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Old May 20th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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Trip planner app/software/sites ?

So I am thinking of embarking on a longer trip and I'd like to hear from other riders what they use to plan their trips ... I am looking at 2000 miles trip through northern Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, Vermont, New York and then back to Ontario
Would like to pick routes based on scenery, fuel, lodging, traffic etc ...
I was looking at a few apps and sites ...

https://rever.co/
inRoute App
GreatestRoad App

What do you guys and gals use ?
Any other long trip suggestions on gear, tools, must haves, must dos are welcome

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Old May 20th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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How will you use the routes created?

Maps?

GPS?
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Old May 20th, 2017, 02:54 PM   #3
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I create elaborate daily ride routes. Routes that plan gas stops, good places for lunch, ending each day at a pre-reserved hotel.

These routes are then downloaded onto my Garmin Zumo 595, and a lot of different previous Garmin GPS units.

My longer rides are now 2,500, or so, miles. They used to be 6,000 to 7,000 miles when I would cross the continent to the great riding roads.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 03:01 PM   #4
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My goal is to focus on roads like these:



To gather these roads, I use every sort of maps, websites, Google Earth, and experience. Thus, I now have GPS files for each target area, with the roads categorized by type.

When I used a tankbag I created detailed daily maps in Photoshop.



Now, with the Strada, daily maps aren't needed as my daily loops are tightly focused. The new GPS units are so good that maps are unnecessary.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 03:05 PM   #5
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With these areas of focus, I can't help you with your planned route.

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Old May 20th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #6
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How will you use the routes created?

Maps?

GPS?
Wow you gave me a lot to chew on ... I have a ram mount for my iPhone and was thinking on using that as the main navigation ... I was also going to grab some paper maps as backup and a plastic binder with transparent sleeves to put in printouts of reservations, maps, copies of documents. I am looking closely at Rever (http://rever.co/) now ... the app seems decent and the ability to plan on the computer and upload to the app seems nice ... It also seems that the premium version has Butler rated roads ...

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Old May 20th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #7
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I'm trying out Rever for my Crf250l xcountry ride. I like it because it gives me the ability to filter out freeways on the route plan. I plan on a windows or mac box and can use the saved route on either my iphone or galaxy. Google it.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #8
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How do you add Via Points using a phone?
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Old May 20th, 2017, 05:38 PM   #9
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RSL no clue. I think what I am going to do is just transfer the Rever map to tank bag paper maps. The phones, even the over sized ones I have are still pretty small to use while actually riding for me. Good to X check where I'm at from time to time is all I really use them for at this point. Going to try this particular ride without a true motorcycle GPS but I bet in the long run I'll end up getting one.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #10
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Well, I've been planning rides since 1997. Switched to GPS in 2000.

What I've learned is that the very best roads require a lot of connecting Via Points to get from road to road.

It's boring to ride the regular roads with all the tourists.

The very best roads are hidden gems.

Hidden gems like this are not on your highway maps.


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