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I have been using Delorme PN series GPS units for years and now mine are locking up and not working.
With Garmin's purchase of Delorme years ago, the devices are not in production.
I have been using the TOPO program that came with the units for route planning for multi day rides.
As the software is several years old, It has stopped working on most of my computers.
The features on the software I use are the ability to add roads(ie c&o and Gap trail) for routing and also  roads that either are broken or incorrectly listed as not usable for cyclists (Lewiston-Queenston Bridge (Google Maps still doesn't route on this bridge)).  And the ability to estimate end of day distances from last end of day.  This allows me to find an area to search for accommodations near the distance, then shows an icon at the next distance after making a stopping point.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement for the Delorme TOPO program?
I have tried Google maps, but I haven't found how to do an estimated end of day stops, and transferring to a gps unit doesn't seem possible.

Also a replacement for the PN series gps units.
I do prefer replaceable batteries to rechargeable as recharging during the day or every night can be problematical while multi day touring.


General Discussion / NYC Layover day
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:13:52 pm »
I am planning a trip and looking to take the ferry from Highlands NJ into NYC for 2 nights.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a hotel/B&B ect that has secure bicycle storage in NYC?  I do not plan to use the bike to ride around NYC just from the ferry dock to the hotel and back.  The bike is a recumbent trike so putting in the hotel room is not a option.

All of my internet searches have only shown hotels with bicycle rentals.


Update:  7/1/15  The onramp to Canada is open.

There is construction on the west bound (to Canada) entrance to the Lewiston Queenston bridge.  It closes the ramp listed in the route.  There is no listed bike detour, the signed detour puts you on the highway further back.  Below is a bikable detour that takes you to the rainbow bridge.

At the light at Military Rd and Upper Mountain Rd,  just before the bridge to Canada, make a right on Military rd.  Take this to the end and make a left on Lewiston Rd rt 104.  Take this past 2 lights, Niagara University will be on your left.  Make a right into the onramp/parking lot for Devils Hole State Park.  To the left you will see a pedistrian overpass over the highway,  Cross the bridge and then keep the river to the right.  Take this Path all the way to the end and then make a right to the Rainbow bridge.  After the customs booths make a right on the first street and then make another right on Hiram St and rejoin the route by making a right on the Niagara Parkway.

General Discussion / cyclist friendly b&b or inn listing
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:25:36 pm »
Does anyone know of any cyclist friendly lodging lists.  Basically any listing of lodging with secure/off street bicycle parking.  I know of one that mainly cover Canada but nothing for the US.

Currently I am looking for ones in DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.


New England / Bicycle friendly place to stay in Boston
« on: February 03, 2013, 09:51:36 pm »
I am planning a trip with a stop in Boston and am looking for somewhere to spend 2 nights in Boston.



General Discussion / Browsing problems?
« on: June 17, 2009, 12:31:15 pm »
When I refresh or click on any link on Adventure Cycling's website, I get a Reported Attack Site warning in Firefox.

Is this a problem with my pc or firefox?


Routes / Algonac to Toledo area
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:35:41 pm »
I am looking for recommendations for traveling from Algonac/Northern end of lake St Clair to the AC's Northern Tier route Toledo OH area.  How far West should I head to avoid Detroit?


Routes / Cycling Around Lake Erie
« on: November 06, 2008, 12:13:37 pm »
I am planning a round Lake Erie trip for summer 2009.
I am looking for some suggestions for going around Detroit.  

I have the Round Lake Erie book, the directions in the book only apply if you hitchhike across the Detroit river.  This is not an option that I will consider.

I have found the a ferry that is north of Detroit that accepts bikes, crosses just North of Lake St Clair and South of Algonac Park.

I plan on picking up the ACA Northern route south of Detroit and taking it back thru Buffalo, NY.


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