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Offline Mad Canuck

TA Town List, W2E
« on: July 24, 2016, 08:51:44 am »
Hey all,

I'm considering the TA road race next year. Wondering if there is a listing of the major towns along the route (W2E) for planning purposes, posted anywhere on the internet or for sale. Would likely carry it with me during the race. Thanks all, happy riding.

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 01:49:02 pm »
Get the map set.  It lists services (grocery stores, bike shops, etc.) in each town along the way.  Plus, you'll want the maps for navigation.

Offline Mad Canuck

Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 02:41:44 pm »
Thanks Pat,

I did pick up the paper maps and GPX maps for the first 2 sections. I live in Central Oregon so may use the route for training. I figured I check this group to see if someone had previously listed the towns, distances, etc on a word doc or spreadsheet that I could access. If there doesn't end up being one out there I may create one and have it available to all.

Thanks.

Offline BikeFreak

Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 05:36:10 pm »
I did the TA a few years back and was negatively amazed by how many errors the newly updated maps incl their freshly downloaded addendums had:

1. Closed grocery stores
2. Closed roads

... and when talking to the locals these closures were not new at all but have been in effect for years at worst.

I learnt a great deal about the erros by talking to other cyclist going in the other direction.

Offline John Nelson

Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 11:12:41 pm »
I have absolutely no idea what good this will do you, but here are the cities on the TransAm from East to West as of the 2010 maps. Sorry, but you'll have to reverse the list.
 
Virginia
Yorktown
Williamsburg
Jamestown
Charles City
Glendale
Elko
Richmond
Mechanicsville
Ashland
Coatesville
Bumpass
Louisa
Mineral
Tabscott
Kents Store
Palmyra
Charlottesville
White Hall
Crozet
Greenwood
Afton
Waynesboro
Rockfish Gap
Reeds Gap
Love
Vesuvius
Lexington
Natural Bridge
Buchanan
Troutville
Daleville
Roanoke
Catawba
Blacksburg
Christiansburg
Radford
Newbern
Draper
Ft. Chiswell
Max Meadows
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Cedar Springs
Sugar Grove
Troutdale
Konnarock
Damascus
Ketron Corner
Meadowview
Hayters Gap
Rosedale
Honaker
Council
Davenport
Bee
Birchleaf
Haysi
Breaks

Kentucky
Elkhorn City
Ashcamp
Hellier
Lookout
Melvin
Bypro
Bevinsville
Dema
Pippa Passes
Mallie
Hindman
Carrie
Emmalena
Dwarf
Hazard
Chavies
Buckhorn
Booneville
Vincent
McKee
Sandgap
Bighill
Berea
Bryantsville
Danville
Burgin
Harrodsburg
Rose Hill
Mackville
Fenwick
Springfield
Maud
Bardstown
New Haven
Howardstown
Buffalo
Hodgenville
Munfordville
Rowletts
Horse Cave
Cave City
Mammoth Cave
Cub Run
Caneyville
Falls of Rough
Fordsville
Reynolds Station
Whitesville
Owensboro
Utica
Glenville
Beech Grove
Sebree
Dixon
Clay
Marion

Illinois
Cave In Rock
Elizabethtown
Rosiclare
Golconda
Eddyville
Robbs
Simpson
Tunnel Hill
Goreville
Carbondale
Murphyboro
Sand Ridge
Gorham
Neunert
Cora
Rockwood
Chester

Missouri
St. Mary
Ozora
Coffman
Farmington
Bismark
Iron Mountain Lake
Pilot Knob
Lesterville
Centerville
Ellington
Eminence
Alley Springs
Summersville
Eunice
Yukon
Houston
Bucyrus
Fairview
Bendavis
Graff
Hartville
Marshfield
Fair Grove
Walnut Grove
Ash Grove
Everton
Pennsboro
Golden City

Kansas
Pittsburg
Girard
Walnut
Erie
Shaw
Chanute
Benedict
Coyville
Toronto
Neal
Eureka
Rosalia
Cassoday
Burns
Newton
Hesston
Buhler
Medora
Hutchinson
Nickerson
Sterling
Hudson
Seward
Larned
La Crosse
Rush Center
Nekoma
Alexander
Bazine
Ness City
Beeler
Dighton
Scott City
Modoc
Leoti
Selkirk
Tribune
Horace

Colorado
Towner
Sheridan Lake
Brandon
Chivington
Eads
Haswell
Arlington
Sugar City
Ordway
Crowley
Olney Springs
Fowler
Boone
Pueblo
Wetmore
Florence
Lincoln Park
Canon City
Guffey
Hartsel
Fairplay
Alma
Breckenridge
Frisco
Dillon
Silverthorne
Heeney
Kremmling
Parshall
Hot Sulphur Springs
Granby
Rand
Walden
Cowdrey

Wyoming
Encampment
Riverside
Saratoga
Walcott
Rawlins
Lamont
Muddy Gap
Jeffrey City
Sweetwater Station
Lander
Fort Washakie
Crowheart
Dubois
Moran Junction
Colter Bay Village
Grant Village
Old Faithful
Madison

Montana
West Yellowstone
Cameron
Ennis
Virginia City
Nevada City
Alder
Laurin
Sheridan
Twin Bridges
Dillon
Jackson
Wisdom
Sula
Darby
Hamilton
Corvallis
Stevensville
Florence
Lolo
Missoula
Lolo
Lolo Hot Springs

Idaho
Lowell
Syringa
Kooskia
Stites
Harpster
Grangeville
White Bird
Lucille
Riggins
Pollock
New Meadows
Tamarack
Council
Cambridge

Oregon
Oxbow
Halfway
Richland
Baker City
Sumpter
Austin Junction
Prairie City
John Day
Mount Vernon
Dayville
Mitchel
Prineville
Redmond
Sisters
McKenzie Bridge
Blue River
Finn Rock
Nimrod
Vida
Leaburg
Walterville
Springfield
Eugene
Coburg
Harrisburg
Corvallis
Lewisburg
Adair Village
Monmouth
Independence
Rickreall
Fort Hill
Valley Junction
Grand Ronde
Boyer
Rose Lodge
Otis
Neskowin
Pacific City
Sandlake
Netarts
Oceanside
Tillamook
Bay City
Garibaldi
Rockaway Beach
Manhattan beach
Wheeler
Nehalem
Manzanita
Arch Cape
Cannon Beach
Seaside
Miles Crossing
Hammond
Astoria

indyfabz

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Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 11:30:58 am »
I did the TA a few years back and was negatively amazed by how many errors the newly updated maps incl their freshly downloaded addendums had:

1. Closed grocery stores
2. Closed roads

... and when talking to the locals these closures were not new at all but have been in effect for years at worst.

I learnt a great deal about the erros by talking to other cyclist going in the other direction.

So did you report your observations to ACA?

Offline John Nelson

Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 12:29:56 am »
So did you report your observations to ACA?
+1

It'll usually get you a personal thank you from the ACA. I've filed over 50 map correction forms. The ACA needs us!

indyfabz

  • Guest
Re: TA Town List, W2E
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 09:36:44 am »
When I have seen something significant I have said something. By significant I mean things like the closing or opening of a campground or the closing of the only grocery store around. If it's the closure of something like a restaurant in a town or city that has alternatives, I usually don't.

If I will be camping somewhere with few services around, a practice that I like to follow is to shop for groceries in a place where there are more services and then carry to my destination. This worked extremely well one day on the Great Parks South route. The map showed a store close to my destination, but I shopped in a larger town maybe 10 miles away in case the other place closed early or wasn't open that day. When I rode past the store closest to the campground I saw that it had burned to the ground. A worker at the campground told me the fire had happened only a few week prior. Two years ago, while riding part of the Trans Am, I shopped at the good grocery store in Darby, MT and carried for some 18 miles in case the store at the Sula campground was not open when I arrived. Sure enough, I arrived two minutes after closing time, and the place was locked up tight.