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Old 04-27-2012, 08:08 PM   #2266
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Its actually a triangle comprised of time, money, and space. Usually you have 2 out of 3 but rarely all three. This is the doomed project triangle.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #2267
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Deadly, did you get tired of the map theme? I though that looked cool!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:46 AM   #2268
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Deadly, did you get tired of the map theme? I though that looked cool!
Yep, a new year, a new look...I have issues


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Old 05-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #2269
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Yep, a new year, a new look...I have issues



haha
very nice, I like the the RR graphics

oh and that is one heck of a schedule
don't forget to take pics!
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #2270
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looks good but you're going to need to find a new spot for a TCAT sticker, they rub off fast
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #2271
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Here's a 15 minute video I made up on exploring the TCAT near Saskatoon. It might give you a bit better idea of what the roads and trails are like than the photos do.

I'm not a professional narrator, so I apologise for the goofy narration in parts... I also apologise for the generic iMovie music. It was fun to make though - especially the filming part .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqdDxFRodU
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #2272
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I have no idea what riding in your part of this vast country is like so i want to thank you for taking me along.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #2273
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That was great

Your right a video captures much more than a photo and really gives a better insight to what the route offers

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #2274
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Great stuff, so different than here...
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #2275
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i want to thank you for taking me along.
You're welcome. Glad to share, and I hope you can ride it yourself sometime.

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video captures much more than a photo
It's different, that's for sure. Photos still have their place, but helmet cam video puts you in the cockpit more.

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Great stuff, so different than here...
That's what will make the TCAT so great - the variation in terrain as you go through it! I can't wait to ride the island too - and the rock for that matter.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #2276
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A little peek at some of the online mapping stuff I've been playing with while you guys are out scouting and riding...

http://bit.ly/LI34vd

You can play around with swapping out the various base mapping layers, as well as add more track data to the view yourself. If you have shape files, the various component files (shx,shp,dbf,prj) need to be zipped into a single file, then you upload that zip file. If you have GPX files, those will work as well but must contain less than 1000 features.

Have fun with it, and if any of you trailblazers have any more GPX or or KML files to add of your respective sections, please send them along so that I can add them to the server side of this map.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:49 AM   #2277
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Here's a 15 minute video I made up on exploring the TCAT near Saskatoon. It might give you a bit better idea of what the roads and trails are like than the photos do.

I'm not a professional narrator, so I apologise for the goofy narration in parts... I also apologise for the generic iMovie music. It was fun to make though - especially the filming part .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqdDxFRodU
My attention span normally prevents me from watching home movies that long, but that was great.

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:24 AM   #2278
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Here's a 15 minute video I made up on exploring the TCAT near Saskatoon. It might give you a bit better idea of what the roads and trails are like than the photos do.
Thanks Chris, for putting together the video and posting it. Will have to try and get out west with a bike and ride the prairies!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:45 AM   #2279
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Here's a 15 minute video I made up on exploring the TCAT near Saskatoon. It might give you a bit better idea of what the roads and trails are like than the photos do.

I'm not a professional narrator, so I apologise for the goofy narration in parts... I also apologise for the generic iMovie music. It was fun to make though - especially the filming part .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqdDxFRodU
Great Video Chris. This narrative gives one an excellent idea of the varieties of terrain and riding being offered for the TCAT. Excellent work and appreciate your efforts to weave the TCAT together very much.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:48 PM   #2280
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Thanks to everyone for the comments! Hope you all get a chance to ride it at some point.

On Saturday Sask Pirate and I got out for a bit more TCAT exploring. The goal was to check out possible TCAT routing between the Gardiner Dam and Kyle. The ride was a total blast, and we found some great roads and trails!

I headed out at about 7:00 AM to meet Sask Pirate at Tims in Stonebridge. After a quick breakfast and a discussion on the Dempster highway we hit the road. We intended to head straight for the Gardiner Dam as fast as possible so that we could get as much time as possible to explore beyond the Dam for the TCAT. However, Klaus (Sask Pirate) couldn't find his little air compressor at home, and was wondering if it might be in his garage in Glenside, so we stopped there briefly to take a look.


The search proved unsuccessful, and soon we were headed for the dam. We weren't far past the dam when we started to get into the really good stuff. This road was a ton of fun to ride!


After a few turns we found ourselves on a good gravel grid road headed west. It was straight for a while, but there were a few long sweeping curves.


A bit further down this road we found a sign - a sure indicator that the roads that follow are the type we're looking for.


The roads beyond were great, and at one point we were a bit concerned that the road may not be passable. But we made it through.


A few km later we found ourselves on this beautiful dual-sport road through the Monet PFRA Pasture.


At one point we split off the road onto a route that was a little more trail-like...


...but while this road was great, there were about 4 gates in a few mile stretch that we had to open and close. So in the end it was decided that the TCAT wouldn't run here.

From there we cut through several pastures trying to get to Clearwater Lake, but some roads indicated on the GPS and maps did not actually exist. We eventually got through to highway 342, going through about 4 gates on the way, and cut over to Kyle for lunch.

Lunch was a tasty burger at the Cedar Villa.

I recommend this place if you're eating in Kyle. The burger was small-town restaurant delicious!

After lunch we only had about an hour left to figure out the last bit of the route into Kyle before we had to head for home. We headed back to Clearwater to find a different route through. We wound up going across pastures and through several gates again, but eventually nailed down the route, after which we headed for Highway 4 and the 2 hour slab ride back to Saskatoon. Sorry for the lack of pics, but I was having too much fun, and I figured the video would show more - still working on that part...

Total km for the day: 501 km. TCAT km explored: 201 km. Total TCAT km nailed down: 120.
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