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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by bash3r, Jan 6, 2011.
I'd just like to see the TMOT completed. I have time in April to ride it.
Where do you end in IA? I have a route mapped out from the Highway 61 bridge south of Keokuk to the beginning of the Trans Mn. Trail. If it ever stops raining and the temp gets above 40, I'll try to get out to prove it out.
If you end somewhere else, I might as well try to find a way to link up to that so then we would have a continuous route from Canada to LA. Then our friends in LA or TX could take us all the way to the gulf coast or even Mexico.
We haven't routed north yet.. I've gone as far as Hannibal but that's it. Mid-May we are going south to AR, to hand-off to the TART. The north section will be next unless someone else gets to it before I can.
This weekend, we ride from Wentzville to the end of the TART..
Spent a weekend getting my buddies DRZ ready to ride, put new tires on it, wired it up for some accessories, new CS sprocket, oil change and its packed ready to roll.
My WR just got a oil change, filter clean and I'm still packing her up..shoving off Friday, rain and/or shine!
Heya Basher give me a shout when you are about to Blue Eye, I may be able to shake loose and ride over to meet you. I will pm my phone#
Wish us luck.. and if we break down please come get us !!
WR loaded up..
WRs never break down... oops did I say that out loud? Have a great run Basher!
Hey Bash3r and Charlie,
Keep us informed of how you guys are doing on this.
I'm really jealous that you guys get the time and opportunity to do this and I don't!!!
Hopefuly this fall I'll be able to get a ride together from Eldorado to St Louis!
Devro, as you know everything is being paved! When we rode the TART last year I found roads that I had been on two years before that were gravel at the time and found them paved. Ride em while you can!
What a trip, we had blast! 729 miles total.. got rained on the first day and then as I pulled in my garage today. More report later.. I'm tired!!
Man what a ride !!! Cant wait for some of the vids to pop up especially Glade top trail such a fun ride. When is the next one ? !!
Aaron and I had no idea that we were just ahead of THE largest storm to hit southern Missouri. For some reason on Sunday morning, we both decided we should just hammer down I-44 to get closer to home so that Monday's ride would be short and enjoyable.
Well, we just kept hammering.. then at Cuba headed up Hwy 19 then to Hwy 50 where we could see the storm just to the north of us.. luckily we both got home, literally minutes before the storm hit our homes.
I'm so thankful we didn't decide to camp out Sunday night and just pushed ahead and made it home.. who knows what would of happened.. we are praying for all those in Joplin.. we are just speechless...
FYI... I done with our ride report.. check it out here:
Just wondering if there is anything new? We have a new release of TET about ready, and would like to add a prop for you guys in the documentation. The second post will give you a view of scope.
The OTC section begins where BigDog's section ends on the MO/IL border. I could link to the post containing that file direct, but that ain't the whole story, is it? Just link to this thread? Link to the google map? All of the above? None of the above?
The route that BigDog contributed would be a good one to hook up with the OTC, since it basically starts there and ends where the TMOT route we rode ends, Blue Eye, MO. Also where the TART starts/ends. The TMOT that I had worked on is more of a North/South adventure through the northern Mark Twain NF, and BigDog's is a great route if you are coming from IL heading into Arkansas. I guess it really depends on your efforts..and direction.
I can give you both if you'd like, both routes are the same when you get to Willow Springs, MO. All of these routes are mostly gravel.. +80%, similar to a TAT kinda route, some more technical areas than others...
As to direction of TET, there is not necessarily an explicit answer. Crystalline growth might be a good way to think of it. Anyone can contribute given that it links to an existing path.
I have to be careful in what I heard you say. If you are offering them up for inclusion in the TET project, I graciously accept. But TET is kinda like driving a train now, we have to lay tracks far in advance of inclusions. I mean "tracks" both figuratively and literally. We do have a late spring release scheduled (working on some Southern sections), and a tentative release set for next fall that will hopefully clean up some things in PA. To include any of what you may offer, it would be one of those two slots for us to work it in. Let me know if that is your true intent, and again I welcome it.
But, at this moment my intent is simply to supply a link in this release pointing to wherever you feel would be the most convenient for anyone interested in what you guys have done or are doing. I have another week or two of cleanup work before this release, basically housekeeping stuff. Then, I'd be glad to spend some time on developing an integration strategy.
Does anyone have the TART tracks in gpx format? For some reason I can't get my easy gps to accept the garmin format. I was thinking of doing this spring or early summer. My Delorme likes easy gps files along with my Garmin Rino.
I have them. I will post them here but make sure you go to the TART thread and get the updates..
Big Dogs Tart Tracks with is Oklahoma loop included converted to .gpx
Is there an annual group ride of any kind on this trail ?