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« on: June 05, 2006, 12:29:57 pm »
Ok, just throwing it to the forum for comment.

Reading a lot of people asking for GPS track logs from trips on the forum, but this opens up a lot of issues.
Sometimes the routes are "secret" like what LS was saying about droffarc's trips, other times its sensitive like riding along the rivers near the rock now that the local tribe is getting all full of sh1t.

My personal feeling is that I will give a route to someone I know, not so easily to a stranger I have never met before.
Its got to do with trust and knowing the person is a responsible rider.

Any other comments?

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 12:37:17 pm »
My feeling is that I would be happy to supply all my track logs as I live in a foreign county, and like to think it gives an insight into the places I ride in addition to the photos.

Shark I totally hear where you are coming from, I would be a bit more reluctant to share a lot of my stuff with guys from Townsville, but dudes on the other side of the world doesn't bother me... :)

Maybe a middle ground is to edit the track logs and chop out sensitive parts, replace them with a off road route line to show general area :?:  before posting.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 12:43:25 pm »
Shark, I'm sure a lot of us share your concerns & that a lot off routes are "secret". Only post the ones you'd like to share, or after a while it will become a highway & you will no longer have your own "escape".

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 12:50:51 pm »
I dont mind to share all my routes / tracks.

I find it rewarding to get a report back from
someone that used one of my routes, telling
me many thankx and how awesome it was :)

We are a semi-closed group of people that do this
kind of riding / touring...just look at the amount
of 'active' members on this forum.

When posting a track / route, its important that
notes about the route should be added, things too
look out for, things to avoid, DOs and DONTs etc.

We share the same kind of love, the same kind of places..


its up to the owner to share it if he / she wants to or not.

no one can, and should be forced to do it.

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