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Routes / Re: TransAm shortcut
« on: July 18, 2009, 04:02:37 pm »

This is what I was thinking of though this only shave 200miles off and still leaves the option for a detour to the Tetons, or I could  take the route Lower than Idaho falls and save a little more distance.
I also found a journal on crazyguy who took as similar route and his photos look good too]

What I'm looking for is a nice route, and I'm only using the TransAm as a base line and from Pueblo will probibly head more south east, I like the idea of travelling large parts of the route without a strict plan or know route (the old fashion way), especially in the flatter states where a height profile is less uselfull  :)



Routes / TransAm shortcut
« on: July 17, 2009, 02:41:48 pm »
Im hoping to win a couple of days here and there along the route so that I can be done within 70 days and have enough days off for detours to things that interest me.

I'm  thinking about the idea of cutting the detour out to Missoula, by heading south-east from Sisters. I see(if I believe google maps), that its possible to ride almost all the way parallel to the 84 without having to get too close to the freeway. Then just above Salt Lake city, I can head roughly east again towards Rawlings. This route will save almost 400mile which give me 5-6 days extra for some detours in the the Rockies (incl. Independence pass:)).

So my questions are;

1. What will I miss if I choose to do this route apart from ice cream in Missoula and Yellowstone.
2. Would it be a big mistake to take this route because its not very pleasant for example? If the published route is ALOT nicer than this route then I'd rather do the extra 400miles and run the risk of not getting to the other coast, a pleasant journey is much more important than the final destination.

Thanks for any feedback and suggestions.


GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 24, 2009, 02:24:26 pm »
After contacting my supplier, within 2 days I recieved new 2008 maps:)

Thanks folks

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 09, 2009, 05:07:44 am »
Thanks Jenn,

I guess I'll just have to hassle my supplier then and ask why they are still selling uit of date maps. My map is BC-1511-03L.



GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 07, 2009, 10:03:53 am »
Thanks for the reply's but Im affraid you've missed my point :)

The map route is as follows : Florence to Noti along the 126, then via Crow to Eugene.
The Gps route is as follows : Florence to Mapelton along the 126, then along the 36 via Fern Ridge lake to Eugene.

So my question is does this happen on other parts of the route, is so then I dont need to buy maps 4-12 (only have 1-3 so far), I'll just stick to the Gps if the two contradict each other anyway.



GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Gps route different to aca maps?
« on: June 04, 2009, 04:14:08 pm »
Hi folks,

I've just recieved the first 3 parts of the Transam maps. And now I've also downloaded the GPs waypoints, but it seems that the gps route between Florence and Eugene is largly diffrent to the map. So not only have I bought a map for only one leg but it also differs from the Gps information.

Is this the same for other parts of the route? if so then I need to decide which item to leave at home if only 1 of them is accurate......

Thanks for the reactions


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