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Posting Routes Traveled

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:34 am
by carolinarider09
Is there a uniform way that we can post routes traveled.

I have GPX files for all the routes I have taken. So, I could post them as GPX files if there was a way to do that and share them.

For instance, last weekend (well a long weekend) I traveled some routes recommend to me by someone else. It was an excellent ride. So, I could share the GPX files here with comments it there was some way to make the files available.

Re: Posting Routes Traveled

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 pm
by dave726
There are a lot of sites dedicated to routes, e.g. http://www.openroadjourney.com/rides-and-roads
They seem better suited to users looking for routes with their map view overviews.

A files area would be nice.

Re: Posting Routes Traveled

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:37 pm
by rbentnail
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I tend NOT to ride other people's routes mostly b/c other people aren't as fickle as I when riding. It's not at all unusual for me to abandon a route completely b/c I'm tired or hungry or unexpectedly cold. Also I've been pretty lucky over the yrs just making routes at random with a couple of criteria:

1) avoid interstates but route basically parallel to them when possible. They can be useful;
2) 2 lane US Hwys are generally ok but see #1 when 4+ lanes are encountered.

That said, over the last 5 or 6 yrs the only reason I made routes for non-multiday trips was to achieve "my goal". See, after 15 yrs of heading into the North Carolina mtns I've ridden nearly every road there is, including most of the dirt National Forest Roads, so I decided to do something different. I decided to visit all of the NC State Parks on my bike. At the time there were 27 parks and I discovered very quickly the reason I had been to maybe one or two- they're at the ends of dead end roads. We pick loop routes, who in his/her/its right mind rides to the end of a road? So the trek began, 27 state parks from the ocean to the mtns. But along the way I found State Forests, Educational State Forests, State Recreational areas, Lighthouses, etc. So now the list is up to about 60 different places I've visited just in my own state (see pic below), which brings me back full circle to the first sentence. I've been thinking about it a lot lately because, as far as I can tell, I'm running out of places to go here. Riding a loop doesn't really interest me all that much anymore, I desire more. So all this comes down to:

what do you do to keep yourself amused or do you just ride a loop and go home?