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In the midst of cycling cross country here and in VA. Part of our route is the BRP.  Getting on around mile marker 270 and getting off at 376.6.  I have been looking for detailed directions to Julian Price Memorial Park and Crabree Meadows because they both have camping.  Does anyone know if these are right on the Parkway or are they off the Parkway?  I've heard the steepest part of the BRP is getting onto it:)  I am on the road now so there is no getting to a guide book or anything.  I will take any details you have about this part of my trip.


Routes / Linking TransAm (W>E) to Katy Trail back to TransAm
« on: August 21, 2012, 07:06:07 pm »
We are heading to CO so we have a bit of time to figure this out.  Heard from many westbounders the Katy Trail is a nice way to go while avoiding the rollercoaster ride in the Ozarks.

Does anyone have advice on how to link the two trails together?  How to get onto the Katy from the TransAm and how to get back onto the TransAm from the Katy.


I have searched and read a lot of threads so I apologize in advance if I am asking the same question someone else has.

I am riding the Trans Am soon.  I bought the ACA maps and a Garmin eTrex 20.  I downloaded the GPS data from the ACA website for the TransAm.  I have BaseCamp software and have Garmin City Navigator North America maps.  I read the GPS Data Quick Start. I put all the GPS data onto the receiver and when I show all the receivers contents on Base Camp I see the entire TransAm route on the map on my computer.  I see the part of the Quick Start titled Meaningful waypoint names but that sounds like I have to rename every waypoint and I am not sure if that is necessary.

Here's where I am stuck and confused. 
1. Will the TransAm route appear on the GPS when I get to Astoria, OR and start to ride across the country?
2. If I use the maps in conjunction with the GPS do I need to rename way points on the GPS?
3. I just see a list of points under Create Route and Waypoint Manager NO ROUTES BY SECTION.  Do I have to make the routes out of them?  Like make the routes of out them on my computer and then transfer the routes to the GPS?

PS: I think the instructions from Garmin for the eTrex are totally lacking for a GPS newbie.

Thanks to anybody who knows what I am talking about.  I can't wait to hear your helpful answers:)!

Routes / Mammouth Caves Loop, Kentucky to Asheville, NC
« on: February 21, 2012, 01:47:06 pm »
My husband and I are planning to do the TransAmerica ride (EB) with a minor change at the end.  Instead of going to the coast in VA we want to go from Mammouth Caves National Park to Asheville, North Carolina.  How do I figure out the best/safest way to go?  I have looked at Adventure Cycling Association website and the lists of mapped routes but don't see one that will help get me from KY to NC.  Is there a way to find the roads deemed useable by the Association or can I to use Google Maps/bike route?  How reliable is that? :)

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