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Looking for an .img of the MABDR

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Brickflyer, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Brickflyer

    Brickflyer Been here awhile Supporter

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    We are headed out in Oct for the MABDR. I bought a new Zumo 396 and popped the MABDR GPX in with no problem......well, a few hundred hours..... but otherwise good to go now.:bluduh
    I'm looking for a converted MABDR gpx to img for my friends old Nuvi.
    I tried IMGFROMGPX but it didn't want to play with my mac and Sierra.
    finally got it to kinda work but only made me GMAP files. can't find an img file anywhere, even though the the box is checked to make img file in that program.
    So.... i've come begging
    Anyone have a copy to share in img form?
    thx

    Cal
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  2. Addapost

    Addapost Been here awhile

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    No interest in just using a smartphone for navigation?
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  3. Brickflyer

    Brickflyer Been here awhile Supporter

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    We went out yesterday for a shake down ride before our trip. Man, it was great day in Middle TN.
    I indeed experimented with using Rever on my phone as well as using the Zumo 396 for the first time. A good part of the ride was consumed "Fuc**** with stuff"........
    I know that is kinda necessary when getting used to new equipment. But i found the Zumo to be much easier to use and see. cross roads all had names on them, as Rever did not. will try to adjust the app. We are all different and and that's just my personal observation.
    Another observation, All this "stuff" (Sena, Zumo, Smartphone, complicated bike electronics, etc ) took some of the pure joy of riding away.
    but, only some......... some great riding yesterday, nice gravel, water crossings, ruts, washouts and the new tires (TK 80's) were outstanding.
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  4. Addapost

    Addapost Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. Learning curves suck. One thing that has helped me with any kind of gps, dedicated or phone, is to play around with it walking around the neighborhood. Much easier to screw around with features on foot than on a bike or in the car. When I was doing the learning curve thing on Gaia for my iPhone I did it taking the dog for walks in the woods, quickly figured out everything I needed to know. Good luck with whatever you settle on.
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  5. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I used my iPhone with the Gaia GPS app for MABDR navigation. Just make sure to zoom way, way in, or you’ll miss turns easily.

    Its not the best but it works, it’s free, it’s super simple to use, and if you close it it remembers where you were doing when you open it again (rever doesn’t and that annoys the hell out of me)

    Charles.
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  6. Addapost

    Addapost Been here awhile

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    Yep, it took me a little while to figure that out. I had the best luck zoomed in to where the scale was "2000 feet"
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  7. WV4Life

    WV4Life WV4Life

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    Did you ever find the MABDR .img file? I made one if you still need it.
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  8. Brickflyer

    Brickflyer Been here awhile Supporter

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    i bought one from GPS Kevin on a mini sd. plugged right in garmin. easy to set up. I made a copy of the file on my hard drive and loaded it via cable into my buddies garmin. We went late October. it was great . Hoteled it and took our time. leaves were changing, man it was gorgeous.
    I really appreciate the offer. Img file was pretty easy, sure would be nice to have odd, confusing turns marked somehow...... even a dot sprayed on a tree or something.
    Turn by turn GPS even more so. We just said the heck with it and if we got lost, it was fun and part of it. lots of "where are we?" "FIIK"
    the MABDR paper map is nice for nighttime and lunch use, but not much help on the road.
    we saw nobody on bikes out on the gravel. A few hunters and farmers, nice people.
    Thanks again
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  9. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    Hi. We are some kiwis coming over to ride back roads in sept 2020. The new NE and MA BDRs. When you say you ride the NEbdr is that Kevin’s and is that the same as BDRs? I see on BDR website maps not avalable till feb 2020. we also want to buy or rent smallish 400 or 650 dv bikes, any ideas?
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  10. weeds2866

    weeds2866 Adventurer

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    GpsKevin sells routing for the BDRs. Not sure why you'd pay for it because downloads are free from BDR. They must have bought the Mid Atlantic mapping because the North East mapping isn't due to be released until February 1st. Good luck renting bikes and enjoy your time in the USA!
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  11. vfrpete

    vfrpete Adventurer Supporter

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    I've heard good things about Gear Head Junction from other's reports. They rent bikes. I too am planning to ride the MABDR. Wish I had time to do the NEBDR this year!
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  12. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Last year when I was at the HUBB Rally in Va there was a guy there with GPSKevin's stuff.
    The paper maps that you got with his package (or printed out from PDF not sure of details there...) were very nice and had a lot more detail than the official BDR maps and also had some alternative routes marked for certain sections based on level of difficulty ...

    They seemed pretty cool but I didn't get a price...

    Now when I go to GPSKevin's website I don't see any mention of sale of BDR maps....
    Anybody know what happened?
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  13. Brickflyer

    Brickflyer Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thats kinda strange. I couldn't find em either on his site now. I'd email them. they were great to work with.
    they were right there last time i looked. I used all that stuff i bought from him in the fall. sd card and paper maps. etc.
    The Paper map that Butler sells is top notch. We took that too. easier to use after your done for the day.
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  14. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    E-mail sent ...
    I will post back whatever I hear!
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  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    So... the answer is:

    We've been making some changes to differentiate our routes from those sold by the BDR folks directly.
    Our version of the BDR rides are now called Backways Adventure Trails (BAT).
    and can be found on our Self Guided website under Discovery and Adventure Routes.

    We are currently revising all our webpages and all the rides are not yet complete.
    If you don't see what you are looking for, let us know and we'll see what we can do for you while things are in flux.
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