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General Discussion / Re: Hosting - WarmShowers
« on: November 07, 2013, 08:08:16 am »
Hi BillSNM,

I'll echo what others have already said, being a Warm Showers host has many rewards. Give it a shot and see how it goes for you, make adjustments as needed. In the last year I did a series on Bicycle Travel Etiquette on our blog that focused on hosting and being hosted in Warm Showers situations. You might want to give the posts a read for more ideas on how to know if this will work for you and what you can/should expect.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/category/how-to-information/bicycle-travel-etiquette/

I think you'll love it!

Best,
.Jennifer.

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for sending a note to cartography about the situation. I'd be curious to hear how it works on the ground if you're so inclined to report back.

Have a great trip!

.Jennifer.

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I was worried about the border checkpoint & how to get through it eastbound , so I called the checkpoint & was just told by a supervisor that I should stay on the access road, crossing to the north side access road at Lasca Rd. &  proceed east on the access road. An officer will interrogate me near the checkpoint.

This is different than what the map says, so I wanted to mention it here.

This is the kind of information we'd like to know about for map updates and addenda items.

Are you saying it is not necessary to ride on I-10 at Lasca Rd. when heading eastbound? And that eastbound and westbound routing should be the same?

Thanks for any further information you can share on the routing.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Natchez trace open?
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:34:31 am »
So it looks like the road is still open, but all facilities are closed

Yes, that appears to be the case for the Natchez Trace:

http://msbusiness.com/blog/2013/10/02/federal-shutdown-closes-natchez-trace-road-remains-open/

.Jennifer.

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We've been alerted that the border crossing shown on the Quebec Alternate (map 3) is closed. An alternate crossing is located just west of Richmond on map 2.

A possible alternate route can be found here: http://goo.gl/maps/6K4zb

The new border crossing info from Richmond is here: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/vt/0203.xml
Information on the North Troy border crossing is here: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/vt/0209.xml (called Derby Line)

.Jennifer.

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Routes / MOVED: Touring Trilogy!
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:33:23 am »

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A construction closure has been reported via Twitter: [Southbound] Hargett St closed just b4 woodland dr.  Take bike path on R; rejoins at RR St; next 2 months [through November?]

We don't have any verifying information, if you know something more, please add it to this thread.

Thank you,
.Jennifer.

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And here are some links to maps of the area to help you determine routing through Ste. Genevieve:


Ferry link: http://stegenmodocferry.com/

Main Missouri bike/ped site:

http://www.modot.org/othertransportation/bike_ped/Bike-PedProgram--RoadandRouteInfo.htm

Missouri bicycle map for the area:

http://www.modot.org/othertransportation/bike_ped/documents/District10_000.pdf

The main Illinois bike/ped site:

http://www.dot.state.il.us/bikemap/bikehome.html

Randolph Co. in Illinois from the ferry to rejoin the route:

http://www.dot.state.il.us/bikemap/pdf/Randolph.pdf


.Jennifer.

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The ferry is a great idea, jamawani! Thanks for suggesting it. I'll pass it along to the caller from this morning who alerted us to the closure.

.Jennifer.

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There is a bridge out on SR H east of St. Mary. The road is closed until October 2. You must detour.

The only possibility we see for a detour is County Rd. 950 which it looks like you can access from 2nd St. Unfortunately, CR 950 is likely not paved. You may wish to ask locally for other alternatives or for a ride across unpaved stretch.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / MOVED: dreaming mongolia
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:23:31 am »

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Due to the Rim Fire burning in Yosemite National Park, part of the road through the park on the Sierra Cascades Route is closed.

For current closures and alternate routes, see the Yosemite National Park page:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/rimfire.htm

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Sierra Cascades-Oregon section: Windigo Pass question
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:30:12 am »
From the Riding Conditions on this map section:

"...the unpaved roads can be dirt, sand, and/or hard packed gravel."

I believe I've read reports that indicate the dirt sections are pretty awful to near unrideable when wet.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Heading south from Newton KS to Mobile, AL
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:36:21 pm »
You might try checking out what the states you are traveling through have for bicycling and/or suitability maps to help you determine decent roads to ride. Suitability maps are ones the show things like shoulder width, presence of rumble strips and traffic volumes in any combination.

http://www.walkinginfo.org/assistance/contacts.cfm

Hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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There is a bridge out between Bridgeton and Pollocksville on CR 1004. It is expected to be reopened by the end of the month.

In the meantime, you can us US 70 and US 17 between the two towns. These highways are busy but have pretty good shoulders for most of the distance.

.Jennifer.

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