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Old 04-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #226
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I kinda swore off the forest when I got into D/S put I must admit that I'm getting the woods munchies again. It's gonna be tough on the BRP and my legs, but what the hey. I'm just about ready.
I'm by no means fast in the woods, but it's still fun. Let me know when you want to head up!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #227
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Talked to a bud this morning. The forest is closed, again. One of the main reasons I got into D/S..
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:46 AM   #228
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Talked to a bud this morning. The forest is closed, again. One of the main reasons I got into D/S..
I know some trails off 59, no commie po leece in that area.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #229
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Any one going to the Moro Go in Austin?


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Old 04-07-2013, 09:42 AM   #230
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #231
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I know some trails off 59, no commie po leece in that area.
Hmmm...Me too. Maybe we could compare notes...
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #232
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Once again it's much too nice a day to spend it sitting here at the computer. Think I'll ride up to Spring and check out some old dirt...
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #233
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Howdy fellow Houstonians! I spent at least 7 weeks searching for and finally found a KTM 990. I got lucky because this bike was only a 55 minute/$80 flight north to Dallas. 2011 990 R with only 2600 on the clock. Darn near stock with an un-mounted 690 fender for a high option, wider (and taller?) Renthal bars and KTM tank bag. I turned a 3.5 hour return trip into a 6 hour trip because I was having way too much fun. May have hit top speed on a deserted but pristine back road, drove past a state park....immediately turned around and explored (read: had no idea where I was headed) until I was stopped by a helpful ranger (note to self: buy park permit ). And that's why I bought a 990-went from very high speeds to mud/loose sand in an hour!

Just looked at a map-I was in Gus Engeling State Park NW of Palestine.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #234
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #235
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Anyone in the Houston area care to teach a gps newb how to create tracks.and.load them into a gps? Got a darn good deal on a Montana, and after fighting with google earth, google maps, and base camp I realized I don't have a clue what is going on...

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:32 AM   #236
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Any one going to the Moro Go in Austin?


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Gulf Coast BMW/British USA is sponsoring a ride to the track each day. Call them for details.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:38 AM   #237
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Anyone in the Houston area care to teach a gps newb how to create tracks.and.load them into a gps? Got a darn good deal on a Montana, and after fighting with google earth, google maps, and base camp I realized I don't have a clue what is going on...

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Can't really help you with a Montana, but a couple of notes. Garmin's native file types, the .gpb, and their transfer file type, the .gpx are not used by Google. Google uses KLM files. If you create a KLM file it can be translated by any number of on line tools like GPS Visualizer.

When using Garmin MapSource it is good to remember that it is designed to accept waypoints and then calculate a route as opposed to using the Route Tool like Google Maps. Because of this the functionality is slightly different. BaseCamp may function in the same way.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #238
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Gulf Coast BMW/British USA is sponsoring a ride to the track each day. Call them for details.
Not into group rides .
I will be a the track each day just wondering if others were going to be there .


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Old 04-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #239
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Anyone in the Houston area care to teach a gps newb how to create tracks.and.load them into a gps? Got a darn good deal on a Montana, and after fighting with google earth, google maps, and base camp I realized I don't have a clue what is going on...

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I think you need to create a route, then convert it into a track, with BaseCamp.

I like Mapsource much better.....
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #240
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I plan on taking a day trip to the MotoGP Friday, leaving early morning and taking the long way via FM roads. I have a spare Fri ticket, GA assigned seating (forget which turn)-free for anyone in the Houston area. I'll be back at the track Sat & Sun but staying the night in Austin.

My workflow to get Google Maps routes into my Garmin is have both Maps & Basecamp open in 2 separate windows. Create key waypoints along your desired route in Basecamp. Either auto-route between the multiple waypoints or draw in the exact route you want. You can edit your route style profile-for example I edited motorcycle profile to allow off road routing (that's what the big 990 is for!) and to avoid all highways. The odd part is the route is not transferred to my Garmin (60CSX) but the waypoints are. I find if in the route diaglog w/in Basecamp I see each leg of the journey (vs just the key waypoints) that route often does transfer. Garmin software is extremely clunky but I think Basecamp is a big improvement over Mapsource.

If you're making a complex route I zoom in and turn detail up to high/highest to get dirt roads, etc

You can check your routes by turning off the GPS function and choosing your location to be near your first way point. Choose navigate to first waypoint and see if the route matches the one you wanted.
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