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Routes / Re: Rails To Trails missing segments.
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:21:35 am »
Thank you,
I am in Sacramento Ca so I do not think I will be using any of those.
 

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Routes / Re: Rails To Trails missing segments.
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:52:13 pm »
Thanks for your inputs.

From what I can tell from the posts, some of the segments are popular enough that using them is a pain and the other end of the spectrum is a lot of missing bridges, big gaps and no easy way around the difficult to ride segments. If a street bike does not work well on a trail I really do not want to be there.
I can see that all of the gaps may never be closed on the trail but if there are reasonable detours around the gaps and unpaved trail what good segments would gain value.

Also from the comments, it looks like I should ride the TA or the Western Express and not care about the R-T project so much. R-T does not seem to compete well with Adventure Cycling rides.

Are there AC maps that include R-T segments?

I am a flatlander and R-T grade restrictions sounded good to me.
My hardest ride to date was the 82 miles of Western Express from Vallejo Ca to Rancho Cordova. I was not carrying anything and the climb out of Vallejo was very hard for me.

I would think that segment reviews, detours around bad segments and segment gaps would increase the value of the R-T project. I am 70, I am out of time to wait for them to close all the gaps.

Of the longer segments that do exist is there enough support along the trail that riding does not feel like US 50 from Carson City NV to  Pueblo CO.

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Routes / Rails To Trails missing segments.
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:58:25 am »
Is there any interest or work on maps to fill in the 92 missing segments in the proposed Great America Rail-Trail map.

Does anyone have input about the condition of the existing 93 segments?

https://www.railstotrails.org/media/781477/grt-map-handout_final.pdf

This trail may be an easier ride than the TA. At least there will not be any steep sections on the rail bed part?

https://www.railstotrails.org/greatamericanrailtrail/

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