GPS routes: adventure rides southeast queensland & northern nsw

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by B1, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    any details at all?
    were you unable to download them from the website?
    were you unable to open them in garmin mapsource or basecamp?
    were you unable to use either program to transfer them to your GPS?
    could you transfer them but they didn't appear on your GPS?
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  2. Dougo

    Dougo I'm on my way

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    May need to convert file from gpx to your preferred file type for your gps?
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  3. party turtle

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    i have a garmin gps maps62s and mapsource but i cant seem to get the file to open in mapsource or manually do it, ive always found the garmin hard to use.
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  4. Dougo

    Dougo I'm on my way

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    Check out the mapping & navigation thread.

    I save the files then upload into Basecamp and drop and drag to Garmin devise.
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  5. Nursey

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    Thanks guys for an outstanding ride report. It's blokes like you which motivate fellow ADV riders to get out there and see what this great country has to offer. :clap
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  6. anydavenow

    anydavenow Long timer

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    Just came across this thread, Barry. Thanks for the incredible bounty of valuable digital artefacts that you generally disseminate. You make the world a better place to ride.
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  7. Alex88

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    Im wanting to hit this later towards the end of 2017. I'm staring from Townsville (NQLD) I'm thinking about taking the highway to the start point as I dont know any other routes. Suggestions????

    Would this be suitable for a beginner adventurer, half capable rider, on a husaberg FE450? Ill be exiting somewhere around Port Macquarie as its my destination. I'm looking at Ram Mounts for my IPhone so I can use GPS.

    Any and ALL advice is appreciated from breakdowns to places to avoid ( keeping in mind I'm alone )

    Thanks Guys.
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  8. Gdamo1

    Gdamo1 Theres only one loose nut on my bike

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    Great thread and thanks for the trails. I just noticed that the TAT website has gone!!
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  9. nicholastanguma

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    I've been scrolling around on GoogleMaps and it sure looks like there are a lot of fun paved rural twisties and dual sport dirt roads as close as 50km to the Brisbane CBD.

    Am I seeing this correctly, that for someone living in Brisbane's city center there are a bunch of fun paved and unpaved daytrip riding opportunities only a half hour away? I might be visiting Bris for a few months, and am most definitely interested in touring afar from the city, but I'm also interested in simple nearby daytrips, too.
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  10. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    The word is out!
    Mt Mee,
    Mt Glorious,
    the lakes,
    Numinbah valley,
    the Scenic Rim
    etc.

    tons of forest dirt
    miles of beaches ( Noosa North shore, Fraser island.)

    You might want to go to Victoria for twisties
    and Tasmania for excellent twisties...
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    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma Supporter

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    Thanks so much with your help with both Brisbane and Melbourne, Suncoaster!

    Just out of curiosity, how is it Oz's second and third largest cities have so much motorcycling goodness so nearby when Sydney suffers from such a dearth of it? Syd seems to have some paved twisties that could be great fun if not for all the police presence, and absolutely no dual sport off-pavement roads at all. Or am I wrong, and Sydney does indeed have the same as Melb and Brissie, and I just haven't yet found it on a map?
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  12. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    I don't know, I've only worked in Sydney, never lived there, I think you have to go further for good dirt, maybe because of numerous national parks. (Australia has hundreds, USA has 61).
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  13. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    anyone experiencing broken links, i've just fixed them all.
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  14. saltyD

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    I think you can partially blame that useless knut we had for a premier for many years - Bob Carr.

    Didn't drive, was a bushwalk fanatic, and converted a whole bunch of State Forests and crown land to National Parks. He also encouraged them to shut out everybody who wasn't walking in on two feet.
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    Hmmm, we've got plenty of those laborious nuts in the Yankee bag too, unfortunately.
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