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General Discussion / Re: Does the "Notify" button work for you?
« Last post by JMilyko on April 26, 2017, 09:17:39 am »
It does work for me. Have you checked your profile page to confirm it has your correct (and expected) email address?

General Discussion / Re: Interested in 'electric assist' touring?
« Last post by hon_cho on April 25, 2017, 07:49:30 pm »
July 2016 while biking along the Oregon coast, encountered an older touring cyclist riding a very sleek electrically assisted bicycle.  I spoke to him for a few minutes and he cited many of the same reasons as the OP for choosing an e-bike, namely he was getting up in years and wanted  a bit of help up the big hills. 

I own a hybrid bike, purchased used,  equipped with a 48v Bionx electric motor.  It's fun to speed around a bit but it makes me lazy!  The previous owner claimed it would go about 20 miles on flat ground before needing a charge but I've never ridden that far in a single ride because I have more enjoyable rides for long distances.  I'll consider adding a motor for touring when I can't make it to the top of a reasonable grade under my own power which hopefully is still a few years away.  While some may sneer at e-bikes, any device that helps people get out and enjoy bicycling is a good thing. 

We'll look forward to your reporting. 
Gear Talk / Re: Recommendation for lightweight pants for lounging after riding
« Last post by Lachlan on April 25, 2017, 07:38:07 pm »
So far I've always taken a pair of Kuhl Kontra Air Pants with me.
They worked great, but thing is I lose weight round my waist on extended trips, so the pants get really loose.  For my next trip, I'm thinking of switching to something with an elastic waist.  Definitely not jogging pants, as they would be too warm and heavy, but something with an elastic waist and elastic ankles so I can ride my bike in them if I need to, and preferably with a pocket or two.
Sorry about the family matters.  Hope all turns out well for you. 

Last year I had the same plan E-W early May departure.  I got sick and couldn't go.  I lost my plane ticket because I didn't buy travel insurance.  Anyway I left a month later and started on Oregon coast and traveled W-E.  since I didn't know how the health would hold up I told everyone I was hoping on riding across Oregon trying to avoid embarrassment if I couldn't continue.  When I finished Oregon and was doing fine I told folks I was riding to Yellowstone.  When I got to Yellowstone healthy I decided I could finally admit my cross country plans and rode until my time ran out.  Because of the lost month I stopped 1/2 way and am getting ready to head out Early May and finish this summer. I bought travel insurance this time. 

Pat's weather schedule sounds about right to me.
General Discussion / Does the "Notify" button work for you?
« Last post by dhelder on April 25, 2017, 07:27:35 pm »
I clicked Notify for a few topics and forum, but I've never gotten an email from the ACA forums.  (Checked my spam folder too.)
Does it work for anyone else?

I used to live that direction and regularly took the ridge road bypass. I picture it as fine - but then again that was before I started cycling so my eyes would have been different then.  BTW Volcanco is a lovely fun town to hang out in for a couple hours (or longer)
General Discussion / Re: Interested in 'electric assist' touring?
« Last post by indyfabz on April 25, 2017, 03:05:07 pm »
Who had any idea that at 73 one can still be able to dream and participate in life at its fullest?
My first tour was ACA's unsupported Northern Tier tour. The oldest participant was 76. He turned 77 during the trip. When it was finished, he started riding home from Bar Harbor, ME to the Philadelphia area until his wife said "Enough is enough!" and picked him up somewhere in CT.
Routes / Re: Border crossings on Northern Tier (Buffalo, Niagara Falls)
« Last post by jcostanz on April 25, 2017, 12:33:02 pm »
do you have  a link where it says that Customs/Homeland security is phasing out the Enhanced drivers license?  Current border patrol sites still list Enhanced DL as acceptable Land/Sea crossing documents.
Routes / Re: Border crossings on Northern Tier (Buffalo, Niagara Falls)
« Last post by canalligators on April 25, 2017, 12:16:08 pm »
Enhanced driver licenses are being phased out, check with customs before you rely on them.
ACA Mobile Route Apps / Re: Not showing distance and elevation profile
« Last post by jsieber on April 25, 2017, 12:12:23 pm »
Thanks for providing more detail. We will look into it further on our end and try to replicate the issue.
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