15 Days on the Pacific Crest

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

  1. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Send a PM to R-dubb or Jean-Luc... one of them may still have the tracks.
  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I got the tracks,now how do I get them into my 2610 ???
  3. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Glad you got them. FYI, the tracks are in a downloadable file at the bottom of "other post".
  4. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Where's that post with the tracks?

    Curious if the recent fires closed off some of the portions closer to LA.

    Been getting the urge to shove a GS over some of this trail!
  5. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Only one way to find out :)
  7. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    :ear
  8. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Winter months might be a little brutal, but once things thaw out feel like wrestling a GSA up to Canada? :D
  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I already did it once. :evil But who knows.... maybe the SE needs a go?:wink:
  10. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I went to check out some waypoints near Acton, I had GPS issues at teh time, but from Acton south it's almost certainly closed or gone.
  11. wickit

    wickit Adrenaline Junkie

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    Epic, Staggering, and everythin mind blowing. Truely amazing and a true definition of a ADV ride. Top notch and thank you.
  12. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    I'm in on my 950 :deal
  13. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper Supporter

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    Seems like only yesterday i was following you guys on this adventure!


  14. r3r3r

    r3r3r Wildebeast

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    Years later and this thread is still active... now that tells you something. What a great ride you guys! :thumb

    Thanks for taking all of us (via advrider) along with you! :ricky
  15. toofast4uu

    toofast4uu adventurer

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    Great report! I've been searching for a route north for our upcoming trip the first week in may (as in a month from now)....I'm going to sift through the track this evening....we would pick up the route at the base of sequoia and take it north to Yosemite...

    This is exactly what we've been looking for..but we might be a few months too early..

    Any idea how much of this would still be under snow ? (From sequoia north to Yosemite )
    :freaky
  16. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    a ride I'm going to have to put on my bucket list. Great job guys:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
  17. Toddwmac

    Toddwmac ADV addict

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    Thanks for the great post and tracks.

    I converted them to a Google earth file so I could fly your route in the simulator. Do you mind if I post the file for others to play with?

  18. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Go for it. That would be great! I've been getting an itch to do that ride again...:evil
  19. Toddwmac

    Toddwmac ADV addict

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    Hey guys;
    I've been playing with GPS stuff the last couple days and dumped R-dubb's 3000 PCT mile track file into Google earth. Flying along the route in 3D is really cool.

    I can't attach the .KML file here (the Google earth format) but here are the steps so you can do it yourself. It will take about 5 minutes to get setup and running and worth every minute


    1 Download R-dubb's .gpx file from here
    2 Install google Earth 5.0 from here (easy, fast and no registration)
    3 Surf to GPS Virtualizer.com here (free, fast, easy and really powerfull)
    4 In the General Parameters... File output type select .KML
    5 Browse to your gpx file using the Upload your GPS files here field
    6 click on the resulting .kml file and you are golden. Google earth will load and you can use the play track button to fly the route.

    If you are having problems, post here and I'll try to help but I must admit...all these tools and GPS files in general are new to me as of this morning.

    If I can find a way or location where I can post the KML file I'll repost.

    Enjoy and thanks again R-dubb






  20. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    That is just awesome. Unbelievable.. I'm really falling behind in the GPS world. I love how you can stop the fly through. Change the angles, zoom in to catch details along the way. Brings back a lot of memories.

    Grapevine Road seemed like a mess at the time with 100 pounds of gear and dry heat. Now I can see why.

    Thanks for posting the tutorial. Worked like a champ!!!

    :dj

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