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Thanks for the local intel! Appreciate you thought of posting your experience here.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Great Divide -- Silverthorne to Salida
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:53:35 pm »
You might check this site for snow pack information:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Colorado/colorado.html

Hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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Historic Columbia River Highway closed due to mudslide. See this blog post for more information:

http://bikeportland.org/2014/06/05/landslide-closes-historic-columbia-river-hwy-near-stark-st-bridge-106902

.Jennifer.

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Colorado / MOVED: Transambikerace.com
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:46 am »

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Routes / Re: Pittsburgh to Detroit
« on: June 05, 2014, 08:50:03 am »
You might want to look at some of the routes we have mapped in that area. In particular, Northern Tier 9, Underground Railroad Pittsburgh Spur, Underground Railroad Detroit Alternate 1. See the Route Network page for more information:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/

Best,
.Jennifer.

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The Madison-Milton bridge is now open. There is still construction underway for the next few weeks but detours are no longer required:

http://madisoncourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=178&SubSectionID=961&ArticleID=82864&TM=33644.45

.Jennifer.

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I don't think this is on any of the Adventure Cycling routes. Please correct me if I'm wrong. In that case, I'd like to get it on the appropriate addenda.

Thanks,
.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Tenting on the Pacific Coast Route
« on: April 08, 2014, 08:59:41 am »
Over the years I have heard about small campgrounds for riders along the Pac Coastline, and I have also heard that they closed some of them down due to problems with the homeless.

From the Pacific Coast #4 addenda:

Some of the CA state parks have closed their hiker/biker sites due to vagrants. You can find a updated list of hiker/biker sites by searching "Activity/Facility" at this site: www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex/

Hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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Hi Bob,

I'm glad you were able to make the trip. Thanks for reporting back on your experience.

Best,
.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: 2 General Questions
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:18:52 am »
Dave,

For a trip beginning in June, you are safe to buy your maps now. It sounds like your other questions have been answered by your fellow traveling cyclists.

Have a great trip!

Best,
.Jennifer.

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Hello Ladyworldcyclist,

I don't doubt the utility of older maps. They certainly can be useful in a certain capacity. If the routing is the same or similar enough, the older maps would definitely make a great second set for a riding partner.

I was mostly concerned by your comment, "Yes they are quite old.  But the route data should still be reasonably accurate" and how some folks might interpret it. I thought it important to point out that maps of that age could -- and some certainly do -- have significant route changes since their publication.

That being said, all maps are dated the instant they are published so none of them are as current as users might like them to be. =)

Best,
.Jennifer.
 

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Wow, what a stash of old maps!

Please note that while maps of this age may be good resources for planning purposes, we do not recommend using out of date maps for navigation. Most of the maps listed will have had minor route changes and some more major. All will have had service changes as well as improved notes in the Riding Conditions.

It is our recommendation that if there is no longer an addenda available online for a map, that a new map be purchased. Generally, this means maps older than about 8 years should be updated with new maps for the best experience.

Best,
.Jennifer.

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The final stage of the new bridge over the Ohio River from Madison, IN to Milton. KY is now taking place. It is unclear when this phase will be complete. You can check the progress here: http://www.miltonmadisonbridge.com/news-center/

During the closure, you will need to take the following detour recommended by a local cyclist.

Northbound on map 35:
0(0 km)Continue straight (east) on SR 56. 20(32)Vevay. Route becomes SR 156. * 26(42)Turn left onto SR 101. Cross Ohio River, enter Kentucky. Route becomes SR 1039. * 33.5(54)Ride over I-71. SR 1039 curves left. Turn right onto Boone Rd./SR 465. * 35(56)Turn right onto Sparta Pike/SR 35. 37(59)Sparta. Rejoin route on map 36.

Southbound on map 36:
* 20.5(33)Sparta. Turn right onto Sparta Pike/SR 35. * 22.5(36)Turn left onto Boone Rd/SR 465. * 24(39)Turn left onto SR 1039. Ride over I-71. * 31.5(51)Cross Ohio River, enter Indiana. Turn right onto SR 156. 37.5(60)Vevay. Route becomes SR 56. 57.5(92)Madison. Rejoin route on map 35.

NOTE: SR 56 is not in great shape -- it is broken in places and there is no shoulder -- and you will be sharing it with 55 mph traffic. Ride with caution.

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On map 16, the Three Capes Scenic Route is closed due to a landslide. We've been advised by county officials that the landslide is unstable and continuing to shift. You will need to use the Netarts Highway Alternate south of Tillamook.

It is unknown when this will be repaired.

For updates call Tillamook County Road Department at 503-842-3419.

.Jennifer.

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We just received information about a rock slide on SR 1 in Big Sur, south of Andrew Molera State Park. The highway has been closed, we do not know for how long.

http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/monterey/rock-slide-shuts-down-highway-1-in-big-sur/24707780

From Caltrans Road Conditions (http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi):

CLOSED FROM 7 MI NORTH OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY CO LINE TO 
4.5 MI SOUTH OF BIG SUR (MONTEREY CO) - DUE TO ROCK SLIDES - MOTORISTS ARE 
ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

.Jennifer.


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