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Routes / Re: Weather concerns for fall cross country?
« Last post by CMajernik on August 26, 2016, 11:27:15 am »
Here are several things to think about when traveling in the fall. Many campgrounds close after Labor Day so if you are depending on a campground call ahead to make sure they are open. Also, the days get shorter as fall progresses so you will have less daylight and more time in your tent.

The passes in Colorado are high, though almost all the highways remain open all year around. But the later you're traveling the more likely you will encounter a snow storm which might close a pass for a day or two. Check the weather reports often and be prepared to stay in motels if need be.
Routes / Weather concerns for fall cross country?
« Last post by mcarmack on August 26, 2016, 10:55:42 am »
I want to start across the country, east to west, in September. I will be self-supported, and camping some, hopefully minimizing costs by doing so. My route will be DC -> Chicago -> Denver -> SLC -> SF, so I will be piecing together different routes to make it. If you have done these areas during the fall, please let me know what type of weather/wind you encountered. What would be considered the ideal time of year for this route?
Any advice on this route would be very helpful!
Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: IHSMBR - Pioneer Fire / Lowman - Aug. 2016
« Last post by JMilyko on August 26, 2016, 09:45:01 am »
Will absolutely try trip again.  It was just going to be a long weekend / partial route.  I'm in SLC so Idaho is really close: we can smell the Idaho fires in the air depending on how the wind blows. 

Didn't know about your other fire data.  Will look for that!  Thanks.

Excellent. If you make it out there, would love to hear about it!

I see in the ACA explanation about using the digital map downloads that the app 'Locus Pro' is the only one named to use. But, at the Google Play Store I see that it has a number of ratings under 5, and it costs $8.49.

I am curious to know if other apps will do the job, and if so, which ones.

Also, I often use Ride with GPS. Can ACA maps can be opened with that app on an Android phone?

Classifieds / Re: Wanted: Burley Tail Wagon
« Last post by pfwillis on August 25, 2016, 11:22:06 pm »
I have one in excellent condition and my dog is on the other end of the life cycle.   I have decided to sell locally.   Not sure with shipping costs if it makes sense for you to buy from me though.   I live in British Columbia.

Classifieds / Re: TransAmerica Maps 4-11. Unused.
« Last post by pfwillis on August 25, 2016, 11:15:34 pm »
Hi Dave.

Responses to your questions below:

So what maps are 1-3 and 12? I'm a bit new to this.

If you or your friend are planning to cross the US there are three main routes that Adventure Cycling has maps for.  The Trans Am is probably the most popular one.  If you plan to do your tour in October then the Northern Route might bring some chilly weather.

If you haven't seen this already, there is a good overview here:

The TransAm begins/ends in Oregon and begins/ends in Virginia.   Maps 1-3 are needed to get from Oregon (west coast) to Missoula, Montana.   Map 12 covers the first/last leg in Virginia (east coast).

I have a friend coming to New York in October to work, maybe you could post the maps for me to their hotel for their arrival? 

Yes, I could do that.   My cost would be $85 US, shipping included.   

Whether you buy maps from me or elsewhere, I highly recommend these maps.   They are quite well done and I used maps for the Northern Tier Route a few years ago.



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Routes / New Site for Short Bike Touring Routes
« Last post by skostojohn on August 25, 2016, 03:13:32 pm »
I've recently started a new bike touring website,, and I wanted to share it with the Adventure Cycling community.

I am focused on publishing itineraries for short duration tours (think  a couple of days to a week), complete with maps, elevation information, services, photos, and things to do along the way.  With a busy job and family life, I can't realistically make the traditional long tours work, so I wanted a resource for people like me looking for tours that can be squeezed into a long weekend or perhaps a week of vacation.  The tours tend to be Pacific Northwest based now (I'm in Seattle), but I have included trips in Vermont, Wyoming, and Colorado as well, and more to come.

If you visit the site and have any feedback, please share it - you can reach me at

Thanks for reading!


Classifieds / Re: TransAmerica Maps 4-11. Unused.
« Last post by Soulboy#1 on August 25, 2016, 02:39:48 pm »
Hi there. I'm not sure if you received my mail about shipping them to NY for me? I have a friend who is there in the 11th and 12th October, could you ship them to NY before this date?

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