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Gear Talk / Re: NuVinci hub
« on: May 08, 2009, 05:11:06 pm »
A quick google search makes it seem that they are in the $320 - $350 range. Here are a  couple of web retailers selling them.

General Discussion / Re: Joining ACA
« on: May 05, 2009, 08:17:02 am »
Also could somebody please tell me how in the name of Phil Prince of Insufficient Light I can get a picture to actually appear in my profile, I've ticked the "I will upload my own picture" option in Forum Profile Information and selected a picture of 80x80 pixels, clicked the "Change Profile" button, but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

It seems that there are some issues with uploading your own personalized photo. I tried it and could get it to work with some images but not others. I would not get an error when it did not work and it just refreshed the page and my old image was still there. The forums are set to accept .jpg or .gif images as attachments for this purpose and they need to be under 200kb. The image I was able to make work was a .gif and was 41 x 47 pixels. I posted a message on the smf forums support board asking about this issue and will report back if I get an answer.

Gear Talk / Re: Computer Install Question on LHT - Placement on Spoke
« on: April 24, 2009, 08:33:05 am »
Moving the sensor and magnet up or down along the spoke and fork leg should not make any difference as the entire length of the spoke will always be rotating at the same speed/spot. As long as the wheel size does not change you should be good.

General Discussion / MOVED: Cycling Sandals
« on: April 22, 2009, 09:58:37 am »

General Discussion / MOVED: Pedal Suggestions for Soft Soled Shoes?
« on: April 22, 2009, 09:57:35 am »
This topic has been moved to Gear Talk.
You should get more views and replies in the gear section.

Routes / Re: Great Divide starting point
« on: April 20, 2009, 09:03:33 am »
I would probably try to fly into Kalispell, Montana which will get you pretty close. The airport web site is and Delta, Northwest, United and a few others fly from there. You could also look into flights going into Missoula, Butte, Helena, Great Falls in Montana or Spokane, Washington for possible lower prices but a little more driving.

GPS Discussion / Re: Anyone using SPoT Tracker for Trips?
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:38:25 pm »
I have no direct experience using the Spot device myself but they were used to track the progress of racers on the Tour Divide last year. It seemed to work well along the Great Divide Route so I would imagine that they would work well for other routes as well.

On the Adventure Cyling website they have articles about ultra light mountain bike touring.  Everything carried in a big seatbag or seatpost rack bag.  Light and minimal.  And they are camping out and cooking too.
Here is a direct link to this article:

General Discussion / Re: How Many ACA Map Tours Are Done Each Year?
« on: April 06, 2009, 09:01:37 am »
During the calendar year of 2008 31,225 Adventure Cycling maps were sold. This is the total number of maps from map sets and individual map sales. This information will be in this years Adventure Cycling Association annual report.

General Discussion / Re: biking across america with diabetes
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:00:04 am »
Please keep this thread on topic and related to cycling. This is not the place to argue the causes of diabetes or make accusations about other forum members. Any further posts that are off of the original topic will be removed or the thread will be locked. 

General Discussion / Re: Best Camera for touring?
« on: March 27, 2009, 08:45:48 am »
One thing to consider when you are comparing image quality between different cameras is the conditions that the photos are taken in. Many of the current point and shoot cameras can produce amazing images in the right conditions, usually lots of light and not too much drastic contrast, but when the conditions get difficult image quality can really degrade fast. Just something to keep in mind when comparing photos from one camera to the other.

View the corridor map
Corridors form the framework for the first phase of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. These are not routes, but rather, 50-mile wide swaths that suggest where a route should be developed. Corridors link key destinations, urban centers, and take into account the natural landscape. Routes are the roads, trails and highways that will be designated as a U.S. Bicycle Route. The corridor plan is adaptable and corridors can be added or re-aligned based upon public and state interests. Read more Frequently Asked Questions

Corridor Plan Updates & Routing Within Corridors / Intro Thread
« on: March 25, 2009, 03:28:59 pm »
This thread is for people to introduce themselves and voice their interest in the establishment of a U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) – a network of bicycle routes that connect urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation (and some day the continent). This forum is open to Adventure Cycling members and non-members alike. Background and news about the USBRS is posted at

AASHTO American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials;
DOT Department of Transportation;
ADT Average Daily Traffic;
FHWA Federal Highway Administration;
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization;
MTA Metropolitan Transportation Authority;
MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices;
NPTS National Personal Transportation Survey;
RTP Regional Transportation Plan;
SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users;
SR2S Safe Routes to School;
TCGD Technical Committee on Geometric Design (responsible for “AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities);
USDOT United States Department of Transportation.

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