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Routes / Re: Connector Advice: WE to Northern Tier
« on: April 29, 2014, 10:37:30 am »
You might want to go look at the crazyguy site to see any journals in the area:

Routes / Re: Idaho Hot Springs Bike Route GPS
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:05:14 pm »
We are planning to have the waypoints available by June 1st.

Routes / Re: Need help mapping out DETAIL Route. San Juans to San Fran
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:29:27 pm »
On the link below, click on the word Detail after numbers 1, 2, and 3 which are the Pacific Coast maps #1, #2, and #3. You will see detail maps showing you where that map section goes. From Orcas you can go to Anacortes and begin there.

If you want to include the Olympic Peninsula we also have a route that goes there. Again, click on the word Detail after number 1 which is the Washington Parks map #1. This map joins the Pacific Coast #1 map at Elma and you head south from there on the Pacific Coast maps.

Guidebooks are helpful if they were recently published. The older the book is the more likely that the service information they mention is out of date.

Routes / Re: Gravel Road Touring in Napa Valley with a 4 year old
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:57:04 am »
Try looking at this site for bike maps north of San Francisco. They produce suitability maps so you can pick and choose the route you want. And I think the maps show gravel roads.

Connecting ACA Routes / Re: ACA Northern Tier
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:39:40 pm »
You might want to begin at this website and order the bike book.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier - bike shops in Bangor or Bar Harbor
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:39:20 pm »
The only one listed on the map is Cadillac Mountain Sports. I think the Bar Harbor Bike Shop is closed.

Routes / Re: Northern Tier - bike shops in Bangor or Bar Harbor
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:35:35 am »
There's only one bike shop listed on the map in Bar Harbor, and I suspect they have lots of experience with Northern Tier riders shipping bikes to them or from their store. If you pay them to put your bike together they are usually happy to have your bike shipped there.

Routes / Re: Best route from Vallejo to San Francisco
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:02:18 am »
You might want to check this website for the cycling map of north San Francisco. I don't know if it covers Vallejo though.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier Questions
« on: February 05, 2014, 10:49:42 am »
If you are looking at your map it means that between Van Horn and Fort Davis the only services are at exit 159 and at the top of Mount Locke at the observatory, plus a motel near Fort Davis. There are a few services at Davis Mountains State Park, but that is close to Fort Davis. You will need to carry extra food and water with you, and if you can't ride that distance, be prepared to camp by the roadside. Or try to hitch a ride. There used to be services at Kent, but the town is all closed up now.

A portion of what you are planning is the Great Divide Route from FR 055 westward to Lima. At Lima the route doesn't parallel I-15 but continues farther west and north (on gravel) to Grant which is west of Clark Canyon Reservoir. This routing is shown on the Great Divide Route #2 map.

Routes / Re: Florida loop
« on: January 03, 2014, 10:50:39 am »
Here is a link that shows the U.S. Click on Wind Direction/March:
And here is a website that might give you further info:

Most experienced cycle tourists will tell you half the time you'll have headwinds and the other half tailwinds, so it probably doesn't matter which direction you go.

This is a better place to post your listing:

Routes / Re: frontage road from billings to livingston
« on: December 09, 2013, 04:03:03 pm »
If you are starting in Red Lodge you can use Hwy. 78 from there to Columbus (on I-90). Between Columbus and Livingston, a distance of 77 miles, there are several places you will have to use I-90 because there are no other roads to ride.  Between exits 400 and 392, between exits 354 and 350, and between exits 343 and 337, a total of 18 miles, you'll have to be on I-90. The remainder of the distance you can use frontage roads, sometimes on one side and then on the other side of the freeway.

Routes / Re: St Paul to Fargo via Bemidji
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:50:33 pm »
Itasca State Park on map 70 is where the headwaters of the Mississippi River is located. You can read about it in the Field Notes text on section 5.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier Jan-Feb 2014 - where to spend rest days?
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:33:28 pm »
I thought the Gila Cliff Dwellings north of Silver City, NM, were interesting plus there's hot springs in the town.

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