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Routes / Another way to cope with dogs
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:12:15 pm »
The issue of dogs in eastern Kentucky has been around for years and countless solutions have been offered. Shooting, kicking, useing mace, standing your ground, yelling, out racing them, etc. have all been suggested.
My modest propasal is to avoid the state entirely. Reroute the transam to more friendly climes.  I see no adventure in being attacked by dogs or their owners pissed off over a pet with a faceful of mace.
When my family of runners and cyclists found ourselves regularly
chased or threatened by dogs in our rural area and the sheriff did nothing and typical responses were ineffective,  we just avoided that route.  I have no idea of the economic impact of x numbers of touring cyclists passing through any one patch of Kentucky might be, but perhaps a publicly voiced threat of avoiding the area might offer some results. The powers that be in the ACA might want to speak up.

Routes / ACA Denali route?
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:03:21 pm »
We plan on riding tandem in Alaska next summer and are interested in using the route laid out by ACA.  Is this route published? We have in mind doing the same route, but not camping, if possible.

Routes / ACA roads to avoid in the Adirondacks?
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:29:26 pm »
We are planing an unsupported tandem ride using the Adirondack Park Loop maps.  Several roads appear to be main connections between towns and might be busier than we like.  The route from Caroga Lake through Broadalbin to Saratoga Springs look to be busy secondary roads.  I'm betting there is a better route from Speculator to Edinburg to Cornth to Saratoga Springs via small county roads.  Are there ACA riders familiar with this loop and can provide information?

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