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General Discussion / Re: new Hudson River crossing
« on: November 09, 2009, 12:15:15 pm »
Hey all,

Thanks for all the good conversation going on here! We are aware of the opening of this bridge. We recently had a researcher in the Poughkeepsie area and asked him to re-route the Atlantic Coast Route over it. I'm not sure how soon it will show up on a map proper, but the basic information will be on an addenda by spring.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / MOVED: Racks for my mountain bike
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:04:28 am »

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 06, 2009, 01:14:21 pm »
If AC decides to do anything with that route I would be happy to share any other info I may have.  Jerry is planning to do some variation of the trip in the Spring and I may join him.  We could possibly collect info about the towns we pass through if that would be helpful.

Any information you could send us about services and their location along that route would be helpful. This could be in the format of mileages (either as an email or as notations on a paper map) and/or GPS waypoints if you have that ability. You can contact me directly for more information, if you'd like.

Thanks in advance.

.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / TransAm Section 10 2009
« on: November 05, 2009, 02:24:53 pm »
On map panel 126, there is a bridge being rebuilt across Harrington Lake. It will likely be closed for the next six months. A suggested detour follows.

Traveling EASTBOUND, from Harrodsburg, ride S. on US 127 to Danville, then SE on US 150, then E. on SR 52 through Lancaster to SR 21 and continue E. into Berea. This detour is approximately 44 miles. Services should be similar to the established route. Reverse route to travel WESTBOUND.

.Jennifer.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 05, 2009, 02:17:46 pm »
staehpj1,

Thanks for the further route information. I will include it with our file.

.Jennifer.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:40:28 am »
ACA should look at adding the Santa Fe Trail to it's list of routes. Lots of history. Good towns along the way.
A good friend planned the route and wound up injured so I did the ride alone.  Actually he had a different route in mind for the part on I-25, but I chose to ride I-25.

I would be interested in knowing your friend's alternate routing for the I-25 section for our files.

Thanks,

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: new Hudson River crossing
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:35:53 am »
Hi Sebastian,

new to the forum, but I tried to search before I ask questions that people have already answered over and over again, plus this relates to the topic. Is there a crossing of the Hudson closer to Manhatten?

This NYC DOT page has information on bridge crossings:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml

It looks like the Bear Mountain Bridge is run by a different organization. It has a walkway so it seems logical that you could cross on your bike even if you had to walk it. There is contact information at the bottom of the page below:

http://www.nysba.state.ny.us/bridgepages/BMB/BMBpage/bmb_page.htm

I hope this helps.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Atlantic Coat
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:11:19 am »
While perhaps the route has changed during the last 9 years, I was not that fond of parts of the AC route between New Hope, PA and Norristown.  If you send me a personal message I can hook you up with a route that our local club uses to get towards Norristown from New Hope.  I can also give you some other recommendations based on my experience with the route and cycling in certain areas.


It's possible the routing has changed from New Hope to Norristown, PA since then though it looks to me that it has been the same from 2003 to today. We'd be interested in seeing the route your local club to cover this distance. My email address is available through my profile. Thanks in advance.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 30, 2009, 08:47:58 am »
Hi Vertiganr,

I just looked at the schedule for map reprints. It looks like there aren't any more TransAm updates happening until mid-2010. However, I'd wait a bit on purchasing a set since not all of this year's updates are available for sale and you're not leaving for several months. John was correct in stating that we usually sell out of existing stock before bringing in the newest printing. I don't know the number sales has in stock at the moment but check back in a few months to see what the status is. You can contact me directly if you'd like.

.Jennifer.

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Youth Bicyle Travel / MOVED: Thailand Tour in 2010
« on: October 26, 2009, 08:12:22 am »

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Washington Parks Section 2 2009
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:52:27 am »
Another resource for keeping track of this landslide and road closure can be found here: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR410/Landslide/Update.htm. At this time, it also includes detour information since the temporary road is rough gravel and only open to residents. For further information, call the project hotline phone number: 509-577-1635.

.Jennifer.

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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Southern Tier to Trans Am via Santa Fe Trail
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:20:05 am »
Hi Eric,

Thanks for sending in this information. We are always open to new route ideas. I like that this one connects two existing routes in the network. I will make sure your suggestion gets filed for consideration.

.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Pacific Coast 2009
« on: October 14, 2009, 09:41:47 am »
Due to a severe storm system, some California State Parks have been closed. Several locations are on the Pacific Coast Route, Section #4. For the most current listing of closures see:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26043

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