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#996246 - 09/06/17 01:54 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Two dinners purchase via PayPal. We're still planning to show up Wed.

With even less hair, BTW. cuz


I am SO looking forward to seeing you guys!!! xoxo


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#996264 - 09/06/17 04:46 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted By: Kinsley
Hi everyone, here is a link for FART 2017 Blairsville Routes

There are 3 routes that start with rides of about 100 miles to restaurants, then options for the returns as usual. There's also a short but great loop in case you get a late start.


Receiving Routes From Others.

Your maps and preferences may be different than those of the person you received them from, so to be sure you ride the intended route you must do the following or cuss me out when you return...if you return rofl

Open the GDB or GPX file in your software, then make duplicates of each route (usually a right click will show the option).
Change the color of the Duplicate route (usually double click, then go to "Info" and look there)
Note the mileage, then Re-calculate the Original route. The mileage should stay the same.
If the route mileage is different, look for the color you changed the Duplicate route to. You will need to add a Waypoint or Via point to the Original route to make it match the Duplicate route. Once the two routes are the same, delete the Duplicate route, then load the Original route(s) onto your GPS.


A Route Bump just to be sure everyone saw The Blairsville Routes that Ken posted.

To illustrate the importance of making sure your route preferences are all unchecked except for 'fastest route', I had forgotten that I changed my route preferences on my laptop while I was out East and made a few routes. When I ran Ken's Blairsville Routes, the first one came up as a 600 mile route! Whaaaa?? The Witch at work?! No, operator error! Unchecking the modifications I'd made to my route preferences and returning it to 'fastest route' - and recalculated - and Voila, the route was perfect!


Dave
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#996267 - 09/06/17 06:06 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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This cool, fall like temps we are enjoying sure gets the juices flowing for FART!


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#996273 - 09/06/17 07:43 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted By: Bud
This cool, fall like temps we are enjoying sure gets the juices flowing for FART!


I can not remember which years it has been, however, some of us at our BMWST fall events have run into snow on our way back home heading north from NC/GA area. So be prepared! thumbsup


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#996275 - 09/06/17 08:00 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Hey now, none of those four letter words are allowed on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. (snow) grin wave


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#996277 - 09/06/17 08:12 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: Endobobdds]  
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Originally Posted By: Endobobdds
Originally Posted By: Bud
This cool, fall like temps we are enjoying sure gets the juices flowing for FART!


I can not remember which years it has been, however, some of us at our BMWST fall events have run into snow on our way back home heading north from NC/GA area. So be prepared! thumbsup


It was actually Spring of 2005 (the first year the Blairsville Witch struck) in Blairsville, GA. It snowed, sleeted and rained that Saturday night / Sunday morning. Big T and were supposed to ride back in the morning together. When I went out to my bike, my starter button was encased in ice. I pounded on the button for about 2 minutes before the starter finally engaged. I was initially pretty sure I wasn't leaving until everything thawed out.

On the way home to Virginia (Lynchburg at the time) it started snowing. As we road I-40 through Asheville, the lanes became two-tracks. I remember being very glad when we went down the mountain and lost 1,000 feet of elevation on the east side of Asheville. Then it changed to just being FREAKING cold and rainy. At least there wasn't any ice or snow past that point. smile

Here's Jakes wife Peanut enduring the cold that Saturday during our ride.


#996280 - 09/06/17 08:32 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Well enough of that kind of talk. We ARE NOT going to have a repeat this year. We are going to enjoy some of the best FART riding weather EVER!!!!!!! grin


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#996284 - 09/06/17 09:19 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Originally Posted By: workin' them angels
To illustrate the importance of making sure your route preferences are all unchecked except for 'fastest route', I had forgotten that I changed my route preferences on my laptop while I was out East and made a few routes. When I ran Ken's Blairsville Routes, the first one came up as a 600 mile route! Whaaaa?? The Witch at work?! No, operator error! Unchecking the modifications I'd made to my route preferences and returning it to 'fastest route' - and recalculated - and Voila, the route was perfect!

I never thought of checking the routing preferences. I've never been able to recalculate the routes and have them come out right. They looked really weird when I'd recalculate them. I unchecked everything but fastest route, and they all looked right after recalculating them. Thanks. dopeslap

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#996290 - 09/06/17 10:34 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Time to start your final bike and gear checks. Load up the routes and gather any gear you want to pass on at the FART Blow Out on Thurs Night. clap (Yes, there's still time to sign up to FART).

This is a good time to settle up for the dinner too! read

Happy to say I was able to take my first ride yesterday. Still a little ginger, but what a attitude adjustment a little ride can make. thumbsup





Dave
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#996293 - 09/07/17 12:10 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART) 2017 - Blairsville, GA [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Congrats on the ride. Good for mental health!!!! clap


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