Trans New Jersey Trail

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by rob23, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. ibthegator

    ibthegator n00b

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    Hi all, been lurking some time.
    Riding season is on so I wanted to try this ride with a buddy as a summer warm up.
    I sent Rob a message and friended him on facebook and am eagerly awaiting the files.
  2. FISHCAT

    FISHCAT Adventurer

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    I FRIENDED rob a while back...and am still waiting for the info.
    I live North so twisties are good!
  3. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    If Rob doesn't come through, I can provide files... but let's give it another week or two.
  4. ibthegator

    ibthegator n00b

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    Uhg
    My trip is in a little over a week.
  5. jimhaleyscomet

    jimhaleyscomet Been here awhile

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    Rob suggests we turn off the auto calc feature on the device and that all sections should be navigated as "Off-Road".

    Unfortunately the Garmin Oregon 550 does not use the exact same terminolgy. My routing options are as follows (the one in ALL CAPS is the onc I think I should select):
    *Calculation Method - Minimize Time, MINIMIZE DISTANCE, Prompted
    *Lock On Road - NO Yes
    *Off Route Recalculation - Prompted, Automatic, OFF

    By selecting MINIMIZE DISTANCE, NO lock on road, and OFF off route recalculation should I be able to follow his track?

    Also, Up In the Delaware Water Gap Rec Area there are very long straight sections not following roads and the route loops around with some tracks overwriting other tracks so is very hard to follow in basecamp. Am I doing something wrong?
  6. CTerrySGD

    CTerrySGD Adventurer

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    Did section 4.3 to 5.1 today as referenced in the google maps link.... Had a blast! Can't wait to try more the of trail! Need some better tires for the sand I encountered on the off road sections. Was doing well until I hit some areas with deep sand. The bike when from stable as anything to wanting to wash out in a split second. Thinking about a second set of wheels and tires for days where there will be more off road or a 50/50 mix. The stock tires seemed to hold up fine as long as there was any deep sand or dirt. Front tire was really the problem....

    Thanks!

    Chris
  7. jimhaleyscomet

    jimhaleyscomet Been here awhile

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    At least sand is fairly soft!
  8. duoderf

    duoderf Been here awhile

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  9. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Nice. I'd suggest different tires for the southern parts. See my RR in my sig. Also, fair word of caution, the enduro groups do not like a lot of exposure, ie pictures, of the southern parts where they like to hold their events. Which is why I left large areas without pictures. It's a whole environmentalists versus motorcyclists thing.
  10. rob23

    rob23 on the pipe

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    Please come and Support Off-Road Riding and Racing!!!

    If you ever rode any portion of the TNJT I'm personally asking you to please join us and bring friends.

    WHEN: 6/13/13 - New Jersey State House 125 W. State Street Trenton, NJ 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

    "Rally in Trenton on Thursday, June 13. We are asking that you to please reach out to your membership, friends, families, dealers, or anyone else you know who cares about our off road riding and racing (of any type (including dual-sport, adventure riding)) and request that they attend our rally. We know it is a week day and it may be inconvenient. Sometimes we all have to bear some discomfort to do what is right.

    I cannot overstress the importance of this event for the future of our sport. This rally has gained attention from the governor’s office and is our best chance to make a clear statement to our legislators that we demand fair treatment regarding access to New Jersey's State Forests. In addition, the added attention and pressure on the DEP has resulted in a meeting with the top brass in the DEP to review our situation.

    This is no joke. This is not a New Jersey issue. This is not an enduro issue. This is the future of off road motorcycling no matter what form you prefer or where you do it. Please do everything in your power to get as many people as we can to attend our rally.

    Thank you. I appreciate all each of you do to support me, our association, and our sport.

    Jamie Theurkauf
    President ECEA"

    MORE INFO:
    http://www.ecea.org/ecea/index.php?...-support-in-nj&catid=22:daily-blog&Itemid=116
  11. ZDJ00

    ZDJ00 Adventurer

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    Excelent ride and nice report. I was just in the area of the southern part of this trail this past weekend with Jack O'Connor's Pine Barrens Adventure Camp. Had a great time. Need more practice with the soft sand even though I already have the right tires.
  12. rob23

    rob23 on the pipe

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    very important, bumping this to the last page.

    Anyone going? Please chime in.

  13. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    I have it on my calendar. Will be a day of decision if I can make it.
  14. ZDJ00

    ZDJ00 Adventurer

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    I'll try to be there by noon
  15. shrimptrader

    shrimptrader Adventurer

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    Rob,

    My son and I started the TNJT on Father's day weekend. We only covered parts 1-3. Had a blast! Thanks for putting this together.

    Look forward to chipping away at the rest.
  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    :thumb Awesome!
  17. shrimptrader

    shrimptrader Adventurer

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    MoBill,

    Here's photos of the ol' grey mare.

    She looks better covered in mud

    Attached Files:

  18. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    That makes me nostalgic as hell...that's great...reminds me of this:
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    I'm really glad you're enjoying 'er--and that she's holding up. Stellar bike.
  19. bjoseph

    bjoseph Adventurer

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    can someone help me locate the gpx file to download to my GPS for this route?
  20. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Anyone know how long (roughly- I realize everyone rides differently) it takes to get from Section 5 (Jackson) to the end (Cape May)?