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General Discussion / Re: Maps
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:06:01 am »
I still need a map or maps from Little Rock Arkansas to Bangor Maine

For the section between Little Rock, Arkansas and where ever you'd like to connect to an ACA route, check with the state bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. They usually have good resources about their state. You can get contact information for all states at the website below:

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

Good luck and have a great ride!

.Jennifer.

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There is road construction occurring on US 12 in Idaho. They are working on shoulders and adding lanes. This pertains to Maps 30 & 31 from Kooskia to Lowell. Please ride with caution through this area.

Check the Idaho Department of Transportation website for updates:

http://511.idaho.gov/

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Lewis & Clark Section 6 2009
« on: July 01, 2009, 03:23:57 pm »
There is road construction occurring on US 12 in Idaho. They are working on shoulders and adding lanes. This pertains to all of the River Option (maps 96, 96A, 97A & 98) and the Main Route from Lowell to Kamiah (maps 95 & 96). Please ride with caution through this area.

Check the Idaho Department of Transportation website for updates:

http://511.idaho.gov/

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GPS Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 24, 2009, 02:49:20 pm »
After contacting my supplier, within 2 days I recieved new 2008 maps:)

Great! I'm glad it worked out.

.Jennifer.

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Check out the pdf maps available on these pages for some guidance.

Washington DOT, choose #6 - East Central:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/statemap.htm

Idaho DOT, choose "Shoulder width map" about the middle of the page:
http://www.itd.idaho.gov/bike_ped/bikeTouring.html

I hope this helps,
.Jennifer.

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Midwest / Re: North Dakota route
« on: June 24, 2009, 07:47:20 am »
Thanks for posting what looks like an interesting option for the Northern Tier route. I'm going to file it for future reference. Do you know anything about services available outside of camping? Grocery stores, service stations, restaurants?

.Jennifer.

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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Washington Parks Loop 2009
« on: June 15, 2009, 01:38:52 pm »
Check with the National Park Service for updates on this road closure here:

http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm

.Jennifer.

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Routes / Re: Florida Route
« on: June 15, 2009, 07:33:06 am »
Hi Tony,

You might want to contact the Florida Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. They usually have some suggestions for good routes in their states.

Dennis Scott
State Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator
850-245-1527; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dennis.scott@dot.state.fl.us

Dwight Kingsbury
Assistant Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator
State Safety Office
850-245-1520; Fax 850-245-1554
E-mail: dwight.kingsbury@dot.state.fl.us

.Jennifer.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 08, 2009, 11:37:55 am »
The map route is as follows : Florence to Noti along the 126, then via Crow to Eugene.
The Gps route is as follows : Florence to Mapelton along the 126, then along the 36 via Fern Ridge lake to Eugene.

Aha, I see what happened. It would appear that you have an older version of the map. The GPS routing is the current routing for the BC-1511-08 version map. The TAAboutV00x document that came with your GPS download will tell you what version of the maps that the files are keyed to.

.Jenn.

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GPS Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:17:45 pm »
Hi Shane,

I've just recieved the first 3 parts of the Transam maps. And now I've also downloaded the GPs waypoints, but it seems that the gps route between Florence and Eugene is largly diffrent to the map. So not only have I bought a map for only one leg but it also differs from the Gps information.

The Florence to Eugene section of the TransAm is what we call an Alternate, rather than the Main Route. This information is also included in the GPS waypoints you downloaded. The waypoints and route for the alternate begin with J3. Routing between Florence and Eugene has been stable for a few years now so the data and the maps should match each other.

I hope this helps, (unless, of course, I've completely misunderstood your issue, let me know if you need something further)
.Jenn.

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General Discussion / MOVED: Comfy saddles
« on: May 13, 2009, 07:55:23 am »

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Connecting ACA Routes / MOVED: About the Pacific Coast Route
« on: May 11, 2009, 08:42:20 am »
This topic has been moved to Routes.

Moved to topic appropriate discussion.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=5790.0

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Routes / Re: Sierra Cascade Route
« on: May 07, 2009, 11:12:13 am »
Barring unforeseen circumstances, we will have the entire Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route published by late winter or early spring of 2010. Though these are the first maps we have generated from the ground up using GIS technology, we don't see any reason we can't meet this timeframe. So far, things are moving along as expected. *fingers crossed*

.Jennifer.

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Gear Talk / Re: Check list for the trans am
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:49:46 am »
Hi there,

We have an article in our How To section that addresses this very topic, http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/packing.cfm. Or Judy Colwell, who has traveled many miles on her bike, has an extensive list on her web page, http://www.stanford.edu/~jcolwell/.

.Jennifer.

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