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Old 09-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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2013 Fall Pioneer Ride GPS data

The main thread for the ride is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909216 This post is related to the GPS data and it's usage.

Please read these notes that will be important to you if you use the attached GPS data files. This is not all just legal stuff.

There are files for the STREET version and file for the DIRT version.
The dirt version will pass through places shown as county roads on some maps and these "roads" contain dirt, rocks, ruts, water crossings , and very uneven terrain any of which may be slick or hazardous depending on the skill of the rider and the vehicle being ridden.

For both "street" and "dirt", there are separate files that either contain "routes" or "tracks". If you don't know, "routes" will allow capable GPS receivers to give you turn by turn directions often with the distance and direction of the next turn. That is my preferred method of GPS navigation as it requires less time spent looking at my display to see if I'm following the intended path.

The files that contain "tracks", will display a series of connected dots. It takes more attention from the rider to keep up with their location relative to the intended track. So please note the different files for street/dirt and routes/tracks. Which ever version you choose, remember that maintaining control of your vehicle far outweighs the importance of watching your GPS and following the course. At the first Ice Breaker ride someone ran off the road avoiding a head on with a car. It was all caused by looking too long at the GPS at the wrong time.

Within each file, there is more than one route or track. There are various reasons that each is broken into 2 or 3 sections. When you reach the end of one, it will be time to load the next one to continue the ride. I have tried to break them at a place that would be convenient to do so. The last track or route section in each file should lead back to the start.

Gas/Food/Restrooms: Borrowing from Jeff at the Quadshop, there are a few way points in each file that contain G, F, and/or R. Use them to plan accordingly.

Riders on range limited bikes note: Depending if you are going street or dirt, the refueling options are somewhat different. But either way, if your range is under 150 miles, it is highly recommended to refuel in Lancaster at G F R Lancaster or G F R Lancaster2 even though that's only about 20-25 miles from the start. Otherwise it is a very real possibility that you could run out of fuel before you reach the next place where it is available along the route (or track). Having plenty of fuel in your tank will increase your flexibility of you change your intentions along the ride.

The total ride counting a few stops for photos and fuel will be at least 5 hours when ridden at the pace an advanced rider might use. Because of several factors, less experienced riders may require over 6 hours to complete all of the ride. If you reach the G F R Wilmore way point and it's been more than 4 hours since the start, consider setting your GPS for direct back to the start (986 S. College St, Harrodsburg). If it took 4 hours to reach Wilmore, you probably have about 3 hours left if you continue the full ride.

Now for some disclaimer stuff. The planned route (or track) is on public roads to my knowledge. The dirt files contain routes or tracks that cross some rough and possibly hazardous terrain. I have previewed these sections and they are not gated or posted. Various maps show them as public. There is a section after Oscar Rd (Oscar Ray Rd.) that crosses Paint Lick Creek and connects to Dry Branch Rd. This section exists on some maps but not others. I have inspected that section personally and it shows signs of continuous traffic, but it is very muddy and rocky. No warranty is stated or implied that those sections are indeed public.

Even the paved sections may contain debris or contaminants on the surface of the roadway that significantly reduce traction and/or control. There may be restrictions to visibility or other hazards present. The width of many of the roads is very narrow, enough that two vehicles may not be able to pass each other without one or both pulling off of the roadway and there may not be a safe place to do so on a motorcycle. Any of these factors and others could cause an accident that results in property damage, serious injury or death.

Riders following the route (or track) represented by this ride will assume the sole responsibility for all aspects of operation of their vehicle, the legality of their path, and the safety of the road ahead of them.

No support of any kind is promised for the data attached below for its use or implementation.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Set of ROUTES for the STREET Version

The file attached here is for the
STREET Version
and contains
2 ROUTE sections
(1 from Lee's to the Ferry, and 1 more from the Ferry back to Lee's)
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Set of TRACKS for the STREET version.

The file attached here contains
3 TRACKS
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STREET version
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Set of ROUTES for the DIRT version

The file attached here contains
3 ROUTES
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DIRT version.

(Note the short connector track between the first 2 routes in this file.)
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Set of TRACKS for the DIRT version

The file attached here contains
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Is there an informal meetup time?
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