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3 Medina County 250 Adventure Motorcycle Ride - Saturday, 1/20/18-Castroville, Texas

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Sander...i have downloaded the .kml file you have supplied , and I can view it in my google maps app on my phone (thanks).. my question is, will this run as a real time navigation track, or is it only intended to be viewed as a map only.

I have a Garmin but it's an old cheapie and I can't upload .gpx files to it. (On the purchase list)

Thanks Brian
Brian,

Hopefully someone with more knowledge that I can help. I went to google maps and uploaded the GPX to get the map. I don't know about functionality after that other interactivity on the computer screen.

I just use the GPX for my old Garmin 76CSx. I don't have any experience with KMLs, someone asked for it one time so I include the availability each time.
 
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I did a little recon on the way home from Church. The Medina river crossing is dry, so no green slime drama like KoryJ captured last year on his great video.







Medina County 250 2017 - YouTube


I hate I’m going to have to miss this year. My kiddos have Stock Show that weekend. My dad MonteJay will be there. I’ll have to send him with the camera equipment. Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend.




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Brian,

Hopefully someone with more knowledge that I can help. I went to google maps and uploaded the GPX to get the map. I don't know about functionality after that other interactivity on the computer screen.

I just use the GPX for my old Garmin 76CSx. I don't have any experience with KMLs, someone asked for it one time so I include the availability each time.
T.y. this is why I need to get a new Garmin so I can load up the gpx's. Need to slow down the spending. CC. has been quite impressive the last couple of months :eek:
 
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The weather looks promising and my steed is up and running finely so I plan to be there Saturday. Hope I can find someone that has the route and that I can follow at a reasonable rate. Too much speed on rough roads seems to shake things apart. Looking forward to a great day. - Bill
 
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I was down as a strong maybe but now put me down as definitely!
Suspension upgrades all done and bike is ready to go. I’ll be there Saturday morning!!!
I loaded my Garmin gps with the latest routes for this ride so I should be able to find my way...lol!
See you all there!


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Sander...i have downloaded the .kml file you have supplied , and I can view it in my google maps app on my phone (thanks).. my question is, will this run as a real time navigation track, or is it only intended to be viewed as a map only.

I have a Garmin but it's an old cheapie and I can't upload .gpx files to it. (On the purchase list)

Thanks Brian
I would recommend getting a cheap gps app for your phone that will allow you to import .gpx files. That way you'll have offline nav capabilities, in case you lose your cell signal.
 
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I would recommend getting a cheap gps app for your phone that will allow you to import .gpx files. That way you'll have offline nav capabilities, in case you lose your cell signal.

I recommend Pocket Earth. It is a free app to use, I have payed for the offline Topo maps. But for this ride shouldn’t be needed unless you want it. I have used this app extensively including the NMBDR and highly recommend it. It has tracking along with following a track. If you decide to use it and have any questions about it private message me and I can help you out. You can search online and convert the google map to a gpx file. Or I can email you one if you need.


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Mudslide, kory, gourdhead ... Thanks for the guidance. Will do. It just occurred to me that I actually may already have one loaded on my phone that I may be able to do something with. It's called Maps.me. otherwise will get something that works with .gpx by weeks end

in an effort to not clutter up sanders thread more than i already have, i will just add this commit. I have downloaded the kml tract to the maps.me app on my android phone. The maps.me will not do a turn by turn nav on a downloaded tract that keeps you on the tract but dues allow the compass map following. in other words, you just follow the blue trail and the map app will keep your location centered in the proper orientation so you know that in a certain instance, ie: a left turn would be south and so on . i have all these maps downloaded already in this app so i dont want to start over. in the future, i will have a new Garmin with the sd card support so i can just plug and play (at least i think that how this works :shrug:)
 
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I use Osmand+ and it's gpx friendly.
Dave, I noticed your sig with an '06 Dakar, I just bought one as well. 5300 miles on it. Let's ride.

Been out of the motorcycles for a while now, 2 floods in 18 months. Minor flooding during the tax day and lost everything during Harvey with 5 ft in my house for 2 days. Lost my YZ, my old Dakota 4x4, Z06 Vette, half of my guns with 15k rounds of ammo along with the contents of my house.
 
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I use an app called Scenic by MotoMappers the file downloaded well and calculated the route.


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HEADCOUNT For 3rd Medina County 250 Adventure Motorcycle Ride-Saturday,1/20/18

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sander... from your thread i'm thinking headcount so far (mas y menos).

Quote...I heard of roughly 15-20 additional attendees that plan on riding.
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The weather looks promising and my steed is up and running finely so I plan to be there Saturday. Hope I can find someone that has the route and that I can follow at a reasonable rate. Too much speed on rough roads seems to shake things apart. Looking forward to a great day. - Bill
So far, so good. I'm most likely going to make it out with my Ural. I'm thinking I'll be solo on the Ural as my daughter's not all that interested in spending that much time in the cold sidecar.

So, Bill, we could ride together. I'll make sure to have the route programmed into my phone and I'll go at a rate to keep our bikes from falling apart. On that thought, we should get there early and head out on the ride early.
 

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StromXTc said "...believe i saw on another thread where S.A.B. was not going to make it..."

Rumors! Unfounded confabulations!

JT and I will be there.

TGTUMBLEWEED, glad you are gunna make it.
 

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StromXTc said "...believe i saw on another thread where S.A.B. was not going to make it..."

Rumors! Unfounded confabulations!

JT and I will be there.

TGTUMBLEWEED, glad you are gunna make it.
That's great! I apologize, thought I read somewhere that jt said that y'all had other obligations, but makes no difference one way or another. Looks like there is going to be a huge turnout!
 
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The weather looks promising and my steed is up and running finely so I plan to be there Saturday. Hope I can find someone that has the route and that I can follow at a reasonable rate. Too much speed on rough roads seems to shake things apart. Looking forward to a great day. - Bill
I'm hoping to go, and always happy to ride with you You are bringing the extra gas can.. right? Mad Hammish a bit "range challenged".. :doh:
I'll try to keep up with you..

What time you planning on getting to Castroville?
 
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Still on and I should be pulling into Sammy's around 8:15. Haven't decided whether I'm going to grab a gas station sandwich for lunch on the trail or hit up a steakhouse for a sit-down lunch. If I do the latter I'm sure I won't finish the full route but that may be okay. Will play it by ear. :eat:
 
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Neal, It will be great to see and ride with you again, it's been too long. I am planning to try and get to Sammy's by 8 and have some breakfast. Just planning snacks on the road for lunch. I am hoping that if we keep moving with no lengthy stops we may be able to finish before we have to head home. I made the whole ride last year. - Bill
 
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Neal, It will be great to see and ride with you again, it's been too long. I am planning to try and get to Sammy's by 8 and have some breakfast. Just planning snacks on the road for lunch. I am hoping that if we keep moving with no lengthy stops we may be able to finish before we have to head home. I made the whole ride last year. - Bill
I don't know if I will be there by 8, but I will not need to eat before we leave.
You did this last year, so you know ALL the turns!! Great.. I printed the maps and turn-by-turn and put it on my phone all for nada.. Well, we have them, just in case!
You set the pace, I try to keep up, and we will see if we make that last leg to the south. I have an alternate route that goes up to Mico if time is short.
 
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In case anyone else wants to print turn-by-turn from Google Maps, here are links of the maps I created from Sanders map:
(Maybe there is a way to get turn-by-turn from his map.. but I don't know how without using gpx or something else).

The only difference (I think) is that I could not convince the P5 map to go down 2615 (past Paradise Canyon) instead of 271.

P 1 https://goo.gl/maps/1KbhKKMEgQm 38 miles - fuel in Devine
P 2 https://goo.gl/maps/sskg5BEeZWq 46 miles
P 3 https://goo.gl/maps/vfRJkFfrnB62 44 miles - fuel D'Hanis
P 4 https://goo.gl/maps/Nyn6jH1RmA32 86.5 miles - fuel Hondo at 55 miles- 31 miles on next leg
P 5 https://goo.gl/maps/yFVdp8YhkqQ2 39 miles
 
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I have no idea of where we are going. I can only get there by following some one who has the route or knows the way. Yes I will put a 5 gallon can of gas in the tub, although the legs between gas stops look to be short. See you in the morning. - Bill
 

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Made it to Hondo from Geowest. Heavy mist most of way but boots should dry on Hondo hotel heater for Saturday. About 150 mi. Got some strange looks but did see a southbound Harley . See y'all in the morning
 
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Doesn't look like I'll make it. Too wet.
I don't mind doing dirt on street tires.. mud is another story.

Ya'll have fun and be safe.

Bill, stay in touch and we'll go riding some time.
 

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Making some last minute plans to be there.
Saw you blasting back down 90 to nb from that regency inn from hondo when i was checking out around 5pm on your awesome a.t.
Cool meeting you and all the folks in our group.

I set mine on 80 and was back in live oak county in no time. That regency inn of Hondo let me check out after 4pm,!!! So I could get home and not burn another night. (good motel and reasonable priced)

I passed someone heading south trailering an adv bike around 3 rivers on ih37 southbound wonder if it was part of our group??(had a white poly tank)

P.s. here's some of that middleweight Africa twin talk https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2017/december/mini-honda-africa-twin-adventure-/

Brian
 
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