|08-08-2014, 12:23 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Rotorua, NZ
MmMmM 2014 GPS track
Hi All, GPS route is attached for the 2014 MmMmM ride, 16-17 August.
The routes are designed to run with the NZ Open GPS Project maps, and have been tested on the maps created on July 24th (Having up to date maps is very important, the routes may not work with older maps). Maps can be downloaded here:
I’d recommend downloading the July 24th version, to make sure your GPS is seeing the same things as everyone else’s.
The maps either run through Mapsource, or, for newer GPSses (e.g 62s) you can copy the *.img files straight from \Program files\NZ Open Autorouting GPS project\ into the appropriate directory on the GPS.
I will attempt to help out if anyone is having problems getting the maps and/or routes onto their GPS. But if people are having trouble, I would respectfully suggest that they also carry the routesheets as a backup.
Other than Fuel in Wairoa, and the Matawai pub, there are no there-and-back sections on the route, so if your GPS/mapping program is displaying a few dead-end side trips, it is quite likely not displaying the route properly. Having routing set to ‘avoid unsealed roads’ can be a culprit sometimes. I have tried to add lots of waypoints to coax the route into going the right way, but it is your responsibility to check that your device is displaying something sensible.
There are eight routes, and a variety of waypoints. Some waypoints are useful things like fuel and food, some are just for navigation. I’ve also included a few waypoints for petrol stations that aren’t on the main route.
Since we’ll be corner-manning through the Waipunga first thing on Saturday, the routes all start from where we regroup in Minginui (except for the one that doesn’t, see below).
The routes should be fairly self-explanatory:
ToSatStart – Near the end of the first corner-manned section of the ride, there is an easy/hard split. This is the easy route to Minginui and the start of the GPS track proper.
Sat AM Fuel – for people who need to go to Wairoa for fuel
Sat AM No Fuel – for people who do not need to go to Wairoa for fuel
To avoid confusion, I’d recommend deleting the route you don’t intend using.
The lunch/fuel stop at Waikaremoana is marked as a waypoint
Both routes end up at the pub in Tiniroto. From there, it’s time to choose a new route:
Sat PM Short – the (slightly) more direct route to Matawai
Sat PM Long – incorporates an extra gravel loop on the way to Matawai.
Both end up at the Matawai pub.
Sun AM Long – takes in the detour through Whakarau Rd that we did last year
Sun AM Short – goes straight down the Motu
Both end up at the Hot Bread Shop café in Opotiki.
Sun PM – Takes you back to Clint’s place via some nice gravel roads.
If you have a device that can only handle tracks rather than the routes given here, flick me a PM, and we’ll see if I can convert things into an appropriate format for you.
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|08-08-2014, 09:44 PM||#2|
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Joined: Oct 2005
Cool :) thanks Rosie.
Time I dusted off the Garmin...
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|08-10-2014, 05:09 PM||#3|
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Rotoiti, New Zealand
Routesheets can be found over on KB:
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