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Routes / Cross VT Trail
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:58:08 pm »
Has anybody here cycled the ~90 mile cross vermont trail from Burlington to Ryegate/Woodsville NH??

Looking at general route/profile information so I can try to do some planning...Any campsites on the way or are we relegated to finding VT State Parks to camp at?

Jay

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Bannack State Park which is a 1 mile detour off the Great Divide and a camping spot reopens after flooding on July 17th.  We could not camp there on our Great Divide ride but apparently, the park has reopened at least for visitors:

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/bannack-is-back-after-devastating-flash-flood/article_d0d05dd3-dde5-5469-a2b1-b8c698179648.html

Not sure if this means it is open for camping, your best bet is to contact the park directly...

Jay

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Routes / Sherburne Pass. VT
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:17:35 pm »
The topic on the northern tier has me wondering, anybody ride from Rutland to killington via Sherburne Pass on Rt 4, how would you classify the climb?    I am going to try to get a profile with mapmyride and stuff eventually but my tour up towards The Ricker Lakes will take me through that pass and wondering if anybody has any first hand experience. My friend who lives in Stockbridge says it's not bad til the last mile which is steep (kind of like most mountain passes) but just wondering if my 27.xx gear inches is OK for this on a loaded self-supported tour...

Jay

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Routes / Cross Vermont trail
« on: August 20, 2011, 08:39:26 am »
Has anhbody explored the cross vermont trail? goes from Burlington area to NH. Happens to go right by Groton which is where I'm headed...  I can only take the section from Plainfield to the campsites on Ricker Lake but I might consider riding it from there to NHish if it's nice, I know sections just west of Lake Ricker is off the road on a railbed so that will be nice, but how are the sections east of there, seeing if it's worth it to check out while I'm there..


Jay

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Routes / Colorado Bicycle Ban -Link
« on: June 14, 2010, 11:23:27 am »
http://bicyclecolo.org/articles/black-hawk-bike-ban-pg1118.htm

Not knowing the area or the town, does this affect any ACA routes?  Sounds like an illegal ban if they are closing federal highways with a town ordinance that is federally funded...

Jay

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Routes / those travelling from NY State to VT via Crown Point bridge
« on: November 03, 2009, 10:20:57 am »
This will certainly affect you:

http://www.wptz.com/news/21317882/detail.html

There are ferries that are currently running for free north through Port Henry? But who knows what will happen when the lake freezes though I would imagine the bike traffic will quiet down too... but thought I'd throw this out there if anybody has plans of very late fall cycling to/from VT from the Adirondack region...

Jay

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Routes / Poughkeepsie, NY area news
« on: June 03, 2008, 01:39:43 pm »
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080528/NEWS01/805280336/1006

With the advent of this bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, it might allow the Atlantic Coastal Route to bypass the MidHudson Bridge. Not that the MH is an ugly ride or anything, the RR bridge would be a quieter way to cross the hudson and may be better connecting to points north of poughkeepsie. Right now the AC route once reaching poughkeepsie, rides through downtown to get to Rt 9W and then starts going north towards Hyde Park. I believe the RR connects two MUPs which might be a good diversion off busy roads and 9W for a bit though I'm not sure what the MUPs are in terms of paved or ballast or what.

Jay


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Routes / Are the cue sheets avail online?
« on: July 25, 2004, 11:15:54 pm »
I have 2 sections of the Atlantic Coast route, basically from NYC to Acadia Nat. Park, ME.  I'm wondering if the cue sheet portion is available online? I'd like to enlarge the text so I can print it out on some tyvek sheets. But rather than type it on or play with it with photocopying, does ACA have these online or available as a text file? I don't need the maps, but the cue sheets would be useful. Looking at the fine print is too hard when cycling!

Jay


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Routes / Belfast, ME to the White Mountains, NH
« on: June 30, 2004, 03:50:05 pm »
I'm trying to resurface my attempt at biking to Baxter State Park to climb Katahdin from NJ but I was just invited to do some backpacking in the Pemegawasett range in the White Mtns not far after my scheduled Baxter trip. I have a friend in Belfast I was planning on stopping by on the way to Baxter and I might swing by on the way back if she doesn't join me in Baxter.  Anyway, I'm considering biking to the Zealand trailhead on Rt 302 in the whites.. Saw NH's bike map (PDF):

http://www.nh.gov/dot/nhbikeped/pdf/map-wm2.pdf

But does anybody know roughly the terrain from Maine to the Whites going west?  I assume it's going to be hilly, I know part of the route I think is on the Kancamaugus highway.    I know I can plug that into Maptech's TN but sometimes makes molehills look like mountains :)

Jay


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General Discussion / OT: Bicyclist hits bear in Missoula, MT.
« on: September 11, 2008, 07:17:08 am »
You folks at ACA know this person?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/odd_bicyclist_vs_bear

Read this elsewhere and knowing ACA is in Missoula, thought I'd post this...

Jay


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General Discussion / ACA stickers -inside..
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:25:58 pm »
Does ACA produce stickers for cars that are inside? I have one on my car that always winds up getting peeled due to the snow and ice and scraping... Would be nice if they had a sticker made for the inside of the car. Does this exist? This is the "ride to live, live to ride" one that I had on my subaru...

Jay

This message was edited by JayH on 1-15-08 @ 8:26 AM

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General Discussion / Asiemut (2007 Banff Film Festival tour)
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:31:34 am »
If anybody gets a chance to catch the Banff Film Festival road tour, see if you can catch this 56 minute film on two (french) Canadians who biked from Upper Mongolia through China/Tibet and into India.

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Asiemut

Peoples Choice Award and Special Jury Mention
Canada, 2006, 56 minutes
Directed and produced by Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier
Focus: Cycling/Culture
In 2005, Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier went on their first cycling expedition  8000 kilometres across Asia. In six months they pedalled from Mongolia to Calcutta, India, travelling through Xinjiang, the Taklimakan Desert, the high Tibetan plateau, and the jungle of Nepal. Why? Not only to discover the world, but also to discover themselves.
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It's a fun show, doesn't go into any of the logistics that much or the bike touring details, but both seem to be on Kona MTBs with Serratus panniers and have a custom video mtn on their headtube so they can have self videos of them biking...

The film selection is particular to each tour, so it might not be in every showing of the Banff films but check it out if it is..

Jay
 


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General Discussion / The Ditty Bops...
« on: October 02, 2006, 03:51:37 pm »
Just spreading the word.... On a (somewhat) completly unrelated word... I heard this duet on internet radio and while checking out their website, it seems there is an ACA connection (even a link to ACA from their website) on two talented muscians who did a recent tour of the US by bike, using the ACA maps.

http://www.thedittybops.com/shows.htm

I thought it was way cool, not the first musical group to do so but certainly something more should do...  Just thought I'd pass it on. Their music is very good also!

Jay


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General Discussion / State DOT links for bike routes
« on: September 27, 2004, 03:20:12 pm »
Saw Brad's post about routes through NC, do you all realize that many states have DOT that publish free bike-suitability maps for cyclists?  NH, RI, CT, ME, MA (not free),  all have maps that I have... I checked ACA's yellow pages and although I'm sure one could find them via the links there, I didn't see a direct link to the websites where one can request them be sent via snail mail or that can be downloaded. RI and NH have PDF maps that you can download or you can request the snail mail maps. NH, in particular have great printed bike maps of each region and Maine has a nice dual sided map of the whole state.  

Would ACA be interested in say adding these to each state?  Or perhaps the users here can create a informal directory with a "sticky" on this forum, probably in the "routes" section of this board..

I can list most of the links in the NE which is where I typically roam.

Jay


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General Discussion / No wonder I stopped getting email...
« on: January 07, 2004, 07:42:13 pm »
I was wondering for the past few MONTHS, I stopped receiving ADV-CYCLING email in my Yahoo address.  I stopped by the AC website and found there is now a web-based forum... Yippee!  Much nicer.

Anyway, looking forward to catching up here and check on everybody's plans for 2004.  I am going to try to ride from NJ to Baxter S.P. and climb Katahdin.  A friend and I went to the Bershires in October and that was fun..

Jay


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