Trans Iowa Trail TIT

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  1. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Heading south from here we do a short stint in Missouri. We came upon a flooded out road and had to forge the river to the other side.
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  2. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Headed north out of Missouri and back into Iowa and bound for Madison County and the bridges.
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    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    This was a beautiful area. From here we went on to Knoxville. Home to the Sprint Car hall of fame.
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    Pella was up next and what a neat town.
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    Then we stretched out to Amana Colonies. We stayed at the Amana RV park and had dinner at the Rose Thorn public house.
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    I have tons of photos of things seen along the way. I put together a video that might give you a better feel for the ride. It was allot of fun and we would have loved to ride more of the dirt. We will do this again and ride it during a dryer period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWqms89LqNM

    We saw allot of wildlife including a rattlesnake, turkey, deer, eagles, turtles. The ride has some pavement but very limited. We only had to go out of our way once for fuel and two of the bikes are limited to 80 miles then reserve. Reroutes around the dirt roads were easy to figure out. I will have the route ready soon.
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  7. Klay

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    I'd love to take a look at this route. I really like the back roads of Iowa.
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  8. kimzx1000r

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    Here is a screen shot of the overall route.
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    Hey,

    Great route, just wondering though. What version of CNNA were you using when you laid this out?

    Thanks
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    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    CNNA? Not sure what that is Charlie, I used a combination of Google Earth and county maps downloaded off the Iowa DOT web site. Did the route conversions from kmz files to gpx. Worked really well, everything was spot on.

    (http://www.iowadot.gov/maps/msp/pdfview/counties.html)
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    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    If you decide to ride this route when in Pella stop in at Cammies just down the side street from the wind mill. Have an Ice Cream and talk with Cammie. Her husband rides a KLR 650 wish we could have met him.
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  18. tbirdsp

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    Garmin "City Navigator North America".

    What GPS did you use for this trip?
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  19. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I just wondered because the routes came out looking like "direct routes" in City Navigator North America. I just traced over them and built my own routes and removed the BBF's (big blue flags) so I could use them in my 276c. I have them now, nice work!.

    We're going to be in Iowa (Jefferson) in late September or Early October and may try to ride it before the snow flies and the wind picks up to a steady 50mph.

    Sure is bunch of B roads in those routes. Those suckers will bite ya bad in the mud.

    Back in 1987, I was moving a 1981 John Deere 8430 4 wheel drive tractor with duals in that stuff (on a B road) moving it from one field to another. I got it buried it up to the hubs before I knew what was going on, couldn't wiggle it out either. It took two more to pull mine out. Liked to pulled them all apart too.

    I was helping a friend out and he wasn't too happy with me after that.
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  20. Klay

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    Thanks for the gpx files!
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