Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


 

Messages - CMajernik

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 32
1
Routes / Re: Route Selection: Route 66 vs Southern Tier
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:14:32 pm »
Be aware that on both Route 66 and the Southern Tier there are some sections where you will have to ride farther than 50 miles between services, or there are very limited services. These sections are marked on the maps. I just did a quick review. On Route 66 here's what I found. Western CA: 106 miles very limited services, AZ: 117 miles limited services, western TX: 62 miles limited services, and 97 miles very limited services. For the Southern Tier in western TX: 89 miles very limited services, 55 miles no services, and 40 miles no services.

2
Routes / Re: Underground Railroad around Cincy
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:43:43 pm »
With historic routes it is always a challenge to decide what roads to follow, especially with this route. Many freedom seekers followed paths going north and our routing in Kentucky between Milton and Old Washington heads more in an east-west direction. We decided to do that to access the significant Underground Railroad sites in Old Washington and Maysville, KY, and Ripley, OH.

3
Routes / Re: Northern Tier nostalgia
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:19:08 am »
I'm pretty sure the place that John pointed out is where the route was back then. We have adjusted the routing slightly in Illinois but that occurred quite a few years ago.

 

4
Upper Hoh Rd. (which intersects with the route) is closed for road repairs from 9/5/18 through 10/6/18 from the Olympic National Park boundary eastward into the Park. The boundary begins 12 miles from US 101. There is no access allowed to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Campground.

5
Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Northern Tier to Lewis & Clark?
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:19:59 pm »
You can go here and click on Bicycle Map to see highway information with traffic counts, shoulder widths, etc. That should help make your decision. US 89 is closer the the Rocky Mountain Front so the views are good. The roads farther east are out on the plains.
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/bikeped/bikes/default.shtml

6
Due to military operations, the Old Pacific Coast Highway and bike path will be closed from San Onofre State Beach (I-5 Exit 71) to the Las Pulgas gate (I-5 Exit 62) from Sept. 24-28 and Oct. 1-5, 2018. Bicyclists may ride on the I-5 shoulder during the indicated days of the Old Pacific Highway closure.

7
Routes / Re: Arkansas High Country Tour
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:29 am »
Yes, we will - sometime next spring.

8
CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

9
CLOSURE UPDATE:
US 12 will be closed near Fish Creek Bridge on Friday night, August 10, to allow contractors to retrieve a crane that went off the road last Thursday (Aug. 2).

The full closure is anticipated from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 10 to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 11.

10
The Helena Ranger District was going to notify us when the road was reopened. It's a big project. I suspect it is still closed. You can call Heather at 406-495-3924 to confirm.

11
I spoke to the Helena District Ranger today. Until July 23 the road will be open. The contractor is working on nearby roads but not on the one we use between turns G and H on the new maps.

12
Martin:
I have been waiting for several days for someone from the Helena NF to call me back about this. If you have talked to the Helena NF and they say it's open I would go ahead and ride the main route. The small section of road that I was told is closed is only 1/2 mi. long and I think the road number is 692/South Fork Quartz Creek Rd. I was also told (by a USFS person who oversees permits in Region 1) that often a road is usually only closed in small portions even though it's stated that the entire length of a road is closed.

I will try to reach someone again this afternoon.

13
There is extensive road construction on SR A1A/200 from I-95 east to Amelia Island. Completion is currently scheduled for summer 2020. Bike lanes and shoulders are missing so cyclists should avoid riding the highway during rush hours. Kyle at SuperCorsa Cycles on Amelia Island has provided an online detour between Yulee and Amelia Island which is safer: https://www.supercorsacycles.com/touring

Thanks Kyle!

14
Large parts of the Capital Crescent Trail are temporarily closed due to construction for a light rail line. It will reopen sometime in 2022. A local member gave us this detour:
Southbound: At turn J, turn right onto Jones Mill Rd., then immediately turn left onto Jones Bridge Rd. Go 1.7 mi. At Rockville Pike (also unsigned Wisconsin Ave.) turn left. Go 1.1 mi. At Bethesda Ave., turn right. Go 0.2 mi., then turn left onto signed Georgetown Branch Trail. The Trail is on the left just past the intersection of Bethesda Ave. and Woodmont Ave.
Northbound: At Bethesda Ave., turn right. Go 0.2 mi. At Wisconsin Ave., turn left. Go 1.1 mi. At Jones Bridge Rd., turn right. Go 1.7 mi. At 'T", turn right onto Jones Mill Rd., then immediately turn left onto signed Georgetown Branch Trail.

For a different signed detour see http://www.purplelinemd.com/en/cctrail

15
Caltrans has announced the Mud Creek Slide construction zone on SR 1 will be opened to traffic beginning July 20, 2018.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/community/cambrian/article214288004.html

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 32