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Routes / Re: Canal Trail, Rochester NY
« on: June 16, 2011, 11:01:09 am »
Thanks for the info on Erie Trail conditions. Specifically, it looks like the section you are referring to is on the Northern Tier, section 10, map 131.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Flying with Bicycle on Small Planes
« on: June 15, 2011, 08:00:29 am »
Thank you Jennifer, you are the best. Happy & Safe Cycling.

You're welcome, Tourista829! We do our best to stay on top of things over here. Unfortunately, it appears we're in the midst of a wave of spam.

And thank you, too. It's great to be able to refer cyclists looking for advice to these forums and know that the answer is either already here or someone is likely to chime in with a thoughtful response.

.Jennifer.

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We've been informed there are two detours on TransAm section 12, map 148.

1) Willis Church Rd. near the Malvern Hill Battlefield. Take posted detour. Scheduled to be completed by December 2011.
2) SR 156 within 4 miles of Mechanicsville. Take posted detour. No word on completion date.

These detours will take you away from some services, be sure to carry water and snacks with you.

.Jennifer.

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Due to increased flooding and collapsing levees, parts of the Lewis & Clark route in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas are not accessible. We know that Hamburg, Iowa, Atchison, Kansas and the Steamboat Trace specifically have been affected. To keep tabs on the situation, please check the individual state Department of Transportation websites. Links to those sites are listed here:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/webstate.htm

Once you arrive at the site, look for links to Travel Advisories or 5-1-1 information.

Steamboat Trace status is found here:
http://www.nemahanrd.org/trail.htm

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Flying with Bicycle on Small Planes
« on: June 14, 2011, 10:29:56 am »
Syncjeonosogs,  ??? As we say in the South, one of your posts was more than a gracious plenty. I request the moderator to delete these numerous posts. Thank you.

Duly deleted.

.Jennifer.

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Due to an eroding roadway/shoulder, River Rd. is closed. Riding southbound, there is a posted detour on Oberly Rd. from Carpentersville Rd. which will return you to River Rd. Riding northbound, the detour is signed on River Rd. and will return you to Carpentersville Rd. near I-78. It is unknown how long this detour will be in place.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Going to the Sun Road Status
« on: June 10, 2011, 08:09:20 am »
This is what the National Park Service has to say about the status of Going to the Sun Rd.

http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm

It's possible it could be opened to bicyclists a few days before cars.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Anyone ridden Utah route 46/Colorado route 90?
« on: June 10, 2011, 08:06:21 am »
You might want check the suitability map Utah puts out for cyclists. It can be downloaded from here: http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0::::V,T:,275
Colorado has a scenic byways and bicycle map that might also be helpful to you: http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/bikeped/colorado-bicycling-maps

As for the section of US 191 on the Western Express north of Blanding, it should have a shoulder of up 4' or better for most of the 25 miles but could also have high speed recreational traffic. Unfortunately, in this part of Utah, there aren't many choices and all road users have to use the same set of roads.

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: New to long haul biking!
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:49:56 am »
Welcome! You'll find a wealth of information on these forums, just start reading and searching for the things you are most curious about. We also have a How To page on our website that has some resources to get you started: http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/howto.cfm.

Best of luck and have fun!

.Jennifer.

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The news is good. Highway open should be reopened tomorrow, June 10!

http://www.ksby.com/news/caltrans-to-reopen-highway-1-south-of-big-sur-by-tomorrow/

Thanks @BicycleDudeGuy on Twitter for sharing the article.

.Jennifer.

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Hi Mike,

I am riding the TransAm now, westbound, and noted this detour.  I am using the BC-1542-07 version of the Section 11 map, and was surprised to see that this detour is not on the route that my map shows.  In comparing with another rider, it looks like the route was changed at Vincent, KY between 2007 and 2009, and now runs south and uses US 421 instead of SR 399, SR 587, CR 1209, etc. 

How can I find out:
a) why the route changed?
b) how I would be made aware of such a fundamental change (I don't see it in the addenda for either the 07 or 09 map)?
c) would the old route be a viable way to go now to get around this detour?

a) The best way to find out why a route changed is to ask us. Doing so via the Forums is fine. You can also send an email to Routes & Mapping via the Ask Questions link our Contact Us page: http://www.adventurecycling.org/ac/contact.cfm

b) You will generally only find service updates and route changes due to permanent road closures or new construction requiring new narrative and mileages or safety issues on the addenda. There are times, such as this one, where new routing is suggested and incorporated because it enhances the overall character of the route, shortens distances, and/or has improved road conditions.

c) In this case, the old route is a viable option as a detour.

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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We were just alerted to a road closure due to construction in Kendall County, Texas. A bridge is being replaced on Zoeller Ln. You can detour around closure.

Eastbound: From Waring, ride 3.1 mi. N. on Waring Welfare Rd., then 3.2 mi. E on Rd. 473 to rejoin route at Zoeller Ln.
Westbound: At Rd. 473 and Zoeller Ln. junction, continue W. on Rd. 473 for 3.2 mi., then 3.1 mi. S. on Waring Welfare Rd to Waring and rejoin route.

.Jennifer.

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We have just been alerted to a closure due to bridge repair on SR 30, south of Vincent. This will likely continue until July 31. There is a detour posted on SR 846 and 11 to return to the route in Booneville. It is approximately 16 miles.

You can follow Kentucky DOT progress at:

http://511.ky.gov/

.Jennifer.

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More information was posted in another discussion on this situation, also.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=8861.0

.Jennifer.

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Thanks for the update on the situation.

.Jennifer.

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