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Be A Volunteer and Build Alliances / Intro Thread
« on: March 25, 2009, 03:26:08 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, 01:45:31 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, 08:23:40 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, 12:27:23 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, 12:33:35 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, 04:42:08 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, 05:21:41 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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Routes / Re: Southern Tier............
« on: February 14, 2009, 12:44:56 pm »
A great resource for information about the southern tier are the journals for that route on crazyguyonabike.com.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/categories/?o=3Tzut&category_id=11&doctype=journal

You can also check out the ride registry on this site, http://www.adventurecycling.org/ride_registry/review_rides.cfm, and select Southern Tier.

I'm sure some other forum members can give their specific thoughts on your questions based on their personal experience with the route.
Have fun!

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GPS Discussion / Re: General GPS How To Sticky?
« on: February 14, 2009, 10:46:36 am »
A "sticky" thread for general gps information pertaining to cycling would be a great item to have. If we have a volunteer interested in putting one together I can assist in getting it set as a "sticky" topic.

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General Discussion / Re: Partial RSS feed
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:16:01 pm »
The RSS feed shows only about half of the new posts every day here, using Firefox 3.0.5. Maybe operator error by this RSS newbie.

I look at the list of topics containing new posts from RSS, then go to the web site and see many more. How is it working for you?

Thanks,

Fred
Hi Fred,
It looks like the default rss link just shows the most recent 5 posts. I did a little searching and found this thread on the simplemachines forum that has a breakdown of the different options you can use. Hope this helps.
-John
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0

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General Discussion / Re: How do you like the new forum?
« on: January 20, 2009, 12:38:02 pm »
By upgrading without regard to the links that people have made to the old discussion forums you have broken every single existing link on the internet.  This means that all the great advice that people have bookmarked or emailed or saved no longer work.  In addition, you have provided no way for someone to find those threads if they have the old links.

This means that unless someone is willing to go through all the posts page by page, all the previous information here is virtually unusable.  I had 17 posts bookmarked and now I can't find any of them.  The search function dumps out lots of word hits but I would have to spend hours trying to find the posts I had saved just to relink to them.

This stunning lack of oversight makes me wonder what else is going wrong at ACA.

Ray

Hi Ray,
I'm sorry that you feel this way about the new forum and apologize about your bookmarks. The old forum software was no longer an option for us. As mentioned earlier it often timed out on users or gave errors. The search feature did not work and we received many complaints about it from users. We made every attempt to move all of the user accounts and content over to the new forums so that it is still a valuable resource. We were unable to redirect all of the old forum threads to their link in the new forum. We upgraded the forum software to resolve the current issues with our previous forum software and in hopes that a better performing forum with more features would help it grow and allow it to become an even better resource for traveling cyclists. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience that has occurred.   
-John

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