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Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
The second, working .gpx file, after being...

The second, working .gpx file, after being imported into DNR GPS and then re-exported, again as a .gpx file.
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
So... have I missed any posts regarding comments...

So... have I missed any posts regarding comments that DSM-created .gpx files won't open in Mapsource or Basecamp? i.e. "2014-07-10.gpx" could not be imported".

These are .gpx files created on a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Jäger
Hall Mountain Microwave Site

Adding this ride immediately after posting up Redding Creek/Gray Creek Pass is a natural. It offers one of the best views available via motorcycle in the southeast Kootenays - you can see as far...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43,587
Views: 8,281,792
Posted By Jäger
A few quick pics from this years rides to date......

A few quick pics from this years rides to date...

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/11/62/01/imgp9610.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/11/62/01/imgp0110.jpg
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Jäger
Your posting of tracks in your area finally...

Your posting of tracks in your area finally inspired me to get off my ass and do something like that.

The Calgary trip happened, BTW, I just didn't have time to get in touch or do much of anything...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Jäger
Redding Creek - commonly known as Gray Creek Pass

Might as well start by cataloging the most asked about and most popular dual sport route in BC - perhaps even in Canada. If you just want the track, skip to the end. History and trivia follows...
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-13-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Jäger
East Kootenay Tracks - Jäger's Ever Growing Ride Offerings

I see a lot of dual sporters riding by every day of the summer I'm home, whether I'm out on the WRR, or just out pounding the trail trying to keep the flab at bay.

The main reason is probably...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,616
Posted By Jäger
Sometimes I carry a camera while touring around...

Sometimes I carry a camera while touring around the back 40...

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/11/62/01/imgp9610.jpg

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/14/11/62/01/imgp0110.jpg
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Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By Jäger
Not sure how I missed this thread so far... ...

Not sure how I missed this thread so far...

If you're that close to the Redding Creek route (the proper, traditional, East Kootenay name for "Gray Creek" dating back to when the Rose Pass was the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-10-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,368
Posted By Jäger
Skip 22 north. Go a few more miles west to...

Skip 22 north. Go a few more miles west to Coleman, then turn north on 40. Unless you like looonnnggg straight stretches of prairie highway, you'll like 40 much more. Once past Highwood Junction,...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
So much for the weather forecast, at least this...

So much for the weather forecast, at least this morning. Bright clear sunny skies out there. I'll be around for a bit today, but not too long with riding weather like this - went way up to the end...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
Send me an email if you're going to be riding...

Send me an email if you're going to be riding through Kimberley. I'm in Kimberley now and we can probably hook up for at least part of your local journey.

Forecast for tomorrow says... rain.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,368
Posted By Jäger
So you should have just rode a few miles further...

So you should have just rode a few miles further north to Happy Valley and enjoyed the sun going down here... Great view of the mountains... just sayin'...

We don't make it any better talking up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,368
Posted By Jäger
No, if they throw in a frosty bottle of beer with...

No, if they throw in a frosty bottle of beer with the burger for $13, that ain't really bad. Of course, go to the Bulldog instead and get a bigger, better burger (even with mushrooms and Swiss if...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 29,739
Posted By Jäger
If I'd known you were heading over I would have...

If I'd known you were heading over I would have met you half way.

Rode a little further up the St Maries instead to see if I could get into any decent walk 'n wade flyfishing. The river is still...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43,587
Views: 8,281,792
Posted By Jäger
I'll second that choice. I've had far too much...

I'll second that choice. I've had far too much practice using them road side; they work well, and they're durable as well.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/tools/category/t-6_combo_lever/
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,368
Posted By Jäger
Part of the issue is the area is "Californicated"...

Part of the issue is the area is "Californicated" to some degree. Texas and Arizona aren't the only ones having "immigration" problems (only my individual personal opinion, of course).

We don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,368
Posted By Jäger
It's not as bad as it used to be. The flyfishing...

It's not as bad as it used to be. The flyfishing buddy who first took me to the reserve lakes and showed me how good they are, worked for the MHP in that area. He had some pretty fascinating...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Jäger
Any of you riding through the Kimberley-Cranbrook...

Any of you riding through the Kimberley-Cranbrook area, hit me up if you want to do a little riding or flyfishing around here. I split my time between here and Whitefish MT, and then there's the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Jäger
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.h...

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.htm

Road Closures

For questions regarding these closures please contact Dave Rebagliati at (250) 417-9596 or Len Palajac at (250) 919-5523.
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Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 07-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Jäger
I'm away from home with just the tablet. ...

I'm away from home with just the tablet. Somewhere here on ADV I posted the Forestry website that advises which FSRs are open or closed. maybe on the Gray Creek Pass thr3ad last year.

Best I can...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 06-30-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Jäger
Speaking only of the East/West Kootenay parts of...

Speaking only of the East/West Kootenay parts of your prospective trip, there are good camping spots almost minute by minute along the route, if you don't absolutely require a formal camp spot.
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Forum: Canada 05-19-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
I've only purchased tires online from these guys,...

I've only purchased tires online from these guys, but they have a very large facility there. Can't give you an opinion on the quality of their service. Close to major routes in Calgary.
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Jäger
Oh look, I can see my house from here! Yep. ...

Oh look, I can see my house from here!

Yep. Something like that. How about this map, although it mungs up and won't properly complete the Hwy 40 from Longview to Canmore where you hook up with...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-05-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Jäger
I live in the eastern part of your ride... You...

I live in the eastern part of your ride... You are going to be one of many touristas at the time you are looking at.

Going to the Sun after Kalispell is obvious. I would consider doing a big...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Actually, I can live with Trimble's pricing. ...

Actually, I can live with Trimble's pricing. It's what you pay when you require two and three sigma positional accuracy (Garmin et al are basically a 50/50 proposition regarding accuracy). And...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
So... you want a picture of a GIS workstation and...

So... you want a picture of a GIS workstation and a scan of the bill for Terrago and ArcGIS software and extensions? The software bill runs a little over $25,000...

The professional units I take...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,321
Posted By Jäger
I don't think I've ever read anything you posted...

I don't think I've ever read anything you posted on any of the forums that wasn't pretty amusing from start to finish. Ride report or how-to tech article, they're always amusing. I gather you have...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
I don't think you will find the backroad mapbook...

I don't think you will find the backroad mapbook adds much - they're printed at scales around 150,000–250,000. Doesn't really show much detail when you're trying to figure out a route, and printed...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Wife's got a couple of them too for her...

Wife's got a couple of them too for her practice... Verizon Samsung Tab 2's, I think.

This is going to be interesting.

Has anyone yet tried making one of the USGS geopdfs into a custom map?
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,321
Posted By Jäger
As always HighFive, humorous and engaging... and...

As always HighFive, humorous and engaging... and some pretty fine pics as well. And add a mental note to check out hammocks. The military taught me how a tarp/fly can be home, but age is suggesting...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
Backroads Mapbooks, BC/AB edition. I did...

Backroads Mapbooks, BC/AB edition.

I did some of the GIS/ground truthing for the earlier versions (disclosure: they provided me with the software free, and I have not seen their latest version...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Awesome! With professional Trimble GPS units...

Awesome!

With professional Trimble GPS units at hand and ArcGIS software that lets me make extremely detailed custom maps for both Garmin and Trimble units, so far the DSM utility hasn't offered...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,184
Posted By Jäger
I am only going to offer suggestions on your...

I am only going to offer suggestions on your route on the part from the BC-AB border until you leave the Kootenays.

Depending on how nimble you and your bike are, instead of crossing into BC on...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Understandable. However (neophyte Android...

Understandable.

However (neophyte Android user here), for those who have purchased the app, is it discoverable and downloadable to new devices when we upgrade what we currently have DSM installed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43,587
Views: 8,281,792
Posted By Jäger
Not me. Original battery gave up the ghost last...

Not me. Original battery gave up the ghost last year. Had the bike since '08 with over 50,000 on the clock, the riding seasons up here a few miles to the west of the Continental Divide are a little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43,587
Views: 8,281,792
Posted By Jäger
This post was awhile ago, but I just had a...

This post was awhile ago, but I just had a thought regarding skidplate noise.

I personally don't have a problem with noise from the skidplate on my WRR. Not saying it isn't noisy... might be a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,157
Views: 344,651
Posted By Jäger
So, my 2008 WR has over 50,000 on the odometer. ...

So, my 2008 WR has over 50,000 on the odometer. Three of the guys I ride with also have '08 WRs. No dead fuel pumps yet.

Yes, that is just a small sample of '08 owners. But the '08 owners who ...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Crafty, a couple of other things to mention after...

Crafty, a couple of other things to mention after a few months of use.

First, how about a user selectable color for displaying your track as you travel along? The reason I ask this is the current...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,042
Posted By Jäger
Here's a thought for you... What happens...

Here's a thought for you...

What happens when a track just goes through the margins of a tile? Not a lot of information to the other side, right?

This is kind of a common sort of situation when...
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