CannonTracks - 2010 Central ADV Rally Routes and Tracks

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  1. Cannonshot

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    File Name: CR 2010 14
    Primary Use: Best for small/medium dual sports.
    Route Segments: None
    Track Segments: 4 less than 500 points each. One alternate track.
    Fuel: No constraints. Longest segment between fuel is 67 miles.
    Rustic Roads Included: None
    Interactive Map: http://maps.innersource.com/GProject.aspx?pid=7194
    Download file here: http://dsam-mi.org/GPS_Files/Central_ADV_2010/

    This route runs 276 miles with a "shortcut" or alternate segment that cuts it down to 254 miles. This is a full day ride and in some respects it is similar to a day on a CannonTrek. So if you want to test yourself to see if you would enjoy riding a CT, this might be a loop to run.

    You need a Michigan ORV sticker to ride this route.

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    There are about 23 miles on this scenic and winding mining railroad grade ORV trail.
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    There are about 10 miles on this RR OVR trail.
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    There are about 16 miles on this ATV trail.
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    Some pictures from the route.

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    For those that want to run single track, I prepared a track that takes in gas on either end and connects the Porterfield and Bass Lake single track motorcycle trails. You will find the ride in between to be entertaining in itself. You will need to calculate your own fuel issues to see when and where you need to fuel up. You may want a gas can at Porterfield.
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    The state highway at Silver Lake requires a plated bike. The rest of it can be ridden on an unplated ORV.

    Tracks can be found here:
    http://dsam-mi.org/GPS_Files/Central_ADV_2010/
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    File Name: Forest&Falls.gpx
    Primary Use: Gravel and pavement. Big bikes or small. Some ORV RR grade.
    Route segments: No route as uses some RR trails.
    Track Segments: Two at less than 500 points each.
    Fuel: No constraints.
    File download: http://dsam-mi.org/GPS_Files/Central_ADV_2010/ (Forest&Falls.zip)

    About 191 miles. Takes in some watefalls and some nice forest scenery.

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    You go over this trestle.
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    In an effort to head off any potential trouble, let me share a little information about the area local to the rally with regard to riding.

    This is prompted by a reminder I just received from a local resident, who is also a rider, about the prevalent anti-motorized attitude in the area.

    Not so long ago, Vilas County passed a referendum essentially killing off the prospect of ATV trails in the county. An attempt to put a trail in the local state forest also met with strong opposition.

    Vilas County presents itself as a destination for enjoying wild areas and silent sports (except for summer boating and winter snowmobiling). There is a lot of bicycling and hiking in the area and dual sport riders are likely to encounter these people on some of the tracks I have posted. Best to be on our best behavior trail etiquette and courtesy-wise in these encounters. Slow down and be respectful. There will be berry pickers and people exercising their dogs out and about as well.

    There are a variety of ordnances that are relative to motorcycling. These include making unnecessary noise (unnecessary and annoying noises without limitation: squealing or spinning of tires; excessive acceleration or revving of engine; emitting load and unnecessary muffler noises; unnecessary horn blowing).

    The tracks I have posted in this area rely on public roads. Those in the state and national forest rely on perpetual forest roads - some of which double as snowmobile trails in winter. It is possible that a road could be newly gated, even if it is on the track (but not likely). It is important that we don't go around any gates, cables, or berms. Also, some roads that are legit for some distance become paths closed to motorized travel in some areas. If you free-lance, watch for signs restricting travel.

    There are many paved bicycle trails along side some of the roads. Don't get confused and get on these trails for any reason.

    There is a lot of fantastic riding in this area and riders will have a relaxed and wonderful time. In areas outside of Vilas County, such as on the rides in the UP, dual sporters are generally warmly welcomed and appreciated.

    With the huge attendance, there will be a concentration of riders operating in the immediate area of the rally site (Eagle River, etc). It is a good idea for all to be on their best riding behavior. Once someone calls adverse attention to our group, we will all be getting more attention on the roads from law enforcement than we might like.

    This cautionary message is intended to share the realities of the situation in that area so that we can head off trouble before it starts.
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    You are the man Brian, an unquestionable asset to the community! :deal

    Please heed the advice given above, of being on our best behavior while out on the trail/road, as this event continues to grow the possibilities for stupidity increases exponentially.

    Hope to see you again up in Eagle River.
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    During the fall of 2010 some berms were installed in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest which block a small portion of the original route. It was thoughtful of the forest personnel to give me a heads up so I could adjust the route. :thumb

    I have since edited the relevant files with the new route which eliminates the bermed section.

    The files have been updated (CNNF R2 V2.gpx and EagleRiver Chg 1.gpx) and are posted for download. Do not use the previous files.

    Download here:
    http://dsam-mi.org/GPS_Files/Eagle_River_WI/

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    http://dsam-mi.org/GPS_Files/Central_ADV_2010/

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