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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Great Divide, Section 3, Maps A&B – 2014
« Last post by JMilyko on September 08, 2014, 11:40:14 am »
Thanks for the update and info!

Best,
.Jennifer.
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Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Re: Atlantic Coast #4 Map 43 - August 2013
« Last post by JMilyko on September 08, 2014, 11:37:20 am »
Thanks dobsonjv for the update!

Best,
.Jennifer.
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GPS Discussion / Re: Is there an app for that?
« Last post by mdxix on September 08, 2014, 09:46:17 am »
Is there an app for that?
Is that a rhetorical question ;)

You have your choice of apps to use with the GPX files that Adventure Cycling publishes. Try the following:
  • Install the app on your device. For iPhone try EasyTrails GPS, & for Android try Locus Pro.
  • Download the GPS file for the route you plan to tour.
  • The file you download is compressed. You can open the file in either of the two apps listed in step #1 above directly from your phone. For other apps, the steps may be different.
  • Alternatively, expand that file from step #2 on your desktop computer. You will now have several files. Please read the instructions file carefully to learn about these files. You will also find files with "GPX" extension. Copy those GPX files to your phone using your favorite document management app, such as Dropbox.
  • Open the app on your phone to display any of the GPS tracks you downloaded in step #2 above.
  • Use those tracks for general navigation guidance only to confirm your location and travel direction. Paper maps + addenda are best for route navigation.
You will notice that these tracks are in segments of straight lines, not exactly following the roads. That the nature of current data as published by Adventure Cycling.

They are working on upgrading the data format & offering. An effort started earlier this year with the Northern Tier.
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General Discussion / Re: What is a century?
« Last post by DaveB on September 08, 2014, 09:15:10 am »
I think the functional definition of a bicycle century is 100 miles in "one day", typically from morning until evening. Normally not a 24 hour day but you could claim you road a century even if it took the entire 24 hours. 
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General Discussion / Re: Can scooters ride the routes?
« Last post by staehpj1 on September 08, 2014, 06:55:52 am »
Sounds like fun.  Have a great trip.
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General Discussion / Re: What is a century?
« Last post by briwasson on September 08, 2014, 01:43:30 am »
Usually 100 miles at one go. You can stop to eat, nap, take in a matinee movie, whatever, I guess. Not like anyone is keeping score, unless you are doing an organized century or randonneur event. A metric century is 62 miles. There are also half centuries and half metrics.
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GPS Discussion / Is there an app for that?
« Last post by melanie10203 on September 07, 2014, 11:40:27 pm »
Just wondering if any of you know about an app for these Adventure Cycling routes?   A sort of GPS app that can show me where to go and where I am?  I walked the Camino in Spain and they had several GPS apps for the trek, but I ended up not needing them and just followed the shells.  But I think here an app would be helpful.  The app for the Camino also provided tips from other trekkers on where to eat and sleep.

Anyone know of any Adventure Cycling apps?
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General Discussion / What is a century?
« Last post by litespeedlujak on September 07, 2014, 10:11:22 pm »
By definition, what is a century?  I know it's the equivalent of 100, regardless of the tie-in.  But on a bicycle, is a century 100 miles accomplished in one sitting?  What about food stops?  Or is a century 100 miles in 12 hours? 
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General Discussion / Re: Can scooters ride the routes?
« Last post by litespeedlujak on September 07, 2014, 10:06:41 pm »
I think you've made a wise choice sticking to ACA routes.  I like scooters also.  I believe 99% of the bicyclists would be happy to have you as company, so long as you buy the burritos at the Bell when you see them.  Lol. PEACE.
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Routes / Re: Possible route Seattle to Boise.
« Last post by Patco on September 07, 2014, 08:29:19 pm »
I can't speak for your Washington route, but once in Oregon I would suggest taking 206 off of US 97 then 19 to US 26 outside of Dayville. Otherwise, US 26 is okay. Generally light traffic, good road, and very light traffic once you are south of Unity. Once I was in Idaho I looked for more country roads that paralleled 26, but 26 is okay.
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