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Routes / Re: Chicago to New York City Route?
« on: March 10, 2017, 04:25:34 pm »
According to Adventure Cycling's Cyclosource catalog, the maps won't be available until May 2017.

Routes / Re: New York State Bike Route 5 versus Erie Canalway Trail
« on: December 04, 2016, 11:33:45 pm »
Youneed to be careful about NYS Bike Route 5.  At times, it veers away from the river valley and climbs some pretty significant hills.  It's easy to see this even on a NYS road map.  Best to stay close to the river if at all possible.  From Fort Hunter to Little Falls (I think), the trail is stone dust, rideable but not paved.  There are probably roads other than NYS Bike Route 5 that stay closer to the river in some places, and I'd take a look at those.  Many of the towns have mom-and-pop motels, and camping is also possible at many of the Erie Canal locks.

Routes / Re: TA to the Katy Trail from KS
« on: July 07, 2015, 10:26:48 am »
I left the TA and picked up K-4 north of Alexander, KS, and went straight across via Louisburg picking up the Katy Trail in Windsor, MO.

Midwest / Re: Trans America to Katy Trail
« on: July 03, 2015, 06:09:17 am »
I did just that in 2010.  Take a look at my journal here:

General Discussion / Re: Making the Commitment
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:20:37 am »
+1 to what John said.  Once you put it on the calendar and start talking it up, it develops a life of its own and becomes real.

General Discussion / Re: Expected daily mileage on hills
« on: June 29, 2010, 02:57:39 pm »
Also check out Champlain Bikeways (  There's lots of good information on that site, including cue sheets for both sides of the lake.  I did a 5-day loop a few years ago, and in general, the Vermont side is much less hilly, especially if you go through the islands.

There's a long treatise on the subject here:

Routes / Re: TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 31, 2009, 08:26:44 am »
Thanks - that's somewhat less helpful.

Routes / Re: TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 30, 2009, 02:36:56 pm »
Thanks - that's helpful.  I'm leaving the west coast in July and only need #1-8, so will keep my eyes out for any updates as time goes by.

Routes / Re: TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 28, 2009, 10:10:04 pm »
I'm in no rush, and I only want them now if there's no reason to wait.  Thus the question.

Routes / TransAm Map Set Update Schedule?
« on: October 28, 2009, 05:57:54 pm »
Anybody have any idea when the next post-2008 TransAm set will be published/available?  I'm planning a 2010 trip, and need to know whether to buy the 2008s and use addenda or wait for a newer one.  Thanks for any info

General Discussion / Re: Where To Park
« on: July 15, 2009, 07:35:26 am »
That route begins only a couple of miles from the Albany County Airport, which has long-term parking.  Google Maps should get you there, but feel free to contact me off-list if you need directions between the two.

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