Bovina, NY?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Visian, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    How's the dual sport riding here?

    A well-known adventure rider says that there is no adventurous way to ride from Boston to the BMW MOA national rally this summer in Bloomsburg, PA.

    This just can't be right. I've been in this area before, on the way to the outdoor MX nationals in Unadilla, and we rode all kinds of great woods roads and some dual-sport pavement (dang, you all get big ol' potholes up there!!).

    So please download the GPS route I've attached below... its small section of an adventure ride through the area to the north and west of the Catskill Park. I just mapped out what looked good in Google Maps, but local knowledge always helps.

    Advice appreciated!

    Ian

    ps => advice on any good routes through upstate NY, east or west, appreciated.

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  2. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I know the area pretty well, I have a R1200GS and XR650L.

    where are you coming from? What are you riding?
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  3. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    Adventure 1

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  4. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    1 gpx per post

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  5. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    incorporating most of the points on your original gpx

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  6. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    thanks. I will d/l and look at your routed.

    i'm trying to plot a decent dual-sport route for mid-to-heavy enduros hauling camping gear.

    the riders will be coming from the Troy, NY area. Destination is either the BMW MOA rally in Bloomsburg, PA or a Gypsy tour that starts in Marienville, PA.

    thanks for the reply... :thumb

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  7. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    this one (forVisian) is looking good. any info on where it might go once into PA?

    thanks again.

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  8. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I do have some ideas.
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  9. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Check out TET. It goes into PA within 30 miles of the rally if memory serves.
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  10. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    Of the paved roads that enter the Catskills, I would rate Rt 30 has the best for the most miles, so we start there, we do some detours to pick up dirt roads and scenic views, jump over to RT 10 for the Cannonsville Reservoir, then pick up back roads in the Upper Delaware National Park, switch to Rt 87 for the hawks nest section, then go down the Delaware water gap on old mine road.
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  11. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    Start with Rt 30, detour into the Beaverkill valley for some dirt road, return to 30, detour at Shinhopple to go down back side of the river on DEC forest road on old RR bed, go over the hill to Rt 10 for Cannonsville Reservoir.

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  12. CannonsvilleRider

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    Start at Deposit, go over hill, make a dogleg on 4 lane Rt 17 to get to back side of river in Hale eddy, detour just before Hancock on old RR bed, make another detour for dirt and scenic view, continue down back side of river, cross at historic bridge to see hawks nest on Rt 87, then go down old mine rd, (maybe the oldest road in America).

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  13. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    From Equinunk to Kellams Bridge there is a back river road, several miles of this is basically unmaintained with 1 section, the waterfall, where you definitely do NOT want to fall. Not recommended for heavily loaded bike or riding alone.

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  14. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    There is a seasonal town spur road called Rock Ridge Mountain Rd at the top of Readburn road that is rocky but has a nice view of the valley, logging is ongoing and has converted one rocky challenging section to a muddy challenging section.
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  15. Visian

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    dang - i am asleep at the wheel!

    i know i should have subbed to this thread.

    thanks very much for these routes, i will check them out.

    and sorry for no reply.

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  16. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Looks like your "well known Adventure Rider" was right see as how the start has been moved west to Troy. :evil :freaky
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  17. baggio95

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    Maybe a stupid question but how do you guys open the gpx files? Do you have to have Garmin Mapsource or do you save it to the SD card and open it on the gps? Thanks
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    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    I open them using Delorme Street Atlas, Mapsource or as you indicate directly on my GPS.

    You can also open them in google earth.
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  19. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Oh and I love saying "Bovina". So much I had to ride there a few weeks ago.
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  20. baggio95

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    Thanks for the help, hopefully I can check out the tracks soon.
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