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Cycling ACA Sierra Cascades : GPX , nav app or paper maps ?

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Cycling ACA Sierra Cascades : GPX , nav app or paper maps ?

Hi everyone,

In a few months I will be cycling the ACA Sierra Cascades from San Diego to Vancouver. Beside using google maps on my everyday routine, I have never used GPX files, or apps like ridewithgps and such.

Link to the whole ACA map : https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes ... twork-map/

Link to ACA orientation options : https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes ... pp-or-gpx/

On the second link, they show the difference between using their own app, or getting the gpx that I can use with whatever software I want. Anyone used their app before ? Does the basic (free) ridewithgps have the same features to begin with ?

For info I will be using a cell phone, not a cycling gps/computer.

Thanks for your input
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LaurentD88313 wrote: Hi ..... For info I will be using a cell phone, not a cycling gps/computer.
Try asking in the computer forum. As far as I know, you need higher end gps apps to be able to utilize gpx routes.

(regular gps app would automatically route you along the interstate. The app must be smart enough to follow custom route embedded in the gpx file like using certain scenic back roads)
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There aren't that many roads once you get out of the big cities so not that easy to get lost.
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Can’t help you with the gps but watched “pedal the world” on Netflix. About a German guy biking the world (using planes to hop certain places) decent adventure and story line. The last section is biking up the west coast of the USA. He gave up at some point far too rainy lots of wind.

Def don’t want to discourage you but give the film a watch i rather enjoyed it even if it was a bit German dry at times
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