15 Days on the Pacific Crest

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by R-dubb, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. tudorSD

    tudorSD Big Bike Basher

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    Seriously, this is my new favorite thing to think about at work.

    It would be great if the GPS tracks were a little more detailed... The ones on Xchange are pretty, lets say, chunky in their detail.

    Anyone know what software is used here. It has a TON of fire road detail.

    Good stuff.
  2. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    A member just PM'ed me today about doing the ride, so I thought I would ping the thread.

    Sorry about the "chunky" tracks. The reason is that when I did the ride I only had 15x1000 point tracks to work with on my 276c. One for each day, no computer to off load them, so we made do. When actually following the routes, you will find that it doesn't much matter. Having bread crumbs spaced however far apart with a decent map under them makes the rout simple to follow. Not a problem.

    The maps in the thread were made with MS Steets and Trips on drugs. They look cool, but are grossly unreliable.:(:

    cheers,

    -dubb
  3. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    What a worthy bump my man!
  4. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    YUP!

    i will do a similar ride this fall or next spring.
    got family in Seattle so it would be a great way to take a trip north to see them.
    BTW R-dubb, how did you get the bikes back, truck it back or slab it all the way down???
    :lurk
  5. Maniac28

    Maniac28 Independent Moto Journalist

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    You are a KLR rider. No trucks allowed. ;)
  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    that's over 1000 miles of slabbing after 1000+ miles of dirt.
    a guys gotta get back to work.:deal




    jus sayin:ricky
  7. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    We all rode back home! :1drink
  8. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    well then..... looks like that will have to be the plan since i have to "man up".:deal









    you guys were on GS1200's though which are sport touring bikes with a bit more travel.
    jes sayin





    :wave
  9. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    No reason to "man up" it's just that we had not thought of a smarter plan :wink:. BTW, I had a KTM950Adv at the time...
  10. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    hahaha dude i was totally kidding.
    i'll PM ya if i need some pointers.

    thanks dudes!:thumb
  11. tommo2

    tommo2 Michiganee

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  12. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    bump for a cool ride
  13. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    This has got to be at the top of the all time adventure greats. Awesome trip, photos and narration. hats and helmets off to you guys:clap :freaky :clap
  14. KtMx

    KtMx n00b

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    Glad to see this thread still has some life. I did this ride about 1 year ago and had a great time, I highly recommend it. The GPS tracks worked great. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

    If anyone plans on doing this ride, I live about 2 miles from the central California portion of the route and would be glad to offer tent space or anything else.
  15. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Razr,

    You down for this? When we leavin?
  16. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    hahaha

    i gotta save some dough and get ready to take a chunk of time off of work(what i do, when i'm not there, i don't get paid, no vacation pay).

    i wanna make sure i do border to border.

    i have some GPS tracks and want to do more homework on other tracks and piece it all together.

    to answer your question....... probably next spring/summer.

    OR and WA need to thaw.:D
  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I'm gonna atemp this ( most of it,as far as I can go in 2 weeks ) solo in the summer of 2010 or 2111.
  18. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Better do it next year, I think it will be a little more challenging for you in 102 years.:wink: But hey, way to think positive!!
  19. traveltoad

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    Awesome!!!
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Just got a XL600 for this trip ( Not going to use my DL1000 ).How do I get to the GPS tracks ???.Evrytime I click on the link I get another thread with maps only ??.