Trans Iowa Trail TIT

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by kimzx1000r, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. tbirdsp

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    Not to jack the thread (kimzx1000r, let me know if you object and I will delete and repost in a new thread), but here's a gravel and "B" road track file for the Loess Hills area (extreme western Iowa) between Misssouri Valley, IA and Castana, IA. This file is fairly cleaned up.

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  2. tbirdsp

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    Here's another one for the southern Loess Hills. The one track ("888South") is cleaned up, the other is my raw active log and a bunch of waypoints from an exploring trip I did last fall down into NW Missouri.

    My hope is to one day get a gravel/B route from about St Joe Missouri up to Sioux City:evil

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  3. tbirdsp

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    :lol3

    This was in NW MO but same goopy stuff...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15661986&postcount=1600
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  4. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Charlie I used a garmin nuvi 500 its a great unit for the bike. Waterproof with touch screen and glove friendly. I believe it to be the best unit for the bike other then the 1000 dollar version. All the roads showed up on it even the B-roads. I have the full CN NORTH AMERICA NT2011.31 AND TOPO MAPS. Came with the unit. I can scroll map while riding by touching screen. Food, gas and all the goodies for finding what you need along the way.

    Google Earth allows you to make really good routes that are easy to follow. If it were not for the garmin limits on points allowed you could trace the roads perfectly. I buried my klr over the swing-arm on one of the roads I can not imagine what would happen with heavy equipment. :) Best to ride those when it is dryer. I packed the rear end so bad the motor would not turn the rear wheel. That stuff was like big gobs of bubble gum!

    I hope you get to try the route it is a nice ride and the country side is very pleasing to the eye.
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  5. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    kimzx1000r, looks like you put together a nice ride!
    Do the tracks you posted include the dirt roads you were unable to ride, do to the mud?
    How many miles do you expect this to be (including all the dirt roads)?

    thanks for all the work putting this together and for sharing it!!

    I hope to ride it this summer!

    Brad
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  6. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Yes tracks include all dirt roads, bypassing them was easy enough to figure out with a gps so I left them all in. We started in Marengo, Il. and rode out to Sabula so round trip was 1300 miles. I figure the route from Sabula back to Sabula to be roughly 900 miles. I do not have exact distance though. I hope you get to ride at least some of it. We had a good time!
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  7. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    If anyone in the future rides this trail - I live a mere 5 mins from Lake Rathbun.....you ride RIGHT past my house going from Lake Wapello to Mystic.......little town of Moravia.

    I got a tools, a garage....truck and trailer.....and plenty of space for tents, a campfire etc. Hit me up if you need anything. My 4 wheeler with a winch will pull even the most stuck ADV rider out of axle deep B level goodness :)
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  8. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    :clap
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  9. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Coming out your way in the fall to do day rides down into Missouri, maybe we can buzz over your way and say hey!
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  10. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a plan.....Ive got parking for vehicles if your trailering bikes.....places for tents.....we can burn some hot dogs and hamburgers......or you can just swing by for a beer.

    Real name is

    Aaron
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    Give me a couple days heads up.
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  11. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    Will do!
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  12. enduroranger175

    enduroranger175 Adventurer

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    When I rode this trail I passed a park around a point somewhere in the 40's gps points. Anyone know the name of that park? It looked great? Has any one ridden it? Is there camping there or near by?
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  13. kimzx1000r

    kimzx1000r Been here awhile

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    You can find info here. http://www.iowaohv.com/

    If you can capture a image of where on the map you are talking about I can probably tell you which one. We were near three of them in Iowa.
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  14. enduroranger175

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    Retraced tracks and found out out it was Lakeview ORV Park. Fun place! 260 acres with 3 tracks and plenty of trails. Made for a great day.
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