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The TransAmerica maps are bi-directional and can be used to travel in either direction. Based on visitors to our headquarters, I think we see more people traveling east to west, but that is based on my own opinion and not actual data.

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Gear Talk / Re: Shoe Recommends
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:00:07 pm »
It really depends what you like, but I've enjoyed a couple of different pairs of Pearl Izumi Mountain Bike shoes for both on and off the bike when using SPD pedals.

https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Shop/Ride/Mountain/Men's/Footwear/Cycling%20Shoes/c/ride_mtb_men_footwear_cycling%20shoes

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Maps on Apple & Android devices
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:15:34 pm »
No, I don't believe that is possible. The accounts/app stores are not tied in any way, except the same email address, to allow the transfer.

Jennifer


Yes, Jennifer is correct. The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are separate and purchases can't be shared between the two. If you would like to use the route sections within Bicycle Touring Navigator on both ecosystems they will need to be purchased independently.

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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:23:21 pm »
I followed the link you provided and was able to make the transfer. THANK YOU !!

Thanks for letting me know that you were able to get the files on your Garmin 1030. I've not tried using Garmin Express to upload files to a device yet. It may be that Garmin Express will only accept their proprietary file types, .tcx and .fit.

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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:30:29 pm »
I attach Garmin 1030 to computer. .
Open the Garmin Express.
Select the download cloud
Select browser,
Select files and they show up in the box.
Select "Import Data" and I get this message: "An error occurred with your upload. Please try again.

Have you unzipped the .GPX before attempting to upload them to your device? We have instructions for the Garmin Edge 1000 on our site. In the instructions, we copy the .GPX files directly to the device from the computer without using Garmin Express. Have you tried following these instructions?

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/digital-data-for-devices/route-tracks-and-service-points/gps-devices/garmin-edge-1000/

Let me know if these instructions help.

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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin 1030
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:18:57 pm »
The Garmin 1030 should work with our digital data packages. Can you let us know the error you received and in what step of the process?

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: New Navigator App/old purchases
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:30:24 pm »
There is not a way to enable in-app purchases from the previous individual route apps into the new Bicycle Route Navigator app. The purchased map sections in the previous individual route apps will continue to function and will receive updates to the routes and services as they are released. 

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Gear Talk / Re: Thoughts on Nashbar Touring bike?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:26:11 pm »
I'd like to ask that people remain friendly and helpful on this forum. We are here to motivate all to travel by bicycle. I think Andy's question does have merit, it is a way to start a discussion about bicycle fit and how a specific model fits compared to similar sizes by other manufacturers. If you don't like a participant's questions you don't have to answer.

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General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:55:47 pm »
I suppose it is just a software problem but was disappointed to still be getting email notifications for new post from people I have blocked as well as showing up in the "Unread Post" feeds.  I know it isn't life or death, just annoying.
Understood. It appears that the forum software does not take those items into consideration. It is possible that it will be fixed in a newer version.

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General Discussion / Re: Use the "Mark Read" button, people!
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:56:05 pm »
I apologize for the delay in responding to this thread and for the slow response to the general recent behavior on the forums.

I think that we do need to keep in mind that each participant is coming from a different place and is not necessarily here to cause trouble or waste others time. The purpose of this forum is to create a community where we can share knowledge an inspiration about bicycle touring. My hope is that everyone can follow the golden rule of treating others how they would like to be treated and not have to resort to banning participants. If you are not interested in a specific topic or the posts from a specific user please move on to content where you feel you can contribute to the community.

That being said, if you go to your forum profile from the menu at the top of the screen there will be an additional menu to Modify your profile where there is an option for Buddies/Ignore list. From there you can add users that you wish to ignore. Adding users to the ignore list will allow you to carry on in the forums without having to read their posts.

I ask all members of this forum to keep this a place that welcomes all members new and old and helps to inspire people to travel by bicycle. It takes effort from each of us to get along and keep this from becoming like many other places on the internet. 

 

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier 2017 Thread
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:37:14 am »
Just finished the ST last week, on an ACA tour.  What a fantastic adventure.  Below is the link to my blog of this epic journey.  As this was my first bike tour ever, I was so moved that I will be doing other routes about every two years, giving the alternate years to my love to vacation as she sees fit!  2018 will see an RV caravan adventure to Alaska!   

http://crafted102.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing your blog. Sounds like it was a fantastic trip!

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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Garmin Edge 520
« on: August 23, 2017, 05:35:08 pm »
I searched this forum for info regarding the Garmin Edge 520 and found nothing.  I'm considering a purchase.  Is this unit compatible with AC maps?  Will it hold data sufficient to navigate a typical AC 1-2 week tour?  Many thanks.
I have not personally tried the Edge 520, but looking at the specifications for the device you should be able to load the digital data .gpx track files and display it on the base map. I'm not positive it will handle the service way points or at least all of them. This specific unit is geared more towards training than touring but I do think you will be able to use it to the follow the route track.

A more in depth review that really covers all the details and also compares the unit to the 8xx and 1000 series can be found here:
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/garmin-edge-520.html

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Turn by turn directions
« on: July 24, 2017, 11:52:42 am »
Both the mobile apps and the digital data packages use GPX track files. They do not provide a cue sheet with turn by turn directions. As you mentioned, you can use a third party app such as RideWithGPS to create turn by turn directions if you prefer to not follow the track on the map.

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Routes / Re: TransAmerica - Types of roads
« on: July 21, 2017, 11:52:39 am »
Is all of the Missoula-Hamilton bike path like it was in 2009, when there was a stop sign for bike traffic at Every. Single. Side. Street. And. Driveway?

I can think of a very few stop signs for bike traffic between Missoula and Hamilton on the path. Cyclist should be very aware of vehicles turning onto side streets from the highway as they don't always notice cyclists on the path.

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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Strava as GPS device
« on: July 18, 2017, 02:11:06 pm »
I would like to download the routes into Strava, as that provides me with a simple method of moving the routes from one GPS device to another. I use my smartphone to navigate, using the strava app.

When I try to import the sample route data into Strava, I get an error. Each of the 3 gpx files fail. The process I used loads the routes on a PC (through a web browser connected to the strava website).

Any help would be appreciated.

Strava requires that uploaded files include time information so that they can determine time and speed on segments. The Adventure Cycling Association digital data files do not include time information as they are not based on a single individual's recorded activity. Strava does not support .GPX files without timing data. More info is available here:

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917947-Uploading-GPS-files-without-time-information




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