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Routes / Re: USBR 30
« on: July 04, 2023, 08:19:52 am »
ok done ✅ sorry was wat too exhausted after yesterday’s ride 😁

Routes / USBR 30
« on: July 03, 2023, 07:33:01 pm »
Hi folks,

can anyone provide me with the USBR 30 route in GPX format (east to west) please 🙏

I’m currently on a trip coming from the Nothern Tier/Lake Erie Connector and would need to get to Madison, WI for a student revival.

The link on ‘ride with GPX’ provided by ACA does not work with me :/

Safe rides, good ice cream and tail winds to all, Peter

Dear all,

as I'm scheduled for a ride through ACA Adirondack Park Loop and ACA Green Mountains Loop starting the Monday after next I wanted to check back if you have any news on the current situation in terms of air quality and if the wildfires up north are making the region unrideable?

I guess strong winds and/or rain would have an extremely positive effect on the current situation (air wise) so therefore I'm currently sticking to the planed route;

Happy for any updates.

Safe rides and thanks a lot,

Routes / Re: help needed: route selection (June-July)
« on: May 12, 2023, 04:21:13 am »
Thanks all for your valuable feedback!

Somehow I like the idea of "finishing" a route, that’s why linking together various routes wasn´t on the plan so far. @Pat Lamb your option D sounds interesting, I´ll have a detailed look at that.

As I do not have much time for planning, I prefer to use the ACA routing as it worked out well on the Pacific Coast Route back in 2018.

Did anyone do the Plaskett/Breuning: Great Divide Road Bike Route so far – it sounds quite interesting but I wasn´t able to find neither the book nor any journals or GPS in the www.

Another option would be the ACA Great Parks N & S.

I´m doing it for the joy of touring, getting my head clear – nothing to prove no sights on the bucketlist either. However getting to know ‘small town America’ or whats over that’s the goal.

Routes / help needed: route selection (June-July)
« on: May 11, 2023, 10:22:10 am »
Dear touring enthusiasts,

with an unexpected opportunity appearing on the horizon, I finally get the opportunity to hit the road again. Due to the short notice and the time slot of only four weeks I cannot do the ACA TransAm as intended for such occasions.

In detail I considered the following options as a possible alternative:
-   ACA Route 66 (not sure about the timing in terms of heat and winds?)
-   ACA Sierra Cascades
-   Plaskett/Breuning: Great Divide Road Bike Route: read about it earlier today and this sounds like an interesting route – but couldn’t find more details.

In terms of the timeframe (4 weeks) and timing which one would you suggest. I´m in for the experience of the journey only.

Timeframe: Mid-June to Mid-July
Surface: Road to Gravel (no mountain biking)
Experience: bike and bikepacking (incl. ACA Pacific Coast, TransAlp, etc.), - done a bit of racing and guiding back in the days so 10hrs of riding per day should still be possible 😉

Thanks for your help!
Safe rides,

Routes / Re: TransAm: dep late March – route advise needed
« on: January 13, 2020, 01:19:15 pm »
Dear all,

many thanks for your valuable inputs and hints!

Based on your feedback I’m now considering starting in San Diego and finishing in New Orleans spicing up the route with the Texas Hill Country Loop which should fit perfectly in terms of timing and weather;

once again thanks for your quick and helpful feedbacks,

Routes / Re: TransAm: dep late March – route advise needed
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:12:44 am »
THANKS A LOT for your quick feedback and advise - making my decision easy!

Coming from business I don´t care about maths  ;D - no serios concerning timing I do not have a problem to use a rental if necessary, its about the ride not the finish. Can´t wait to hit the road again.

Ride safe and thanks for your advices,

Routes / TransAm: dep late March – route advise needed
« on: January 11, 2020, 02:36:52 pm »
Dear cycling folks,

with an unexpected opportunity window opening I´m trying my luck to make a  dream come alive and ride from coast to coast. As so often with unexpected events timing is not perfectly fine, therefore I would kindly ask you for your advice which route through the US to take.

Initial plan waiting in the box was the legendary ACA TransAm route but due to my time window this won´t work out. Now I´ve come up with two other options but I´m not quite sure which one to ride.

Background: aged 30 with sportive background (incl. triathlon), did the ACA Pacific Coast route in 2018 in 30 days. Set-Up is a light weight cycle cross bike (alu frame) or an adjusted road bike with carbon frame.

Timeframe: Last week of March till first week of May (5 weeks)

Route Option 01: ACA Southern Tier; west to east

Route Option 02: LA to Yorktown (via Vegas, Zion NP, Rockie crossing at Chama NM (10,500ft) and Palo Flechado Pass trough Oklahoma into Arkansas, Tennessee finishing on the ACA TransAm at Yorktown; west to east

May I kindly ask for your device – which option should I take, or if you have a third option welcome – am happy for any feedback!

Thanks a lot,

Routes / Re: ACA Pacific Coast or ACA Sierra Cascades
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:20:40 pm »
Dear both,

many thanks for your valuable input and help.

Having done my homework I´ve adjusted my proposed route following mainly ACA Pacific Coast from Vancouver (entering Astoria via Bruceport and adding the 'Lost Coast' loop) till SF. Heading east on the ACA Western Express till Sacramento. From there the plan is to follow USBRS 50 till South Lake Tahoe entering ACA Sierra Cascades till Lake Isabella. For the following sections the plan is as follows: Lake Isabella till Bakersfield (do I have to follow US178 or is there another connector you would recommend?). From Bakersfield following (future) USBRS87 to Santa Barbara re-entering the ACA Pacific Coast route.

Does this make sense in terms of route selection?
How many (riding days, not including night shifts) would you recommend doing a light above average daily milage?

Light sleeping back as well as my good old pocket stove are be part of the equipment list :)


Routes / ACA Pacific Coast or ACA Sierra Cascades
« on: June 05, 2018, 04:15:23 am »
Dear adventure cycling community,
Hi folks!

Dreaming of doing a bike touring trip for a couple of years the opportunity window has finally opened and after intensive research I would need your valuable input for selection of the route. Originally the plan was to do a full TransAm (Robert Winning – Bicycling Across America route  – from LA to DC). Unfortunately, I only have 5-6 weeks’ time and the aim of the ride is to unwind and clear my mind as well to get a better feeling of the local culture. Therefore, I was thinking about adjusting the idea and switch to crossing the country from north to south instead.

The following routes seem to make sense – however I´m fully flexible as I have to fly in from Europe anyway:
ACA Pacific Coast
ACA Sierra Cascades
Combination of both

Earliest start: 04 September
Rider: 31 yrs, good condition (experience including marathon, triathlon, ski touring, etc.) but NO bike touring experience (except road bike training camps); Plan was to stay in B&Bs, hostels and hotels along the way but a light tent will be part of the equipment;

May I please ask for your opinion/input concerning the route option.
What to you think make sense – or do you have any alternative ideas I haven’t come across yet?

Many thanks for your efforts,
servus Peter

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