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Classifieds / FS - Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Map Set
« on: August 27, 2019, 11:10:07 am »
Just completed the GDMBR and no longer need the map set. This is a 2018 edition, no markings on any of the sections and they are in great shape. Includes the Canada section. Asking $70 or best offer  which includes shipping to the lower 48 states. Contact Drew @ 203.675.3500 or

Successfully purchased and downloaded the GDMBR GPX file to my Garmin Basecamp and Etrex 20X. I'm not seeing any difference with the north or south bound files. I'm I missing something? I'm assuming turn by turn directions, but I don't think is is an option with Basecamp or Etrex 20x.



Im currently in Danville, Ky and looking to ride home to Guilford, CT. Started in Astoria, OR, and just decided to ride home, Guilford, CT instead of Yorktown.
Can someone suggest the best route to take? The training wheels are off and I'll be off the TA ☺️


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Routes / TA to the Katy Trail from KS
« on: July 07, 2015, 08:33:59 am »
Thinking of going off the TA and doing the Katy Trail, which is the best route from KS route 96? Going west to east.

General Discussion / Should I pack an Air Pillow
« on: May 14, 2015, 06:32:52 pm »
Narrowing down my pack list for a TransAmerica ride in several weeks and down to one item in question. I'll be camping 80+% do the time and considering a Sea to Summit air pillow. I've used a stuff sack with a fleece jacket which is okay but looking to the pillow as a treat for a good night sleep. Is it worth 2.8oz's? Anyone use one on a long trip?



General Discussion / How much water to carry?
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:19:14 pm »
Leaving on June 10th west to east doing the TranAm route solo/ self supporting (mostly camping, no cooking) and I'm wondering how much water I should be prepared to carry.
I riding a Surly Cross Check that has 2 standard water bottle mounts along with handlebar bag and rear panniers. I also have the option of mounting bottle cages on the fork where there are braze-ons. I know I throw the Gatorade bottle in the pannier or topside on the rack, but I was thinking the fork mounts would better distribute the weight low and forward. Thoughts?

Routes / TA Route from Astoria to Guilford, CT
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:45:54 am »
Excited to have committed to doing the TA this year! Starting early June in Astoria, OR. New to long distance touring so there will be lots of questions to follow. I do have one in particular about routing.

I'll be purchasing the TA map set but have a question about where to finish. I'll be self supporting and riding solo.

Do I finish in Yorktown, VA and have my wife pick me up? Complete the official route. We live in Guilford, CT on the shoreline near New Haven.
Do I go up the Underground Rail Road route north and head east at some point and head home? It would be good to arrive at home and I do live several miles from the water for the traditional wheel dip.
Do I continue east on the TA and head up the Eastern route to head home?

Considerations - I don't have unlimited time so route efficiency regarding distance is important. I want to maximize my tour experience while considering the additional miles.

Any feedback, thoughts in the area of routing will be most appreciated.



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