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General Discussion / Re: bike racks for car (trunk style)
« Last post by RussSeaton on August 23, 2016, 01:17:02 pm »
I like the Saris Bones 3 bike rack.  Not the 2 bike rack.  It accommodates bikes with a top tube.  Men's diamond frame bikes.  Might not work for mixte and full suspended mountain bikes.
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General Discussion / bike racks for car (trunk style)
« Last post by Pearson100 on August 23, 2016, 12:45:00 pm »
I have a Thule bike rack that is about 4 years old which works fine for my road bike. But the cradle won't accomodate the larger top tube of my Trek 920. Do you have suggestions for car bike racks that will accept the larger top tubes that I'm seeing in newer bikes (adventure, mountain, etc)?

Thank you!
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Routes / Re: Adirondack Park Loop
« Last post by canalligators on August 23, 2016, 12:22:18 pm »
I'm hoping to do an Adirondack trip too, not necessarily on the official routes...

You can ride just about everywhere in the 'Daks, and you'll be on a good road with shoulders or low traffic, and have lovely scenery.  I'd especially recommend NY 3, NY 28N, NY 30, NY 73 through Keene Valley (five stars for this one), NY 86  and NY 8.  River Rd. along Franklin Falls Pond is beautiful.  Route 9 can be a bit trafficy but is still a nice ride.  NY 28 has narrowish shoulders in places and traffic around Old Forge, but it's all still a decent ride.

We rode a beautiful loop around all three Saranac Lakes using Forest Home Rd., NY 30 and NY 3.  I've toured the AC route and highly recommend it - many of my recommended roads above are on this route.   Some of those recommended roads are also on the Northern Tier.  I would like to check off riding all the state and county roads in the park.

We're going to Lake Placid in a couple of weeks, with the express objective of cycling up Whiteface Mountain.  (My wife likes climbing.)  You can ride from Wilmington (8 miles) or from the toll booth (5 miles), it averages 8% grade.  The lower half has some steeper sections so we're going to ride from the toll booth.  Talk about "earning the view", it's stunning.

You can also plan stops with short hikes off to see waterfalls, and some of the high peaks can be hiked as day hikes.
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I found this on the Pioneer Fire Facebook page on 8/22/16

Question: "Is FS 579 between Bear Valley CG and Deer Flats CG open? If so I assume those campgrounds are open too? That road looks like the current dividing line. Thanks!"
Like · Reply · 1 · 23 hrs
Pioneer Fire reply:
"The closure area for the #Pioneer Fire hasn't changed, however, that area is closed due to another fire. Sorry."
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General Discussion / Re: Trans am route, map or gpx Garmin.
« Last post by Soulboy#1 on August 23, 2016, 11:21:01 am »
Thanks mate
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Classifieds / Re: TransAmerica Maps 4-11. Unused.
« Last post by Soulboy#1 on August 23, 2016, 11:19:47 am »
Do these maps cover the entire trans an trail?

Thanks in advance
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Classifieds / Re: TransAmerica Maps 4-11. Unused.
« Last post by Soulboy#1 on August 23, 2016, 11:18:58 am »
Hi mate. Would you ship to London?
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General Discussion / Re: Trans am route, map or gpx Garmin.
« Last post by indyfabz on August 23, 2016, 11:08:52 am »
Thanks for all of this information mate it's much appreciated. Do people sell there trans am maps after their trips?

There is a classifieds section on this forum.

This person is selling nearly the entire set if TA maps:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=14067.0
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Routes / Re: Adirondack Park Loop
« Last post by walks.in2.trees on August 22, 2016, 05:01:14 pm »
I'm hoping to do an Adirondack trip too, not necessarily on the official routes, although I know there's limited options up there. There are places where CAMPFIRES outside of the provided fireplaces is prohibited, but that prohibition is only for wood fires, not campstoves. In the High Peaks there no wood fires allowed at all, not even  with a Biolite stove... Primarily to prevent people from destroying the trees for campfires

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Routes / Re: Why does the PC route bypass Olympic Peninsula?
« Last post by johnsondasw on August 22, 2016, 01:59:31 pm »
I also don't remember any problems with the Sea Ranch area in CA.  And I rode it in mid summer--late June/early July time frame.  Also, no issues with Lake Crescent (July 12, 2004), but I would not want to do it right after chip sealing, with berms of loose gravel on the sides of the road! Most tours of any significant distance have dicey sections where you have to very alert.  It's part of touring. One of the most hairy sections I've ever been on was approaching Kalispell, MT, from the west on HWY 2 on a hot summer afternoon. You don't think of Montana as that sort of state.  Watch your mirror and stay alert, and, ergo, alive. 
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