Cheeseburger Loop - NW Houston / Montgomery

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Hail_TX, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    I grabbed an old GPX by this name from around 2008 from the Two Wheeled Texans forum. I tried to follow it a few weeks ago on my DRZ and found a few spots to be inaccessible now due to apparent private ownership.

    I decided to use my track from that day's ride to create an updated version of the Cheeseburger loop. GPX File Attached....

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    Loop Info:
    • Accessible to all bikes big and small
    • 165 Mile Loop Starting from 105 & 149
    • ~ 65% dirt and gravel
    • ~ 3.75 hours averaging 45mp moving
    • 4 Gas stations flagged to accommodate small tank dual sports
    • Lunch at Yankees clockwise or counter
    I have attached my version of the Track. Enjoy!

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  2. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    Version 1.1

    Incorporated the following changes:
    • Fixed some bad track points from wrong turns
    • Added in a short section of 3090 paved fun
    • Expanded a section south of Anderson to add more curves on gravel compliments of MaxGS
    • Removed the last leg through the Ghetto
    • Currently 169 miles

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  3. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    Finally have everything sorted out after my most recent ride on 9/6/2014. I removed a few impassable areas I must have manually added from within basecamp. Currently 170 miles.

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    I would still like to find an interesting alternative to the long straight gravel road after Bedias & Before Carlos.

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  4. Bonuz

    Bonuz n00b

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    Thank you for this. Now If I could just figure out how to download it to my Garmin. I am a complete newb to this type of stuff.
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  5. Silverbird

    Silverbird Been here awhile

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    I cant get this route to work. Are you sure it's a GPX file? I keep getting a message saying it's a PHP.
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  6. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    I would like to thank you for the time and effort. My buddy and I are gearing up for a Houston to B.C. ride and he has never hit the dirt. I am going to take him on this ride to cut his teeth.

    Can you make this ride with a Jeep?

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Chris
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  7. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Jeep should be no issues, I have taken many of the same roads one time or another on my Triumph Explorer.
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  8. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    We made about 40% of the trip in my truck and stopped at Yankee's Tavern on Saturday. Man, what a great place and a nice route through some solid Texas ranch country! It helped to stoke the fire. We were also testing our phones with some new GPS software. I could not get your GPX file to seamlessly transfer to my old Garmin though. It did import but was not putting the nodes where they should be, but then, it is at least 10 years old and a low budget model.

    I then imported into Furkot.com to see what the route was and plotted it into my "Navigator" application on my Android. It works without cell signal so wanted to see if it would do the trick. My Android randomly shut off when we were in the middle of the back roads, and it was an hour before I could get it re-booted and back to functioning. Even then, it struggled to find the original route because we left it. Luckily, my buddy's cell had signal and he got us out with Google maps otherwise it would have been driving by compass until we either hit pavement or got cell signal. It solidified our thoughts of picking up stand alone GPS units for when we are really in the wilderness.
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  9. mryo

    mryo n00b

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    A friend and I are planning to do this ride on a Saturday in April or May this year anyone interested in joining us?
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  10. TxRoadDog

    TxRoadDog Shut up and ride

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    Me, depending on the dates.
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  11. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Let me know when.
    I will be on a Triumph Explorer.
    It is a big pig.
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  12. KDiqq

    KDiqq Been here awhile

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    Running this saturday is anyone wants to join!
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  13. PRW

    PRW living @ 11.5740741uHz Supporter

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    Doable on a 12GS? :norton
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  14. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    Absolutely, big bikes join my rides all the time. Nothing technical.
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  15. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    I have seen some browsers do that. It downloads just fine from Internet Explorer.
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  16. jfink

    jfink Can't get there from here

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    Brad, after riding it a few weeks ago, there are definitely some outages no longer functional bridges, due to Harvey. The bridge across Lake Conroe and the bridge on 190 south of Carlos are gone, but hopefully they will get them back in a few months.

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  17. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Would be great to get a few riders together to do this route!

    Available next few weekends.
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  18. Asako

    Asako n00b

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    I'm riding the loop tomorrow. Anybody down?
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  19. jfink

    jfink Can't get there from here

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    Being retired, Saturday and Sunday are my 'work' days. :-) But, I'm going Monday with a 'nOOb'. He has an 1190 and had never ridden off pavement. His first ride on Thursday was with an enduro rider who was on a KTM 250sx. I believe it was some of the forest service roads and the SHNF trails. I thought it would be good to give him an opportunity to experience a ride for which the 1190 is better suited.
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  20. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    I was considering taking this route tomorrow with my oldest boy in the Jeep to give him some drive time. I did a search and found my own posts above, haha. We did not end up doing the ride to BC but did some rides through Texas before the oilfield crash caused my buddy to loose his job and me to get big pay cuts so we both lost our bikes in favor of basic transportation in the form of cages.

    Anyway, I gave my Garmin Nuvi another shot and it failed again to accurately map the route. The Nuvi imports it but only 5 data points, and appears to fill in the gaps itself rather poorly. I found an app named "GPX Viewer" for free that uses Google maps technology and it imported the gpx file perfectly on my Android phone. It worked perfectly. I then took notes on the route so that my boy can learn not to depend so much on technology. For backup, I downloaded the offline map via Google maps as I don't know if cell service will work.

    Or, we just get lost and navigate by the sun...either way is fine with me.
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