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GPS & Digital Data Discussion / Re: First GPS / Phone suggestions
« on: October 24, 2011, 04:08:26 pm »
For serious situations, and you know you will be in serious terrain ( no cell etc) check into a SPOT device.  It is not for directions, but may save you from a serious situation. It makes use of satellites and hence does give you communication capability with the "Outside World" in an emergency.

StevenP:  I just finished St. LOuis-Greensboro, NC on the TransAm, found firehouses, churches, and city parks accomodating.  Always start the conversation with "I'm riding coast to coast"  it's like a passport for permission.  Blackbear

Routes / TA eastbound
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:29:28 am »
Hitting the TA tomorrow, May 14, any news re TA east of Sebree, KY?

Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / Routes TA
« on: May 09, 2011, 06:45:34 pm »
Any info on the TA east of the Ohio River re flooding?  Blackbear

Connecting ACA Routes / Re: ACA TA route re floods
« on: May 04, 2011, 11:48:39 am »
Thanks, Carla.  Blackbear

Connecting ACA Routes / ACA TA route re floods
« on: May 04, 2011, 09:09:36 am »
Anyone have info re the ferry across the OIhio river at Cave in the Rock, Il?  If not operating by 5/14, anyone have information re a way across the Ohio from east bound TA Illinois to Kentucky TA?  Blackbear

GPS & Digital Data Discussion / GPS tracking
« on: April 27, 2011, 08:46:55 pm »
What tracking device do you recommend for the folks at Home to keep track of your location on the TA?  Blackbear

Gear Talk / Gear Chainring
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:32:45 am »
I will be leaving Murphysboro, Il for Greensboro, NC via a portion of the TA. Bike and gear weigh 61lbs. How will 28 cog small chainring fare in KY hills and VA cllimbs?  Blackbear

Gear Talk / Re: Raingear
« on: March 28, 2011, 08:51:26 am »
Thanks, Mucknort.

Gear Talk / Re: Raingear
« on: March 27, 2011, 09:32:46 pm »
Thanks to all re raingear.

Gear Talk / Re: Raingear
« on: March 25, 2011, 09:20:43 pm »
Thanks, st

Gear Talk / Re: Raingear
« on: March 25, 2011, 12:08:33 pm »
Thanks, Paddle boy.  I hear good things about e-Vent from REI.

Gear Talk / Raingear
« on: March 25, 2011, 11:01:14 am »
Any recommendations for state of the art raingear for ACA transam ride, Goretex? E-vent? etc?

Routes / Re: From St Louis to Kentucky? Crossing Kentucky??
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:13:31 pm »
I am leaving St. Louis May 14,2011, Southest in Illinois into Kentucky across to Virginia and into North Carolina. From St. Louis you can hit the Adventure Cyclist Southern Tour map at Murphysboro, Il then across Kentucky. Kentucky highway maps show sthis route as Route 76. Also get the Southern Tour maps from Adventure Cyclist.  Blackbear

Routes / Re: SC through the Appalachian into KY - Yikes!!
« on: February 23, 2011, 03:07:57 pm »
Steven:  I am leaving St. Louis May 14 to hit the AC ST at Murphysboro, Il then across Ky to Va to Brown Summit, NC (Greensboro). Do you know a good route from Damascus, VA (on the ST) to Brown Summit, NC?   Blackbear

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