Journal Comments - Passes Around the San Luis Valley 2019 - CycleBlaze

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From Passes Around the San Luis Valley 2019 by Wayne Estes

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Charmaine Ruppolt commented on a photo in Day 3: Rest day in Pagosa Springs

Those geothermal heated greenhouses are interesting looking!

1 month ago
John Henry replied to a comment by Wayne Estes on Conclusion

No worries, thanks Wayne, happy to help!

2 years ago
Wayne Estes replied to a comment by John Henry on Conclusion

Fantastic. Thanks for the detailed reply. I should be able to find the semi-daily maps where they exist, mostly in my longest journals. Thanks for doing the backups and being so helpful.

2 years ago
John Henry replied to a comment by Wayne Estes on Conclusion

OK, those are all converted - you can find them at the usual https://www.bikejournalbackup.com/journals//index.html URL, substituting the name of each journal. Here are the list of journal names:
westerncanada2007
oregoncoastrange2008
wyoming2004
idahooregon2008
arizona2003
greatlakes2001
waterfalls
californiaj
florence2slc
oregontour2006
emptymiddle
sd2cc
pittsburgh2fortworth
arizonase
socaldeserts
nwcolorado
sanluisvalley
idahotrails
oatman2cortez
deathvalley2011
goingrogue
novascotia2003
oregon2005
cali2colo
alaska2015
jax2atl
albuquerque2durango
They've all converted pretty well, particularly the maps (a couple have missing cover images). Let me know if you have any problems!

2 years ago
John Henry replied to a comment by Wayne Estes on Conclusion

Hi Wayne, that shouldn't be a problem - the map extraction is something others have found useful too, it gets the maps from the highly idiosyncratic form Neil uses and creates standard GPX. The quickest thing is probably for me just to run the converter for your other journals (it's pretty easy and automated), and then serve them up from the bikejournalbackup website - then you can download the GPX at your leisure. When you're done, I can take them down (or leave them up as a further backup - never hurts!).

2 years ago
John Henry replied to a comment by Wayne Estes on Conclusion

No worries, glad it helps! Yes that's right - the CGOAB site was delisted from the Internet Archive, as well as all the search engine caches, so part of the impetus for the project was the worry that content really would be lost forever - especially in the event of CGOAB going down completely (unstable is definitely the right word). Glad you've got the original images and can reconstitute it in all its glory. No problem mentioning the backup project - Neil is aware of it, as far as I know.

2 years ago
Wayne Estes replied to a comment by John Henry on Conclusion

John, using your content I have re-created the first 8 of 44 days of the Cascadia bike tour. It's awesome that you got .GPX files of all the maps which are not in the download from CGOAB. That allows me to add the local maps that I made for every 1 to 3 days of the route.
Is there any way for me to see backups of my other journals? After I finish re-creating the Cascadia journal I could start restoring the local route maps from several other journals. I just need to know how to find your backups.
Thanks for preemptively doing all the backups. Neil Gunton has been so unstable for so many years, I'm glad somebody took the effort to back up the content just in case.

2 years ago
Wayne Estes replied to a comment by John Henry on Conclusion

Wow John! You are a real life-saver. I didn't know the existence of the backup project. Are you trying to keep it a secret from Neil? I'm sure he would claim copyright infringement. After I discovered the missing journal I went to the "Internet time machine" site for the first time and discovered that Neil de-registered CGOAB. I see that your backup displays the small images. That's okay because I have the large images and can replace them. The most important thing that your backup offers is the text. The version I see online looks perfectly usable for copying to CycleBlaze. I won't mention your backup project without your consent.

2 years ago
John Henry commented on Conclusion

Thanks Wayne, your journals are great.

Sorry to hear you lost the digital copy of your "Tour de Cascadia" journal from the other site. We might be able to help - the bike journal backup project did succeed in backing that one up, and we can provide a digital copy e.g. for transferring here.

You can take a look at our extract at https://www.bikejournalbackup.com/journals/cascadia/index.html (this isn't publically listed at the moment - it can be if you like though, and no problem to take it down - the content obviously belongs to you!).

Thanks - JH

2 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on Conclusion

Great journal, Wayne. I’ve biked some of the southern part of this, including the Angel Fire loop and over to Ojo Caliente; but not north of that. We were planning to pick up some of it on our planned ride last year from Saint George to Albuquerque that was scrapped due to Covid. I suspect we’ve aged out of being able to do this as an unsupported tour any more, but maybe we’ll come back with a car and take day rides some year.

2 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on a photo in Day 19: Westcliffe to Salida, Arkansas river

Wow!

2 years ago
Scott Anderson commented on a photo in Introduction

Very interesting map. Thanks for including it.

2 years ago
Kelly Iniguez commented on a photo in Aborted start in Salida: Can't park my car

There is also a brand new movie theatre across from the old one. I neglected to find out the details of how that was built, money wise.

Google tells me the old theatre is the Ute and the new one is the Cozy Castle.

It appears both have made it through COVID.

Saguache is one of my favorite towns.

2 years ago