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Discussion in 'Americas' started by eakins, Feb 11, 2012.
Thanks! I hope everyone finds alot of useful info and links here.
Here are a few pictures from New Mexico while on my CDR trip last year.
Oh how I wish I was going again this year!
Ha! I remember that muddy ass new mexico road too. that shit went on and on forever. busted my ass on it a number of times. it was like riding on top of a massive chocolate cake.
We ended up getting off the road and running along side for as long as we could. Then crossing and doing the same on the other side. That got interesting. We were making pretty good progress till we hit the bolder field.
Too much fun!
Added the Montana 1000 rally route, thanks to BigDog.
did the same thing.
this is such a great route. I would like to do it again at some point.
What time of year are these muddy pictures from? Going in August-Sept.
could be earlier aug. monsoon rains we see in the mtns.
but maybe sept. snows that then melted.
it's hit or miss so just watch the weather.
ideally i'd ride this late aug to mid sept.
seems late aug. to mid sept. yields clear sunny days.
july is also prime too.
there is often those big aug. rains most every year but it can not be counted on.
Note: The MT1000 is still ongoing and changes every year, including this year, the 6th running since 2010. Been going by the name of Best of Montana 1000 for the last few years, but still the same MT1000 heritage (although the mileage has a way of creaping up - extended version last year covered 1,800 miles). Still designed to be big "ADV" bike friendly (note, I didn't say easy).
Thanks for the info!
:huhAmazing what you can stumble upon on ADV on a rainy day.
Thanks everyone- Sean
Best of Montana is GREAT and hope to do it again next year. I have ridden through the area 4 times before and only repeated a few areas. Local knowledge is the best. Thanks again Ron!
Alright, reviving this as I'm in the planning process for a July 2016 CDR trip.
Thanks for the thread and CannonShot/Bigdog for the tracks
What GPS are you using? I think both of the above mentioned files only have 500 points/Track Tracks which will work fine if you have last generation unit like 60/76 but I you are using a new generation unit like 78/Montana I think I have the only set of Tracks with complete Active Log from several previous rides divided into 2,000 points/Track for the entire trip which are posted on GpsXchange.com along with file for the actual divide and other options along with old 500 point/Track file for old units.
Jerry, you seem obsessed with promoting your tracks and implying that there is some shortfall in other people's tracks. Relax.
I have a modified route from CannonShot that works fine on my Zumo. I haven't plugged it into my 60csx but I'm sure it'll work fine.
I'm going with what I know and what works. Thanks
Cannonshot's tracks worked fine for us in '14 on our south to north CDR trip!
They are not my Tracks, I combined Active logs from:
T Bird 30,079 Points 2004
GPS Kevin 27,499 Points 2006
Lorenze 16,586 Points 2006
Big Dog 7,305 Points
Python 5,504 Points 2004
Cannon 4,070 Points
All of these riders followed he same route with about 6 very short parallel options.
T-Bird has he most accurate tracks but he took some big deviations.
Kevin's were next best and he followed your path almost exactly.
Your Tracks are by far the worst but I went back on your thread and realize they are not Active Logs like all the others, they are just hand drawn. That explains the poor resolution. And you tried to put 2,500 miles in just 9 Tracks. Any for that 150 miles per 500 track points gets very poor resolution.
So I used T-Bird's where the was on route and then Kevin's to fill in the gaps and got just under 30,000 Track points that are very accurate.
I then split the Master Track into 2,000 point Track segments for those with new generation units (78 & Montana), I also split it into 18 segments and filtered these down to 500 Points for guys with old units like 60 & 76.
So yes after all this work, the result is far higher quality product than any other set of CDR Tracks I have seen.
My point is that anyone using 20 500 point Tracks in a new generation 78 or Montana (3-4 years old now) is giving up a whole lot of resolution for no gain. But using your 9 500 Point Tracks is like riding blind. One big reason no one has posted good Tracks on Adv is that the file is too big to fit their limits. Mine only fit on GpsXchange.com.
Another difference between "Saved" Filtered Tracks and Active Logs is the Active Logs still has the "Time Stamp" and the speed between each two Track Points so people can see how hard some of the off highway sections are.
I am not attempting to change or alter the established route, I just want people to have the best quality Tracks available to use if they actually ride it.
Attach is a comparison of the two resolutions. It is rideable with your low res Tracks in an old gen GPS like a 60 but much easier with a new gen like 78 or Montana and the High res Tracks.
I should mention that your collection of way points was fantastic.