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Then just go down US9 to Cape May.
You will have to tell me where these 30 mile long climbs in the Rockies are.Cortez to Lizard Head Pass is about 60 miles of uphill to one degree or another, but certainly nothing like an average of 6%, much less 8%. In fact, unless my math is wrong, a 30 mile climb averaging 8% would giving you over 12,600' of climbing, with an average of 6% giving you about 9,540 of climbing. Isn't the highest road in CO a bit over 13,000'?
And I hear you about those short, steep hills. I rode across PA in September. A couple of days featured seemingly endless 1/4 to 1/2 miles ups and downs, and they were steep. Thanks to some bumpy roads, I often didn't bother to shift on the short descents. Just left it in the granny gear and waited for the bike to slow down while going up the next hill. I actually started to welcome longer, gentler climbs.
Yep, I'm taking Route V from Hazleton to the river. Is there a good way to get from Allentown to Philadelphia? From looking at the map, it looks like my best route is to follow the Lehigh river past Bethlehem, link up with the Delaware river and continue to Philly, where I can go north to meet the Atlantic Coast trail.
If we do an average of approximately 60 miles per day how much time do you predict it can take? (Considering all the stops you suggested! )
but they charge $200 for a bike to travel, plus then I would have to ship my travel case home or to the finish.
I would say you should be comfortable riding alone or with your own group as there are long periods of time when you are not with anyone, or riding styles differ enough that you don't stay in contact long.