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    New and Improved Sedona Mountain Biking Trail Map

    I have been burning the midnight candles trying to come up with a really cool Sedona Mountain Bike Trail Map. This map is best printed on a 24" wide by 32" long sheet of paper that you can get printed in black and white for under $3.00 at a print shop like Staples. They indicated a color copy would be around $35.00.

    The file name on my Google internet host site (https://sites.google.com/site/sedona...ingtrails/home) is Sedona Trail Map 24"X32", and you need to type in Map into the Search Box to get to the list of different maps where the file is located for downloading into a PDF format.

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    Looks beautiful - now need to get my inexperienced self out there.
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    Well done doc! And your loop suggestions are quite the resource. Unlike many of your mtbr rants the ride descriptions are surprisingly well-written with a humorous flair Not bad for the son of a donut maker

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    Very nice map TD! So many trails I can't make up my mind now, I'm lost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Very nice map TD! So many trails I can't make up my mind now, I'm lost!
    Thanks for the compliment (clear, run, run, run). Now the next project would be to figure out how to put the total gpx file on the internet (showing a map with trail names) so that it could be used a a navigational aid using a Smart phone app or small GPS unit that would let you know an intersection is coming up and which way to turn similar to a car unit.

    You can now rent out a car tour unit, at the visitor center, that you put in your car plug into your lighter, it describes the surrounding terrain that you are viewing as you drive your car around Sedona. Seems like the person who put that together could easily come up with some kind of bike tour program. I think the limiting aspect would be the size of the unit and how much battery life it would have.

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Thanks for the compliment (clear, run, run, run). Now the next project would be to figure out how to put the total gpx file on the internet (showing a map with trail names) so that it could be used a a navigational aid using a Smart phone app or small GPS unit that would let you know an intersection is coming up and which way to turn similar to a car unit.
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    Do you have GPX files? I think Garmins would be the easiest device to make them for - I know my Oregon and Nuvi can accept custom routable maps. (The Garmin Edge's can also accept routable maps)

    Might be something I could sink my teeth into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankAZ View Post
    Do you have GPX files? I think Garmins would be the easiest device to make them for - I know my Oregon and Nuvi can accept custom routable maps. (The Garmin Edge's can also accept routable maps)

    Might be something I could sink my teeth into.

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    Yes I have the gpx file that I use to make the online map. What would you do with it?

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    Here is a direct link to the map pdf. Hope it's okay that I post that Doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Here is a direct link to the map pdf. Hope it's okay that I post that Doc.E
    Enel:

    That was cool I have to learn how to do that. When I went to Staples today there was a different print specialist who charged me $3.00 plus tax for my custom map I made for Fat Tire Bikes that was 24"X32". Since that is more than 5 sq.ft. they charged me $3.00 rather than $2.50 (.50 a sq ft.),. so I changed the PFD file to fit 24"x30", which cut a couple inches off the bottom of the map in the Village of Oak Creek, sorry Bike & Bean and Absolute Bikes.

    So please do another link to the new revised map dated 7/20/11, I deleted the other map to avoid confusion.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Enel:

    That was cool I have to learn how to do that. When I went to Staples today there was a different print specialist who charged me $3.00 plus tax for my custom map I made for Fat Tire Bikes that was 24"X32". Since that is more than 5 sq.ft. they charged me $3.00 rather than $2.50 (.50 a sq ft.),. so I changed the PFD file to fit 24"x30", which cut a couple inches off the bottom of the map in the Village of Oak Creek, sorry Bike & Bean and Absolute Bikes.

    So please do another link to the new revised map dated 7/20/11, I deleted the other map to avoid confusion.

    Thanks,

    TD

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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Frank

    Yes I have the gpx file that I use to make the online map. What would you do with it?

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    With a little playing around - its definatly possible - I was able to create a routable map of all the South Mountain trails (for Garmin devices) this evening. Once it finished downloading to the SD card I can try it out and see how it behaves for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    That was cool I have to learn how to do that.
    Depending on your browser if you use Firefox like I do right click the PDF and select Copy Link Location. Then come back here and make a link using the tools in the edit box. Paste the link you copied when you click the link button.

    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    When I went to Staples today there was a different print specialist who charged me $3.00 plus tax for my custom map I made for Fat Tire Bikes that was 24"X32". Since that is more than 5 sq.ft. they charged me $3.00 rather than $2.50 (.50 a sq ft.),. so I changed the PFD file to fit 24"x30", which cut a couple inches off the bottom of the map in the Village of Oak Creek, sorry Bike & Bean and Absolute Bikes.
    First, I hope no one would really care about 50˘ on a one time purchase. Maybe it is a deal breaker? I think getting rid of the bike shops was a bad idea. If you wanted it to fit into a 30" package I would've just shrunk the thing so you would've wound up with a 22"x30". Having the bike shops as a reference point is a good idea, IMO.

    In any event. Very nice work and thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Depending on your browser if you use Firefox like I do right click the PDF and select Copy Link Location. Then come back here and make a link using the tools in the edit box. Paste the link you copied when you click the link button.


    First, I hope no one would really care about 50˘ on a one time purchase. Maybe it is a deal breaker? I think getting rid of the bike shops was a bad idea. If you wanted it to fit into a 30" package I would've just shrunk the thing so you would've wound up with a 22"x30". Having the bike shops as a reference point is a good idea, IMO.

    In any event. Very nice work and thanks.
    b0:

    I right clicked the PDF file that I have in Google while viewing it in Firefox, but no Copy Link came up, so I just copied the URL(?) (https://8399958211367744387-a-180274...attredirects=0)

    I obviously need more tutoring to get the copied link into just a word.

    As far as Bike & Bean they are still shown on the map, I only cut off the Hot Loops trail which is maybe 1/2 mile south of the shops. Absolute Bike will be shown in future maps.

    50 cents is no big deal to most folks, but my pee brain tells me that is almost a 17% savings. Where else can you get a 17% risk free savings these days?

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    From this page and using Firefox:
    https://sites.google.com/site/sedona...pe=search-site

    Right click on the map name in the list of maps. Your context menu should have "Copy Link Location". If not I'm not sure where you are going wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    From this page and using Firefox:
    https://sites.google.com/site/sedona...pe=search-site

    Right click on the map name in the list of maps. Your context menu should have "Copy Link Location". If not I'm not sure where you are going wrong...
    Ok, I did that and do I paste that somewhere that will convert it to a word the viewers can click on rather than the whole link (https://sites.google.com/site/sedona...naMap24X30.pdf).

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    Official Maps???

    Have you considered approaching a cartographer to have this map produced professionally?

    There is a company in Colorado that focuses on maps for MTB trails. The maps they produce are terrific and only cost $12. Their focus is on CO trails so far but maybe they could be tempted by this project - can't hurt to ask.

    Check them out. http://www.singletrackmapping.com/Si...rack_Maps.html

    I have no affiliation, I just like their maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Ok, I did that and do I paste that somewhere that will convert it to a word the viewers can click on rather than the whole link (https://sites.google.com/site/sedona...naMap24X30.pdf).
    Type a word or phrase like "here is the map" then highlight it. Just above this text field are a bunch of buttons. One is a globe with a chain link in the lower right hand corner. That's the link button. Click it with "here is the map" highlighted and paste what you copied into that dialog.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMu_dogtag View Post
    Have you considered approaching a cartographer to have this map produced professionally?

    There is a company in Colorado that focuses on maps for MTB trails. The maps they produce are terrific and only cost $12. Their focus is on CO trails so far but maybe they could be tempted by this project - can't hurt to ask.

    Check them out. http://www.singletrackmapping.com/Si...rack_Maps.html
    Quality maps. I picked up a Golden map on my Denver trip last weekend. Nice map and printed on Tyvec or a similar material so it's waterproof and virtually tear proof.

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