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Classifieds / Re: TA Maps for sale.
« Last post by FlashWrogan on Today at 11:35:44 am »
I'll take you up on all 6 maps for $30.
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General Discussion / Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Last post by indyfabz on Today at 07:50:17 am »
My current plan for this tour was to be dropped around 250 miles east of Glacier National Park, get there by the 19 and hope the Going to Sun Road is opened.  Then head to Banff.  There is 474 miles between the east side of Glacier and Banff.  If you all were interested in having me part of your group I would take the "Marias alternative" around Glacier, so I would not have to worry about whether the road was open.  Then I'd for sure make it by July 1st.

While the West Lakes Road Crew is already at the pass and clearing the Visitor Center, it's always risky to plan something around the road being open that early. I would poke around the park's official web site to see if there is a date that the road definitely will not be open before due to construction activity.

Unless you plan to do a near century budget at least one extra day for the Marias Pass Alternative. I did it in the opposite direction back in '09. St. Mary to Sprague Creek Campground on the west side of the park. About 100 miles. It was a lonnnnnnnnnnng day. It's going to be even longer on a Moonlander. There are not a whole lot of services between W. Glacier and E. Glaicer. There are none between E. Glacier and St. Mary.
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General Discussion / Re: Baton Rouge to Miami
« Last post by staehpj1 on Today at 07:10:48 am »
I'd expect decent weather there that time of year, but it can vary.  Weatherspark.com is a good resource for getting a loot at historic weather data for a given area.  Just pick a number of locations along the route to look at.

We are in Tallahassee.  If you need any assistance or a place to stay when you are there, email me at pete.staehling@gmail.com.
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General Discussion / Baton Rouge to Miami
« Last post by fapembroke@gmail.com on Today at 05:17:47 am »
I am planning a ride from Baton Rouge (or New Orleans) to Miami starting the 18th of December. Will pick up the Southern Tier and Florida Connector. It is Christmas holidays in New Zealand. From what I can see on the internet I am expecting morning temperatures from 2 - 5 Deg C and up to 20 Deg as the day wears on. It should get warmer further south in Florida. Is this about right? I know it is your winter so expecting it to be cool. In an average year does it rain much this time of year? Has any one done a ride from New Orleans to Mobile? How was it?
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Gear Talk / Re: Trek 520 Disc - Compatible Fenders
« Last post by aggie on May 24, 2015, 07:05:50 pm »
I had this problem on another bike.  The fenders came with an adapter that kept the fender stays away from the brake.  Not sure but take a look at Velo Orange.  They may have some adapters or fenders that fit.
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Routes / Re: Returning to Mt. after 40 years. Help me update the roads.
« Last post by indyfabz on May 24, 2015, 06:48:54 pm »
The unpaved sections I refer to don't require a MTB. I did them on my Surly Long Haul Trucker with 37c tires. I think the option with partially unpaved roads between Hamilton and Darby would be doable on 32c tires. Not sure if I would want to do the west side of Gibbons Pass or the connector road I mentioned with 32c or less.

Up to the second photo after the Z Bar T street sign were taken between Missoula and Pipestone Pass on the way to Butte on the route I took last year:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davez2007/sets/72157645062932708

You can see some of the unpaved road surfaces.

Let me know if you would like me to map out some alternatives based on your criteria.

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Routes / Re: Connecticut connect to Northern Tier
« Last post by RobbieRoss on May 24, 2015, 06:47:35 pm »
I'm super (and urgently) interested in any feedback to this.  Heading up to northern tier from NYC.  At Port Jervis NJ tonight.  Trying to decide weather to head up through NY or south through PA. Pulling my daughter in a weehoo so less hilly is helpful. 


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Underground Railroad / Niagara Falls to Columbus, OH
« Last post by Radfahrer on May 24, 2015, 05:00:28 pm »
Can anybody give me an idea how easy it is to follow the route once you leave the shore of lake Erie?
I am looking forward to a nice ride along the lake. Is the route within view of the lake most of the time?
Thanks in advance to anybody willing to share their experience.
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Routes / Re: Returning to Mt. after 40 years. Help me update the roads.
« Last post by jmoholt on May 24, 2015, 03:11:18 pm »
Fantastic information.  Not very keen on the dirt road part. Gravel is fine but I don't have a mountain bike. This is my first tour since 79 when I went Missoula to Seattle. Much younger then. Let's see how this one plays out. Thanks for the help.

TA!
jp
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There is construction on the west bound (to Canada) entrance to the Lewiston Queenston bridge.  It closes the ramp listed in the route.  There is no listed bike detour, the signed detour puts you on the highway further back.  Below is a bikable detour that takes you to the rainbow bridge.

At the light at Military Rd and Upper Mountain Rd,  just before the bridge to Canada, make a right on Military rd.  Take this to the end and make a left on Lewiston Rd rt 104.  Take this past 2 lights, Niagara University will be on your left.  Make a right into the onramp/parking lot for Devils Hole State Park.  To the left you will see a pedistrian overpass over the highway,  Cross the bridge and then keep the river to the right.  Take this Path all the way to the end and then make a right to the Rainbow bridge.  After the customs booths make a right on the first street and then make another right on Hiram St and rejoin the route by making a right on the Niagara Parkway.
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