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General Discussion / Re: ACA Maps are Way Small.
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:05:37 am »
Hi Don,

Has ACA ever considered making the narrative portion of the maps available on-line with a password given to those who purchase the map? That way one could print out in large type size of one's choosing the various narratives to take on tour with the map.

No, we haven't considered it. I suspect it would be a pretty intensive project. I will be sure to share this idea with my colleagues and see what happens from there. Thanks for the suggestion.

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Penna to Georgia
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:02:34 am »
You can also contact the bicycle/pedestrian coordinator for the states you are planning to travel through. They will have the best resources through their states. Some of the state websites have readily available info, too.

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

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Riding on Interstates
« on: September 15, 2009, 01:01:18 pm »
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of which Interstates or portions of Interstates allow cyclists?  I am particularly interested in I-40 through AZ, NM, TX, OK, Kansas and MO.  Thanks

I wish there was such a list! (If anyone knows of one, please feel free to post it.) I've got a couple of generic links I'll give you:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/freeways.htm
http://www.bikeleague.org/action/bikelaws/state_laws.php

Another tack to take is to contact the bicycle/pedestrian coordinator for the states you want to travel through and ask them. They will have the best information for their state. The list of all of them are here:

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

Good luck and have a great ride.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Reno, NV to Las Vegas, NV
« on: September 15, 2009, 08:12:08 am »
Have you looked at this site:

http://www.bicyclenevada.com/

It is part of the Nevada Department of Transportation. If you don't see what you are looking for, contact information is also listed there.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: camping on the pacific coast route
« on: September 15, 2009, 08:08:43 am »
Any idea when "the list" will come out?

From what I can tell, it isnt' clear when "the list" will come out. We're keeping an eye on the situation though. Watch the following site for developments and ways to communicate to California. They even have opportunities for out-of-staters to share their thoughts.

http://www.calparks.org/

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: ocean in florence oregon
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:02:40 am »
If you have the BC-1511-08 version of the map (check for the number in the lower left corner of the cover), you will find directions to the Harbor Vista Park in the Service Directory. They are supposed to have good access to the ocean for your wheel dipping.

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: camping on the pacific coast route
« on: August 31, 2009, 03:24:47 pm »
Let's please keep this discussion on the original poster's question: where to find camping on the Pacific Coast Route. It's fine to note that come state campgrounds may be closing or fees may be increasing, these are general knowledge pieces of information, but please keep the political commentary to Forums more suited to the topic.

Thank you,
.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Utah Cliff Loop
« on: August 31, 2009, 07:53:10 am »
Have you already seen the info on this page?

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/utahcliffsloop.cfm (be sure to click on 'more' for the rest of the story)

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: ACA Maps are Way Small.
« on: August 31, 2009, 07:47:44 am »
Hi Kate,

I'm sorry to hear you are disappointed with the maps you've purchased. Much of the comments to this thread thus far are on the money as far as the considerations we take into account with the creation of our maps. These maps have always been this size and they are designed for use in handlebar bags. We do our best to keep the type size as large as possible. The "rule" is to never go smaller than a 6 pt type. Very occasionally we have to break that rule. I have heard of cyclists making enlarged copies of the narrative instructions to carry with them.

A GPS unit might be a good supplement for you. Be sure to take a look at the GPS Discussion if you have questions about good units to consider.

Good luck and happy planning,
.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Packing panniers???????
« on: August 31, 2009, 07:35:25 am »
There is also a lot of helpful information in our How To department. Check it out at: http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/howto.cfm. Then come back here and ask your next round of questions.  :)

.Jennifer.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier East to West.
« on: August 31, 2009, 07:32:13 am »
If you are a member, you might also want to do a Companions Wanted ad. Check it out at: http://www.adventurecycling.org/mag/companions.cfm

Cheers,
.Jennifer.

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Midwest / MOVED: Selling my bike for $15.00-$25.00
« on: August 24, 2009, 08:05:44 am »

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General Discussion / Re: older riders
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:07:36 am »
Hi George,

You might also want to post a query in the Regional Discussion area for the Great Lakes to connect with people in your area:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?board=16.0

Have fun!

.Jennifer.

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Hi Ben,

I've made it to Portland and would like to cycle down the Pacific Coast from here. Since I have to hurry a bit I want to start at the coast. What is the best way to get there with a bike? Amtrak, Greyhound, Hitchhiking?

Best way to get from Portland to the coast? Ride!  :)

Here is a page that offers three route options:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=39889

Enjoy your ride,

.Jennifer.

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South Atlantic / Re: West coast trails
« on: August 12, 2009, 08:09:27 am »
Hi,

The Florida Department of Transportation has some cycling maps listed here: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/safety/ped_bike/touringInfo/ped_bike_touringInfo_maps.shtm.

Also, you might contact the Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for suggestions.

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee St MS-82
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
850-245-1527; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

.Jennifer.

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