Loose Nut Dual Sport 2014: So. Illinois - Nov 1 & 2, 2014

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by Loose Nut, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut wannabe Super Supporter

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    Link to the 2014 Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=934710

    PLEASE NOTE: the Lake Tree Inn suggested hotel may not be a recommended choice - use your own judgement - see ride threads for details


    gpx file for the 2014 Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride in Southern Illinois:

    Attached Files:

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  2. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    Nice job on the file, looks like awesomeness!!
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  3. Kaveman

    Kaveman Unga.. Bunga..... Supporter

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    Cool
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  4. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    Perfect!! Thanks for posting :D
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  5. singletrackjack

    singletrackjack Adventurer

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    :muutt Looks great - I downloaded ride leader http://www.trailtech.net/ride-leader so I could view the gpx file on my puter -- coming about 3 miles from my work place lol - Big Thanks to all the Dogs for setting this ride up -- Arthritis has really been giving me fits the last few months - sure looking forward to going if I can feel my hands :clap
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  6. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    Im unable to get this file to my zumo 665.
    I get an error msg that says the track cant have more than 250 points and each track has over 400 points. For some reason Im unable to open the file with Basecamp. Its doesnt show up as a choice when I click "open with". I usually creat my route with microsoft streets and trips and then use Easy GPS to send them to my zumo.

    Whats the difference between a "track" and a "route"?
    This is very confusing to me. Any help would be great, Thanks Bryan
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  7. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Convert the file in WinGDB3 or Basecamp and pare it down to 250 pts per track. Here it is converted but if you are going to load tracks or routes you need to learn how to insure that the track points will work with your unit.

    Also, I think Mark (Big Dog) laid this route out and he has Garmin City Navigator 2011. If your version is either before or after 2011 you should retrace the route on your version by opening the file and follow the route with the track tool *this one is 250 pts and save it. That way you will be insured that the track won't give you problems when using it.
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  8. Farmer1

    Farmer1 Long timer Super Supporter

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    I gonna have to stay home this time it seems. Wet weather has put us behind harvesting, and my sons 18th birthday and finishing his Eagle Scout stuff is taking priority. Plus got a sick KLR that I have not been able to even look at yet since August..
    Bummer as I know this would be a good time.

    But Ive got the tracks, maybe catch it another day. :clap

    Have fun, post photos!!

    Jailor8
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  9. blrfjr

    blrfjr Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your help Charlie. I got it on my zumo and it seems to be working fine. :clap This winter I will try to learn more about tracks vs routes. Most of what you said in your post sounds greek to me. Ive got some learning to do.
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  10. Gypsy II

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    Hey Gang, Could someone please PM me with the file attached as a .gpx file. Whenever I download it, it shows up as a .php file in lieu of a .gpx file. I'm just not smart enough to know how to convert it. If I can get a .gpx file of the track I am in. Thanks
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  11. Loose Nut

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    send me your PM address and I'll forward them to you......I mean pm your email address and I'll send them..... I dont think I can attach a file to a PM
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  12. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    If you are using Internet Explorer try this:

    1. Open IE, click the settings cog on the upper right corner of the browser window
    2. Click "Compatibility View Settings"
    3. Place "www.advrider.com" in the "add this website" box
    4. Click "add".

    Should be working now and save as a .gpx
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  13. Gypsy II

    Gypsy II NVR2OLD

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    Thanks TRZ Charlie! I would never have figured that out on my own.
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  14. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    My pleasure. I actually learned this from another inmate in another Layin down tracks thread. So, I can't take credit for the information, just for paying it forward.
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  15. kurtzinpa

    kurtzinpa KurtzInPA

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    Volunteer needed to lead this ride (either loop) on August 13, 2016. Look for my thread 2Hot4Golf. Could also do the other loop on Sunday while we picnik.
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  16. TrialnError

    TrialnError n00b

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    Anybody know if this route is still doable? Doable as is open.
    Thanks.
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  17. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    I live down here and ride this stuff regularly.
    And although me and Loosenut both worked on this ride-----Most of the tracks were some I had been riding all my life or developed with Loosenuts approval. And then he added some more stuff to it.
    Ended up being way more than could be ridden in a day since the days are so short in November. Nobody finished the whole route each day-------if they did I didn't know about it.

    The roads are still there and rideable of course.

    However on this day of Monday March 16th--------the campground the event was held at is closed for the present virus thingy.

    So you'll need to find out what the situation is in the forest the days you want to ride it and what's going on with the guvment before you try to ride it.

    So back to your question-----------is it open ???
    You need to find that out on your own with the forest service.
    I'm not going to tell you it is or not------cause I don't know----and only the guvment does know. And they change their minds day to day.

    One more word--------all the roads on this ride are public--------not trails-------no single track. Awesome beautiful backroads. And there still is no gas just North of Cave In Rock-------which caused problems for many. It closed right before the ride.
    BigDog
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  18. TrialnError

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    Thank You - my questions was in reference to the roads being public rather than Coronavirus. Thanks for putting the route together hoping to do it this spring.
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  19. Old 179

    Old 179 Been here awhile

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    Around this time last year two of us rode the East loop with no time problem. Depends on how you ride. Your speed, your age as far as having to stop and pee, stops for picture taking, breaks, and gas/lunch stops. The West loop I did by myself in early August. Started early and humped it all day and finished just as it was getting dark. Like BigDog says, Loosenut sets these rides up in the summertime with long daylight hours and to his pace of riding. Typically Saturday's are the long days and Sunday a little shorter as to travel back home.

    Enjoy your ride.
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  20. TrialnError

    TrialnError n00b

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    We will be on smaller bikes (250-300) and want to enjoy it so we will most likely break it up into 3 or 4 days.
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