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GPS Discussion / Re: BR66 GPS Data ??
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:42:20 pm »
Hello John,

We appreciate hearing your feedback about our new data product. We consider this product as being in an evaluation phase. We are listening to the comments we receive and will look at making changes in the future to address them as needed.

In the meantime, have you seen the FAQ page that goes along with this information? (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/digital-data-for-devices/tracks/faqs/) I think it addresses some of your concerns, in particular the points below:

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What is this new product?

Adventure Cycling is now offering GPS data in the format of GPX tracks. The tracks are navigational paths, following our Adventure Cycling Routes, that will display as a line on your device. When GPS is turned on, an indicator will show your location in relation to that line. This data may be used on a GPS device, smartphone, or tablet. Use it with the paper maps of the Adventure Cycling Route Network to improve your navigation, both on and off the route.

How is it different than what was previously offered?

This data is of higher accuracy, greater compatibility across multiple devices and is more user-friendly than the legacy GPS waypoint data.

Why am I now paying for this?

This data represents a significant commitment of time to produce and support. It is much more accurate and the intention is to update it more frequently. In 2014, we released some new digital data for free as a trial. We have made changes and improvements based on comments from those using trial data. New products are now available for purchase.

Again, I thank you for letting us know your feedback.

Best,
.Jennifer.


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Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Places of Interest along Route 66
« on: April 28, 2015, 08:39:41 am »
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To relive early Route 66 travelers’ experience of crossing mile after mile of seemingly endless, empty high desert, divert from Adventure Cycling’s route and ride New Mexico Highway 6 between Los Lunas and I-40 Exit 126.
 

I was just there, on an automobile-based road trip, and would have to disagree with this suggestion. On a Wednesday morning we encountered a lot of large truck traffic on NM 6. This traffic is why it was not chosen as the Bicycle Route 66 route.


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“Sky City” of Acoma Pueblo is well worth the scenic 15-mile side trip south of Route 66.  The pueblo, the longest continuously-inhabited community in North America (since 1150) sits atop a 357-foot-high mesa, with spectacular views overlooking a green valley circled by cliffs and mesas.  A new museum and visitor center has an extensive collection of art and artifacts, as well as information about the pueblo.  Tours of the pueblo (the only way visitors are permitted) are very informative.  The visitors’ center has a good restaurant.  Roads from I-40 Exits 96 and 108 lead to the pueblo.

On the other hand, I agree and highly recommend visiting Acoma Pueblo. It is an especially gorgeous approach from the west, took my breath away at the top of the rise. This alternate is documented on the Bicycle Route 66 Section 4 map. Remember though that photography is prohibited on the pueblo unless you have a permit.

.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: BR66 GPS Data ??
« on: April 03, 2015, 03:09:59 pm »
Hi Jim51,

We are aiming for the end of the month to have data available.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Seattle to Boise
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:22:34 pm »
Hi Louis,

Have you checked the resources on the Oregon DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian program page? There is a state bicycle route map as well as a link to RideOregonRide where you might find some ideas.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/pages/index.aspx

Hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Incomplete Lewis & Clark GPS Waypoints
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:19:04 am »
Hi Scott,

I think I'm not understanding what is missing for you. Perhaps it's the fact that the last map section, from Clarkston to Seaside, is numbered 7 and there are 8 maps in the set? Section 8 is not part of the main route. On its eastbound journey, the Corps took a different route back, section 8 represents this journey. It might be easier to see this by looking at the Overview and Detail maps available on the main Lewis & Clark Routes & Mapping page:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/lewis-clark/

Hope this helps.
.Jennifer.

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We just received this notice:

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Cave-in-Rock ferry (TransAm/Kentucky/Illinois/Ohio River) was closed due to flooding/high water. Since 2.5-3 inches of rain are expected tomorrow [3.13.15]will be added to melt water from snow north of there....they expect it to be closed for at least a week.

Call 618-289-4599 to check status.

.Jennifer.

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As Patco mentioned, states often have at least some information available in bike-centered maps. You can find a list of these contacts and websites compiled here:

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

Best,
.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: BR66 GPS Data
« on: March 06, 2015, 01:42:18 pm »
Hi John,

We are in the process of improving this data product and hope to have something to release by the first week in April.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Donate to ACA through Amazon (no cost to you)
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:04:11 am »
Many thanks in advance to you, John!

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Donate to ACA through Amazon (no cost to you)
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:08:45 pm »
Hi John,

Good news! Your purchase through AmazonSmile should get credited to us. We signed up last autumn:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/support-adventure-cycling-through-amazonsmile/

Thanks for posting about it on the Forums. Obviously, not everyone saw the blog entry. =)

.Jenn.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Incomplete Lewis & Clark GPS Waypoints
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:52:17 am »
Hi Scott,

I just took a quick look at the data and it all seems to be there. One thing to keep in mind is that starting on Section 5, you have a number of options for getting to Seaside. You will need to choose your option and connect those routes.

Can you tell me anything more about what seems to be missing on your end?

Best,
.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:58:42 am »
Hi Kate,

Welcome to bicycle touring! Every state has some sort of bicycle map and information via their Department of Transportation. You can see what is available in each state from this page:

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

Some of the info is great, some is a bit more spotty.

I'd suggest taking a look at the resources and plotting out a general idea of your route. Then come back here with that info in hand as well as the kind of touring you want to do (hotels or camping? cooking or eating out?) asking your question again. It is sometimes easier for others to respond if they have a clearer picture of what you are looking for and planning.

Best,
.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Waterproof printer paper
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:52:07 am »

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