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South / Re: Summer 2022 Civil Rights Ride
« on: November 26, 2021, 10:14:25 pm »
You've probably identified most of the places you'd like to visit, so RideWithGPS and CrazyGuyOnABike would help to find routes folks have taken between locations.

Lots of us would love to hear back about the routes you develop!

South / Re: Summer 2022 Civil Rights Ride
« on: November 26, 2021, 06:33:08 pm »
ACA's Underground Railroad route might have some useful points of interest.

General Discussion / Re: New Executive Director
« on: November 21, 2021, 09:41:18 am »
Members got an email 11/10 saying "Executive Director Scott Pankratz recently left Adventure Cycling, and we're now welcoming Interim Executive Director Jennifer O'Dell. Jennifer has already been serving as our Chief Marketing Officer and is excited to help us shape our work. We'll share more about this in the next issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, hitting mailboxes in a few weeks!".

As mentioned above, the December/January issue of Adventure Cyclist is out, and contains a short notice of the new Executive Director, but with no more information.

Routes / Re: Pacific Coast
« on: October 01, 2021, 04:48:14 pm »
May is not "outside the rainy season" in Oregon, I'm sad to say. I tried the Oregon coast a few years back, in May, and got poured on with temps in the 50's for the 3 days I rode, before thinking better of the tour timing.

Routes / Re: Nova Scotia to Newfoundland
« on: September 16, 2021, 06:16:26 pm »
Bicycles are listed under vehicles.

General Discussion / Re: Nova Scotia Tour with Adventure Cycling
« on: August 12, 2021, 09:17:00 am »
I haven't done that particular tour in Nova Scotia, but did do several week-long tours there ( and The area is lovely, and the people are wonderful. I've also done multiple ACA Inn-to-Inn tours, and recommend them.

Note that NS does have some real hills.

General Discussion / Re: Laundry
« on: August 01, 2021, 04:37:26 pm »
Hah. No. not my product. And, not needed if you have a sink/bucket.

General Discussion / Re: Laundry
« on: August 01, 2021, 12:00:17 pm »

General Discussion / Re: Deciphering AMTRAK
« on: July 24, 2021, 05:40:54 pm »
I'm currently befuddled though.  The Atlanta station sells bike boxes but they don't have checked baggage.  That doesn't make sense, does it?  Hopefully a typo or a temporary Covid or staffing thing.
That is confusing -- it also says "Baggage assistance provided by Ticket Agents upon request -90mins prior to departure", so you're probably OK, but a phone call would be in order. (800) 872-7245

I noticed that ACA is running the Hill Country Loop this year (, and they are starting and ending in New Braunfels. You could check with the tour leader and see where they are parking people's cars.

Well, Cedar Park would work. I sometimes simply book a night at the start of the trip and a night at the end of the trip at a motel, and ask to let my car stay in the lot. Cedar Park is near enough to Austin that heading in for a day trip is simple (and there's rail service between Cedar Park and downtown Austin -- Lakeline Station). You could even park in Cedar Park, take the train into downtown, and start the loop from the official starting point if you like.

I can also see a number of places to stay along Jollyville Rd (on route into Austin from Cedar Park).

I also plan on going CW when I'm able to do the loop.

By then, I expect all will be good. Texas was spectacularly unprepared for the cold snap, so many pipes burst. But things should be pretty normal by then. State is a lot more open now that COVID numbers are down, but expect to mask around other people.

Many restaurants are still to-go only, and a fair number have gone under. Verify that everything is still open. I know what’s been happening in the Austin area, but haven’t checked much of the rest of the route.

That's Wildflower Season! Best time to do it, and it won't even be 100º  8)

I've heard back via email from the Cartography department that the 2017 printed map does match the electronic directions. I'll be getting the updated map.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Texas Hill Country Loop GPS vs Printed Map
« on: February 06, 2021, 10:43:51 am »
I live just off the loop in Cedar Park. I’m trying to reconcile my printed map (BC2401 2016) with the current electronic map, and am looking at the part near where I live (Panel 10).

The printed directions have me going from Bagdad Rd to Crystal Falls Pkwy to Lakeline Blvd to Cypress Creek Rd to Anderson Mill Rd.

The electronic directions have me going from Bagdad Rd to E San Gabriel Pkwy to CR 270 to Hero Way to Ronald Reagan/Parmer to Anderson Mill Rd.

The map updates section of the web site doesn’t list any changes to this portion of the map. Am I just totally misreading the map (very possible, I’m definitely GPS-dependent)?

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