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Routes / Re: Erie Canal Bike Trail - Stone Dust trails
« Last post by geegee on April 14, 2014, 03:00:20 am »
I got separated from the trail several times, onto weedy, narrow single track; maybe my error.

I don't think it was your error. East of Canastota, it looked like this in 2010:



There should be no problem doing it with 700x32c tires, though. I rode it on a folding bike with 20 inch wheels towing a kayak  :)
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GPS Discussion / Re: NEWB with GPS Help on Etrex30 (TransAm, Western Express)
« Last post by ibikeyoubike on April 13, 2014, 08:14:43 pm »
The reason for the different routes is because I'm unsure if I will be getting a ride to my route in PA leaving from Hazelton or riding from New York City. I plan to spend time in PA in the coming weeks so I set it up in case something falls through. Once I have conformation of my ride I'll go ahead and delete it. In terms of the waypoints, is the Route and Services GPS Waypoints the appropriate download on the AC site?

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Aside from that, I noticed a few spikes on the route. These indicate to me that some route points are not connected correctly. For example, route J07740_48 near Pueblo, CO:
It approaches Pueblo to the west. It makes a U-turn back east briefly before heading south.
It continues west, turns north toward the airport, only to make another U-turn back south.
In Pueblo, it turns east before looping back west.
Something is not right about these spikes. You may need to experiment with more ways to move or add route points to keep the route continuous.

Interesting. I took out a large chunk of the TA in Pueblo,CO. as I wasn't heading further North on it. I should have took a closer look at the roads there in Google Earth. Hmm,  route J07740_48 do you happen to know what should be added.

Lastly with the Routes and Services GPX files do I just do the opposite, take all of the routes out?
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General Discussion / Re: Tools for adventure
« Last post by PeteJack on April 13, 2014, 08:12:36 pm »
I've also had my chain separate a few times
Wow, how is that happening? You're not putting pins back in, are you?
On tour last summer my SRAM 9 spd chain had about 1000 miles on it. I was climbing a steep hill using the 24T front ring when just before the summit I shifted up to the 38T middle ring. There was a rattle like a can of marbles and the bike stopped, the chain had broken. At least it looked that way. What had happened was that the Quicklink had separated. I had a spare so I was off again in short order. I asked around about this and the only explanation anybody came up with was that I was just unlucky in where the Quicklink was when I shifted. The quite a large jump from 24T to 38T may have contributed. I rarely use the 24T ring, it's my 'get out of jail free' card.
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General Discussion / Re: Tools for adventure
« Last post by Mauleskinner on April 13, 2014, 08:10:43 pm »
I've also had my chain separate a few times
Wow, how is that happening? You're not putting pins back in, are you?

Actually I do on occasion, but those aren't the ones separating. It's the two-piece connector links that I've had trouble with.
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Gear Talk / Re: Cateye time & average speed funky readings
« Last post by John Nelson on April 13, 2014, 06:24:11 pm »
First, I'd replace the battery. If it's wireless, then you may need to replace more than one battery. If that doesn't fix it, then I'd take it back.
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General Discussion / Re: Tools for adventure
« Last post by John Nelson on April 13, 2014, 06:06:49 pm »
I've also had my chain separate a few times
Wow, how is that happening? You're not putting pins back in, are you?
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Gear Talk / Cateye time & average speed funky readings
« Last post by PeteJack on April 13, 2014, 05:53:42 pm »
On my Cateye Enduro 8 the readings: speed, distance, max speed,  time of day all appear to be working just fine but the ride time and average speed is rubbish. On my last ride it showed a time of 35 minutes for a 35 mile ride (!) and an average speed of 1.0 mph. Sometimes the average display shows a letter E. Does anybody know what's going on? Is it just the battery running down? I've done some searching and could find nobody with the same problem. Plenty of people with iffy Cateyes. e.g. intermittent failures. But with these the problem always seems to be the whole thing going blank. I don't really care about average speed so I can live with it but I'm curious as to whether it's a symptom of a dieing device. :(

I've just been out to check it again. The irritating arrows that indicate above/below average speed no longer appear to be working. Now that I can live with.
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GPS Discussion / Re: NEWB with GPS Help on Etrex30 (TransAm, Western Express)
« Last post by mdxix on April 13, 2014, 05:29:37 pm »
However, I now need to add the Waypoints. Do I do this using the same method for the route? If you can guide me through, I'd really appreciate it...
Of course. We shall work on the waypoints next.

The long hours in front of BaseCamp seem to have paid off. The route looks good. I have a few clarifying questions about the route:
  • Why three starting points? From the east, the route comes from three branches:
    • Near Allentown, PA: route A02230
    • Near New York City, NY: A22N20_01B, which also travels east instead of west
    • Richmond, VA (A03370_13)
  • Why keep route alternates? There are many areas with multiple options to travel through. For example:
    • Baltimore, MD: A03310_08A versus A43010_08B
    • South of Louisville, KT: J0AC30_31 versus JAAMC1_31A & JAAC31_31B
    • West of Reno, NV: K02120_63A versus K12141_63B
Aside from that, I noticed a few spikes on the route. These indicate to me that some route points are not connected correctly. For example, route J07740_48 near Pueblo, CO:
  • It approaches Pueblo to the west. It makes a U-turn back east briefly before heading south.
  • It continues west, turns north toward the airport, only to make another U-turn back south.
  • In Pueblo, it turns east before looping back west.
Something is not right about these spikes. You may need to experiment with more ways to move or add route points to keep the route continuous.
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GPS Discussion / Re: NEWB with GPS Help on Etrex30 (TransAm, Western Express)
« Last post by ibikeyoubike on April 13, 2014, 04:27:06 pm »
Hey all, so been really busy with the route and testing gear for the trip. Spent many hours modifying the route I completed and really gained an understanding of the Basecamp software. Here is a snapshot of the entire route modified from Basecamp with Waypoints deleted. Also attached is a close look at a route from the Western Express which is also following the road. By following the video the GPS boots up really fast eliminating the lag. However, I now need to add the Waypoints. Do I do this using the same method for the route? If you can guide me through, I'd really appreciate it...

Route GPX Files... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82601114/East%20to%20West%20Route_Edited.zip



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General Discussion / Re: Tools for adventure
« Last post by Mauleskinner on April 13, 2014, 04:17:02 pm »
Fiber-fix replacement spoke
I'm a little late to the party, but...

I saw the Fiber-Fix a few years ago, and being the cheap-o that I am, I made an imitation that has served me quite well. You can see my Instructable here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Bicycle-Spoke-Repair-Kit/

I've also had my chain separate a few times, so a chain tool is a must...plus a "third hand" to hold the ends of the chain in close enough proximity to work easily. A 4-inch chunk of broken spoke bent at the ends to hook around the chain rollers works quite well.
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