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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    this section of 28 is on the 1,001 Twisties route.
    Missed it on the map, sorry. I just had the pleasure of riding this section again a couple of weeks ago -- another great run with just a bit of local traffic and a few bikes during the weekday.

    One of the favored and recommended roads I heard lots about during our trip was NC 209 on your 1,001 twisties route. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to try that road next time because I didn't get around to it. For some of the area riders I spoke with during our trip, 209 is one of the local favorites.
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    Blue Ridge 1150GS ride Blue Ridge 1150GS Ride Video I put up a new YouTube Video of m

    I put up a new YouTube Video of my son and me on a 1150GS and KLR 650 ride through the mountains of North Georgia, Western North Carolina, and East Tennessee. For those going to the Rally in Johnson City, take a look at the dirt roads and twisties pavement of this area. The Dragon, Smoky Mountains, Max Patch, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are all represented. These maps are great, by the way. Thanks.

    Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsxnu...e=channel_page

    Enjoy the video. We had a great time making it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bselwyn View Post
    I put up a new YouTube Video of my son and me on a 1150GS and KLR 650 ride through the mountains of North Georgia, Western North Carolina, and East Tennessee. For those going to the Rally in Johnson City, take a look at the dirt roads and twisties pavement of this area. The Dragon, Smoky Mountains, Max Patch, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are all represented. These maps are great, by the way. Thanks Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsxnu...e=channel_page

    Enjoy the video. We had a great time making it.
    That was great -- nice video work -- thanks for sharing. We covered lots of the same (paved) roads during our trip last week and I agree with you -- the riders that live in the area are very fortunate indeed.
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    How do I access the coordinates?

    Hi. I need some help accessing the coordinates on my Garmin Nuvi 350. I plugged the GPS into the computer and copied and pasted the Garmin specific files to the Nuvi folder. How do I access them on the GPS? I've poked all around it and can't figure it out. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trohrbacher23 View Post
    Hi. I need some help accessing the coordinates on my Garmin Nuvi 350. I plugged the GPS into the computer and copied and pasted the Garmin specific files to the Nuvi folder. How do I access them on the GPS? I've poked all around it and can't figure it out. Thanks.
    hmmmm... i am a nuvi n00bie.

    the way i do this is open the files in mapsource, hook the GPS to the computer and turn it on, and then use icon in the toolbar with an arrow pointing toward the GPS to copy the file to the GPS.

    there may be different ways to do this, but that's how i do it with my 276C

    ian

    and oh... after dinking around the hills near the rally over the weekend, do i EVER have a nice dual-sport ride for you all... stay tuned.

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    I certainly hope they're welcome. Otherwise I could be in trouble since I'm riding my VStrom instead of my K1200RS--just so I can ride Ian's roads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trohrbacher23 View Post
    Hi. I need some help accessing the coordinates on my Garmin Nuvi 350. I plugged the GPS into the computer and copied and pasted the Garmin specific files to the Nuvi folder. How do I access them on the GPS? I've poked all around it and can't figure it out. Thanks.
    I have a Mac and a Nuvi 750, so at least for me, RoadTrip has an "Import" function on the "File" menu at the top. I then navigate to the GPX or GDB file and pull it in. That's it! All waypoints and route is loaded. Very easy, quick.

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    A big thanks for the routes Ian! we did the Virginia Super T's Saturday morning and had a blast...it did take us down a 4 mile stretch of loose stuff that I loved but Helen was chatting about in my radio right after we crossed this bridge... She told me she was NOT on her GS! Maybe my GPS routed us down that...Indian Paint road near Claypool on Hwy 19. Anyways...great routing
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    A big thanks for the routes Ian! we did the Virginia Super T's Saturday morning and had a blast...it did take us down a 4 mile stretch of loose stuff that I loved but Helen was chatting about in my radio right after we crossed this bridge... She told me she was NOT on her GS! Maybe my GPS routed us down that...Indian Paint road near Claypool on Hwy 19. Anyways...great routing
    you know what they say.... always an adventure!

    an R is a GS with shorter shocks, dontchaknow?

    glad you enjoyed it, steve and helen

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    A big thanks for the routes Ian! we did the Virginia Super T's Saturday morning and had a blast...it did take us down a 4 mile stretch of loose stuff that I loved but Helen was chatting about in my radio right after we crossed this bridge... She told me she was NOT on her GS! Maybe my GPS routed us down that...Indian Paint road near Claypool on Hwy 19. Anyways...great routing
    I found out quickly that you don't depend on your GPS in the Virginia mountains. It will lead you to roads a billy goat can't travel. It sometimes takes you to roads that were closed many years ago. If I didn't already know the roads, I would buy a map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    you know what they say.... always an adventure!

    an R is a GS with shorter shocks, dontchaknow?

    glad you enjoyed it, steve and helen
    We def enjoyed it...she has taken my R12RT down some looser stuff in TX so I wasn't worried...I also used the Adventure line after we got back to the main drag...she had to laugh at that point...she said thanks as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I found out quickly that you don't depend on your GPS in the Virginia mountains. It will lead you to roads a billy goat can't travel. It sometimes takes you to roads that were closed many years ago. If I didn't already know the roads, I would buy a map.
    I had a decent marked up map that I kept glancing at the whole ride...I have had GPS's just black out before so not tied to them totally...I saw this veer off as we got to it and said what the heck... looks doable! It was really pretty back in there even as we passed Gomer and his two hounds on his D5 Caterpillar cleaning the rain damage up! Missed a photo op due to the upcoming downhill lefty.
    We have some of those closed roads in Central TX as well when a quarry operation buys the ROW from the county and no one updates the maps...leads to some intersting u-turns for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    We def enjoyed it...she has taken my R12RT down some looser stuff in TX so I wasn't worried...I also used the Adventure line after we got back to the main drag...she had to laugh at that point...she said thanks as well!
    ok, i went back and checked the route... looks like you took a little detour onto 19 and your GPS was trying to get you back on track.

    personally, i love setting the GPS on "shortest distance" and seeing what happens!

    how about VA16??? (i think ken had that on his rides, too... super sweet road, one of the best in the country)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    ok, i went back and checked the route... looks like you took a little detour onto 19 and your GPS was trying to get you back on track.

    personally, i love setting the GPS on "shortest distance" and seeing what happens!

    how about VA16??? (i think ken had that on his rides, too... super sweet road, one of the best in the country)
    I agree that VA16 is up there on my list....Helen wanted to flip around and "do it again"
    Was one more stretch some sportbikes use a lot towards end of the route before you got back onto the main drags...maybe 421? Had one knarly hidden right handed switchback near the start that you really had to crank the bars and throttle to make it around. The sportbike guys gave Helen a big when she came up behind them at the turnoff after the run. we weren't that far off their pace!

    I have set the shortest distance option and laugh at some of the "shortcuts" at times...when alone I try them out
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Was one more stretch some sportbikes use a lot towards end of the route before you got back onto the main drags...maybe 421?
    yes, the northern section of the Snake was the end of one of the supertwisties routes. it is, indeed, a real workout.

    believe it or not, the southern part is even twistier!

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