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California / Re: Is anyone touring PCH this Summer 2016
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:40:09 pm »
Check the forum on temporary closures.  PCH from Big Sur to Raggedy point will most likely closed for the summer.

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Another slide has occurred near Mud Creek just south of Gordy.  It has buried about 1/4 mile of road in about 40 feet of rock and debris.  Pacific Coast highway from Gorda to Raggedy Point may be closed for the entire summer.

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General Discussion / Re: Case for flying WITHIN airline sizes
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:49:42 pm »
I used to fly with a Richey Breakaway bike.  There is a case they sell specifically for the bike.  Don't know the weight but I was never overweight.  Co-motion bicycles also sells a case for their bikes with S&S couples.  Don't know the weight.

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Classifieds / Re: FS: Lynskey Backroad
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:01:18 pm »
Size?

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It would be possible.  Just keep in mind that once you leave Fallon, NV services are about 70 miles apart in Nevada.  There won't be any food or water until you get to the next town (except for Middle gate between Fallon and Austin) so you will need to carry lots of extra water since it will be hot and dry.  Utah will be similar to Nevada. 

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General Discussion / Re: Is touring the Pacific Coast in July safe?
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:08:55 pm »
Don't forget to get the detour directions around Big Sur.  The bridge there will be out until the end of the year (at least) and the trail around the bridge is off limits to bicycles.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: App Download process and update plans
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:17:40 am »
I'm not sure how to give/get update info for the digital maps.  I noticed on the Route 66 map 6 it shows leaving Cajon Rd and going through Devore.  The recent construction has reconnected Cajon Rd so you don't have to climb the hill into Devore.  Cajon Rd now continues under the freeway.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Icon colors and detail
« on: April 11, 2017, 10:00:40 pm »
I've downloaded the entire Pac Coast and parts of the Route 66 to my Android phone and now that I plan on using it I'm having trouble following the route and understanding some of the icons.  The first thing to note is that I'm colorblind.  I don't see any difference between the three icons for a community (stars) or much difference between the main route or alternate route.  They all look the same.  Which one has full service vs limited or no service?  Could you put a number in the star or make one yellow and one blue? 

I also have trouble following the route in cities.  For example Albuquerque, NM.  I don't understand/see the differences between the "blue" highlights, dotted line, highlighted route with arrows or the difference between the main route line and the alternate route line.  If there are color differences I don't see them.  For example the intersection of Tramway Boulevard and the I40 frontage road.  Headed east do I turn north, go straight, or turn south?  In other less confusing combinations you may have a highlighted route and then a blue line leaves it.  Do I follow the highlighted route or the blue line.  (Purple and blue look the same to me.)

Also on the phone (android) when I enlarge the image at some point all I get is a blue line- no map and all other markings disappear.  I don't seem to have that problem on the IPad. 

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Routes / Re: LAS VEGAS
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:46:33 pm »
I've seen people cycling up to Las Vegas from the LA area.  It is approximately 275 miles depending on where you start.  Once you get past the Agricultural checkpoint (past Barstow) you will have to ride on the shoulder of the freeway until you get to Jean, NV (about 20 miles from Vegas proper).  Not sure about camping but there should be something in the near by Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Route Directions
« on: March 27, 2017, 01:17:15 pm »
I'm sure there are a few individuals that will have a mount for the phone and it will constantly display the map.  The arrow and map will then be easy to follow.  However I don't have a phone mount (and no intent to get one) so I will only periodically check the app to see where I'm at and whats coming up.  I'm also a little concerned about battery life.  If the street names are visible I can plan on a turn and don't have to backtrack or find a way back to the route.  I definitely won't be riding with one hand on the handlebar and looking at my phone in the other hand.   

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Route Directions
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:40:22 pm »
I downloaded the free sample for Rt 66 and Transam and it looks like I will use this format on my next ride (if available).  It appears there is a lack of written directions or am I not looking in the right place.  Also on my phone and IPad the street names for the route are very small and difficult to see.  Since I only stop periodically to check the map when I'm riding I look for the street sign to turn.  I won't be using a phone mount on my bike to monitor my progress so larger street names just for the route will be very helpful.

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Routes / Re: Pfeiffer Bridge at Big Sur work around
« on: March 18, 2017, 01:22:36 pm »
There is a link in the "Temporary ACA Road Closures" forum.  At this time this is the work around.  The footpath looks like it will be for locals only and will not accommodate bicycles.  The pictures posted on the Big Sur facebook page show a narrow trail with lots of climbing (steps).  Unless something changes it looks like the route through Big Sur will be closed at least until December.  They just started the demolition of the bridge and the estimated completion of the new bridge is 9 months.

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No.  It will just be extra weight and in the way.

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General Discussion / Re: Bike security - Southern Tour camping trip
« on: February 06, 2017, 01:10:36 pm »
About the only time I locked my bike on the Southern Tier was when I went into a restaurant in a "larger" town.  Then I used a thin cable with a small lock.  Just to keep them honest.  Anyone with some wire cutters could have cut the cable but it was light and served its purpose.

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I haven't ridden over the Paris road bridge just driven.  The road does have low to moderate traffic depending on the day and time of day.  I wouldn't attempt to ride most of the bridges during rush hours.  Unfortunately, the old bridges in Louisiana didn't make any accommodation for any form of alternate transportation. 

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