Roll on 19 years and I take cyclists from England all over the world, but do a USA tour once a year. Next year I intend doing Wilmington to Washington so have Atlantic Coast map 4 to look at.
Does anyone know why from Swansboro the route follows the busy route 24 to loop through Newport, effectively cycling north of Bogue Sound?
The alternative is to take route 58 going along the Emerald Isle, recrossing the sound, heading through Morehead City and Beaufort to take route 70 to rejoin at Bettie?
There are other anomolies too. Instead of taking the road through Fort Lejeune, it heads through Jacksonville which is awfully busy
There are other smaller ones too. Coming into Swainsboro along route 1434 the route joins the busier route 24 earlier than it could
It's all a bit odd and to me the book has a far better route.