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Old 01-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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The Trans Missouri Trail - The "TMOT"

Us Missouri adventurers are working on a trail system through our state. Our plain is to provide a few different routes through the state both North/South and East/West. Whether you are heading down to jump on the TAT or just passing through, we hope to send you on a good ride either way!

The first North/South I routed hands off to the Trans Arkansas Trail(TART) in Blue Eye, MO at the MO/AR border. It's beautiful Ozark lake country down there!

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Bash3r's TMOT South Track : Download Here : From O'Fallon, MO to Blue Eye, MO : 423 miles



BigDog's TMOT West Track : Download Here : From Chester, IL to Blue Eye, MO : 481 miles



Ride Report: Our TMOT South Trip 5/20-22/11.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692869




There's still work to do going north. If you are coming through the state and need some help routing.. just let me know.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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Us Missouri adventurers are working on a trail system through our state. Our plain is to provide a few different routes through the state both North/South and East/West. Whether you are heading down to jump on the TAT or just passing through, we hope to send you on a good ride either way!

The first North/South route will hand off to the Trans Arkansas Trail in Blue Eye, MO at the MO/AR border. It's beautiful Ozark lake country down there!

I've gotten some GPS files from different inmates that's I've started piecing together. Please subscribe to this thread and lend a hand! If you have recommendations in the area you live or familiar with please let us know.

Here are the routes I've begun working on thus far. There's much work to do but we have to start somewhere!

http://www.basherdesigns.com/tmot/

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Good start on the website, bash3r! BTW, is there any point on the MO-IA border that the IA trails begin? Daughter is attending Truman in Kirksville, and it's been a plan of mine to go looking up there for some gravel routes around that area. I see a lot of gravel county roads that start just a few hundred yards off of Hwy. 63, so I know there is some potential riding up there.
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I have been working on a Trans MO Trail all winter. It is a total of 700 miles. It starts in Athens Missouri and ends in Blue Eye. Some of the highlights:
Two covered bridges
The Soldier In The Field
two or three swinging bridges
three historic mills

I have incorporated the first 125 miles into a planned ride next weekend (http://www.rideforum.net/forum/viewt...p?p=8696#p8696) Once ridden I will have ridden over 75% of the route (if you include driving over 85%) at one time or another.

I hope later on this winter I'll be able to ride the entire route. I'll post it when I do.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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I have been working on a Trans MO Trail all winter. It is a total of 700 miles. It starts in Athens Missouri and ends in Blue Eye. Some of the highlights:
Two covered bridges
The Soldier In The Field
two or three swinging bridges
three historic mills

I have incorporated the first 125 miles into a planned ride next weekend (http://www.rideforum.net/forum/viewt...p?p=8696#p8696) Once ridden I will have ridden over 75% of the route (if you include driving over 85%) at one time or another.

I hope later on this winter I'll be able to ride the entire route. I'll post it when I do.
Great.. we'd love to see your route. There are some great gems in MO to see! But coming from a Jayhawk Fan, seeing is believing for us Tigers in the Show Me state!
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:33 PM   #5
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Great.. we'd love to see your route. There are some great gems in MO to see! But coming from a Jayhawk Fan, seeing is believing for us Tigers in the Show Me state!
And for some of us Tigers in Arkansas too. I am for two teams, Mizzou and any team playing against Arkansas. Did I mention I am a transplant?
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BigDogs TMOT Chester, Illinois to Blue Eye

I put together this little ride that starts on a levee on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river at Chester, Illinois---and ends up in Big Eye, Arkansas--the start of the Arkansas Trans trail. The gps file is below.

If you ride it--keep these notes.

The track log I made shows 481 miles in length--however there are a lot of straight lines on the track log---so it will be quite a bit longer than that----maybe close to 600 miles.

It starts on a gravel levee and drops down into a valley and crosses a very old one lane wooden bridge that few people know about--it was there last year.

I've dropped many waypoints along the route---take note of each--some, such as the many spring waypoints may be a little off the route---try to find them if you like. It may be one I've been to--it may be one I found on a topo map (and haven't been to) and it could be really neat--it could be on private property (stay out)--it could be dried up--and it could be beautiful. It's an adventure.

You'll do many creek fords----some are not do-able at high water. A couple you'll have to route around quite a distance if the water is deep. The Sheldon ford is a different animal everytime I do it---after every rain it changes dramatically.

You'll ride by many old grist mills and the glade top trail and cross on a ferry at Bull Shoals Lake.

You'll ride stuff that could be ridden on a gold wing---and some pretty gnarly stuff---I personally wouldn't take a large bike on this ride---a 950 KTM would be the only big bike I would recommend----a KLR or smaller would be much more fun and the riding would be much easier.

The route goes thru the tram trail near Van Buren---probably the most difficult riding besides the river fords.

The riding near the end at Blue eye---may not be so great---but I got nauseated when the route got to close to Branson.

You'll have plenty of places for gas and food along the way---I'm not going to get into campsites or motels---your on your own to do as you like.

Have fun with this----I have over 100 springs marked in Missouri---but just put a few on here near the route.

Hope you enjoy it

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Map overview of my TMOT
Thanks BigDog!!

I'm throwing your TMOT in the master gps file. Some of the other routes I'm looking at through the National Forests are yours, and this file sure will help me out!
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Hey Bash3r and Charlie,
Keep us informed of how you guys are doing on this.
I'm really jealous that you guys get the time and opportunity to do this and I don't!!!

Thanks.

Hopefuly this fall I'll be able to get a ride together from Eldorado to St Louis!

Thanks again
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Devro, as you know everything is being paved! When we rode the TART last year I found roads that I had been on two years before that were gravel at the time and found them paved. Ride em while you can!
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We made it!



What a trip, we had blast! 729 miles total.. got rained on the first day and then as I pulled in my garage today. More report later.. I'm tired!!
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What a trip, we had blast! 729 miles total.. got rained on the first day and then as I pulled in my garage today. More report later.. I'm tired!!
Man what a ride !!! Cant wait for some of the vids to pop up especially Glade top trail such a fun ride. When is the next one ? !!
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I'm new to this whole thing and would like some direction on finding and riding some adventure rides.I assume its better to ride with someone else to keep it safe?? I live in Chesterfield MO and would like some suggestions.
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I'm new to this whole thing and would like some direction on finding and riding some adventure rides.I assume its better to ride with someone else to keep it safe?? I live in Chesterfield MO and would like some suggestions.
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Hey there.. we'll you are in the right place.. head over to our Missouri thread here and this is where you'll meet all the local adv'rs and most guys ride every weekend.. !! Welcome!
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