Trans-Ohio Trail planning thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by dox, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    That's why a rating system would help out. Just don't let me do the rating :D
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  2. Gonzo_Matt

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    Yeah, the rating system is tough. A road that a Ninja could go up in July might be tough on a WRR in november.

    As for trespassing, I am on the same page, but if there is a good set of roads that are not well known, making them well known has the effect of turning them from fun on a bike to a mud bog. I'm going to add a few here in a min.
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  3. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I've been on the wrong end of a shot gun before, that was 30 years ago, people aren't as tolerant anymore so I don't want to repeat that situation
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  4. Gonzo_Matt

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    I added a few gravel roads in, I don't have a whole lot of time at the moment, I'll go through my tracks on my Garmin to refresh my memory
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  5. Gonzo_Matt

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  6. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    I guess I'm the only trespasser of the group. Most of the RR beds I ride are not technically a public road, just an abandoned right of way. The few that are public, are for non motorized traffic, and I stay off of them.
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  7. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I stay out of posted, the rest are explored based on relativity to buildings
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  8. Gonzo_Matt

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    Yeah, it's a common sense thing. The way I look at it is, if they wouldn't know you were there, it's ok...if that makes sense.
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  9. ruppster

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    Put a couple hundred in yesterday scouting around between Marietta & Woodsfield. There's a road I thought was gravel, but turned out its broken pavement/chip and seal. I just about have a big bike friendly (but really fun on a small one) route completed that is 90% gravel.
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  10. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!...maybe? NOPE

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    Ohio Adventure Trail System:evil
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  11. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Just picked up a new Etrex 20 to replace my old, falling apart Vista & upgraded to BaseCamp. I have some tracks in BaseCamp & got them to Google Earth. I then saved them & created maps in Google Maps. They look & work great on Earth (can even drive/fly the route), but they stink on Maps. They are on multiple pages, you can't see the whole route at once. Suggestions?
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  12. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    So are you just uploading the GPX file to google maps or converting it to a KML file and then uploading?

    When you upload a GPX directly in native form, apparently google maps will fragment the file. You can use a website called GPS Visualizer to take the the file out of BaseCamp and do a clean conversion to a google maps KML file:

    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map_input?form=google
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  13. ruppster

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    I'm sending it straight to Earth (using View/Google Earth), saving as a KML, then creating a map in Google Map by importing the KML. When I import the KML I get the fragmentation.
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  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Sweet! Yesterday I mentioned field work on this project for this Saturday in the NEO thread and you guys revive this one, poyfect!











    Of course, I kinda called it something else....



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  15. Gonzo_Matt

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    You shouldn't get that is you use the convertor Dox posted. It's what I use and it works great.

    KML's are wonky for me too if I try to convert them and import the into Basecamp. I always end up with the waypoints intact, but none of the tracks.
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  16. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Sorry for the late reply, Ruppster. What Matt said, that converter works really well and doesn't fragment the routes/waypoints in either direction. Give it a try.
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  17. ruppster

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    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display/1362624633-15385-173.81.52.161.html

    This works, but still not exactly what I want. I'd like to get these track on one of my Google Maps. Haven't figured it out yet, I must be slow. ArcMap is easier to use than some of this stuff. :lol3

    BTW here's what Google Maps does to my track when I send to Earth, then import the kml.
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212680587774675356461.0004d73265836c57b1ac2&msa=0
    It does look like you can save the kml to view yourself anyway
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  18. metalbuggy

    metalbuggy Been here awhile

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    Anymore work on the TOT?
    I'm looking to go from NC to MI. It looks like I can utilize part of the TWVT.
    Any good routes from the TWVT to NW Ohio, on to MI?
    I'll be on a small DS(250) btw.
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  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Not sure anyone will jump at routing through NW Ohio, aka Flatistan from I-71 Northwest. If it hadn't been for the occasional intersections, your steering head bearings would sieze up. Post in the Adventure in Ohio thread, more folks troll that thread
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  20. metalbuggy

    metalbuggy Been here awhile

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    10-4 thanks mgorman.