tracks containing LOTS of track points.
    You may well have to filter these tracks down for some units.
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  2. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Here are photos of each day on the Main Route.
    They are listed by Track Name in order from the west heading east.
    Don't have a lot of photos, rode most of this in the summer of 2012


    NR24PA1 - East Liverpool OH to near Sandy Ridge Pa

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    Photos if the alternate main route -
    NR24PA1a - East Liverpool OH to near Penfield PA

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  3. yachabibi

    yachabibi Long timer

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    Sweet. Thanks for sharing. :clap
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  4. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    Thank you for putting this together and sharing your hard work. Great organization and pics throughout the series.
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  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    This is going to sound really rudimentary, but I tried to save the gpx and only got dropbox gobbledygook. how do I just get the gpx file?
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  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    A GPX file is just a bunch of XML text and is what you are seeing when you click on the link and it opens up. Depending on your browser, you can right click and choose save as "GPX" file. Or you can just copy/past what pulls up in notepad and then save as a "GPX" file.
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  7. TowPro

    TowPro Single Track Geezer

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    :ear

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    TPAT
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  8. ERRN

    ERRN Huh! What?

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    Thanks Northerntraveler I was just starting to put the idea together to do a trip from Boston to Denver and i was wondering if anyone has strung together a route. Ive down loaded the files and look forward to the trip next fall (2016) thanks much!
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  9. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    +1 postponed.
    Looking at PA, northern peninsula, I-2 , Denver, BDR, back east.
    Better luck next year.
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  10. Innovator525

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    Ok so i just found this thread and i opened the GPX dropbox and have no idea how to get to the option to '' save '' as a GPX file ( on a Mac here btw ). I would like to learn how to do this.

    I did open the gdb file and it downloaded immediately as soon as it opened in dropbox.

    Thank you for your sharing and plan on riding this Thanksgiving Weekend.
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  11. AndytheElder

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    Thanks for all your hard work in creating this route and especially for so generously sharing. I'm trying to make plans to ride the entire route from east to west in 2016. I'm retired now and finally have the time to ride some of the long distance routes I've been fantasizing about for years. My KLR proved its reliability this past spring on an 11,500 mile 7 week trip around the US and will be ready to go again by spring 2016. Even though there doesn't seem to be much feedback on this thread, I'm sure there are lots of riders who appreciate what you have done. Thanks!

    Andy
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  12. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I'm not familiar with Macs, but if clicking on the GPX file link just opens a web page with a bunch of text (see my attachment), you have two options. Save that entire page as a text file with the GPX file extension, or copy the text into a notepad (or equivalent text editor) and save it with the file extension .GPX. Either way it should work fine and basecamp should then be able to open it.

    Also, I'm pretty sure Basecamp (even the Mac Version) can open a .GDB file.

    Attached Files:

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  13. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    Yes Andy, just waiting for next season to ride this.
    Looking to loop together with David's MidlandPA & TwinTiers Adv tours. (http://www.advcatskills.org/Maps/)
    Spring riding?
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  14. Innovator525

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    Okay, here's what i did and yes the '' web page with a bunch of text '' is what i got, i then copied it and pasted to my desktop, opened GPS Visualizer and copied that to the proper place on their page and hit convert for which it did. Downloaded that and opened in Basecamp. Whala.

    Seems like the long winded approach but it did work.

    Still do not know how to ' save it with the file extension .GPX ' but i will try your method later for the sake of learning other ways to do this sort of thing.

    Thanks for you reply and help.
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  15. AndytheElder

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    The last two years I've headed south on the TET (before turnining west) by May 15.
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  16. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    If you're heading south, then west, take TET to TET-S to my new Southern Route.
    You can go west almost to San Diego.... that ought to be west enough for you!

    I've ridden the TET-S in January - abet in the snow in NW South Carolina.
    On good days you can ride most of it, I tried to note which sections are seasonal in the National Forests.
    March and April are great months to ride most of it....
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  17. AndytheElder

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    Thanks for the heads up . I'll definitely look into that option. How do you find the time to do this??

    [EDIT] Apparently the TET-S is no longer available. I have the TET so if I was going to connect to the Southern Route I guess I would have to cobble something together to get from TN down to AL to pick up the Southern. Probably have to be all pavement because it would too risky to try to put together a route I would trust just using CNNA's maps.
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  18. CloudSplitter

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    Andy, google GPSKevin's TAT tracks. His track from near NY, NY, now continues the TET on down to Tellico Plains TN, and heads west from there
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  19. AndytheElder

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    I did just that. Thanks for the tip!
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  20. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Ah, GPSKevin's tracks in North Carolina have some problems - the Forest Service has sent him notice that his route crosses private property and sent him legal notice to stop distributing such tracks.
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