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Ended up going to Eureka, the 48 was gravel and after 2 minutes turned into one lane dirt. Maybe we took wrong turn but the sign said 48..

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Strava vs ACA discrepancies
« on: June 07, 2023, 12:59:22 am »
Hello, doing part of the Northern tier in Washington and just wend over Sherman pass, however when i compare Strava stats with ACA map stats, there is 1000ft elevation difference?

Anyone experienced this?


Routes / Southern tier Texas portion?
« on: December 28, 2021, 05:04:11 pm »
Hi, thanks everyone for all the advice on my last posts! I'm currently on the Southern Tier in Las Cruces. Our end point is San Antonio (not directly on the route). We heard that much of the route through Texas is the same and the roads aren't great. Is that true? We are a little behind schedule and are considering skipping a section by taking the Amtrak. Is there a section between El Paso and San Antonio you guys recommend skipping/ has rough roads/ is boring? Thanks!!

Routes / Re: Southern Tier San Diego -> San Antonio Dec-Jan
« on: December 13, 2021, 11:54:39 pm »
Emory Pass in NM is at 8,228 feet. The highway (SR 152) that goes over it stays open all year around, so plows will be out if a snow storm has blown through. Also, depending on weather, you might not want to follow the Gila Cliff Dwellings Alternate since it goes over the Continental Divide several times.

This is good to know and thanks for the tip!

Routes / Re: Southern Tier San Diego -> San Antonio Dec-Jan
« on: December 13, 2021, 11:54:06 pm »
The days will be pretty short (that is why I prefer to start mid February), but otherwise it should be an okay time to go.  I don't see why you'd have an especially hard time finding places to stay this time of year.  The route is typically done in the cooler months.  The AC maps document places to stay pretty well and worst case there are places to improvise camping spots.  I camped under an overpass once and in a couple roadsie picnic area in TX.  Cops rode by numerous times and a few even waved.  Someone told me that I might have had a problem with the roadside picnic areas if I had pitched a tent (I slept in a bivy next to a picnic table).  There was a lot of truck traffic with truck rolling in and out all night taking breaks, but noise doesn't bother me much so I found it an okay spot.  I probably could have camped 50-100 yards away in the dry grass.

You probably could stay only in places listed on the ACA maps.  At times they are fairly widely spaced.  Also check that they are open, by checking the addenda and maybe calling ahead where that is possible.

Snow is hit or miss.  I saw very little in NM in February on my ride.  Just a little on the side of the roads on the passes.A lot of the time it was just cold enough for there to be frost and warmed to 50F pretty quickly in the daytime.

Lots of great overall info, thanks!

Routes / Southern tier EB Jacumba -> Ocotillo ?
« on: December 13, 2021, 11:53:04 pm »
Hello, so it seems like it is prohibited to ride on 8 in between these cities but people are doing it anyway? I didn't manage to find any detour...


Routes / Southern Tier San Diego -> San Antonio Dec-Jan
« on: December 08, 2021, 12:59:27 am »
I did a lots of reading and I know this is not the best time of year to do this but now we(two of us) have the time so yeah.

My main question would be how do you find places to stay during this time of year? (starting probably in a week) I am guessing it's mostly camping. It seems like warmshowers is not what it used to and the alternatives dont have many people along the route on it.

Also how much snow should we expect on the mountain passes in New Mexico?


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