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Show Me Some FUN! 2017 National Routes and P.O.I.
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:36:22 pm »
The Show Me MO Twisties Rally is quickly approaching.  This thread is dedicated to share information about the great riding/roads and Points of Interest in Missouri.  In this thread Our "MAP GUY" Tony Koenen will share his wealth of knowledge of about things you can see and do while riding in Missouri.   

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss with Tony our routes and favorite places to visit in Missouri.

Let the FUN begin.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 05:12:21 pm »
Tony best of luck making routes and sharing the knowledge.  If you have not done so already read this thread I wrote and the replies. 
 
http://forum.cog-online.org/ride-reports-roads-routes-and-places/making-gps-routes/msg366532/#msg366532
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 05:13:40 pm »
We're waiting....
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Come on June!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 01:59:14 am »
Hi every one.
I've built four longer routes going north , south ,east and west plus two shorter rides.
My objective was to route you on secondary roads that are Twisty and low traffic.

I'll be more than happy to route you a custom map to anywhere you might want to go.  ( Gary said that I will have a table in the hotel lobby )
Also, I will try to answer any questions you might have.

Tony ( " the map guy" )

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 02:09:58 am »
Tony best of luck making routes and sharing the knowledge.  If you have not done so already read this thread I wrote and the replies. 
 
http://forum.cog-online.org/ride-reports-roads-routes-and-places/making-gps-routes/msg366532/#msg366532


I am Low Tech Tony   MAPS !!
It is my understanding that Gary has some one to GPS my routes and will provide a link in the future

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 10:25:54 am »
Hi every one.
I've built four longer routes going north , south ,east and west plus two shorter rides.
My objective was to route you on secondary roads that are Twisty and low traffic.

I'll be more than happy to route you a custom map to anywhere you might want to go.  ( Gary said that I will have a table in the hotel lobby )
Also, I will try to answer any questions you might have.

Tony ( " the map guy" )

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 11:53:58 pm »
FYI       Entrance into Mo. State Parks is FREE !

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 12:16:17 am »
I think I like "Tony the bear slayer" better than "Tony the Map Guy", but by either name, I know he'll take good care of us!
Thanks Tony; looking forward to seeing you in a couple of months!  and Irene says "HI!".

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 09:19:12 am »
I think I like "Tony the bear slayer" better than "Tony the Map Guy", but by either name, I know he'll take good care of us!
Thanks Tony; looking forward to seeing you in a couple of months!  and Irene says "HI!".

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Map Guy , bear slayer , dumb a** , a$$hole                  Jorge       As you can see, I wear many hats.
Look forward to seeing you and Irene in June

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 09:57:45 am »
             DUEL-SPORT  RIDE at the National

This year we will be using the tracks from the 10th annual "Mo Swinging Bridges Ride"
This will be a SELF guided ride using GPS tracks. You can pick up the track about 15 miles from rally central and ride in either direction.
Since this is your ride you can ride the SBR as many days and as far and any time as you like.

Here is the link to the Adventure Rider Forum site. READ the first post by Camel Bill. All the info is there. Just disregard the dates.
You can get the tracks from the file at the bottom of his post.
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-missouri-swinging-bridges-ride-may-6-7-2017.1203896/


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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2017, 10:24:47 am »
History of the Swinging Bridge ride.
I started this ride back in 2004 as a one day ride. Mark Sampson did a ride report on his web page www.bigdogadventures.com
( still there and is a good read with photo's of some bridges that are now gone )  He also placed his report and tracks on advrider forum.
From there it took on a life of it's own. Riders added a little here and a lot there, and changed this and that.
The SBR became a two day annual 450 mi. mostly gravel road ride.  Always held around May 1st and draws close to 100 riders from
around the Midwest. This year is the 10th running.

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2017, 01:58:32 am »
Tony, ADV routes sound great! I may need to bring two Motorcycles to the Rally.
It was great seeing you at Cliff's, looking forward to June.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 11:26:31 pm »
FYI..............About 50 miles south of the rally is the FORT LEONARD WOOD Army base in St. Roberts Mo.
On the base there are 3 museums. Engineering, Chemical, and Military Police. If you are in to or curious about these things, I understand they are quite impressive.

If hungry ,I recommend Cafe Korea or Dr. Phils Catfish & Ribs.  Both are close to the Base gate

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Re: Show Me Some FUN! 2017 National Routes and P.O.I.
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 11:29:10 pm »
Tony,

Are you saying that we could tour the base? I spent a few weeks there back in mid '71 learning how to become a soldier. I wouldn't mind going back for a quick look-see after all these years.  Might be fun.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 02:42:53 am »
Tony,

Are you saying that we could tour the base? I spent a few weeks there back in mid '71 learning how to become a soldier. I wouldn't mind going back for a quick look-see after all these years.  Might be fun.
I don't know about touring the whole base.You can get on to see the museums. If you would happen to get lost while on the base,well.....stuff happens.

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Re: Show Me Some FUN! 2017 National Routes and P.O.I.
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 03:49:51 pm »
Hi Folks,

My name is Doug Freeman. I used to be member of COG in the 80's/90's riding my '86 gray ghost. I've lived in MO and ridden the roads for ~20 yrs. I will post some gpx files with road routes of the best sport riding roads in the area. Because of size limits it will be several posts. Unfortunately, due to your location it's 100 miles to the best roads, either SW or SE. These are roads with a lot of 25-35 mph marked corners, decent to good pavement, clean , low population, low traffic. Most of the stuff closer to your lodge is 40-45 mph stuff requiring excessive speed to really be fun. You might be able to run these on your way in or out.

I can probable swing a day or 2 off the week of the rally to ride with a group if anyone wants to. I live in Lebanon, ~45 mi south of the lodge. I would designate a meeting place and time ~45-60 min from the lodge. There would be a SW and a SE route ~350 mi from the lodge and back. It would be a spirited, brisk pace (still 2 digits tho) with a short sandwich or pizza type lunch and plenty of short breaks. I like to stop every 1 to 1-1/2 hours for a few minutes to move my old bones around. Trip time from the meeting point back to the lodge would be ~ 7 -8 hrs. Let me know if interested.

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Re: Show Me Some FUN! 2017 National Routes and P.O.I.
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 04:56:34 pm »
Is there some place I can post a gpx file larger than the 350kb limit? The file is ~1M.

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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 08:17:06 pm »
Is there some place I can post a gpx file larger than the 350kb limit? The file is ~1M.
Hi Doug,
While I agree that there are some great roads further away in the state, I have put together some really good routes in the rally area. We will be posting them soon.
I think you will be surprised. As far as posting your GPS routes, that is beyond my capabilities. I'm lo tech Tony. Perhaps someone who knows will chime in. Come on up for a
visit or a ride. Guess I havent seen you since the Frosty memorial last year.
 

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 11:38:49 pm »
Hi Tony,
I wasn't sure if that was you. I guess the "bear slayer" in a previous post should have given it away. Hope you are doing well. I'm pretty much back up to full speed (and replaced the Bandit with a newer one) after my little deer slayer incident last year - animals have taken over the #1 spot in my most dangerous list surpassing texting drivers - at least they don't come out of the trees in the middle of nowhere at a dead run and run into to ya. I hit one and Neville hit 2 last year.

I'm sure you have done a wonderful job with the routes, trying to meet all the wants and needs of a large diverse group. I've ridden north of I-44 quite a bit over the years and while there are some nice roads, they are more of the "touring" variety. I just wanted to offer an opportunity for those not familiar with the area, that are  of the more "sporting attitude", to ride the best twisty roads Missouri has to offer. For those interested in various attractions, things to see or do, etc., your routes will be far better. I don't want to compete, just offer an alternative for those interested. I'll be very clear - there won't be any site-seeing stops or interesting lunch stops etc. The attraction will be the roads, and nothing else. These are roads I consider "destination roads" - those that you would travel a day to just to ride. I did when I lived in OH and IN, but I'm probably a bit hardcore...........

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 12:05:48 am »
I'd be interested in a copy of the file if you find a place to post it.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2017, 11:57:37 am »
Is there some place I can post a gpx file larger than the 350kb limit? The file is ~1M.

You must have all the routes in a single GPX for a file to be that large.  Please email the file to jkerkow@outlook.com. and I will take a look. I have converted Tony's routes to electronic format. We are waiting to post until we can get the latest information. We just found this week a couple of bridges closed so we are adjusting the routes.

I will be available at the National to help with loading of electronic routes.

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2017, 02:03:52 pm »
Hi Tony,
Are you doing paper routes also?  I have mentioned this to several rally teams route guys the last several years since we did the 2012 rally.  I find printouts of the GPS route software as paper instructions to be about worthless on the bike.  They just have to much info jammed on there and you can not follow it when on the bike.  I really like a small map that gives you a clue of the area you are in but also a usable route page.  By usable it is BIG TYPE where you can read it and gives clear instructions like.

Left on 125, 4.5 miles to Toma

R, Hwy 7,  17mi to rd. WW

Make any sense?  It is easy to just glance down and get your next turn and distance info.

Thanks for doing routes.  It is so much better to have someone that knows the roads tell me where to go.  I have people tell me where to go all the time and this is one of the good times.
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2017, 02:10:19 pm »
Hi All, I'm even more low tech that Tony.
Will be needing help after I arrive.
Will someone be there to assist loading maps into my GPS?

Yes, I know I are a dummy.

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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2017, 02:33:15 pm »
Hi Tony,
Are you doing paper routes also?  I have mentioned this to several rally teams route guys the last several years since we did the 2012 rally.  I find printouts of the GPS route software as paper instructions to be about worthless on the bike.  They just have to much info jammed on there and you can not follow it when on the bike.  I really like a small map that gives you a clue of the area you are in but also a usable route page.  By usable it is BIG TYPE where you can read it and gives clear instructions like.

Left on 125, 4.5 miles to Toma

R, Hwy 7,  17mi to rd. WW

Make any sense?  It is easy to just glance down and get your next turn and distance info.

Thanks for doing routes.  It is so much better to have someone that knows the roads tell me where to go.  I have people tell me where to go all the time and this is one of the good times.

Try http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/  to convert gps files google maps. Does other conversions too.

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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2017, 04:57:21 pm »
Hi Tony,
Are you doing paper routes also?  I have mentioned this to several rally teams route guys the last several years since we did the 2012 rally.  I find printouts of the GPS route software as paper instructions to be about worthless on the bike.  They just have to much info jammed on there and you can not follow it when on the bike.  I really like a small map that gives you a clue of the area you are in but also a usable route page.  By usable it is BIG TYPE where you can read it and gives clear instructions like.

Left on 125, 4.5 miles to Toma

R, Hwy 7,  17mi to rd. WW

Make any sense?  It is easy to just glance down and get your next turn and distance info.

Thanks for doing routes.  It is so much better to have someone that knows the roads tell me where to go.  I have people tell me where to go all the time and this is one of the good times.

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