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General Discussion / Re: How Many ACA Map Tours Are Done Each Year?
« on: April 06, 2009, 12:01:37 pm »
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.

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General Discussion / Re: biking across america with diabetes
« on: March 30, 2009, 01:00:04 pm »
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. 

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General Discussion / Re: Best Camera for touring?
« on: March 27, 2009, 11:45:48 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.

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View the corridor map http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/nbrn/USBRSCorridorMap.pdf.
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 http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/nbrn/usbrsFAQ.cfm

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Corridor Plan Updates & Routing Within Corridors / Intro Thread
« on: March 25, 2009, 06:28:59 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 http://www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs.

TRANSPORTATION ACRONYMS
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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Be A Volunteer and Build Alliances / Intro Thread
« on: March 25, 2009, 06:26:08 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 http://www.adventurecycling.org/usbrs.

TRANSPORTATION ACRONYMS
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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Classifieds / Re: How do you buy an item from a member?
« on: March 20, 2009, 04:45:31 pm »
Thanks for posting how you handled this situation Walter. I think this will be a useful guide down the road for people wondering about making large purchases online through this forum.

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General Discussion / Re: Florida Cyclists Introduction
« on: March 16, 2009, 11:23:40 am »
Hi Bob,
If there is a good amount of activity in this thread I can create a Florida category in the Regional Discussion area and move this thread over. I would like to give this thread a little time to make sure that there is enough participation to sustain its own category.
-John

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GPS Discussion / Re: Just bought a Garmin Edge 705
« on: February 28, 2009, 02:27:23 am »
I might be dense tonight, but searching from Edge in the search box netted 3 hits. 
I think if you use the search box while viewing a specific thread it just searches that thread. Try the search from the forum index or from the main search page. http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?action=search

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They sometimes have in the past haven't they?
There is a supported cross country tour offered by Adventure Cycling that is currently full but taking waiting list reservations. Details can be found here:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/tours/tourdetail.cfm?id=114&t=EV&p=1

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General Discussion / Re: How do you like the new forum?
« on: February 25, 2009, 02:33:35 pm »
Raybo complained about "old links" disappearing. I've seen other websites do upgrades and been able to "archive" old info:(http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php , scroll down to EZ Board Archives)
The old posts are all still here, just the url's to reach them have changed which caused problems with people's bookmarks. Glad that you like the new forums. Participation in the forum is way up so it seems to be a good change.

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Colorado / Introduce Yourself
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:42:08 pm »
This thread is for people to introduce themselves to the the community. Open to Adventure Cycling members and non members alike I'm hoping that this thread can break the ice and allow this board to help Colorado cyclists meet and get to know each other.

A quick self introduction. I'm John Sieber, the IT Manager/Web Developer here at Adventure Cycling Association. As I'm based in Missoula, MT I won't be a regular contributor to this board but wanted to get this thread started. Feel free to discuss any topics about cycling in Colorado.

-John

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I wanted to let everyone know that we have created a Regional Discussion Category on the forums and a new board in the category for discussion of items related to Colorado. This was a suggestion during one of the Colorado member meetings and if it works well we will be looking to add other states or regions in the future. You can find the new board at this link:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?board=12.0

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Routes / Re: Major League Baseball Stadium Tour
« on: February 14, 2009, 07:21:41 pm »
There was a story back in June of 2006 in Adventure Cyclist about a similar type tour. Sounds like it would be a lot of fun.
http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/Hamilton_ballparks.pdf

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