How to post a MAPQUEST map- here's N. Alabama

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by bamabikeguy, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Copy pasting Dawgs instructions:

    1. Make map, with your location as 'center".

    2. printer define (meaning: find the "printer friendly" link on your map page...on THAT page, the map(s) are pic files that can be saved to your computer) . ZOOM IT OUT TO 60 MILES OR SO.

    3. right click the map/pic and "save as" (a great time to rename it) to your pc, THEN...

    4.use the "upload" button to put it (the saved pic file) into your post.


    I'm in the Sand Mountain area of North Alabama, and this map outlines my "day trip" limit. I could probably travel a lot further in a day if I wasn't stopping and talking all the time.

    There are 100 acres fenced here, with a park on a 20 acre creekbottom, so if you are anywhere near and want to pitch a tent, you are cordially invited, with or without a bike.

    When you describe your travels in this New area, please start with a map, zoomed out to thirty or fifty miles, so everybody can relate to the area, probably remember some kinfolk nearby who need visitin'.

    Describe your favorite runs and the towns you really like, so when one of us follow your directions, nobody gets lost.

    And thats coming from someone who took a right turn in Arkansas, (south) and ended up in a town on the left side of the intersection (north)
    Imagine my surprise, on that cloudy morning, ending up somewhere 30 miles from where I aimed to be.


  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Copy pasting Dawgs instructions:

    1. Make map, with your location as 'center".

    2. printer define (meaning: find the "printer friendly" link on your map page...on THAT page, the map(s) are pic files that can be saved to your computer) . ZOOM IT OUT TO 60 MILES OR SO.

    3. right click the map/pic and "save as" (a great time to rename it) to your pc, THEN...

    4.use the "upload" button to put it (the saved pic file) into your post.
  3. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    >12 Days of Cajun Christmas

    >12 Days of Cajun Christmas
    >Day 1: Dear Boudreaux, Tanks for de bird in de Pear tree. I fix it las'
    >night with dirty rice. I doan tink de pear tree.will grow in de swamp,
    >so I swap it for a Satsuma.
    >Day 2: Dear Boudreaux, You letter say you sent two turtle doves, but all
    >I got was two scrawny pigeons. Anyway, I mixed dem with andouille an
    >made some gumbo out of dem.
    >Day 3: Dear Boudreaux, Why doan you sent some crawfish? I'm tired of
    >eating dem darn birds. I gave two of dose prissy French chickens to
    >Marie Trahan over at Grans Bayou an fed the tird one to my dog Phideaux.
    >Marie needed some sparing partners for her fighting rooster.
    >Day 4: Dear Boudreaux, Mon Dieux! I tol you no more friggin birds. Deez
    >four, what you call dem "calling birds" were so noisy you could hear dem
    >all de way to Napoleonville. I used dere necks for my crab traps, an fed
    >de rest of dem to de gators.
    >Day 5: Dear Boudreaux, You finally sen' somethin useful. I like dem
    >golden rings, me. I hocked dem at da pawn shop in Thibodeaux and got
    >enuf money to fix da shaft on my shrimp boat an buy a round for da boys
    >at de Raisin' Cane Lounge. Merci Beaucoup!
    >Day 6: Dear Boudreaux, Couchon! Back to da birds, you coonass turkey!
    >Poor egg suckin' Phideaux is scared to death at dem six gaeases. He
    >tried to eat dems eggs and dey peck de heck out ah his snout. Dey good
    >at eating cockroaches, though. I may stuff one of dem wit erster
    >dressing on Christmas day.
    >Day 7: Dear Boudreaux, I'm gonna wring your fool neck next time I see
    >you. Thibeau, da mailman, is ready to kill ya. The merde from all dem
    >birds is stinkin' up his mailboat. He afraid someone will slip on dat
    >stuff and sue him good. I let those seven swans loose to swim on de
    >bayou and some duck hunters from Mississippi blasted dem out of de
    >water. Talk to you tomorrow.
    >Day 8: Dear Boudreaux, poor ole Thibeau, he had to make tree trips on
    >his mailboat to deliver dem 8 maids a milkin and their cows. One of dem
    >cows got spooked by da alligators and almost tipped over da boat. I doan
    >like dem shiftless maids, me no. I tolt dem to get to work guttin fish
    >and sweepinq the shack but dey say it wasn't in dair contract. Dey
    >probably think dey too good ta skin nutrias I caught las night.
    >Day 9: Dear Boudreaux, What you trying to do huh? Thibeau had to borrow
    >the Lutcher ferry to carry dem jumpin twits you call Lords-a-Leaping
    >across the bayou. As soon as dey gots here dey wanted a tea break with
    >crumpets. I doan know what dat means but I says, Well La Di Da. You get
    >Chicory coffee or nuttin. Mon Dieu, Emile. What I'm gonna feed all dese
    >bozos? Dey too snooty for fried nutria, and de cows done eat my turnip
    >Day 10: Dear Boudreaux, You got to be outs you mind! If de mailman don't
    >kill you, I will fo sure. Today he deliver 10 half nikid floozies from
    >Bourbon Street. Dey said dey be Ladies Dancin but dey doan act like
    >ladies in front of dose Limey twits. Dey almos left after one of dem got
    >bit by a water moccasin over by da out-house. I had to butcher 2 cows to
    >feed toute le monde an had to get toilet paper. The Sears catalog wasn't
    >good enuf fer dose hoity toity Lords' royal behin.
    >Day 11: Dear Boudreaux, where y'at? Cheerio an pip pip. Your 11 pipers
    >piping arrives today from the House of Blues, second lining as dey got
    >off de boat. We fixed snuffed goose and beef jambalaya, finished da
    >whiskey and we having a fais-do-do. Da new mailman he drink a bottle of
    >Jack Daniel an he having a good time yeah dancing with de floozies.
    >Thibeau he jump off de Sunshine Bridge yesterday, screaming your name.
    >If you get a mysterious, ticking package in de mail, doan open it.
    >Day 12: Dear Boudreaux, I sorry to tell ya but I not your true love
    >anymore, no. After da fais-do-do, I spent de night with Jacque, de head
    >piper. We decide to open a restaurant and gentleman's club on de bayou.
    >The floozies, pardon me, Ladies dancing can make $20 for a table dance,
    >and de Lords can be waiters an valet park de boats. Since de maids doan
    >have no more cows ta milk, I trained dem ta set my crab traps, watch my
    >trotlines, an run my shrimping business. We will probably gross a
    >million clams nex year.
  4. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    after looking at your maps go doen the east coast till you hit 90 then go west the rout you have marked out you will have to back track a lot....Abita is close to Slidell and we are off 90 befor you get to Baton Rouge/red stick

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  6. gbristow

    gbristow New Member

    I have read a lot of articles on "How to post a MAPQUEST map- here's N. Alabama", however the way you have put it across was really intelligent bama. Alabama is very nice place and it has a beautiful shooting area's. I would suggest a little more elaboration on the point "How to post a map."
    Gary Bristow
    Addiction Recovery Alabama
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  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    What happened to all the durn map programs?

    MapQuest from AOL no longer works like it used to, and Google Maps has absolutely locked down my computer twice. I'm trying to prepare for my trip next month, and the map is taking more effort that planning my supplies !!

    This is a map I'm trying to copy or print the image (NOT the 97 directions of text), just the map.,-83.540039&spn=1.50752,6.13794

    The reason I switched to GoogleMaps was they have a handy way of asking for "walking" directions, which automatically take all the interstates out of the equation.

    Walking is 422 miles versus 457 driving, on the route I found....

    As more and more MB's start doing some cross country travel, it would be nice to have an official map site that WORKS.

    And I need help figuring out how to post the map, as an "image" or as a "link"?

    I looked at that Frapper site, ( but didn't register.) Does Frapper let you plan a long journey?

    Or is there an old rinky dink program that works with Firefox?
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    check your yahoo mail.

    :idea: I took the L-o-n-g way around, to make your map. :rofl:

    let me know if that's what you wanted?
  9. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I'm a glutton for re-booting, third try and I got THIS "iframe"?? thing, lets see what happens....


    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src=",+AL+35083&daddr=Salisbury,+NC&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&dirflg=w&sll=27.994401,-86.132812&sspn=5.431019,9.228516&ie=UTF8&ll=35.155846,-83.540039&spn=1.50752,6.13794&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href=",+AL+35083&daddr=Salisbury,+NC&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&dirflg=w&sll=27.994401,-86.132812&sspn=5.431019,9.228516&ie=UTF8&ll=35.155846,-83.540039&spn=1.50752,6.13794" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>
  10. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    wow, that blinded me !!!

    we must have posted at the same exact second, my screen went all starbursty....

    I'll check the mail.....(bangs into chair stubbing his toe)
  11. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    921 kb.

    Dave, they have NASA'd this map feature, gone astronomical. We gotta find a better way !!

    I downloaded it, now I can't find it to resize it.....

    This darkness got to give !
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  12. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    You've reminded me of something I've regretted, bamabikeguy.

    A couple of years ago I spent a weekend in Gadsden. On Saturday morning I pulled my bike down off the rack and started riding into town. Thought I'd get to know the place.
    What I could see was almost shabby. It wasn't so bad that I felt threatened, but it wasn't inviting. So I spent the rest of the weekend sitting in my motel room watching TV.

    Monday morning came and I started out to my first customer of the week and within just a few miles I came across an absolutely beautiful waterway. The road followed it, if I remember right, nearly to Huntsville. It seemed like a series of lakes. Semi-mountainous. I'd drive along around the shoulder of a hill and come across a whole new valley, filled with water. There were bike paths and boats on the water. Little shops, resort towns (probably good party spots) and stuff like that for miles and miles and miles. Weather was nice. One of the most gorgeous bicycling spots I've ever seen.

    And I had sat in a cheap, bleak motel the whole weekend.

    Made a mental note to come back and ride that spot, but I haven't managed it yet. I will one day.

    I don't know anything about that waterway. but do you suppose that that's the way they barged those Saturn rockets from Huntsville down to the Gulf?
  13. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Sounds exactly like Lake Guntersville, where you came through Albertville/Boaz then down a steep hill into Guntersville, on US Hwy. 421.

    They used barges to bring pieces into/out of Redstone Arsenal on the Tennessee River (except that time in '78 when they brought the shuttle in piggybacked on a 747.)

    It's about 16 miles to the lake from my driveway, about 20 m. from where a nesting pair of eagles brings in the birdwatchers each year, near the dam.

    But I think that a natural law, you always find a better place you coulda stayed, usually within a few minutes, once you get moving the next morning.
  14. skjjoe

    skjjoe Member