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    Off shore and glassy calnalu's Avatar
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    Day Trips from Rally Site?

    Will there be info/maps available during the Rally for recommended day trips into the surrounding area and back? I'm interested in seeing a bit of east Washington and some of Idaho while I'm in Spokane.

    And will there be any organized group day trips?

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    At all the national rallies I've been to, there have been a series of "Self Guided Tours" in the form of a map that's marked up. They're usually prepared by locals, so you get to ride all the cool little roads you wouldn't have found on your own.
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    Re: Day Trips from Rally Site?

    Originally posted by Calnalu
    And will there be any organized group day trips?

    Marty-

    You are as qualified as anyone else to lead one. I would say pick up one of those self-guided maps and then get a bunch of people together and voila you have a group trip.

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    Day trips

    We will have lots of ideas for you on where to ride at the Hospitality tent. The tent will be located right in the middle of the site. You will have some very experienced backroad touring folks to direct you on the best roads. We will have state maps too.




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    It is easy to organize a ride. I am an Idiot, and I can do it with no problem, just see the midwest track day, and the summer solstice ride.
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    Re: Day trips

    Originally posted by Sirby
    We will have lots of ideas for you on where to ride at the Hospitality tent. The tent will be located right in the middle of the site. You will have some very experienced backroad touring folks to direct you on the best roads. We will have state maps too.




    -Sirby
    I'm looking forward to checking out what some of the other local riders consider to be their favorite rides. I have a few favorites of my own I would like to contribute also... The hospitality tent will definitely be one of my first stops at the rally!

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    What would be really cool is to have a laptop or other computer there dedicated to allowing people to download routes into their GPS units. A card reader, Garmin and Megellan attachment points, and the software for said adult toys. They should already have the area maps loaded, that takes forever on my unit, but it downloads routes in seconds. Just a thought.

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    Have laptop will travel

    I will have my laptop with me. I have MapSource... hmmm. Anyone want to provide routes, I will be more than happy to provide a point of contact. Maybe it is worth talking to Brian about the CyberCafe doing something like this? Paging Brian... Paging Jackie Hughes...
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    Local Routes

    Yessir! Local Idaho riders. Please stop by the Hospitality booth and let us know your favorite routes in the area. Some of us from the Washington Club have limited experience on Idaho roads, and would appreciate you running a highlighter around on the map to show us what to reccomend. ( I would anyway )
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    If someone puts a map up here as a .jpg or something, I'd bet some nice person will plug it in and build a route. We can modify the forum to allow posting Garmin routes if we have some real interest. I assume they're fairly small?
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    FYI-

    The two loops that lorezapam laid out for this weekend's ride are about 60kB each. I zipped the two to post them and it came out to be about 32kB total.

    However being able to post tracks and waypoints would be really cool. So I say go for it. Then again I am a forum geek <- read the beeeg list?
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    OK, that's entirely feasible. Let's see who on the rally committee has a map with the routes on them and we can get them plotted.

    This would be way cool to have. I believe the forum will now accept .zip files, but I can modify the permissions if it doesn't.
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    Yes the forum accepts zip files.
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