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Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by bash3r, Jan 6, 2011.
Well, this got derailed by a divorce last year, hopefully I'll be able to get to it this year...
Looks like this will help
Glad I could help. Give me some feedback afterwards. And if you need lodging/camping/food info let me know.
Hoping to get a couple of weeks of decent weather in May so I can ride the entire TMOT Central route from Eagleville to Willow Springs. I'm also hoping to work this in and ride the shorter version of Cannonshots Ozark Adventure trail. Camp most of the time with a hotel room every now and then. Should be interesting.
I'm planning to leave tomorrow morning to ride the TMOT/OZAT/TART from St. Clair, MO to as far south as I can before I have to turn around to make it back to STL Saturday evening. Any intel on the status of the trails this spring? I'm hoping there's enough water in the crossings to make them interesting but still passable! Happy to meet up with anyone on the way if someone is free...
Rode about 500 miles of trail emmmm roads in the area south and west from Bixby last Thursday and yesterday. Pre-riding the Show Me 500. Crossings were not much deeper than normal. No big washouts from heavy rain or downed timber from high winds, everything was open and passable. (and I was riding with a girl) Should be great fun. I'll be on the TART from Harrison to Hot Springs next week and a lot of other stuff in that area too.
I'll be doing some of these trails on my sidecar machine next spring, looking forward to it, and learning a lot here about modern trail riding practice. I have never owned or used, or even seen, a bike with one a those modern phone/GPS things. I hope I can download paper maps.... as you see I'm reading this great thread from the start, trying to get an idea of what i want to see, and where I want to ride.
where can I
get an actual paper map for the TMOT? (download and print)
Sorry... I don't have or provide paper maps. I guess you could download the GPX files and use GPSVisualizer.com to print some. You can see the TMOT overall map on my site as well.. https://basherdesigns.com/tmot/
Has anyone ran this route lately? I attempted to do it 3 years ago, but I'm GPS stupid and missed a decent portion of it. I'd like to try it again and was wondering if the majority of the roads and routes are still open?
I would think so, nothing really but county and FS roads that are somewhat well used, not much marginal two track and dirt that some land owner would try to close.
I like to run the whole loop this year. TMOT then north on the Central Connector then east on the Trans Iowa Trail, then south on my River Route. Never done it as a complete loop.
I'm going to attempt the Washington start off point again just because of time. I would think I could get it all done in 4 days I hope.
Hi! Any updates in the last year? I'm in KC. Hopefully I can help put something together for the Western areas.
KC would be a great place to run a western connector, like the TMORR that runs through STL.
Finally got around to riding some of the tracks from Leaseburg mo south, and up to st clair. Many of these roads I have ridden on other rides, but combined they were fantastic. Rode leaseburg to bixby, then back up. next day did up to st clair and over to stl via project road, old k. Great riding. Saw an overnight thunderstorm cell push the meramac over the banks and many creeks very high. That small creek by bass resort was fast and deep. Great riding will be back to finish and camp along the way. Great job Bashr, Sieg and others.
Thanks, Had a great time doing the TMOT from Stl to Blue eye. 2 days down, 2 days back!!
That's awesome!! It's a beautiful ride.. I rode from STL down to Bunker on the 790R and the bridge was out at Hwy W leading into the MTNF (37.985049, -91.031233) And there was no good way around it other than turn around and head back up to N to 185 South.
Thanks for sharing those pics!!