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Routes / Re: Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (Oregon)
« on: September 23, 2015, 04:11:54 pm »
You could post in the Pacific Northwest area of this forum to see if others would like to join you.

Routes / Re: Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (Oregon)
« on: September 23, 2015, 01:58:04 pm »
Thank you! I just recently found this website :)

However, I'm having issues with the link. I click on it and takes me to the page where I click on "Create New Listing" and it then takes me to a page that says "... to join Adventure Cycling, click here." I'm already a member but I click there and I get what you see below, even though I'm logged in.

Page Not Found

Hmm, the page you're looking for can't be found.
You may have clicked a bad link or mistyped the web address.

Return home
Go back to the previous page
Or, try one of the links below:

Thanks for letting us know about the broken link. I have just corrected the link that takes you to our membership join page. While you do have an account for our website, it  is different than being an actual member of the organization. The "Companions Wanted" listing are a benefit for our members, so placing a listing does require a current membership. More information about being a member of the Adventure Cycling Association can be found here:

Hope this helps!

Connecting ACA Routes / Re: San Diego to Boston
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:31:26 pm »
You can see the entire Adventure Cycling Route Network at the following page:

You have quite a few options starting with these:

Boston -> Atlantic Coast Route -> Southern Tier -> San Diego
Boston - > Atlantic Coast Route -> Northern Tier -> Pacific Coast Route -> San Diego
Boston - > Atlantic Coast Route -> Northern Tier -> Route 66 -> Pacific Coast -> San Diego
Boston - > Atlantic Coast Route -> Trans Am -> Western Express -> Pacific Coast -> San Diego

There are other options as well, depending on what part of the country you would like to experience.

Gear Talk / Re: I want to get a front rack for my Trek 520 Disc. Any Input?
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:19:29 pm »
Just noticed the title, I'm not sure if you are talking about a Surly Disc Trucker or a Trek 520 Disc?

Gear Talk / Re: I want to get a front rack for my Trek 520 Disc. Any Input?
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:18:20 pm »
Welcome to the forums. You definitely posted in the correct board. I think you will have options of the front rack, but with some you might have to use spacers to clear the disc brake. Surly makes a front rack that fits, but the following thread on the Surly owners list also suggests Old Man Mountain and Tubus racks.!topic/surlylht/ZlFsI2wEFog

The Adventure Cycling Cyclosource store carries both brands here:|desc

GPS Discussion / Re: Using Garmin Edge Touring abroad?
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:47:03 pm »
The GPS function should work in all locations as far as I'm aware. You would probably need to load alternate base maps if you wanted any details of the current location.

GPS Discussion / Re: Are We There Yet? - Smartphone vs. Dedicated GPS
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:22:23 pm »
I really, REALLY like this Android mapping software:

It gives you access to both free and pay-to-use topo maps and satellite imagery, and is very flexible with adding tracks and waypoints (including directly from your computer). I have downloaded both free topo maps and imagery to my phone and tablet (very easy), and the detail you can achieve far, far exceeds any handheld GPS on the market.

Thanks for the tip! Will have to take a look at this app.

Gear Talk / Re: How this forum works
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:32:06 pm »
I get a pop up to enter a verification code below when posting.  Where do I get the code and on my ipad I can't find the "below" to enter a code.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

You should now have enough posts that you should not be getting the verification. Are you still getting it now? It might be an issue with Tapatalk if you are still having problems.

Gear Talk / Re: How this forum works
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:29:39 pm »
Do you have to go through a verification process with every post?


Actually the site did force me to verify (via letters and numbers) the first few times I posted here (and I was properly logged in).  It was weird but that has fortunately stopped.  So we can kill this thread, :).
Sorry, I should have answered sooner. The captcha is just required on your first couple of posts. We do everything we can to keep the content on the forums related to bicycle travel and this is one the many measure in place to keep the endless stream of spam away from the site.

Gear Talk / Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« on: December 04, 2014, 12:42:19 pm »
I don't have any personal experiences with the Outpost Front World Touring Rack, but I do have a Rear World Touring Rack. I purchased it late summer and used it for a week long self contained tour and for some commuting. Overall, I'm impressed with the rack.

I spent the extra money on this rack for the lighter weight. The installation was easy and the rack is sturdy and handled my Ortlieb panniers just fine. I like the multiple hanging options. I think you will be impressed with the build and quality of the Front World Touring Rack based on my experience with the rear version.

Routes / Re: Appalachian mountain bike tour? Great Divide prep.
« on: November 06, 2014, 06:30:26 pm »
Not sure if you have checked out, but there are a few overnights listed in those states. Hope that helps!

Gear Talk / Re: New Adventure Bike...from Trek!
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:41:37 pm »
Nice looking bike. Similar in some ways to the Salsa Fargo, at least in appearance.

Gear Talk / Re: Packing a DSLR?
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:34:00 pm »
I have an Ortlieb handlebar bag with their padded camera insert. Works great. You can't put a long lens on the body. , though.
I second the handlebar bag approach. If it is not easily accessible I find that I won't use it as much as I should. I find that having it right in front on the handlebar bag helps.

GPS Discussion / Re: Oregon 650 With City Nav Maps
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:16:19 pm »
I just finished 500 miles of testing the Northern Tier Route for AC. I used the Garmin 800 and the Garmin Oregon 650. The 800 worked flawlessly, however the 650 failed to give turn by turn directions and seldom knew what roads we were on. In fairness, I only had the 650 for a couple of days before departing on the trip so it could be a simple case of "operator error" but I don't think so. Anyone ever use an Oregon 650 for bicycle navigation?

It sounds like you do not have a "routable" base map installed on the Oregon 650, but you do on your Edge 800. The Oregon 650 will require having the City Navigator maps from Garmin or it could also be possible to install the Open Street Maps on the device as well. That is what I use with my Edge 800. Hope this helps.

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