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Messages - jcostanz

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General Discussion / Browsing problems?
« on: June 17, 2009, 09:31:15 am »
When I refresh or click on any link on Adventure Cycling's website, I get a Reported Attack Site warning in Firefox.

Is this a problem with my pc or firefox?

Thanks
Jeff

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Underground Railroad / Re: Niagara Falls to Ontario Route
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:23:57 am »
I toured around Lake Ontario last year and live in Lewiston, NY.

I would not recommend staying in the US to Niagara Falls due to the roads between the Peace Bridge and the Rainbow Bridge.

I would take the UGRR or the Northern Tier route across the Peace Bridge then take Follow the Niagara River North.   Most of this route has a nice multi-use  path except for right near Niagara Falls.  Follow the river north through Niagara on the Lake.  There is a waterfront trail, on and off road, that takes you around to Toronto.  After St Cathrines, Ontario, Follow the North Service Rd and stay near the lake.  There is a trail on the lakefront from Hamilton to Toronto.  There is a bridge next to the QEW in Hamilton that is very hard to see on the maps.  The route on the North Service Rd is very light traffic.

If you are camping I would recomend the Jordan Valley Campground.  It is west of St Cathrines.  Approach from the West. 
Past Hamilton, in Oakville, there is Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  Do not go to the main entrance, the campground entrance is on the East side of the park!  About a 7+ mile detour with Heavy traffic:(.  These stops seem to be about the distance apart as your existing plan.

Happy Touring
Jeff

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Gear Talk / Re: Cycling Sandals
« on: April 17, 2009, 11:46:16 am »
I tried the older Shimano, way too narrow.
I used Lakes for years but they didn't seem to fit right.

I love the Keens.  They do have a SPD sandal.  they are very comfortable for both on bike and off bike.  I used them on RAGBRAII and two 4 day tours.

Jeff

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General Discussion / Re: New to Touring
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:27:00 am »
When I did the C&O with Adventure cycling a couple of years ago, it had just rained for several days before.  A lot of it consisted of two tracks, about the width of the maintaince trucks used on the trail, with grass and twigs between.  Wide tires are a must for this trail.

I did it on a recumbent trike.  It is the only trail that I have done that 3 wheels is a BIG Mistake.  What ever you do, make sure you have fenders on the bike.

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General Discussion / Re: passport/CAN/US
« on: February 18, 2009, 12:33:04 pm »
When I renewed my license, I decided to go for the enhanced version, it was an additional $30.  I already have a passport but for cycling the enhanced DL is more water resistant.  It is also easier in that I always have it on me.

I also live along the Canadian border and probably cycled about 50 percent of my miles this past summer in Canada.

My passport got wet on a tour even being in a ziplock bag.


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General Discussion / Re: passport/CAN/US
« on: February 09, 2009, 02:06:43 pm »
Note Passcards and enhanced driverlicenses are only good for land (bridge) and sea crossings not for Any International Flights.

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Routes / Algonac to Toledo area
« on: December 05, 2008, 12:35:41 pm »
I am looking for recommendations for traveling from Algonac/Northern end of lake St Clair to the AC's Northern Tier route Toledo OH area.  How far West should I head to avoid Detroit?

Thanks
Jeff


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Routes / Cycling Around Lake Erie
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:15:58 am »
Thank you but I am looking for suggestions for the Detroit area.


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Routes / Cycling Around Lake Erie
« on: November 06, 2008, 10:13:37 am »
I am planning a round Lake Erie trip for summer 2009.
I am looking for some suggestions for going around Detroit.  

I have the Round Lake Erie book, the directions in the book only apply if you hitchhike across the Detroit river.  This is not an option that I will consider.

I have found the a ferry that is north of Detroit that accepts bikes, crosses just North of Lake St Clair and South of Algonac Park.

I plan on picking up the ACA Northern route south of Detroit and taking it back thru Buffalo, NY.

Thanks


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