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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Hulked Up, Aug 10, 2008.
Maybe Sunday is better, or just cancel for this weekend.
I think a lot of the fun will be sogged away this weekend. There will be much more enjoyable weekends to go. Radar shows unpleasantness moving through New York now. Of course, I only speak for myself.
The highest point on the TMT, rather ironically, is a little ways after where the big washout was, on Curtin Road in Peru - just about 2,000 ft elevation. Right next door to Worthington. The same forecast though. I really enjoy riding in that area around dusk - fantastic sunsets. Just watch out for Moose that don't want to leave the road (Curtin Road), and aren't afraid of pidly humans on motorcycles. That's a lot less fun than it sounds.
I was holding off on a decision since the weather seemed questionable. Now I'm leaning heavily towards heading north some other weekend. I will ride in some cold, I will ride in some rain; but I've ridden a few times in cold rain or snow and that's just not much fun at all... It does make for an adventure though.
For those yet to make a decision, I can offer you the weather where I am, which is just a few miles east of the TMT, near where it crosses the Turnpike.
It's 35 degrees out and snowing at the moment.
3 of us went out Sunday instead. We hit some local roads in the southern hill towns. All the roads were in excellent condition. We did one section of the Trans-Mass and had no issues. We'll have to schedule this ride again.
Nice day on the TMT Friday.
Shooting to give the TMT a go in a week or so... looks super fun. im a no-gps-girl, sticking to maps and notes and roll chart. does anybody have the route information in a format i can use?? ive read through the whole thread and didnt find anything- unless i missed something. any info would be really appreciated!!
None that I know of. Go GPS....it'll set you free--and open doors, not close them. Drink the kook aid :)
MoBill is right, it'll open doors.
I'll offer you a workaround though. It can get a bit laborious. You can open that file in Google Earth. You can then follow path and highlight it on something like a Gazetteer.
someone already put one together in another thread
You should still buy a GPS though!
Thanks intothenew... could you explain how i open the .gpx file in google earth?? i downloaded the .gpx file but my computer will not allow me to open it. i dont mind the laborious part, just not sure where to start. thanks for the info!
This has worked for me in the past...
Hulked Up has got ya covered, if you'll follow that link.
But, soes ya know:
Go to file in the upper left corner of GE. Pick "Open". A directory window will come up. In the bottom right corner there is a drop down menu. Pick "All Files". Then navigate to where the .gpx file is stored.
Could take a while for it to load, depending on your bandwidth.
Shhhh....GPS Kool-Aid = yum
Price of admission...<200
This is Awesome... exactly what i was looking for. Thanks!!
Thanks so much for the explanation!! ill give it a whirl later on.
hahaha! we'll see... maybe i try it one day. its the principle, not the price!
If it's the principle then get off your computer and get posting with a reed and some papyrus----kidding, kidding...really...it will open doors.
It's not "new fangled" it's not a replacement for a map. I believe you need to be able to go from "digital to analog to digital". Map recon: digital, route planning: digital, route execution: analog and digital, route navigation: digital (with some "situational awareness" big picture stuff
Mapsource, Google Earth and other like programs allow you to retain the ability to print:
But during the ride, you've got that, but really--the GPS will allow folks to share routes with you that you could never see.
Do this....download mapsource, get a shared route like TET-S, TET-NJ, TWVT (YES!!) or TMAT...and then just look at it in Mapsource.
I've seen places in America I would NEVER have gotten to see without it, wouldn't have known they were even there...at least think about the ability to view without conversion...
sorry for the hijack