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General Discussion / Re: Where did the daily?
« on: Today at 02:29:00 pm »
The "Photo of the Week" was stopped in early 2013. You can get monthly photo inspiration from the Adventure Cycling calendar that includes some of the best photos each year from our "Bicycle Travel Photo Contest".  Photo contest winners will also appear in the May 2020 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine.

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P.S. please make the site mobile responsive friendly.

Most people prefer to use Tapatalk, which is available on iOS or Android, to participate in our forums through a mobile device.

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General Discussion / Re: Warmshowers issues?
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:20:06 pm »
It appears that the app's have been taken offline and currently only the web site is active. I have no actual details, just what has been posted here:
https://www.warmshowers.org/node/306058

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General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:38:21 pm »
Recent studies have found that low pressures do not seem to add resistance. This article by Jan Heine is a good read on the subject.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/sites/default/assets/resources/20150801_MechAdvTirePressire_Heine.pdf

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General Discussion / Re: Use for old maps
« on: July 23, 2019, 01:53:29 pm »
This was an April Fools item back in 2009 where old maps were used a replacement for Tyvek as a vapor barrier in home construction. https://www.adventurecycling.org/sites/default/assets/resources/200904_Waypoints.pdf

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It's not you that's missing something, it's the GPX file and I did purchase it from ACA - it's all the southern tier maps

If you are uploading the ACA GPX files to RideWithGPS as described in these instructions, https://ridewithgps.com/help/working-with-aca-files, you will not have to trace the route, it will get created in RideWithGPS based on the GPX data. Make sure that you are uploading the track file and not the services file to get the route line.

You are correct ermadness, at this point you do have to use the route editor to place markers on the correct streets to force the route to follow the track and not make its own decisions based on the basemap. The number of points needed depends on the area of the route and does require some zooming in and out to make sure that the correct route is being used. The current GPX files do not include the cues, but it may be something we can provide in the future.

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It's not you that's missing something, it's the GPX file and I did purchase it from ACA - it's all the southern tier maps

If you are uploading the ACA GPX files to RideWithGPS as described in these instructions, https://ridewithgps.com/help/working-with-aca-files, you will not have to trace the route, it will get created in RideWithGPS based on the GPX data. Make sure that you are uploading the track file and not the services file to get the route line.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: 2 App Related Questions
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:22:34 am »
Exactly

Also is there a trick to using offline mode? I've deleted and reloaded several times but only get what seems to be a random selection of tiles at different zoom elevations.

If the download completes you should have all the tiles that the route travels through. What route and section are you getting a random set of tiles for? I'll check on my end to see if I can replicate the issue.

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Routes / Re: Montana & Idaho Trip Report
« on: July 15, 2019, 04:14:15 pm »

Thanks. Fixed.

Thanks, looks like it was a great ride. You went to some great places in northwest Montana. Thanks for sharing your itinerary and RideWithGPS routes.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: 2 App Related Questions
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:21:31 pm »
1. The paper maps seemed to provide a little more info with the services listing. For example on Lewis & Clark route through Columbus MT it lists City Park Columbus.  This park is actually named Heritage Park and I drove by it yesterday. Nothing suggests its  a campground on in person or anywhere I can find online. With seemingly less info than the paper version is it safe to assume the police and neighbors are ok with tents in their city park?

The paper maps and digital data share the same service information. If the cyclist only camping options have additional information such as contact information or other restrictions it will be listed in the details of the service point.

2. The app allows feedback to be provided regarding services listed. I was hoping to read others feedback about the services. Either nobody is leaving feedback, I cant find it in the app, or its not shared. I'm hoping it's not the third as that would be one of the most useful aspects of the app. If I could see feedback it would help answer questions like above and give immediate updates and current info regarding services.

The app does allow user feedback on service data that goes to the cartography team that updates the route data accordingly. We look to incorporate public feedback directly in the app in the future.

Hope this helps!

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Routes / Re: Montana & Idaho Trip Report
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:46:40 am »
Sounds like a great tour of northwest Montana. The Yaak is definitely a fantastic and remote area! Would love to check out the photos but the Flickr link is currently returning a 404 error.

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General Discussion / Re: Great Divide Route
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:25:38 pm »
Have a great trip!

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General Discussion / Re: Great Divide Route
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:27:25 pm »
Adventure Cycling has both .GPX data and also a mobile app.

The .GPX data is located here in the Cyclosource store:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/route-maps/great-divide-mountain-bike-route/sp/great-divide-map-set-no-canada-digital/

Information about the Bicycle Route Navigator App is here:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/bicycle-route-navigator-app/

Some more information that compares the two different products here:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/going-digital-app-or-gpx/

Hope this helps and enjoy the ride!

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General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 12:15:57 pm »
"The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana."
It's a big valley  :) .  Any chance of narrowing it down a LOT more.  I actually keep a list of "places to see" so if I am in the neighborhood, I don't miss it by only a mile.  No rush, John


I believe this is the exact location. It is along Hwy 569 between Wise River and Anaconda. The following link on Google Maps should show the barn to the left of the road.

https://goo.gl/maps/PFnze9ZA95m

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General Discussion / Re: Updated ACA website
« on: February 28, 2019, 11:52:02 am »
Thanks, John! We appreciate the feedback and the goal is to bring in more riders. The forums are actually their own site and will always be at https://forums.adventurecycling.org. We are really appreciative of all the great advice and knowledge that is shared on these forums.

The photo of the riders in front of the barn was taken in the Big Hole Valley of Montana.

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