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Old 06-30-2010, 09:25 AM   #46
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Hey you hosers, there have got to be some good places to eat in the UP? Lets have em! That place in Paradise next the cow is good. Whats its name? And the bar in Grand Marais has great pizza, so I'm told? You selfish yoopers try to keep everything to yourself. Send us down that tax cash too. The more tourist up there the better.

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Old 07-01-2010, 06:39 AM   #47
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Steve, I've been surfing your site and some of the restaurants aren't even near good riding roads? Some of the places I wouldn't even ride my bike to. Roseville Mich.? Detroit? All good restaurants but.......? We need to do some nuke'n. There must be some metro HD riders muddying up your most excellent site.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:22 AM   #48
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. . . some of the restaurants aren't even near good riding roads? Some of the places I wouldn't even ride my bike to. Roseville Mich.? Detroit? All good restaurants but.......? We need to do some nuke'n. There must be some metro HD riders muddying up your most excellent site.
The site is aimed at all riders - no matter where they may be. Even for our metro bretheren, there there are spots that just seem like a good place to ride to eat.

Like I say in my What makes an “RTE” spot? page:

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It must be a spot that has something unique or wonderful about the combination of food, or the location, or the roads nearby, or the ambiance, or SOMETHING that makes it a great place to plan a ride around. Just being a great restaurant is not enough.
That's why I went to the trouble of making a rating system that includes rating the ride. So people planning a trip to an RTE destination they've never been to have a fair idea what to expect.

I guess I could have gone another way and tried to focus on "where to eat along the best riding roads". But I preferred to focus on restaurants that call to you to get on the bike and go there, for whatever reason, rather than only places for adventure riders or sport riders or any particular niche to get fed while playing.

But if you see a spot that has a ride rating higher than it should, please click on the pencil icon next to it and give your feedback! The quality of data in this list depends entirely on the riding community, and if someone over-rates a road, the check-and-balance is that you can add your opinion to the mix.

Or, just go to the maps page, look at your preferred state, and ignore the red dots in the metro areas when you are looking for new places to ride to eat.

Win win!

The main thing is, I need your input, whether it's adding new destinations, or updating existing ones. A few months ago only about a quarter of the locations were rated by actual riders. Now it's almost up to two thirds. I really would like to get it up to 100%.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #49
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Quote: just being a great restaurant is not enough........Thats what I'm talking about. Those good restaurants have nothing else to offer a biker, unless you want to cruise Woodward Av...... OK, your the boss, we'll do it your way.

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Old 07-01-2010, 01:27 PM   #50
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Quote: just being a great restaurant is not enough........Thats what I'm talking about. Those good restaurants have nothing else to offer a biker, unless you want to cruise Woodward Av...... OK, your the boss, we'll do it your way.
I don't know where Woodward Ave is but I assume it's the sort of place you buy chicken strips, not one where you get rid of them.

So, are you honestly saying that if a rider takes the time to come to my site and enter a place they like to ride to eat, I should delete it if it's from a Metro area? Even if they rated the ride accurately as a 1 or 2 or whatever?

So long as they rate the roads fairly they should be welcome. Not all riders live near the good twisties. But many of us have a few nearby eateries we are more likely to go to when on 2 wheels than on 4.

I just looked at the data, and the average Road rating is 3.6. Many are rated 1 or 2. You think I should delete all of those?

I tell you what would be a help. If you can point out any "unreviewed" entries that are in a location that is not near good riding, just drop me a note and I'll put it first in line for the chopping block. I've already done that for the areas I am familiar with, but that leaves a lot of territory uncovered.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:22 PM   #51
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I'm sorry to be bugging you Steve. I guess I have a different definition of what a good ride to a good restaurant is, but like I said, its your site. Woodward Avenue is the first paved highway in America. It runs from the center of Detroit north to Pontiac and in the middle of August is the most happening place on the face of the earth. Over a million people and forty thousand of the coolest cars and motorcycles in the world. Wheelies, burn outs and BBQ. Its Woodstock on wheels. Well, gotta go, I got a lot of reading to do on your site. Thanks

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Old 07-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #52
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I'm sorry to be bugging you Steve
I don't feel at all bugged. I'm glad to swap opinions, and especially appreciate that you have added three new entries to the data.

To whatever degree the site rocks, it's due to riders like you.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #53
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Note to all:

I have just Fixed a problem that had the map files showing the "dots" offcenter where they should be. They were displaying 20 pixels up and 2 to the left... due to pilot error. Not a big deal if you were zoomed way in, but if you were zoomed out some even showed in a different state.

All better now, should be right on the money.

All the help I get get moving the data closer to 100% rider reviewed is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:50 PM   #54
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There are a bunch of good eateries off of 1604 on the north end of San Antonio Texas, and there are a number of roads that lead from 1604 into the Texas hill country which has miles and miles of excellent riding. It would take too long to submit them all so I just submitted one of my favorites, Rudys BBQ, which is just north of 1604 on I-10. If your looking for a breakfast joint, Jims is about your only choice, but its good and has a senior menu for you older riders
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:47 AM   #55
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Da-Bump!II.........Steve, you got the Love Creek website spelled wrong.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:25 AM   #56
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Da-Bump!II.........Steve, you got the Love Creek website spelled wrong.
Not me boss... it were a straight import from the author

Usually my crack team of data analysts tests the links though. I'll withhold their rations until they get the message that procedures must be followed.

And it's fixed.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #57
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Bump!

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Sorry if this is not the right forum to post this... couldn't really see one that fit.

Anyway, I put together a GPS/Mapping friendly Ride-To-Eat list on a website called ridetoeat.com

The main features are that there are hot links to google maps for each restaurant, and there are links that allow you to export the data for use in your GPS or mapping program.

It's fairly well populated, but there are big holes. The site depends on entries from riders. It only takes a moment to add an entry.

Some woefully under-represented states out there still. If you know of a good RTE spot in North Dakota... how about entering it at http://ridetoeat.com/rte/add ?

Current state/entry count:

United States
Alaska (2)Alabama (26)Arkansas (19)Arizona (24)California (91)Colorado (27)
Connecticut (26)District Of Columbia (1)Deleware (2)Florida (51)Georgia (42)Hawaii (1)
Idaho (4)Illinois (29)Iowa (7)Indiana (34)Kansas (13)Kentucky (13)
Louisiana (15)Maine (18)Maryland (19)Massachusetts (28)Michigan (8)Minnesota (18)
Missouri (24)Mississippi (19)Montana (9)North Carolina (39)North Dakota(0)Nebraska (6)
Nevada (4)New Hampshire (3)New Jersey (11)New Mexico (21)New York (13)Ohio (17)
Oklahoma (16)Oregon (17)Pennsylvania (24)Rhode Island (4)South Carolina (27)South Dakota (2)
Tennessee (49)Texas (72)Utah (20)Virginia (21)Vermont (3)Washington (18)
Wisconsin (10)West Virginia (12)Wyoming (2)Puerto Rico(0)Guam(0)US Virgin Islands(0)
Canada
Alberta (2)British Columbia (4)Newfoundland/Labrador (1)Ontario (2)Quebec (1)Yukon Territories (1)
And beyond...
Great Britain (1)Mexico (5)
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:25 PM   #58
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Thanks man! But unfortunately the links are broken... better to head straight to the handy map page:

RideToEat.com/rte/map

That one should always work.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:18 AM   #59
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BUMP!

Told the wife that I was going for a ride to get a hamburger. Four hours and 240 miles later I returned! Now after finding this list/map of good places I'll be able to coordinate my trips along some good roads with some good places to stop and eat.

While I'm out in the western part of Maine I'll try to find some places for you.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #60
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So how dopes one go about getting restaurants added to the map? It doesn't seem to be open for edits from another party as I have a Google account and don't see any editing tools...

I have a few places in Virginia and West Virginia to add. Look at the 1st post in the RTE link in my sig line...and that's not all of them. I got lazy.
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