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General Discussion / Re: Browsing problems?
« on: June 17, 2009, 04:39:35 pm »
We have been experiencing problems with a 3rd party hacking the site. Malicious scripts have been removed and we are currently working to resolve all issue. Sorry for the inconvienence and we hope to have everything back to normal soon.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Has anyone tried Sportypal?
« on: June 10, 2009, 01:49:05 pm »
Thanks for all the great info about your Vista Hcx. It sounds like a product I should look into further.

I'm running firefox 3.0.10 and IE 7.0.573.11.

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Has anyone tried Sportypal?
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:48:23 am »
I have not tried any of the phone tracking apps.  I do have a Garmin eTrex Vista Hcx that I quite like and use as my cycling computer (among many other things).

I load up the GPX files into a web hosting account (I use the free Google Pages), run a Javascript function on them, and then generate maps to display.  If you or anyone else is interested in displaying their GPS tracks on Google Maps for free, I will be happy to provide detailed instructions.

For example:
How do you like the eTrex Vista Hcx when using it as a cycling computer. Do you mount it to your handlebars? If so does it seem rather larger when placed there? In general how does it compare to a regular cycle computer when out riding. I would love to be able to bring the data home but was hoping for something very small in size or at least close to cycle computer size that would allow me to record way points and other data perhaps to a MicroSD card. 

I tried to check out your map link but I'm just getting a blank map in both firefox and ie.

Gear Talk / Re: NuVinci hub
« on: May 08, 2009, 08:11:06 pm »
A quick google search makes it seem that they are in the $320 - $350 range. Here are a  couple of web retailers selling them.

General Discussion / Re: Joining ACA
« on: May 05, 2009, 11:17:02 am »
Also could somebody please tell me how in the name of Phil Prince of Insufficient Light I can get a picture to actually appear in my profile, I've ticked the "I will upload my own picture" option in Forum Profile Information and selected a picture of 80x80 pixels, clicked the "Change Profile" button, but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

It seems that there are some issues with uploading your own personalized photo. I tried it and could get it to work with some images but not others. I would not get an error when it did not work and it just refreshed the page and my old image was still there. The forums are set to accept .jpg or .gif images as attachments for this purpose and they need to be under 200kb. The image I was able to make work was a .gif and was 41 x 47 pixels. I posted a message on the smf forums support board asking about this issue and will report back if I get an answer.

Gear Talk / Re: Computer Install Question on LHT - Placement on Spoke
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:33:05 am »
Moving the sensor and magnet up or down along the spoke and fork leg should not make any difference as the entire length of the spoke will always be rotating at the same speed/spot. As long as the wheel size does not change you should be good.

General Discussion / MOVED: Inexpensive Touring Gear
« on: April 22, 2009, 12:59:03 pm »

General Discussion / MOVED: Cycling Sandals
« on: April 22, 2009, 12:58:37 pm »

General Discussion / MOVED: Pedal Suggestions for Soft Soled Shoes?
« on: April 22, 2009, 12:57:35 pm »
This topic has been moved to Gear Talk.
You should get more views and replies in the gear section.

Routes / Re: Great Divide starting point
« on: April 20, 2009, 12:03:33 pm »
I would probably try to fly into Kalispell, Montana which will get you pretty close. The airport web site is and Delta, Northwest, United and a few others fly from there. You could also look into flights going into Missoula, Butte, Helena, Great Falls in Montana or Spokane, Washington for possible lower prices but a little more driving.

I have no direct experience using the Spot device myself but they were used to track the progress of racers on the Tour Divide last year. It seemed to work well along the Great Divide Route so I would imagine that they would work well for other routes as well.

On the Adventure Cyling website they have articles about ultra light mountain bike touring.  Everything carried in a big seatbag or seatpost rack bag.  Light and minimal.  And they are camping out and cooking too.
Here is a direct link to this article:

General Discussion / Re: How Many ACA Map Tours Are Done Each Year?
« on: April 06, 2009, 12:01:37 pm »
During the calendar year of 2008 31,225 Adventure Cycling maps were sold. This is the total number of maps from map sets and individual map sales. This information will be in this years Adventure Cycling Association annual report.

General Discussion / Re: biking across america with diabetes
« on: March 30, 2009, 01:00:04 pm »
Please keep this thread on topic and related to cycling. This is not the place to argue the causes of diabetes or make accusations about other forum members. Any further posts that are off of the original topic will be removed or the thread will be locked. 

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