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Routes / Re: Texas Hill Country Loop elevation gain / loss
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:02:48 pm »
According to our calculations, there is 14,235 ft. elevation gain on the Main Route.

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Going from Astoria, OR to Bar Harbor, ME on that routing would be 4,616 miles. Let me know if you need to know which maps to buy.

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Routes / Re: Pacific Coast Route North to South
« on: May 23, 2016, 10:28:11 am »
From the online information about the Pacific Coast Route:
This route can be ridden at any time of the year, but spring and autumn are optimal periods to avoid the heavy tourist traffic in the summer. And be forewarned: winter rains can cause flooding and mud slides and may close roads, especially along the northern California coast. Dense fog can also be a problem during any season. Washington and Oregon normally have dry sunny weather in August and September while the spring season is usually rainy. Due to changing local conditions, it is difficult to predict any major wind patterns, but during summer, strong winds will prevail from north to south.

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Routes / Re: East Coast Greenway Complete Route Info
« on: May 11, 2016, 01:14:46 pm »
You also might look at the crazyguyonabike.com website, which has many cycling journals to see if anyone has written about the ECG.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

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You can follow the Sierra Cascades section 2 and 1 northward along the east side of the Cascades to Twisp/Hwy. 20 to intersect with the Northern Tier. Here is a link. Click on sections 1 and 2 "Detail" in blue to see maps of where the route goes.
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/sierra-cascades/

And Indyfabz is correct, the prevailing north to south winds only refers to the coast.

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SR 230 from turn A to Riverside, WY is under construction. This ten miles has been ripped up and will be repaved. It's rideable but it feels like riding on a rumble strip. The shoulder is ripped up asphalt that has been tamped down with loose and large gravel. Ride carefully and consider hitching a ride in a pickup if possible. The construction project will be completed October 2016.

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Routes / Re: Crossing Alabama
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:15:57 pm »
To plan your own routing, you can get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free and the coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/

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Routes / Re: where can I buy aca maps.
« on: April 25, 2016, 01:24:53 pm »
There are only 5 shorter routes that are available in a pdf format, which includes the Adirondack Park Loop that was just mentioned. Since you said Pueblo, I'm assuming you are talking about the TransAm maps. With maybe one or two exceptions, the maps aren't sold in cycling shops. If you are interested in TransAmerica digital data, here is a link:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/route-maps/transamerica-bicycle-trail/sp/transamerica-bicycle-trail-digital-data-set/

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Routes / Re: Texas to DC
« on: April 25, 2016, 01:03:56 pm »
To plan your own routing, you can get in touch with the bicycle coordinators for the states in which you will be traveling through and need routing. Many have online resources as well as printed materials. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort that they will send out for free and the coordinators often have more information they can distribute for no charge as well. And while the maps aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. Here is a link to the contact information for all of the bicycle coordinators:

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

For more tips and ideas on how to create your own route, see this blog post on the topic:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/

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Routes / Re: Erie Canalway Towpath trail
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:52:44 pm »
Go to this link for a temporary closure along the towpath:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=13814.0

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Routes / Re: Great Divide Route - NFS Maps
« on: March 22, 2016, 10:33:42 am »
On the Great Divide maps, on each side in the text titled "About Map A" or "About Map B" there is a list of what USFS and BLM maps you will need.

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Routes / Re: Atlanta to St. Louis route ideas?
« on: March 21, 2016, 01:57:27 pm »
Here is a blog written about planning your own routing. Contacting the state bike/ped coordinator for the states you'll go through is a good idea.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/how-to-create-your-own-route/

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On map 14, traffic at the intersection of Grand Ave./US 60 and Bell Rd. will be re-routed due to bridge construction. The road closure begins April 1, 2016 and is expected to last 6-8 months. Here is a detour. It includes riding on smaller residential streets but the larger arterials will have increased traffic:
EB: Ride under SR 303. In 2.4 mi., turn left onto Meeker Blvd. In 0.1 mi., turn right onto W. Summerstart Dr. In 0.9 mi., turn right onto W. Aleppo Dr. In 0.6 mi., turn right onto N. Spanish Garden Dr. In 0.8 mi., turn right onto W. Whispering Oaks Dr. In 0.5 mi., turn right onto RH Johnson Blvd. In 0.3 mi., at light, cross Bell Rd. which becomes N. Nash St. In 0.9 mi., turn left onto W. Santa Fe Dr. In 0.3 mi., turn right onto Greenway Blvd. Cross railroad. At light, turn left onto Grand Ave./US 60 and rejoin route.
WB: At intersection of of 111th Ave. and Grand Ave./US 60, turn right onto Grand Ave./US 60. In 2.3 mi., turn right onto Greenway Blvd. Cross railroad and turn left onto W. Santa Fe Dr. In 0.3 mi., turn right onto N. Nash St. In 0.8 mi., road becomes RH Johnson Blvd. Cross Bell Rd. In 0.3 mi., turn left onto W. Whispering Oaks Dr. In 0.5 mi., turn left onto N. Spanish Garden Dr. In 0.8 mi., turn left onto W. Aleppo Dr. In 0.6 mi., turn left onto W. Summerstart Dr. In 0.9 mi., turn left onto Meeker Blvd. In 0.1 mi., at light, turn right onto Grand Ave./US 60 and rejoin route.       

To get updates here is a link:
http://azdot.gov/projects/phoenix-metro-area/us-60-(grand-ave)-and-bell-road-interchange/construction-updates

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Routes / Re: What the weather like in March Baker City, OR to Coburg, OR
« on: February 16, 2016, 12:14:04 pm »
Go to weather.com
Search for cities along the route. Choose one city.
Choose Monthly from the grey bar.
Scroll down to Monthly Average & High Temperatures and Precipitation.

Since it's March it's very possible you could run into snow over the passes if a storm blows through. McKenzie Pass won't be open this early but Santiam Pass will. All the highways are plowed but if a storm occurs you might have to wait it out.

Also, if you are planning to camp, many campgrounds won't be open in March so plan your overnights accordingly. And you won't have the long daylight hours like you do in the summer months.

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Routes / Re: Lexignton, KY to Asheville, NC - how to develop a route?
« on: February 11, 2016, 01:11:43 pm »
Here's one suggestion:
Every state Department of Transportation has a bicycle/pedestrian coordinator — even if they are not full time in this position, they will know the resources in their state better than anyone else. Nearly every state publishes a bicycle map of some sort they will send out for free. The coordinators or their state website often have more information available right there online or in print. And while the maps often aren't as detailed as ours, they generally offer suggested roads for cycling through their state. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center maintains a webpage of contact information for each state.
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/state.cfm

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