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Old 07-09-2007   #1
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Google Earth Uses

I recently downloaded an updated copy of Google Earth and was browsing "in my neighborhood." To my astonishment, I came upon a view (obviously taken a couple of years ago during early Spring) from about 2,000 feet in altitude which depicted this area, only 0.48 miles (as the crow flies) from my place:



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This area is also directly along my route to work (on a road which hadn't yet been constructed when this image was made), and has been hidden from my "ground view," especially with all of the summer foliage. I've now driven past the area a couple of times in my car looking for an "entry point," and I think I found one on my way home from work today.

A short road trip beckons for the Super Sherpa (probably tomorrow).

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Re: Google Earth Uses

Cool Jeff! What is the correct address to Google Earth?
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Cool Jeff! What is the correct address to Google Earth?
http://earth.google.com/
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Re: Google Earth Uses

Here is a view from a higher altitude, which also shows the coordinates.



Keep this a secret!

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Hehehe..... as he says on a public forum.
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I've now driven past the area a couple of times in my car looking for an "entry point," and I think I found one on my way home from work today.
Using a different source for the images (obviously taken in a different season), there appears to be a wide clearing (perhaps a right-of-way for a utility company of sorts?) to the North leaving some of the area exposed. That looks like a potentially good entry point, as well as the NW corner of this area where there appears to be an intended entry/exit.

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Hehehe..... as he says on a public forum.
Where is the "tongue-in-cheek" smilie when you need one?

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Using a different source for the images (obviously taken in a different season), there appears to be a wide clearing (perhaps a right-of-way for a utility company of sorts?) to the North leaving some of the area exposed. That looks like a potentially good entry point, as well as the NW corner of this area where there appears to be an intended entry/exit.
I've updated the image map with the new roads (don't call me a civil engineer; I can't draw straight lines!), with potential entry points highlighted in red



I think I prefer the more challenging dual-sport ride (highlighted in yellow) to a suitable entry point with some added stealth.

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Re: Google Earth Uses

Ok, here's a more up-to-date photo, with recent road construction and other developments added. It's the Office Land 6.5 acre parcel.



I took 15 minutes during lunch before the rains came to check it out on the Sherpa. It was definitely a motorcycle/ATV practice track at some point, complete with jumps, elevation changes and even some technical sections.

Here is the Duke Realty description. I say that we do a "group buy" from Duke Reality, reinvigorate the track, and place a Localriders office on the property!

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Ok, here's a more up-to-date photo, with recent road construction and other developments added. It's the Office Land 6.5 acre parcel.
Ah. So what I thought to be a right-of-way, was actually the clearing/development for the new road that went in there.
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Ah. So what I thought to be a right-of-way, was actually the clearing/development for the new road that went in there.
Yes--the price of "progress."

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Re: Google Earth Uses

About a year-and-a-half ago I noticed this area of land near where I live and work
(actually less than a mile away from each).

For the last several weeks, I've seen a trailer and a backhoe parked right next to the old trails
(positioned where the yellow rectangle is on updated map below):







It will be interesting to see what happens in the next couple of weeks...
A motocross practice track reborn in suburban Dublin? Can I dream?
Stay tuned!

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Re: Google Earth Uses

I noticed, if you take the route from where the farm used to be, where you have marked the yellow line at, there is pretty much a nice size full running creek on the crossing near the tree line before the field. The greatest entrance looks to be after the bridge going away from the farm and turn right near where the white concrete ends. There should be a path wide enough for a vehicle to pull in. Has anyone been here yet, other than SHERPADUDE? I would like to take a quick trip up there and check it out
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I noticed, if you take the route from where the farm used to be, where you have marked the yellow line at, there is pretty much a nice size full running creek on the crossing near the tree line before the field. The greatest entrance looks to be after the bridge going away from the farm and turn right near where the white concrete ends. There should be a path wide enough for a vehicle to pull in. Has anyone been here yet, other than SHERPADUDE? I would like to take a quick trip up there and check it out
You can enter this area easily right behind the trailer or backhoe. Nothing to it. You can see a small hill/jump right behind the backhoe in the first photo.

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I may get the little KLX out later this week during lunch and check this out further...

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I may get the little KLX out later this week during lunch and check this out further...

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Here is another possible track near Marysville
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