TSDAT gpx

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Sleddog, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    The TSDAT, an east west route across South Dakota on gravel & dirt, has been around for a couple years. I thought it was time to post here rather than people needing to ask for them. These tracks are filtered to enable posting. If anyone wants more detailed tracks PM me with your email address & I'll get them out.

    The legend is

    The main route goes on the Nebraska side. It is more off pavement than the alternate South Dakota side. However, if it's wet it's almost impossible to ride. The SD side is a little more pavement but, a good scenic ride too.

    Dark Green = main route

    Blue = alternate main route

    Cyan = alternate to alternate


    05/17/2016
    I finally got out to re-ride & update the tracks. There is a washout on the alternate 3A KenMid track. According to the local Ranchers it is "usually" repaired by early summer. I've included a detour to get around it.
    I've also got a completely new route from Scenic to Custer. It does go through Custer State Park & a portion of the wildlife loop, which requires a Park pass.


    Any questions give a shout.

    Have fun

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  2. nateberkopec

    nateberkopec Been here awhile

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    Rode these tracks last week.

    Have to say I'm unimpressed by the final section from Sage Creek to Custer. Multiple closed roads, private land, lots of pavement. That bit needs work.

    The NE bit near Yankton was awesome though. I'd say it may be passable in the wet.

    The budget host inn in Kennebec was the best 40$ a night motel I've ever stayed at. Free hot breakfast. Dang!
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  3. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    The last time I rode the section from Sage Creek to highway 40 was in June '14. I had to turn back & take 40 to Hermosa because of mud.

    Do you have your tracks? Show where the private land & closed roads are? I'm laid up with a broken leg & can't get out to scout.

    There's a group of 12 bikes going this weekend, starting from Kennebec. But, they're only going as far as Sage Creek.
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  4. nateberkopec

    nateberkopec Been here awhile

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    I don't :( all I remember exactly is that the BIA highway (I want to say highway 2?) that runs east to west is being completely paved. Already about 18 miles has been done, it looks like the rest will be done soon.
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  5. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    We traveled the section between Kennebec & Wall over the weekend. I drove the chase truck & checked out the BIA road, sure nuff they're paving it. As soon as I'm able to get back on the bike & verify a work around I'll update the tracks for that section. Until then it's an adventure!

    We also found a washout on the Blue 3A Alt Kennebec to Midland track. It is at N43.67370 W99.99290 Small bikes may be able to get through.
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  6. nateberkopec

    nateberkopec Been here awhile

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    Sleddog: you found me in the TAT thread but I'll reply over here.

    Are you sure that section near Custer is public road? I came at it from the west, and it seemed like every sign made it very clear the road was a dead end and the gate looked small, not intended for vehicles to enter.

    Is it some sort of OHV trail or something? It just did not look open to me.

    Also there's a section...somewhat before BIA 2 in the tracks (about 5 mi west of the bridge that's getting rebuilt right now), that I swear goes right through a private farm field. I was looking for a no trespassing sign (didn't see one, but that doesn't mean it isn't) and I ended up way off track. I eventually turned around when the track disappeared.

    EDIT: Also, the pavement comment in that thread wasn't regarding the TSDAT. You've done a great job putting together a lot of off-highway here (especially the NE bit).
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  7. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    nate, It's been about 3 years since I've ridden the section between CSP & Custer. I couldn't imagine it has changed much. However I'm not doubting you. We had some riders, from New Zealand, stay with us mid June this year. They rode the TSDAT. I asked if they had any difficulty navigating. They said "in a couple spots, but nothing major" I didn't pursue questioning about where it was. I should have.

    It's too late for those that have already downloaded the tracks but, I'm editing out the section from Big Foot Road to Custer until I can get back on the bike to come up with another route. More than likely it'll be something North, maybe go into Sturgis.

    Thanks for your input.....it's the only way this works.
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  8. nateberkopec

    nateberkopec Been here awhile

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    Thanks for maintaining the tracks - other than the Northern Route it's the only good track in the area.
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  9. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    I just updated the tracks in the first post....
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    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    Updated April 24th 2017
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  11. jconly

    jconly Been here awhile

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    We're taking off on Sunday from NYC to OR, and plan to give the TSDAT a go after getting new tires in Souix City.
    How do you anticipate the conditions to be this time of year? Looks like nothing gets to wet and nasty until we get past the Black Hills.

    Just caught the new update, not really seeing any differences from "TSDAT GDB Tracks#1A v7 20160516" on first glance.
    Do you mind calirifying a little more on the SD side vs. Nebraska side?
    I assume your talking about the beginning part of the track, on the eastern side of the state.

    Aside from the problems in wet weather on that section, is there anything else you can share about alt's vs main routes?
    Differences between one vs the other?

    I'd also love to know some more about the waypoints.
    Partiucualriy the Bomb Target, Minuteman Missile Launch, and Stratosphere Bowl which are off track.


    Thanks!
    Will probably break off the Northern Route to tackle this as we want to roll through the Badlands.
    Looking forward to it!
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  12. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    It appears it's going to be a little wet. Snow is forecast for some of the area. However nice temps for the end of the week.
    The new update was to route around a short section on the Nebraska side.
    The SD side has a little more pavement but, still some good curvy riding !

    You can schedule a guided tour of a Minute Man launch site. Everything is still there with the exception of the warhead. Very interesting. The Stratosphere site is where manned Explorer ll landed after reaching a height of 70,000+ feet in 1935. Bomb target can be better seen by entering the coordinates into Google Earth. It's a bunch of cars that were used as targets for the military.

    Have fun
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