I'd like to try this with the SW forum, first, and maybe those damn dirty Texans, too. I want to get a list of routes compiled in Google Earth. It's easy enough to use and you can save your routes as "My Places" or some such and then import it into the master file which would be available by download from here.
I wouldn't mind putting the file together and keeping it updated if you folks wouldn't mind plotting a route and emailing it to me.
If this is successful, then maybe it could start incorporating other regions, too. It would be pretty cool to have a national bike route database. Anyone interested?
A KMZ file is just a zipped KML file. The only way (so far) to load these into Google Maps is they way I did: host them on a website somewhere, then paste the whole URL to the KML file in the Google Maps search field. More details on how to do this here: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/a...136&topic=1475