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I use Locus Pro, works great though I use it in addition to my Garmin as my phablet phone uses too much power to use as a dedicated nav device while touring. As I'm usually mtb'ing, also worried about the phone if I crash!

Used it to alert for waypoints/POI nearby like water sources and such and to edit/create new gpx tracks for my Garmin. It's waypoint/POI management much easier than Garmin's and the alert distances are much more flexible

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Classifieds / The "STEED"
« Last post by tmacdon on Today at 12:22:57 pm »
Thomas Cyclery introduces the "STEED", the all carbon cycle for today! See it at www.thomascyclery.com
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One ends in an "N" and the other in an "S." Might these denote northbound or southbound?
That is correct: N is for north & S is for south. See more details about route names at http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/digital-data-for-devices/tracks/ under Find Track section.
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Also, I often use Ride with GPS. Can ACA maps can be opened with that app on an Android phone?
My guess is that RWG requires the route be in your library of routes. Please post an update how it works for you or if you find other apps.
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Routes / Albany to Portland, ME
« Last post by starfish on August 27, 2016, 08:41:22 pm »
We'll cycle along the Erie Canal and would like to end the trip in Portland, ME. We look for recommendations on how to connect from Albany to Portland. Thanks
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Classifieds / Re: TransAmerica Maps 4-11. Unused.
« Last post by Soulboy#1 on August 27, 2016, 07:01:04 am »
Hi Paul.

That's great. Just to clarify these do include the trans American trail? I'm a little new to this and have only recently got the idea to ride the trail next year. Where is the best place to get the remaining maps? Also what's the best way to pay you for these? PayPal?

Thanks in advance.

Dave
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GPS Discussion / Do ACA GPX files include doing the route in both directions?
« Last post by redguitar on August 27, 2016, 04:24:44 am »
I just bought the San Diego to Santa Barbara GPX file, but I want to do the route in reverse. I noticed there are two "MAIN" files. One ends in an "N" and the other in an "S." Might these denote northbound or southbound? Sorry for my ignorance I'm just getting up to speed on using GPX files. I have a Garmin 820. Appreciate any help!
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by tbessie on August 27, 2016, 02:37:33 am »
Try diadora ultraspins - dont look like a bike shoe, but very sleek. Lots of bike shoes available these days. Several mentioned here:
http://www.runninggearlab.com/

Thanks, I'll take a look at those!

Since last year, I went on another tour this year, this time in the UK.  Given the propensity for damp over there, I wanted a waterproof shoe that I could walk and bike in.  I ended up settling on these guys, where I was pretty happy with:

http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/us/fw/products/tour/016sh_xm7.php?pSccontentsPro

Do you know those?

- Tim
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Gear Talk / Re: Single pair of shoes, or bike AND walking shoes?
« Last post by docmarty on August 26, 2016, 10:30:07 pm »
Try diadora ultraspins - dont look like a bike shoe, but very sleek. Lots of bike shoes available these days. Several mentioned here:
http://www.runninggearlab.com/
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Routes / Re: Weather concerns for fall cross country?
« Last post by RussSeaton on August 26, 2016, 02:47:36 pm »
I live about 350 miles west of Chicago.  On the route between Chicago and Denver.  If you start on the east coast in September, you will get to the Midwest in October.  The Midwest can be wonderful in the fall.  Sunshine, breezes, pleasant temperatures.  It can also, and frequently, be cool to cold and very windy and rainy.  The climate is very variable in the fall in the Midwest.  Winds out of the west and north are almost guaranteed.  In the fall my friends and I use the riding technique of getting up early in the morning, looking out the windows to see what the weather is doing that morning, rain, snow, wind, cold, then deciding to ride or go back to bed.  If you could plan your rides for afternoon every day it would be much better.  From about 1 to 4 every afternoon its usually good riding weather.  Last year Halloween was 60 degrees.  Other years the kids needed a winter coat and mittens and stocking hat.  By starting so late in the year, you are almost guaranteeing a wide variety of weather.  From great to awful.  Great meaning 60 degrees.  60 degrees is fine for riding, but its not really warm.  You might want to wear long sleeves and maybe tights too.  Awful is rain and maybe 30 to 40 degrees and headwind.
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