Riding Michaux

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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Lightyear68 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 am

Hello all,

I'm a noob to this forum looking forward to making some new friends and riding day trips in Harford County and Southern PA. I especially like Michaux and the C&D Canal levys.

I found SoPaRider on ADVrider last year and he clued me into some great info on riding Michaux--he's a great resource for Michaux.

So far I've ridden the Southern end of Michaux and it's a full day of riding off road when you loop all the dirt roads together as SoPa rider has done.

It doesn't look like I can attach docs on this DAMN forum [can I?], but I have a few gpx files for Michaux...or you can learn more on the ADVRider forum by searching Michaux or SoPaRider.

I use Scenic Rout App to share routes if anyone's using it.

Looking forward to riding Michaux and the Canal with some new friends this Spring.

I'll be looking for dates that work for my schedule!
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Laoch » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 am

Denny knows his way around, Thursday evenings never worked for me.
But sure, any route info you have is welcomed. I'm old skool, maps and memory and winging it. I think it's more fun that way.

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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Lightyear68 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm

Laoch wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 am
Denny knows his way around, Thursday evenings never worked for me.
But sure, any route info you have is welcomed. I'm old skool, maps and memory and winging it. I think it's more fun that way.
For Bald Eagle and Michaux, the Purple Lizards maps are weatherproof and have served me well: Here's the Michaux map link .

The maps show the gated roads and trails, and include roads that don't show on Google Maps or other mapping programs.

This is really all you need to enjoy Michaux. Since I'm former Marine infantry, I can appreciate old school maps, a compass, and winging it.
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Laoch » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:44 pm

Yup. Already have purple maps.

Lol-retired Army infantry here. A lensatic and a 1:50 and I'm good.

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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Laoch » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 am

So, I have some old, some newer, roll chart/ route sheet stuff. Most are fairly accurate and understandable :lol2:
The routes are "modular", that is in small sections, either paved or gravel or 50/50. They include Michaux and branch out to back roads and back back roads. Most begin and end somewhere in Michaux.
They can be linked or done cumulatively or 30-50 miles at a time.

Can you GPS guys make routes or tracks from this stuff?
I can email the stuff if you want.

Also, I was looking at starting points and parking areas for you folks down south that haul your bikes (I do and I live here).
You have some choices:
39.987969, -77.401269 ---- Big Flat ATV parking lot (well known as start.finish for the DS and enduro)
39.906421, -77.478082 ---- Parking next to US rt 30
39.840059, -77.434923 ----- Parking lot. Mostly used by horse folks.

The above are all on state land and safe to park/unload.
And, of course my place within four miles of Big Flat.
Depending on travel distance and riding planned I figured we could use one on those locations to link up.
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by phoo » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:38 am

I may or may not be able to create good routes, but I'd love a copy of the data if you don't mind. I can give it a go with making routes now that I have a proper GPS for consuming them. I'll PM my email address to you.


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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Laoch » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:33 pm

Sent :lol2:
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Wingfixer » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:26 pm

We could just follow Bruce around with our gps'. That's the easiest, and funest way to make gps routes! :deal:
F*** work.
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Laoch » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:32 pm

Wingfixer wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:26 pm
We could just follow Bruce around with our gps'. That's the easiest, and funest way to make gps routes! :deal:
That will work :thumbup:
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Re: Riding Michaux

Post by Twist » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:46 am

I can't remember where I got these GPS tracks from but does this like a decent ride?

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